How to Travel Internationally With Just a Carry-On

The more Justin and I travel internationally the more we've realized how liberating it is to travel with just carry-on luggage. My parents have always been amazing packers and really know the art of traveling light. I've got all these memories of our family packing for stuff and my parents getting everything to fit just right in the smallest space possible. My dad would say things like, "Okay, I need something small and squishable for this spot. Maybe a pair of socks?" or "I need something thin to wedge in along the side of this suitcase. Grab me those books!" and in the end, everything would fit and you could hardly believe it. 

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5 Things to Do in the San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Washington state, are the perfect place to get your Pacific Northwest fix. The lush forested islands and surrounding ocean are the perfect place to cycle, kayak, hike, nature watch, camp, or chill in a cabin. A few weeks ago Justin and I met some friends on Shaw Island and engaged in all of the above activities. If you end up taking a trip to the San Juan Islands, here are our top five picks of things to do. 

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