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Well, Hello, Bestem 46L Givi Trunk Liner!

While traveling on my Tiger, I have been using a canvas tote bag with a “recycle” logo on it inside my Givi box as the liner. I’m pretty sure I got the bag as a giveaway somewhere because I can tell you with utmost certainty, I would never have bought and paid for such a thing. Ugly aside, the size of the tote worked well enough and you couldn’t beat the pricetag.

Always on the lookout to make my life just thaaaaaat much more luxurious, my sweetie hooked me up with a very nice Bestem Givi trunk bag.

Swanky, swanky! So long, canvas tote. 

One drawback with my canvas bag was the narrow top load. It invariably meant that something that I wanted out of the bag would be near the bottom. I would have to either be careful about the packing order of things or I would end up packing/unpacking several times to get to something.

The Bestem liner has flat loading just like the Givi box. Open the lid and voila! Your stuff. It’s practically magic.

Two carrying handles, removable shoulder strap, top load, perfectly sized to fit the 46L trunk? Mark me down as “happy.”

Packed for 10 days:

Photo Gallery: Scenes from the Bucket List

My life’s To-Do List is a never-ending endeavor to see beautiful, fun, exciting, wondrous things in this world. Putting ideas on the list and daydreaming about them is almost as much fun as being able to mark them off as done. Almost.

These photos are some of the things I’ve been able to tick off and complete so far. They’re also a pick me up when I sit around feeling sorry for myself because  “I never go anywhere and I never do anything.”

I’ve still got more photos to add and things to post to my To Do List, but if I don’t get started now this will linger in draft forever-ever-ever-ever….

If you’ve got your own Bucket List or To Do List, share the link in the comments!

Bucket List Photo Gallery

Postcards from the Edge: The Snail Mail Challenge

It came as no surprise that my girl and kindred spirit, Kathy from ToadMama.com loves postcards. They often have the most perfect photographs of wherever you’re visiting.

Late last week Kathy issued a challenge on her blog: The Snail Mail Challenge.  To participate, you have to actually send at least 5 postcards or letters to friends – not just buy the perfectly photographed lovelies and stick them in an album somewhere. *whistles innocently*

I probably shouldn’t tell you this as it could ruin the reputation of my manly-man Kenny. But…? I will.

When Kenny and I first met and we’d travel, even just doing day trips - he would send me postcards from where we’d been with memories of the day or sweet love notes scribbled on the back. He’d drop the postcards in the mail at his house which was just a few miles away. I would then have a lovely memory waiting in my mailbox the next day. I always found it so romantic.

So, why am I telling you all this?

Well firstly, you should check out Kathy’s blog.

And secondly, and this is a big leap on your part —  if you’re feeling daring and want a postcard from overseas, I could be your girl. Since I’m heading off to Italy, France and Switzerland shortly if you’d like to receive a postcard, you could email me a PO Box or mailing address and I’ll send you one.

I could tell you that I’m not a creep or anything until I’m blue in the face but I completely understand that sending a stranger a mailing address is a little weird. But, there it is – the offer is on the table. A s k f u z z a t g m a i l with no spaces and the .com is where you can send your address. I’ll do my best to see if I can find cards that are motorcycle-y.

And if you’re so inclined, maybe take Kathy up on her blog challenge, too?

[edit] 8-22-14

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their addresses so far! Thanks for the trust and of course thanks for reading. I’ll be in your mailbox soon. Well, not me personally. That would be… something. Ugh. Then the fire department would have to come with the jaws of life to extract me. Wouldn’t that be quite a scene? ::sigh:: No one wants that.