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

  • Digging the vest.
  • My life is characterized by following this gent through the winding backstreets of foreign cities and I am entirely okay with that.
  • Non ho proprio voglia di andare a casa. I'm just going to stay here.😗🇮🇹
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#italia #italy #venice #travelbloggerlife #travelblogger #wanderlust#venezia
  • After the last train leaves, Venice becomes a ghost town. It's creepy and wonderful and obviously haunted.
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#italia #italy #venice #travelblogger #travelphotography #wanderlust
  • Went to visit Mandova today, where a rich nobleman built a palace for his mistress. This room was where he took guests before the orgies. This revelation caught me by surprise, but Rand noted that there wasn't a lot else for rich people to do in the 16th century. It was mostly food and orgies.
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#italia #mandova #cyclops #fresco #italy
  • And then the cute little old couple walked into the scene and life felt like a movie.
  • I will never get over the fact that hundreds of years ago my ancestors built a city on water, and it is still here. Next time I doubt myself, I need to remember that anything is possible if you are willing to get your feet wet.
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#italy #venice #venezia #italia #wanderlust #travel
  • Uh-oh. It appears he's gone Italian. Gonna be hard to drag this dapper gentleman back to the states.
  • Church floor tiles. Bergamo, Italy.
  • My beloved surprised me with a trip to Bar Luce, a cafe designed by Wes Anderson in a far corner of Milan. I am still reeling from the perfection of the place, from the pinball machines that only accept lira to the chocolate buttons on a perfect piece of cake, bearing the cafe's name. #Milan #barluce #wesanderson