As a busy traveler, I come across great travel gear, lovely places to stay, and books that inspire journeys. The gear has been tested and, other than receiving products to evaluate, no compensation has been exchanged for reviews. Some lodging has been complementary but ALL opinions are my own.

Hotel room reviews, high and low.


Where to sleep: Lay your head at one of these fine hotels, glamping experiences, budget accommodations, Airbnb or resorts.


Camera bag reviews for travelers


Travel Gear to Use: Looking for travel gear and products? Here’s a few that can help your travels be easier.

Go Pure Travel Water Purification SystemThe simple capsule that is helping keep plastic bottles out of the ocean.

Mobile WiFi Hotspot – A review of three personal hotspot devices and the one that works, Xcom Global.

Camera bags for travelers – A look at several camera bag options and how to pick your style.

What travel pillow to take with you? A review of several options and which work best.


globes inside luggage as part of book reviews

Travel Books to Enjoy: Love reading about dream destinations, history, fictionalized accounts and memoirs? Here’s some that I’ve discovered.

The Cure for Jet Lag: This system works and was designed during President Reagan’s era. Updated for easier use the science behind chronobiology works for less scientific travelers. I’ve been working this for years and wouldn’t traverse time zones without it.

A gift list for the traveler in your life who loves to read.

Safe travel in India for women – JD Viharani shares her decades of experience in the book: Travel Fearlessly in India – what every woman needs to know.

Baseball Players, the road, and the writer – Author Dan Schlossberg’s most recent book

Party Brazil – How to use Brazilian slang to get the most out of your trip.