When you’re an American expat living in Australia, there is one thing I know when it comes to packing for a trip home to the USA. Yes, you’re going to take clothing for the exact opposite season. And, yes, you’re going to probably not travel as much like a backpacker. But, neither of those are it. My biggest and most important tip for packing for the USA is…
I consider myself a bit of a pack snob. I always err on the side of caution and go with less is more, pretty much because I hate to carry a heavy, heavy bag. It’s just not fun! Here is a run-down of 5 of the multipurpose and/or technical items I'm happy to have with me on this trip.
It’s been agonizing getting to this point in the camera situation. At one point, I thought I wanted the compact SLR camera with interchangeable lenses, and at another, I thought I wanted the plain old point and shoot. One day, I refused to give up the option of additional lenses, but the… Read more
On the way home from our usual weekend stop at the Little Gem Cafe in Gordon, Pat and I stopped off at Harvey Norman to pick up some ink cartridges for the printer. Inside, I got to looking at the camera section because I’ve been feeling really frustrated with my camera options — well, actually for quite some time.
In… Read more
Day 170: Our missing piece of luggage, found the next day.
Some trips it is just not possible to carry it all in carry-on sized baggage. It depends on the weather, the airline’s carry-on baggage restrictions, your need to take certain stuff (maybe you have some books and gifts to bring along) that you normally wouldn’t. In our case, Pat… Read more
You may have noticed if you follow along that Pat and I have been bouncing around the U.S. of A. In fact, even after the day of the year this post was supposed to happen on, we have since hit Vegas and ventured back to Australia. This has been the most epic… Read more
What better way to while the time in between making the decision to travel and actually setting off than to pack your bag full of technical gear? I spent a lot of my time back in ’06 and ’07 making sure I had the right electronics and especially the right shoes to make my travels… Read more
I like being resourceful, and apparently I’m not the only one. I asked my readers what they’ve done to be resourceful and save money for and during travels, and the list that’s been compiled is awesome. It ranges from daily life decisions, packing tips and travel gear hacks. Have a read, be inspired and learn… Read more
I choose items in green all the time, often without even thinking about it. I’m just drawn to the color, and frankly, I think I look good in it (it brings out my eyes?). Anyway, I have a healthy obsession with green things, and green articles of clothing always make it into my wardrobe when… Read more
It’s a month of giveaways here on Brooke vs. the World… well, 5 giveaways of the same product, but still fun, right?!
Ladies (and gents), if you didn’t read about the awesome ExOfficio sponsorship Female Travel Underground got this month, I suggest you head over and read more, especially about… Read more