The Traveler

Kick-Off 2017 in Shades of Green

Hello to 2017. Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? Hopefully your 2017 plans include travel to far-flung locals, visiting a place on your wish list, or carving out time to spend with family and friends. To get you started on your adventures, take some inspiration from Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017 - "Greenery". Aptly named, the color provides a sense of renewal and freshness. A clean slate to start the New Year. From Pantone:   A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. [It is] emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality. What can I imagine for my own green escapes? For 2017, I want to: Wishing everyone a safe, happy, and healthy New...

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How to pack light for travel

How can you pack light for your next trip? Minimize your packing list to just the essentials, pack clothing and toiletries that do double-duty, and invest in a backpack. I'll share some tips on how best to achieve all three and set you on the path of minimalist travel.  What are the benefits to packing light? Lightening your load does wonders for your sense of well-being while making you a nimble and agile traveler, better able to handle the stress of traveling. I have learned this lesson the hard way. Living in New York necessitates carrying bags of your "stuff" constantly. Over the years, this "lugging" has aggravated my shoulders to the point of making it nearly impossible to carry...

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