UPDATE: The winner is… Amy! “Paris is up next. And one day exploring the Indian spice markets would be amazing. And Cuba is up there too.”

Congratulations Amy! Email me to claim your fab new bag.

(Winner chosen by random.org)


I’m a day late, because there were reports of a nasty attack on my site and I had to handle it, with a fierce set of deer antlers.

I *think* it’s taken care of now, but if you get any strange alerts when you visit this site, please be so kind as to shoot me an email! I. will. conquer. these. hackers.

Thank you.

Now where was I… Ah yes, a fun giveaway.

This bag has absolutely saved me lately in all of my travels. Since airports are so strict these days, it has been difficult to bring a camera, a computer, a bag, and a suitcase without shelling out my life savings in bag checking fees.

Enter… Emera. These are beautifully made camera totes that look like a regular bag. This is the canvas version and they were conjured up by a stylish girl in San Francisco named Nathiya. I love supporting small businesses, and I love this bag. (psst she also makes jewelry here!)

Let’s take a look inside, shall we?

All of these compartments are for your various camera lenses.

And there’s a side pocket where you can slip in an ipad type device or a small laptop. (I even fit in my 15” mac book pro, though I think it’s really meant for a smaller device.)

In the spirit of streamlining, and keeping your life savings away from airlines, I am giving away one of these fab Emera canvas bags today!


Simply leave a comment below telling me: “Where are you most looking forward to traveling one day?”

Is it Fiji? Is it Tallulah? Is it Timbuktu?


One entry per person! Winners announced Friday at 5pm PST.


Note #1: Bag gifted by Emera.

Note #2: No, that is not me modeling the bag, which means that it is not me wearing an engagement ring! I’ve been getting emails about that so I thought I’d clear the air… I never knew a photo would cause such a stir! It’s just a nice model in a shirt. And in a ring.