Out of the Mouths of Babes: Travel Lessons

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Travel Lessons

Recently while on a walk at the Emeryville Marina with my friend Leslie and her son, my nearly three year-old friend Dean, the conversation turned, as it so often does, to travel.  Strolling by the boats, Leslie said, “What do you think Dean; what if you, Daddy and me got on a boat and sailed [...]

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How to get a Good, Safe Tattoo Abroad

How to get a Good, Safe Tattoo Abroad

Recently while we were in Rarotonga, Francisco got a beautiful Polynesian-style tattoo from Ti, one of their top tattoo artists.  I stood by as he went through the process of making sure Ti and his shop would be the right fit just as he’d done a hand full of times with other tattooists & shops [...]

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First Solo Nude Getaway- Conquering a Fear

First Solo Nude Getaway- Conquering a Fear

I just spent the last two days naked with a bunch of strangers…and it was great! I’d been to Harbin Hot Springs plenty of times in the past. In fact it’s become the place Francisco and I go when we feel like we need at least two weeks off but don’t have two weeks to [...]

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New Home for the roamantics

New Home for the roamantics

We’ve got a new site! After what feels like the longest week ever, a lot of reading and research, emails, 3 failed theme attempts, at least ten lengthy calls to our new web host, and a lot of futzing and nail-biting, we’re (you’re!) finally here- phew! While I set up our wordpress.com site in July [...]

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Rarotonga’s Giggle-Worthy Signs

Rarotonga’s Giggle-Worthy Signs

Blame it on the rain (she wrote, trying not to provoke a Milli Vanilli cyber sing-along) but today I’m cheered by looking back at photos of fun signs and t-shirts from Rarotonga.  They remind me of the Rartongan people we met- friendly, funny people who are quick to laugh, love to tease, and use the [...]

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5 Gorgeous Sunsets in Rarotonga

5 Gorgeous Sunsets in Rarotonga

It’s true that you don’t need to go to Rarotonga to enjoy a great sunset.  In fact, in most parts of the world you could even just stay home and watch the sun set every day.  But how often do you do that? I honestly, unfortunately,  can’t remember the last time we took the time [...]

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