Beauty & Hygiene

Le Jardin Des Douars

A Photojourney of Le Jardin Des Douars

The driver goes painstakingly slow up the long driveway to Le Jardin Des Douars. He’s got a nice car and clearly doesn’t want to get it dirty, in fact at this rate it feels like we’d arrive faster by going on foot. This is part of the charm of our next visit, it’s tucked in…

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Breaking Mad: A Hammam and Gommage at Azur Spa

We’ve got an appointment at 3pm at Azur Art and Spa, it will be Maddy’s first hammam and non-sports massage so I try to prep him for what the experience will be like. Deep down I know it’s going to be lightweight torture for him, but I know he’s going to like it at the…


Spoil Yourself Silly at the Luscious La Sultana Spa and Hammam

Entering the intricate golden doors of La Sultana the staff behind the counter greets me with a warm welcome. Before I know it  I’m whisked away down the grand hall with hanging lanterns past the dining room with their magnificent statues and fresh flowers. Once in the spa the scent of fresh fragrances flirts with…

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A Hammam, One of Istanbul’s Most Relaxing Spots

If you’re going on vacation to Istanbul, planning to wind down and catch your breath, make sure you schedule time for a spa day. A spa day in Turkey, however, is unlike any other in the world. Turkey is famous for Turkish baths — imagine a grand marble palace where you can let your hair down…

Don’t Date This Traveling Girl
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Date A Girl Who Doesn’t Travel

[quote] Everyone in the cafe was turned to look at me. “MHMMMM” I said, with more oomph and soul than a Holy-Roller preacher woman. I licked my finger and flipped the page, devouring the words. The article, “Date A Girl Who Doesn’t Travel” by Debra Ly, was the perfect mixture of honesty and boldness. While…

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Bent Over in Bangkok : The Bikini Wax (TMI)

After surviving a night of food poisoning in Bangkok, a day of Spa horror that left me Ronald McD, it was high time to kick things in gear and get ready for a visit from my special man friend. Boys, you might not know the lengths we go through to get things in line for…

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Bent Over in Bangkok – Part 2

Waking up sore, parched, and with the funkiest flavor in my mouth from the food poisoning that wrung me out the night before – I blinked a few times, and saw my dorm mate, Anna was already back from her morning errands. What time is it? Where am I? Am I delirious? As my special…

female urinary device

What the FUD? My Female Urinary Device Review

I can’t help but feel a twinge of jealousy when I see fellow travelers of the male persuasion doing things such as peeing into bottles, writing their names on walls with urine, and having only to unzip the fly to get relief. Well boys, my penis envy days are over! I no longer live in…

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