Favorite Travel Moments of 2015

2015 was a very slow travel year for me. Don’t believe me? Wait till you read my next post. For 7 months of the year, I was predominantly stationary – went on one leisure trip in March, a few work Read More …

“Empty” Passport Page Is Not Enough

Today, I learned a hard lesson and I may only have my stupidity and lack of knowledge to blame for it. I’m sharing the story because I would like to make sure none of you run into the same situation. I went Read More …

Autumn Travel Reads

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes during the autumn months (click here to read about my other favorite things to do this season). Finding time to do it routinely, however, is another story. So, whenever I am on travel, Read More …

The Very Best of Autumn

I love Autumn. It is my favorite season because it’s a season of vivid change, crisp morning air, cooler temperatures and layered fashion! Not only is autumn visually spectacular, but it is packed with tons of indoor and outdoor activities. Read More …

Packing Tips for Camping Under the Stars – For the Non Campers

Recently, I had one of my favorite summer experiences, a night under the Milky Way Galaxy! My brothers and I went to Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania to see the Perseid meteor shower a few weeks ago and as Read More …

Beach Essentials

I love the ocean and as much as I despise the summers of New Jersey (the disgusting combination of hot and humid), I do look forward to going to the beach! So, here’s a quick look at my beach essentials. I Read More …

Favorite Travel Carryon Bags

I am obsessed with travel bags – luggages, carry-ons, garment bags, et al. I love them so much that this is an ongoing category in which I consistently make purchases to grow my collection. However, due to my extreme pickiness, I Read More …

3 Day Paris, 1 Day Normandy Itinerary

The itinerary below is designed with keeping the landmarks/sights in close proximity so that it is easier to navigate the city. Although it is broken up into a 3-day Paris and 1-day Normandy itinerary. Anyone with limited time and/or a more Read More …

Why I Hate Snapchat But am Embracing it Anyway

Awhile ago, I got on snapchat for reasons that were very event specific. While it was very useful for the occasion, I found the interface to be incredibly cumbersome and not very user friendly. The constant snap notifications were beyond what my Read More …

Ask Saadia Features: Solo Destinations in the USA

This week’s featured question from the ASK SAADIA column: Hi, I want to travel somewhere alone and in the US in August/early September… any recommendations? I was thinking maybe a short trip like 3-5 days. I have no preference about where, and would Read More …