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DIY instructions for making a travel size personal waxing kit
Personal Travel

How to DIY a Hair Removal Lip Waxing Kit for Travel

    Recently while browsing (of all places!) Anthropologie’s website I came across a product I thought was pretty genius but dramatically overpriced: A small and adorably labeled tin that contained pre-waxed waxing strips that, when warmed slightly, can be used for waxing your upper lip when you are away from home or salon. It’s …


Stuff to Know before you Go: My Expereince with Jadrolinija Ferry Service from Italy to Croatia

As a ferry-loving transplant to the Pacific Northwest USA planning a trip to both Italy and Croatia,  I was excited to find that ferries are an option for connecting Italy with Eastern Europe. Booking my tickets was easy enough (through Jadrolinija website or but information beyond when to show up was sparse- and English-language …

Lopez Island Overlook

Escape to Lopez Island: the PNW’s Hidden Gem in the San Juan Islands

Confession: I am currently in the midst of a long term love affair with the Washington State Ferries. Living in downtown Seattle, the ferries are a constant rhythm as they come and go from the downtown ferry dock. Since my very first ferry ride in Seattle, the ferries have represented escape, rest, and retreat from …

truffle hunting in florence

Truffle Hunting in Florence: A Solo Traveler Tries an AirBnB Experience.

(aka: The time I Paid $200 to Pet a Dog in Florence) For many, travel is about seeing the iconic scenes and structures around the world, for others, travel is more about collecting experiences and stories that form sensory memories and opportunities to experience life through the eyes of people very different from me. AirBnB …

Personal Travel

Ireland Adventure – Itinerary for a 1 Day Tourist Adventure in Killarney, Ireland

In 2012, Brad and I visited Ireland. After whirlwind big-city tourist adventures in Europe, this time we took a change of pace and adopted an uncharted path for our vacation. I’d become disillusioned with big city travel so for Ireland we spent a few weeks with a rented car exploring the southern and western coasts …