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Review of San Francisco Ghost Tours

Union Square in San Francisco

I recently had the opportunity for a quick weekend getaway with my sister to San Francisco and I immediately went online and looked up ghost tours. My sister, like me, loves haunted history and we make a point to book ghost tours when we travel as a family so she was more than down to


Review: Seattle’s Lake Union Hot Tub Boats

Lake Union Hot Tub Boat

February is here so many of us are starting to think of romantic things to do this month – and while I didn’t do this particular activity with Rick I definitely would be interested in doing it next time we find ourselves in Seattle! Today I’m talking about my experience reserving a hot tub boat


Tour review: Seattle Underground

Seattle Underground

Back in early August, I went on a girls’ trip with my friends from high school to Seattle. We made sure we did the best sightseeing and sampled all the fresh fish we could get our hands on – as well as some superb Washington wine to wash it all down! I’d been to Seattle


Haleakala Sunrise Tour review

Haleakala at sunrise

We recently wrote about our time on Maui, a combination of working remote and a vacation, thanks to both of our jobs being flexible this year and we did end up taking two days off for full-time exploration of the island. Though we were done with work by 1 p.m. each day, local time on


Travel makeup: Wander Beauty vs. treStiQue

Travel makeup review

I’ve already done a post on why I love my Ipsy subscription as a traveler and how I can better pack for vacations with travel-sized makeup, moisturizer, and primers that I get each month.  Another thing I love about Ipsy is that it introduced me to Wander Beauty products, a makeup line that’s designed for


Salida Walking Tours review

Ghost tour in Salida

It’s no secret that I love ghost tours and trying to turn Rick into a believer so it should have not been a surprise that when we did our overnight in Salida two weeks ago that we would be going ghost hunting! Our Salida ghost tour covered murders by jealous partners, angry ghost activity at


Travel from home with Online Escapes

Notebook and map

Rick and I have traveled with EF Go Ahead in the past and were excited to hear about their new tour offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic, their Online Escapes, so people can still enjoy travel experiences from the safety of home. These new Online Escapes are live streamed events (on Zoom) covering a range of

Reviews|Travel tips

Why I love Ipsy as a traveler


Last year I made the foray into subscription boxes with subscriptions to Ipsy and Scribbler, Ipsy to satisfy my makeup shopping habits and Scribbler to satisfy my writing side. I love being surprised with new makeup to try from new brands without having to commit to a full-size version. I used to take a chance