Travel Gear Reviews

Some of our favorite items that help our trips/daily life go smooth.

Xero Shoes Barefoot Mika Boot Review

Favorite Barefoot/Minimalist Shoes

Packing for Winter in Germany

How to Maintain Crazy Colored Hair on Vacation

Osprey Fairview 40L Review, the Best Carry on Backpack for Women

Xero Shoes Z-Trail Barefoot Sandal Review

Turkish Towel Review


High Tech Pet Wifi Power Door and Bluefang Collar Review

Turkish Towel Review

I usually travel with a rolled up microfiber towel, just in case. And while it’s worked in a pinch, it’s not very absorbent to me and it looks ugly… well at home this year my house towels were all getting musty smelling. They just take too long to get dry down here in the humid…

High Tech Pet Wifi Automatic Pet Door and Bluefang Collar Review

Obviously 2020 has been a wash for travel plans. But in prep for all my travel ideas for 2021, I started searching for the best automatic pet door to make it easier on my dogs and pet sitter when we are away. I had a big wish list; collar activated so my cats don’t go…

Xero Shoes Barefoot Z-Trail Sandal Review

At risk of sounding like a walking, talking Xero Shoe fanatic… oh what the heck… I am a Xero Shoe fanatic! I have a growing collection of barefoot shoes. Xero Shoes are my favorites. Recently I bought my son and I both a pair of their Z-Trail sandal, expecting a lot of outdoor warm weather…

Xero Shoes Mika Boot 4 Weeks in Europe Review

Xero Shoe Mika Boot 4 Weeks in Europe Review

My Review of the Osprey Fairview 40L, the Best Carry on Backpack for Women.

If you are reading this, then you are likely researching the highly reviewed Osprey Fairview 40L like I did. I have to say, this backpack has won me over! I had a large wish list from a carry on style backpack for our upcoming trip to Germany. My husband is a bag collector and I…

How to Maintain Semi Permanent Crazy Colored Hair on Vacation

Let’s face the facts. Your crazy colored hair is going to fade… But it doesn’t have to happen on vacation! I love colorful hair and I’ve had many colors over the years. My routine has changed as I’ve gotten older and easy to maintain is the name of the game these days. Doesn’t mean I…

Packing for Winter in Germany

I must be half crazy to decide to ship us off to Germany for 4 weeks in winter… My child and I are so used to southern temps that we freeze when it’s 50 degrees outside. We have to be really prepared for some crazy cold weather hiking the Alps and meandering through Christmas Markets,…

Top Recommendations for Barefoot/Minimalist Shoes

Probably my most important travel tip is to find yourself the perfect pair of shoes (or several) that suits your travel needs. Those well worn purple Vibram “toe shoes” as we call them were my first trek into the barefoot/minimalist shoe world. They walked and hiked all over the country for a good 5yrs until…