Archive for December 2015

No Bags To Check 2015 Travel Highlights

I just want to take a moment and thank everyone who’s read, shared, and supported No Bags to Check in 2015. I haven’t been able to travel and write as much as I’d like to these days (graduate school has a way of getting in the way of these things), but I love this little... Read more »

2015 National Christmas Tree Photos

This year, the main tree is decorated in gold and silver with stars to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary starting in 2016.
Going down to Washington D.C. to see the National Christmas Tree was a favorite holiday memory of mine as a kid, so when I found myself in the area with a few hours to kill, I ventured out to the Ellipse, a patch of green space between the White House and Washington Monument to see... Read more »

Talking to Strangers on Planes: A Holiday Travel Tale

I’m not usually one of those people who enjoys airplane banter. More often than not, I still choose to unplug when flying. I can’t see emails, receive texts or obsessively refresh my social media accounts- and I like it that way. The most tech I usually do is listen to my ancient iPod Shuffle, if... Read more »