How Do You Know When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to a Vintage Dress?

How do you know when it’s time to say goodbye to a vintage dress? When I am on the road every item of clothing I have is quite precious.  When we left after our last stop in the U.S. my backpack still contained two of the vintage dresses that I originally started this trip with.… Continue reading How Do You Know When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to a Vintage Dress?

What You Are Not Supposed to Wear on an African Safari

The Husband and I were recently trying to work on our future travel itinerary and needed somewhere to kill a little time so it warms up in Europe before we head that way (we really hate cold weather).  We discovered that there are some really cheap flights from India to South Africa and Tanzania.  We… Continue reading What You Are Not Supposed to Wear on an African Safari

Shopping for Vintage Clothing in Chiang Mai at Love ’70s

Chiang Mai is one of my favorite cities in Thailand, actually probably one of my favorite cities ever.  Last time we were in Chiang Mai I found Love ’70s, an awesome vintage clothing store.  I still have one of the dresses I bought there in my backpack today. When I knew we were returning to… Continue reading Shopping for Vintage Clothing in Chiang Mai at Love ’70s

What I Spent on Clothing During the First Fourteen Months of Travel

Lately I have been quite entertained reading lots of blog posts about New Year’s resolutions, decluttering, no spend months, resolutions to not buy new clothing for a month/year, the Uber Frugal Month Challenge, etc. I don’t know why I am so interested in all of it because the husband and I have had the FIRE… Continue reading What I Spent on Clothing During the First Fourteen Months of Travel

Everybody Knows a Tailor in Hoi An

We visited Vietnam about eleven years ago and what I remembered most about Hoi An was that everybody who lived there had an aunt, cousin, mother, friend etc. who was a tailor and everybody tried to refer you to a tailor somewhere (no doubt in exchange for a commission). When we returned to Hoi An… Continue reading Everybody Knows a Tailor in Hoi An

A New Haircut and My Hair Drama During Long Term Travel

Yes it finally happened, I got a new haircut!  I was pretty nervous about it, I don’t speak Vietnamese after all, but my hair was bothering me so much (more about that in a minute) that I figured it was worth a try, worst case I can always end up with a really short pixie… Continue reading A New Haircut and My Hair Drama During Long Term Travel

A Vintage Dress at the Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam

We recently visited the Imperial City (or Citadel) in Hue, Vietnam and while they didn’t have much vintage clothing on display, I did learn a little about royal clothing at the time (I believe around late 1800’s to early 1900’s). I absolutely loved the detailing on one of the (reproduced) vintage gowns they had on… Continue reading A Vintage Dress at the Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam