12 10, 2011

What Advice Would You Give Your Teenage Self?

2017-10-25T06:48:42+00:00 October 12th, 2011|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

What Advice Would You Give Your Teenage Self?  What advice would you give your teenage self? My 12, soon-to-be 13, girl and I embarked on a 45 day mother daughter road trip across the U.S. last summer to collect answers to this important question—and have an adventure along the way.   To learn more about [...]

30 12, 2015

Street Art From Around the World

2017-01-06T05:33:19+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|Tags: |0 Comments

Street Art From Around the World Street art is right up there with food on the list of treasures from my wanders. The vibrant colors, it's accessibility, and the sheer variety feed my soul. I "collect" street art from around the world to share here. Enjoy! (Click to order prints) [SME_gallery ids='FG2T7L7,3DSTPkG,32PfPwG,3Km9jP3,HQHJ42k,KWmQNXN,vqvXWw3,6JZmJ5z,gxWCHct,qq52XG7,xP3BKNG,t35V6V3,cxdGBVn,Kw6trz3,w4kbBRv,nWfj8j9,DJWGWpx,Lh3qrwp,CtzvhbL,63ZnKmM,ZHFsj5Q,hdSJRp6,JgR3DQB,twvRhHw,3bJrrWh,Dgk2GNx,KjPXNKM,3CbJRJM,JccG2JK,2BwL342,FrpB7xz,DLSG2nj,LXGhXNZ,tZfpxgq,n87kHMW,7qPC9V9,PR3bM7n,4f4KD7M,vnzCN66,QvJJTZ9,2623Vvb,PpCrMvv,4zfQkpd,qZvgprg,wpF7vzT,f6LhJ45,fZGKZ2x,4zNrGCD,c9s25Sx,wPx8rDH,JKkvSDm,xbxXj6H,5sFSkd3,bWTvvX2,hf2g8mN,MZTXdPc' size='LargeURL' columns='1' caption='{SMUGMUGCAPTION}' link='Shopping' new='Yes']

3 02, 2015

ABC Tips on Visiting FRANCE

2017-04-14T16:32:12+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites, Tips + Culture|Tags: , |0 Comments

ABC Tips on Visiting France Since 1997, I have traveled to France numerous times to visit my French family. I have yet to visit le Louvre (admittedly embarrassing), because I have not visited France like a tourist, but with the French. (Yes, the locals visit the Eiffel Tower!) Of course, I had to share my tips on visiting France in [...]

28 12, 2014

Try The World Review

2017-12-11T06:39:02+00:00 December 28th, 2014|Categories: Tips + Culture|0 Comments

COOL STUFF: Try The World Review I found something cool. And, I want to share it with you. It's called "Try the World" and this is my Try the World review. Mostly, I love being a grown up. But, there's one thing I positively, definitely, absolutely miss. Remember the I-can't-sleep anticipation and rip-the-wrapping-off joy of all [...]

29 09, 2014

Urban Knitting (or Yarn Bombing)

2017-05-01T04:36:44+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Categories: Tips + Culture|Tags: |0 Comments

Urban Knitting or Yarn Bombing Urban knitting, also known as "guerrilla knitting" or "yarn bombing," is an estrogen-laced form of street art and it's happening all over the world. It all started back in 2005, when Magda Sayeg began leaving her knitted mark throughout Austin, Texas. Now, it's being done by creative individuals and organized groups all over the [...]

9 09, 2014

The Wandering Ex-Housewife’s Travel Cheap Tips

2017-04-14T14:35:54+00:00 September 9th, 2014|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

Travel Cheap Tips #1 Use VRBO, Homestay or Airbnb Vacation Rentals Travel Cheap Tips #2 Host on Airbnb or VRBO Travel Cheap Tips #3 Do a Home Exchange Vacation Travel Cheap Tips #4 Staying in Hostels [...]

19 08, 2014

Finding Unique Places to Stay While Traveling

2017-05-01T04:57:55+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Categories: Tips + Culture|0 Comments

Finding Unique Places to Stay While Traveling I am a rebellious traveler. Rebellious travelers avoid anything on the beaten path, especially corporate chains. For rebellious travelers, accommodations are more about the potential experience than the mattresses, sheets and towels. Most are frugal, not because they must be, but because they have learned that the value of an [...]

14 08, 2014

Best Packing List Apps for Travel

2016-11-02T05:02:33+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Categories: Tips + Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Best Packing List Apps for Travel The motivation to write a post on the best packing list apps for travel was initially selfish. It was necessary after I showed up for a girls' weekend in Vegas with only one pair of pants and no razor, I wandered to New York City in spring without any rain boots, [...]

30 10, 2016

Lost Baggage Tips

2017-05-01T05:01:20+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

Lost Baggage Tips I used to be complacent about lost baggage. And, then I lost my innocence in Kauai's Lihue Airport. There were some things I could have done to minimize my suffering—hence, this post with my best lost baggage tips. When the baggage carousel stopped turning, I suddenly became aware of everything I didn't have in my [...]

27 07, 2014

Wander Vicariously from Home with Postcrossing

2017-04-15T03:01:37+00:00 July 27th, 2014|Categories: Tips + Culture|2 Comments

Wander Vicariously from Home with Postcrossing The majority of the time, wanderlust and reality are in direct conflict with one another. There's never quite enough time or money to wander as much as we desire, so I’m always trying to find ways to wander inexpensively or vicariously. Postcrossing is one of my discoveries. In 2005, Paulo Magalhaes [...]