Elizabeth in Beijing, China
  • What is your go-to travel gear? I try to pack light, although sometimes that isn't easy when traveling with a toddler. But, 99% of the time you'll find me packing clothes in Eagle Creek packing envelopes* and setting them inside my favorite LeSportsac travel luggage* or my sturdy DufflerOne bag. For days out or traveling, the Skip Hop pronto changing pad* is essential to protect Baby ISO from gross bathroom floors -- you'd be amazed how many places don't have diaper changing tables.
  • Favorite travel shoes? Comfortable feet are key when traveling. I love Toms canvas slip ons or any ankle boots by the Lithuanian shoe brand Lorenzo.
  • Where have you lived in the past? I was born and bred in southeastern Connecticut. I went college in Keene, New Hampshire and grad school in Madison, Wisconsin. I've lived abroad in Yunnan, China; Vilnius, Lithuania; and currently reside in Florence, Italy.
  • What are your current favorite books? I love reading and often enjoy winding down before bed with a good book. My favorite genres are mysteries, sci-fi, and fantasy, although I also enjoy a good motivational book like Girl Boss or My Creative (Side) Business. My current favorites, though, are The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht,* The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng,* and The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See*.
  • Where are you currently wanderlusting for? I feel like new places get added to my list every day, especially given that I edit travel articles for the website Trip101! I think my top picks right now have to be Slovenia, Thailand, The Philippines, Montreal, and Pennsylvania.
  • What camera do you use? I use the Nikon D3300* on most posts from August 2016 on, an Olympus on posts prior to August 2016 and some misc. more recent posts, and the GoPro HERO4 on occasional posts.
Pompidoo camera bag
  • What camera bags do you love? I'm currently loving my Pompidoo Lima camera bag* for day outings and my Crumpler backpack for longer trips.
  • What are your upcoming travel plans? In 2018, we hope to make the most of living in Tuscany by exploring as much of Italy as we can. We have upcoming trips planned for Prato and Lucca, as well as a trip to see friends in Vilnius and then back to visit family in the U.S.
  • Can you write for my brand/website? Most likely, yes! Please visit In Search Of's Work With Me page or email luyoutravel@gmail.com for more details.
  • What is your current travel purchase wish-list? Right now I'm really lusting after a medium-sized Eagle Creek packing cube* to easily pack Baby ISO's toys during travel.
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