Packing Blog Posts

September 12, 2019

What Should I Look For in My Family Adventure?

It’s a common question when you want the best international travel experience for your family. You’re comparing two different international travel outfitters and find they offer similar itineraries for the same number of days, but the price differs by thousands of dollars. What’s going on? Many things can change the price of a family adventure….

an airplane filled with people who followed our packing tips March 1, 2018

Packing Tips and Mishaps of the TFA Staff

We spend so much time helping our travelers get ready for their adventures that admittedly sometimes we wait until the last minute for ourselves, make mistakes, and have plain bad luck. Review these packing tips so you don’t make the same mistakes we did! Know What’s in Your Carry-On Personally I have had 2 experiences…

November 19, 2014

Don’t forget the camera—and your travel insurance!

It’s pretty easy to talk yourself out of buying travel insurance, especially when you’ve just spent a substantial amount of money on travel. When I was a young traveler, I never gave it a second thought. Now though, with a longtime career in travel under my belt—and after a few unavoidable travel pitfalls and 20/20…

August 4, 2014

A Few Handy Galapagos & Ecuador Tips

The cornerstone of many a traveler’s bucket list, the Galapagos Islands archipelago provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any nature or wildlife enthusiast. And the gorgeous, culturally rich, and vastly underrated Andean highlands of mainland Ecuador deliver family adventure memories unparalleled by any other place on earth. A trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos is much…

June 29, 2011

Lessons from an Awesome Packer

How do you travel for weeks with just one carry on sized bag?