My Top 10 Head-to-Toe Travel Tools ‘n Tips

Ladies, can we travel-chat for a minute?
Gentlemen; you’re welcome to hang out too, but if underwear and lady things make you blush… well, consider yourself forewarned!

I love to travel (don’t we all?). But I HATE to be more uncomfortable than necessary. Admit it, so do you!

I’m betting I’m also not alone in having a few physical issues that can ruin my day if I don’t take a few simple precautions. My mother was a Girl Scout leader… I’m an ex-horse trainer… which means this vital lesson is in ingrained my cells: BE PREPARED!!

For my recent month-long trip to France, I knew I needed to relearn what I had learned, as Yoda might say. So, I spent HOURS before my recent month-long trip to France looking through Smarter Travel dot com’s website for the best solutions I could find (I subscribe to their newsletter – it’s genius!). I watched videos on packing. I revamped my luggage configuration completely. I obsessed for weeks. And I never got tired of checking out how other people succeed at travel.

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The Art of Gear

Can We Talk?

I’m going to talk a little gear today. Those of you who know me know I usually avoid this topic. Gear conversations in other places online typically devolve into name calling with a giant gooey dollop of puffy false bravado and well… snore. We don’t do that here. Thank you for that!

I’ve been engaging is some gearspeak over the past couple of months, on account of my switch from DSLR to Fuji mirrorless. It’s been a really personal journey and your response to it has been awesome. 😀 Think of this as part of that mindstream.

As you may know, after Fuji-cizing in Paris, the next big question on my mind was whether these cameras would make my heart go pitter-patter in landscape. Well, maybe I’ve just got palpitations, but I gotta say… YES! My jaw is still dropping at these images! And can I just say… lightweight is goooooood. I haven’t been thrown down to the ground from the weight of my pack in weeks!! I almost miss it. KIDDING!!

Since being home, we’ve had the weather conditions that have had me out workin’ it… so my test results are pouring in. Here’s one… but believe me, more are coming!

Lake Tahoe, Nevada side. The lure of the becoming-night sky, the warm air, the intoxicating aroma of pine trees and dirt and outdoors... all beckon you not leave! Come back. Never stop loving this place. Continue reading “The Art of Gear”

5Day Deal – Bigger Than Ever!

The 5Day Deal – BEGINS!!

Drum roll, please…. [as the crowd goes wild]

I’m setting this post to go public EXACTLY at 9am PT, 12 noon ET… because THAT’S when this fantaaaaastic event begins!!

But first, a quick confab. Some of you know what the 5Day Deal is, some of you don’t.
So that we’re all on the same playing field… here’s the rundown on the lowdown.

5Day Deal Is An Event, a Package & a Give-Back

An event… because it’s a sale that lasts for EXACTLY 5 days. Then it’s gone – POOF! And they’re not kidding about that!
A package... because all these incredible photographers & sponsors get together, throw some of their most popular tutorials, presets, textures – and sell it all as a bundle for a crazy low price.
A give-back… because 10% of every sale goes to 4 charity partners. That was the part that clinched my commitment last time. The goal is $100,000… and I bet they make it!

Basically, it’s $2000 worth of merchandise for $89, plus contribute to great causes. It’s crazy!
This is why I love bringing it to you… because it’s a freaking AWESOME deal.
I. Love. Deals. I hate paying full price for anything. And for once… mega goodness for mini outlay!!



What’s In It For You, KHutt?

What do I get out of this deal? Fair question! Especially since on this round, I don’t even have stuff IN the sale.

If you wind up making a purchase after clicking on any of my links – I receive a small portion of each sale. It ain’t much, believe me! I’m just being honest and transparent about that up front. You’re under NO obligation to buy, nor will you be nagged or judged by mean girls after visiting the site and NOT making a purchase.

But the bigger reason I’m doing it is that the last time I did this,  1. I got the biggest kick out of  watching so many people get such fabulous tools for so little money. They were SOOOO excited… and I couldn’t believe how much fun that was!  And 2.  I was shocked to learn that we’d raised $45,000 for charity.  So when the 5Day Deal gang asked if I’d like to help share with folks this time around… I said HAIL YEAH!

I wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole if it was a stinky deal with skanky people. Life’s WAY to short for that.

Anyway, I could blab ad nauseum about it… but why not just go find out and judge for yourself. (always preferable to BEING judged!)

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That’s all I’m sayin’.

If it’s not for you… we’re cool. If it is… ENJOY!