The BIG list of spring break trip packing essentials

It's the end of winter and we're all dragging our asses trying to get through to spring break (or summer or fall or whenever you finally get that week to yourself!). If you're planning that family trip, couples' trip, girls' trip, or solo adventure, this is the spring break trip packing essentials list you'll need. From a good carry-on weekender to toiletries to packing your luggage well, bookmark this baby for later.

Then you can move on dreaming about how many beach naps you'll get in. Or how many museums you'll see. Or how many hiking adventures you'll take. Or how many carbs you'll devour. Le sigh.


What "are you ready for Spring?!" REALLY means

"Spring is coming, are you ready?" asked the pretty lady on a moped, who happened to pop up on my Facebook feed. Strangely, walking down the street, the same question was asked of me by a billboard, and then a shop window.

Well, yes, thanks for asking, I am ready. This winter has been cold and grey and devoid of snow. And I am so ready for spring.

But then I realized, what they all really meant…


Why I rejected the garden that I can't wait to have

Every spring I wish for a garden of my own, on my own little plot of land. Then one year, for my birthday, that guy I married suggested that he'd get me a plot at a community garden, citing my obsession with having my own garden one day. At first my reaction was "Aw, what a thoughtful idea." And then my reaction was that of dread. WTF, Megan?