Stuff I Like

(Travel Products, Books, Blogroll, and More)

I like this stuff. If this stuff were a person, I would nervously call it up, ask if it had a crush on anybody, and then hang up before it had a chance to answer.

But I can’t do that, so I’ve just listed it here. Please note that my love can’t be bought – I have not been compensated for listing any of these links or products.

Do not contact me to have your blog or product added to this list, or else you will incur my Twitter wrath.

Blogroll:

  • Italy Explained – One of my favorite people tells you everything you need to know about one of my favorite countries.
  • Fevered Mutterings – Mike is hilarious and weird. So are his travel stories.
  • The Gastrognome – Advice, stories, and reviews from one of my favorite foodies.
  • Legal Nomads – A site about food and travel, run by my delightful friend Jodi.
  • A Lifetime of Worry – Life, parenthood, and whatever else comes up, through the eyes of my friends Philip and Mimi.
  • Nerd’s Eye View – Pam writes beautiful essays about her travels. Reading this makes me a better writer.
  • Travel Monkeys – My friend Deanna writes about travel and life with her little ones.

My Favorite Travel Products (AKA, stuff I actually buy and use without solicitation or cupcake-related-bribes):

  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – Nothing beats a physical book, but this gadget is great for traveling until I accidentally hit the wrong button and then start yelling at it.
  • Dr. Dan’s Cortibalm – My absolute favorite lip balm.
  • Eagle Creek Pack-It Cube – I swear by these – makes packing and unpacking surprisingly easy, and my suitcase is always organized.
  • Kipling Art Satchel – My go-to carry on bag. Lightweight, holds a ton, folds down nicely, and squishes underneath the seat in front of me with ease.
  • Lewis and Clark Quart-Size Toiletry Bag – Durable, waterproof, and great for travel.
  • Nalgene Mini Travel Bottles – Spill-proof and travel friendly. (Note: I actually buy these at REI, because I can purchase the individual bottles in whatever quantity I need).
  • Oscar Biandi Dry Shampoo – A small bottles lasts more than a year – perfect for days when I’m traveling and don’t have time to wash my hair (don’t judge me).
  • Samsonite Luggage 21-Inch Spinner – My last Samsonite suitcase lasted me for years before finally dying. I don’t quite love this much as much as the previous model I had, but it is still pretty darn great. Cushy handle, four wheels (so it glides with just a gentle push), and seems durable. Rand has the same one and loves it.

Books I Love:

On Instagram @theeverywhereist

  • I sent @randderuiter to the housewares store by himself and this happened. I am the luckiest woman in the world. #christopherwalken #davidbowie #bowiepillow #walkenpillow
  • Super honored to be a part of @booksonthesubway - If you are in NYC, keep an eye out for All Over The Place! If you see a copy, feel free to take it home and read it (just be sure to return it when you're done!) #bookstagram #bookworms #booklove #booklover #booksonthesubway
  • 9 years ago today. Happy anniversary to the undisputed champion of my heart.
  • My husband just made me pasta on an ancient stove in our Air BnB and it is amazing.
  • I thought she was fake for a second. She's not. Just very used to people. #ashlandoregon
  • Author perk I didn't know about: when you befriend other writers, you get to read their new books before anyone else. Andrea, I'm am devouring your newest novel, which is salacious and fun and glamorous and soooo New York. So glad I don't have to wait until March 😘 #bookstagram #bookworms #advancecopy #books
  • The wildfires are so bad, it's raining ash in Seattle. Everything smells like smoke. This collected on my windowsill today. ON THE INSIDE.
  • Caught about 3 seconds of a smile during an otherwise cranky day.
  • The first rule of Headband and Blue Shirt Club is that you need a headband and a blue shirt. There is no second rule.
  • This again. Heading home after a long weekend in Vermont, celebrating Rand's cousin Kyra and her brand spanking new husband, Andrew. #thisagain #randaldineselfie #selfiesonaplane