The thing I’ve discovered in my quest to become an expert packer is I can live with less. Not just packing for a trip but, less everyday. What you see below is my make-up travel bag and everything that goes in it. Guess what, that’s my non trip make-up bag too. So when I go …

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Last time we had a weekend away I challenged myself to take as little as possible. Everything HAD to fit in the back pack and large tote pictured below. Our activities included sight seeing, dinner out and a football match. The challenge for my dopp kit was made easier by knowing I would have body …

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After lunch and, a visit with the “Emperor”, I guided my husband down a narrow alley in Chinatown for a special treat. “Uh, where are we going again?” “It’s just this way, c’mon you’ll love it!” “Ohhhh Kaayyy” Finally we ducked into a tiny, I mean teeny tiny, shop, and the owner greeted us like …

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It’s one of our favorite cities! I suspect we could go back every year and not do the same things twice. This time we revisited a few of our favorite places plus had a few new adventures. We treated our selves by hiring a car for the drive from the airport. You know the guys …

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San Francisco is about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Eugene in the summer. It was weird packing jeans and sweaters and jackets, I had a few doubts along the way, but I put my faith in the forecast and did it. So, happy I did! The mornings were chilly, afternoons sunny but not too …

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We are big Disneyland fans. Huge! We’ve been taking the kids since they were very little. This trip differed because they are no longer little. How to have a fun family vacation that includes a big dose of “cheesy” without all the eye rolling? We who have teens, run into this often. Fortunately my kids …

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