Learn to Pack Better

Let us teach you essential packing tips and tricks that will make packing for any type of trip more successful.

We provide packing demonstrations that are scheduled and free to the public.  


Thursday, October 17th  6:15-7:15p

Learn packing strategies to remain light on-the-go when packing in a duffel. Travel Consultant & Packing Specialist, Rochelle DeBaun, will spend two weeks in Kenya and Tanzania this November. She will share her tips for preparing and being comfortable on a bush-style safari. These techniques and tips can be applied towards other adventure-style travel, too.

*Please RSVP by Tuesday, 10/15 to 434-977-1415 or events@peacefrogstravel.com.


October 29th at noon– Adventure: Packing for your safari
(Please RSVP by 10/25)

November 19th at noon– Sand & Sun: Packing for your beach vacation
(Please RSVP by 11/17)

In addition, any member of our team can give you a complimentary private packing demo – and we can tailor that demo to meet your specific travel needs. Schedule a personal or group packing demo by calling 434-977-1415 or emailing events@peacefrogstravel.com.

Travel Photography Made Easy

What to Bring, How to Bring It, Getting Great Shots, Safety, Smarts, and Etiquette

Travel: It builds strong and special memories for all of us and taking great photos while you enjoy your adventure reinforces those special memories for years. Travel photography is a captured moment that will never happen again – and, that captured memory is now yours, forever.

Christian DeBaun has been a professional photographer for 12 years and has traveled throughout the world. He loves meeting new people and is enriched by teaching photography – especially travel photography. He runs the non-profit Charlottesville Photography Initiative (a group of like-minded photographers), and also teaches photography at PVCC. 

-October 27th, 1-4pm

-Studio IX (IX Building), 969 2nd St SE
-Lots of free parking. Look for the sign on the door that says “Travel Photography Class” – and tap on the door.
-No cameras are needed, but feel free to bring along whatever you use to make a photo.

-$75 per person (check/cash pay at door)
-Maximum class size is 12 people/minimum to run the class is 6

Please call 434-977-1415 or email rochelle@peacefrogstravel.com by October 21st to RSVP



Women’s Travel Alliance

Connect | Inspire | Travel


Thursday, November 7th from 6:15-7:45p

at Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters

Meet Becca Gruber, Director of Special Events & Philanthropic Partnerships at International Neighbors and Najeeba Popal, an SIV (Special Immigrant Visa Holder) from Afghanistan for a night of conversation about the refugee journey!

This is a powerful opportunity to not only support your local refugee community but to learn from these hard working, resilient individuals. For those of us who love the cultural diversity experienced through travel, the evening will invite us to connect globally right here in Charlottesville, where 6% of the population is comprised of refugee and SIV neighbors. RSVP by 11/6 to events@peacefrogstravel.com.

The Charlottesville Women’s Travel Alliance meets several times a year to gather like-minded women who are passionate about travel. Women of all ages and travel experiences are encouraged to come and network with other women, share special travel moments and learn about travel from the unique vantage point of the female traveler.

Our goal is to inspire women to go out and explore the world. We hope to provide the opportunity to share ideas, plan small group trips and motivate you to take flight. We have a private Facebook page if you’d like to join. Email us at events@peacefrogstravel.com to request that your name is added to our mailing list.

Just Happened

How to pack for 36 hours in Paris & Telluride

In September, Marlena Simon led the demonstration at Scarpa on how to pack those tricky outfits for 3 days away. The morning session focused on Paris and a European adventure while the afternoon session focused on a mountain getaway to Telluride. Unlike our typical demonstrations which show a client how to get as much as possible into a carry on suitcase, this focused on how to pack trickier fabrics such as leather, silk, and snakeskin. The biggest hit was when Marlena taught everyone how to fold a blazer!

Everyone who works at Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters is a Packing Specialist and we are here to help make the task of packing easier, more efficient and enjoyable. We can teach you how to pack for specific types of travel as well as advise on what to bring, how to fit it all in your suitcase and talk you out of packing too much. Email us at events@peacefrogstravel.com today to set up a complimentary packing appointment.

Briggs & Riley on sale!

20% off Transcend Luggage

Out with the old and in with the new! Briggs & Riley will be coming out with a new version of their popular Transcend collection next year so snatch them up before we’re out! For 25 years Briggs & Riley has been setting the standard for high quality luggage. These durable suitcases have an impressive expansion system and rugged dual caster wheels.  Feel free to call the store at 434-977-1415 to put a hold on yours today.

Coat Drive to Benefit Local Refugees

In Charlottesville, we are fortunate to have several organizations that are deeply invested in providing support for international refugees who are making Charlottesville their new home. As the weather gets chilly and you clean out your closets, please consider donating any gently used winter jackets to our coat drive for International Neighbors. Your coats will go directly into the hands of a local refugee right when they need them.

As thanks for your donation, Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters will donate $3/coat to International Neighbors. Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters has donated over 300 coats to International Neighbors in the three years we’ve done the drive. We thank you and appreciate your donations to this terrific cause.

Coats can be delivered to Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters during the business hours of 10-6p, Monday-Thursday, 10-5p Friday or 10-2p Saturday. The coat drive runs October 1st-24th and the coats will be distributed at a Great Neighbors Coat Drive Event on October 24 from 4-5p.

*International Neighbors needs volunteers for this event and others. Interested in being a good neighbor? Call Julie Arbelaez at 434-977-1415 for details.