• Lifestyle

    I’m a Travel Planner not a Travel Agent

    Since I formally launched online I plan, you pack. I’ve been asked what’s the difference between hiring a travel agent and an independent travel planner? And which is better?   I must briefly say that I plan, you pack, is an online travel service business where I custom build your travel itinerary based on your needs, taking advantage of my travel…

  • Journeys

    Discovering Ohio – The Buckeye State

    Moving abroad is such a valuable experience. You start over, learn new skills, you realize that material possessions do not equal happiness, and everything seems possible. I already had the experience in the Dominican Republic where I moved from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana. I can say it really changes you, because even if is in the same country with…

  • Smart Tips

    Travel-Solo Essentials

    Many people are afraid to travel because they think they need to do it with someone else or think that traveling alone can be dangerous. Yes, it can be but only if you are not cautious enough. Days ago I posted good tips for all of us who enjoy Solo-Travel in my Travel Website that you might want to read http://www.iplanyoupack.com/travelsolotips/ This…

  • Lifestyle

    Sandusky – My New Home

    I moved to Sandusky in December 2018 during winter. I love winter and is weird when I say that to people because I was born and raised in DR where the weather is 75 to 85 degrees all year round, but I do. My husband is the reason I moved here. I met Joe while traveling in 2017, and, as…

  • Taste

    Calling wine lovers! – Ohio Wineries

    Did you know there are over 100 wineries in Ohio? According to Wine America, Ohio ranks 7th in wine producing and 8th  in the top 10 wineries. They are divided by geographic and include Lake Erie Shores & Islands, Vines & Wines, Canal Country, Capital City, Appalachian and Ohio River Valley. Here the last stats from WineAmerica in 2014.  …

  • Lifestyle

    Amazon’s Best Travel Essentials Under $20

    Amazon is full of amazingly awesome products and cool travel gadgets you’ve probably never heard of. There’s one problem though — some of them can be quite pricey. Unless you’re a total baller, you’re not going to be able to afford a super noise block headphones or a $120 travel pillow. However, there are actually plenty of affordable travel essential items…

  • Journeys

    Honeymoon Destination – Part I

    Deciding our honeymoon destination was last minute.  Our list included one week in Seattle, New Orleans, or an East Coast road trip between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. We wanted to experience city vibes, nature, and good food so we choose Washington State because it had all three. I will split our experience into two parts so I can focus on each…

  • Lifestyle

    Vday shop guide for HER

    Like I shared on Instagram, surprisingly the highest percentage of visits for Valentine’s gifts for HIM, were from men. The idea was that you girls would take ideas for your loved ones. Because  of this, I decided to make a list of gift ideas for US. Men say is difficult to give us gifts and we say that it is…

  • Lifestyle

    Vday shop guide for HIM

    Hello all! February is here and Valentine’s Day is around the corner. I take special days very seriously and I love planning surprises. Reality is that some of us don’t usually think of Valentine’s Day gifts for HIM until last minute. For this reason, I just wanted to share some gift ideas. Any of these would be very sweet, if…

  • Smart Tips

    Winter outfits on a budget

    Oh winter season and all those outfits that look so neat – and expensive. Of course we want them all and to look like a movie star everywhere we go BUT that’s not reality when you want to stay on a budget. Bad news is winter items are not cheap, you need to invest at least in a good coat…