Favorite Travel Gear for Families

Our family brought a ton of stuff on this trip. We filled our luggage with perhaps too many things. Some of the stuff we brought is working out far better than we could have expected and has become some of our favorite travel gear for families. This is the list of our favorite travel gear for families. Electronics: USB Charger – This has been a life-saver for us to set up a charging station and it fits 4 USBs and 1 USB-C chargers. Once you are on a different type of plug, this helps minimize the number of power adapters […]

Packing for a European Cruise in Winter

All the luggage from our European Cruise I always want to be one of those people who is packed up and ready days before we need to leave for any trip. I make lists and mentally plan what clothes we need. But we never are ready until a few hours before we need to leave our house, at best. This time, we were traveling to Europe and packing for a European cruise in winter, and I didn’t want to be bogged down by extra luggage for a few reasons. When we got to Barcelona, I knew we were taking public […]

Portable Kitchen Packing List

One of our goals for the trip is to stay on budget and to do this travel as affordably as possible. This means cooking most of our meals while we are on the road. As we have stayed in rental homes all over the world, I have noticed that there is a pretty large difference in how the kitchens are equipped. Some kitchens are very bare bones with little in the way of cooking utensils. This makes preparing family meals more complicated than a sandwich difficult. Other kitchens have every appliance known to man and include the use of a […]

The Perfect Traveler’s First Aid Kit

I have been thinking about packing and packing light for this trip.  Every time I think of something for the list, I ask myself, do we really need this and can we do without it.  Sadly, the list of things to bring is longer than I want.  One thing I know we can’t do without is a first aid kit.  We do have elementary/middle school aged boys and they are active.  I want a comprehensive list, but not to carry an entire pharmacy with us.  This is what I think we will need in our kit: Acetaminophen: Adult and children’s […]