24 08, 2018

18 Helpful Lost Baggage Tips

2018-08-26T01:06:46+00:00August 24th, 2018|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 18 lost baggage tips. When the baggage carousel stopped turning, I suddenly became aware of everything I didn't have in my possession. [...]

16 08, 2016

INDONESIA: Bali Tips for First Timers

2018-11-20T23:21:23+00:00August 16th, 2016|Categories: Destinations, Everywhere Else, Favorites|Tags: |0 Comments

Bali Tips for First Timers Are you about going to Bali for the first time? If so, then this post is definitely for you. It's packed with Bali tips for first timers that will definitely shrink the odds of a catastrophe and possibly save a life. Seriously. Here's how my first trip to Bali came about... I [...]

10 02, 2016

SAN DIEGO: 10 of the Coolest Things to Do in San Diego

2018-08-27T01:25:58+00:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, Favorites, USA|0 Comments

10 of the Coolest Things to Do in San Diego Whether you're a visitor or a local, I recommend that you go to the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, and one (or more) of our awesome beaches. But, afterwards, I encourage you to veer off the beaten path. Here is my first list of 10 of the coolest things to [...]

30 12, 2015

Street Art From Around the World

2018-08-27T01:28:45+00:00December 30th, 2015|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|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)

30 08, 2015

COOL STUFF: Healthy Freeze Dried Backpacking Food

2018-12-18T22:02:50+00:00August 30th, 2015|Categories: Cool Travel Stuff, Favorites|0 Comments

Healthy Freeze Dried Backpacking Food (by Valley Food Storage) The last time I went backpacking, I barfed. My boyfriend had no choice but to take me seriously now. My system just can't handle the processed crap-in-a-bag that he has had no problem eating for years. I needed healthy freeze dried backpacking food.  I had serious food concerns [...]

3 02, 2015

ABC Tips on Visiting FRANCE

2018-08-27T04:29:14+00:00February 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. Even though I (am embarrassed to say I) have yet to visit the Louvre, I have visited France (even the Eiffel Tower) like a local. I'm sharing my favorite tips on visiting France here—in my usual alphabetical [...]

28 12, 2014

GLAMPING IN MALIBU: Murray Shares His Airstream

2018-08-27T05:00:28+00:00December 28th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, Favorites, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

GLAMPING IN MALIBU Murray Shares His Airstream My teenage girl and I were long overdue for a mom-daughter wander. She "requested" two simple things—a beach and no hostels. I insisted on two equally simple things—no airplanes and unique accommodations. With help from the internet, we narrowed it down to two destinations—Santa Barbara or Malibu. Toss a coin? [...]

9 09, 2014

The Wandering Ex-Housewife’s 7 Travel Cheap Tips

2018-08-29T05:45:26+00:00September 9th, 2014|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

7 Travel Cheap Tips It was on a wander to Maui and Kauai that I realized how much I prefer simple and unique places to stay over sterile upscale hotels. This realization enabled me to fully embrace traveling on a budget and, as a result, not only have I been able to wander more, [...]

29 02, 2012

One Butt, Two Butts…Old Butts, New Butts

2018-08-31T06:10:46+00:00February 29th, 2012|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|Tags: |10 Comments

European Coed Spas "One Butt, Two Butts...Old Butts, New Butts" "I just drop it???," I whispered as I clutched my towel around my naked self. (Smile) "Yeessss," he whispered back as he nonchalantly spread his across the cedar bench. The last time I voluntarily bared an intimate part of my body in front of strange men was [...]

27 01, 2012

The Top Five German Stereotypes

2018-08-25T19:31:36+00:00January 27th, 2012|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|Tags: |4 Comments

The Top Five German Stereotypes I'm not proud to admit that for my first 42 years, I bought in to most of the negative German stereotypes. It's the unconscious reason that Germany never ranked very high on my Wanderlist. In my defense, we Americans still get bombarded with a hefty dose of negative German stereotypes and history—starting with [...]