My Favorite Travel Stuff


When I was a child, one of my favorite toys was a puzzle map very similar to this. Our son played with one as well. It’s my favorite gift to give children to install a sense of wander at an early age. We have lots of maps around the house today.



Safety is always a concern when traveling, especially keeping my money, passport and credit cards safe. I love the Baggalini cross-body bag for this very purpose.



In my years as a travel journalist, I can’t begin to count the sets of luggage we have destroyed. And if you want to know the truth, I’ve never found the perfect set of luggage. I go back and forth between hard sided and soft sided luggage, so it’s just really a matter of personal taste. It’s how you use the space inside that makes the difference.



And just because travel should always be fun, even when you’re at home, I love these things to remind me of the great adventures we’ve had and that still lie ahead.