16 08, 2016

Bali Tips for First Timers

2017-10-25T07:07:36+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Categories: Destinations, Everywhere Else, Favorites|Tags: |0 Comments

Bali Tips for First Timers I had been fantasizing about wandering to Bali with my French "family" for quite some time, so on my last visit to France, I finally popped the question: “How about we go to Bali together this summer?,” I asked my adopted sister. The look on her face told me the game was [...]

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 [...]

1 06, 2011

The Retro Advice Adventure: A Mother Daughter Road Trip

2017-06-05T05:08:00+00:00 June 1st, 2011|Categories: Destinations, Favorites, USA|Tags: |0 Comments

The Retro Advice Adventure: A Mother Daughter Road Trip What advice would you give your teenage self? My girl and I were determined to collect as many answers to this question as we could on our cross country mother daughter road trip—AND have an adventure while gathering them.  Woman have SO much to teach each other—and so [...]

10 02, 2016

10 of the Coolest Things to Do in San Diego

2017-04-14T14:35:51+00:00 February 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

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']

30 08, 2015

COOL STUFF: Healthy Freeze Dried Backpacking Food

2017-09-01T03:12:06+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Categories: Cool Travel Stuff, Favorites|Tags: , , |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

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

GLAMPING IN MALIBU: Murray Shares His Airstream

2017-10-06T06:14:16+00:00 December 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 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 [...]

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 [...]