The Ultimate Travel Packing List

Creating my Packing List was my least favorite part of planning our ‘Round the World travels. I was torn between being a minimalist traveler and the fact that I was packing for a year-long adventure that would span all seasons. Furthermore, as a budget-conscious traveler, I was faced with creating a travel packing checklist that included essential travel items, plus several Just-In-Case items, so that I wouldn’t have to buy them on the road.… Read the rest


Zurich Self-Guided Walking Tour

Our two-day detour to Zurich, Switzerland was more about meeting up with longtime friends than it was about visiting the city itself. However, that didn’t keep us from discovering the best sights of the Zurich Old Town! We devised a Zurich self-guided walking tour that would take us through the pristine city, down the shopping lanes, to a few churches and viewpoints  – while still allowing enough time for lunch, chocolates and a couple beers.… Read the rest