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This Thing Doesn’t Blow. It Sucks!

This Thing Doesn’t Blow. It Sucks!

I take pride in packing as lightly as possible when I take weekend trips. I challenge myself to pack less each time, and the first thing I chuck out of my suitcase is usually my hair dryer if the hotel I’ve booked says that the rooms have hair dryers in them. Makes sense, right? Why would I take up precious space in my carry-on or tote bag if there’s a hair dryer waiting for me?

This is why.

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When I traveled to Paris this past weekend, I looked all over the bathroom in my hotel room for the hair dryer that the booking website promised. The contraption above was attached to the wall by the mirror, and because I couldn’t find anything else resembling a hair dryer, I finally figured out that this was all I had to work with.

This thing sucks. It doesn’t blow. IT SUCKS!

I have a lot of hair. A lot of women talk nonsense about having thick hair, but they’re smoking crack. I have a TON of hair. It’s like wearing a horse blanket on my head, but I love it so I refuse to go back to the short hair I sported when I first joined the military.

….so this hair dryer caused a few problems. It was about as effective as standing under a ceiling fan. Awesome.

Thank the flying spaghetti monster for dry shampoo.

The Alhambra of Granada, Spain

The Alhambra of Granada, Spain

  Have you ever visited a place that so totally amazed you that you had no words for it. That’s the Alhambra in Granada, Spain for me. Of all of the palaces and historic sites that I visited during my week-long trip to Spain last November, the Alhambra was by far my favorite, but IContinue Reading

Baltic Cruise Prep Time!

Baltic Cruise Prep Time!

I’m getting really excited about my upcoming Baltic cruise, so I’m super geeked out over planning the details. I’ve been perusing the available excursion options, salivating over the specialty restaurant menus, and daydreaming about exotic spa treatments. I am excited to see an area of Europe I have not yet visited and to take a millionContinue Reading

Spending a Weekend in Malaga, Spain – Guest blogger on attractiontix blog!

Spending a Weekend in Malaga, Spain – Guest blogger on attractiontix blog!

Hey, y’all! I’m talking all about my day in Malaga, Spain on attractiontix‘s blog today, sharing all of the lovely attractions I visited while I was there last November. Please hop on over to read my article, Spending a Weekend in Malaga. While you’re there, check out attractiontix‘s great deals on tickets to various attractions in Europe’s major cities. TheyContinue Reading

Three Places

Three Places

This week the lovely Bonnie of A Compass Rose offered up an excellent writing prompt for Travel Tuesday, so I’m going to play along. The instructions are simple: “Share three places… the place you have been that you have loved the most, the place you cannot wait to visit and something about the place youContinue Reading

The Alcazaba de Malaga, Spain

The Alcazaba de Malaga, Spain

The word “alcazaba” is Arabic in origin. It comes from “al casbah,” meaning “citadel.” The Alcazaba de Malaga, Spain was built on the ruins of a Roman fortification between the 11th and 14th Centuries by the Muslim Hammudid Dynasty. It is older than the alcazabas in both Seville and Cordoba by at least three centuries. Malaga’sContinue Reading

Malaga’s Church of Santiago

Malaga’s Church of Santiago

I had not heard anything about Malaga’s Church of Santiago before my trip to Spain last November. It ranked so far down on TripAdvisor‘s list of attractions that I didn’t even have it on my list of sights to see on my daytrip to Malaga. Fortunately, the path I was walking down in search ofContinue Reading

Catedral de Malaga (Malaga Cathedral)

Catedral de Malaga (Malaga Cathedral)

This post is part of my series covering the sites I visited on my trip to Andalusian Spain in November of 2013. To see the others, head over to my travel page! The Catedral de Malaga, or Malaga Catheral, sits in the historic center of town. It is a rectangular structure consisting of one nave flankedContinue Reading

Plaza de Espana | Meet Polly of A Girl and Her Travels

Plaza de Espana | Meet Polly of A Girl and Her Travels

This is the fourth post covering the sites I visited on my trip to Andalusian Spain in November of 2013. To see the others, head over to my travel page! After a full day in Seville, I was reluctant to trudge down another cobble-stoned street to see the Plaza de Espana. I’d already dealt with gettingContinue Reading

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