• How to Pack a Suitcase
    Tips, Tricks, and Hacks,  Travel

    How to Pack a Suitcase and Maximize the Space

    0sharesShareTweetPinIf you’re like anything like me, packing is the most stressful part of your vacation.  How to pack a suitcase and maximize the space, whether you are going away for a weekend or an extended trip to Europe, is often the most challenging part of the journey. On my first trip to Europe, I hauled a 26″ suitcase and a smaller carry-on around for two weeks.  You may be thinking, like I was back then, that you need outfits and shoes for every day of your vacation. How are you ever going to fit what you need into a small suitcase? I’m here to tell you that pulling a 75-pound…

  • International Driving Permit & Other Travel Documents
    Driving,  Europe,  Travel

    Do You Need An International Driving Permit?

    6sharesShareTweetPin6The International Driving Permit (IDP) is required in more than 80 countries.  If you plan to drive while you are in one of these countries, you must have your IDP.  Fines for driving without an IDP can be costly (check the local laws for the country you are visiting).  When you go to rent a car, you will be asked to present your actual driver’s license and your IDP. The IDP is also an accepted form of identification in 150 countries worldwide.   Although many countries require you to have an IDP, it is not a driver’s license.  You still need to have a valid, state-issued driver’s license with you. Time…

  • Baked Oatmeal Bars
    Cook,  Eat,  Food,  Recipes

    Baked Oatmeal Bars

    Whether you are a workaholic, SAHM/SAHD, or world traveler, one thing we all need is a quick, on the go, healthy bite for breakfast.  For me, Baked Oatmeal Bars fill the bill. Oats Are Nutritious You are always hearing that whole grains are some of the best foods for us Humans to eat. I’m a fan of Bob’s Red Mill products and you can easily find them in most stores There are a multitude of reasons, oats are one of the best foods for your morning meal.  They are gluten-free and whole grain.  Studies have found that eating oats can improve blood sugar control, lower cholesterol levels, and even help…