Guilt, comfort zones, and buffer days: Dealing with vacation anxiety (yes, it's a thing!)

I'm going on vacation! I booked a real, non-weekend-only trip where I'll fly outside of the United States for the first time in 16 years. I'm so excited and grateful. But on top of that gratefulness and excitement is a bit of anxiety. I know, I know, get over myself and embrace the vacay. I plan to, but I still need to deal with a few latent fears and anxieties that I know some of y'all are also feeling about vacation.

Here's how I'll be handling vacation anxiety…

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7 travel tips to save money that will finally get you adventuring

Like many of us, I love to travel and don't do it nearly as often as I'd like. For most of us with a regular job, a family, a busy life, and not enough money, travel can seem pretty out of reach. But if you've decided to make traveling a priority in your life (which is the trick!), these are the travel tips to save money that can help you get there.

Perfect travel-friendly lamb and beef gyro burritos

These gyro burritos are the perfect take-along meal to bring with you when you are camping or hiking. You can make them ahead of time and store them in your cooler, or pack the ingredients separately and assemble them when you're ready to eat!

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A pilot's tips for dealing with your flight anxiety

As a pilot I've had more than my fair share of mid-air incidents — engine failures and the like — and at the end of the day none of it has stopped me flying, because I know how the plane works.

Here's what I consider the biggest, most important bits of information I can give to people who hate flying…