002—Solo travel vs companion travel

October 1, 2017

In this episode, hosts Chandler O’Leary and Mary Holste discuss the differences between solo travel and traveling with a companion or a group of companions. Topics and locations discussed include Chandler’s dislike of group tours, Victoria’s Butchart Gardens, tours in Israel, the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas, Egyptian obelisks in Rome, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, dining alone, traveling alone as women, Vancouver Fashion Week, the Apocalypse tapestries, getting FOMO in Verona, Vieques Puerto Rico, San Juan Island, and traveling with husbands.


Chandler O’Leary is an illustrator, letterer(erer) and entrepreneur living and working in Tacoma, Washington. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and has run an in-house imprint, Anagram Press, since 2004. She posts sketchbook drawings and road-trip-themed artwork on my illustrated travel blog, Drawn the Road Again. She is a co-author of Dead Feminists, published in 2016 by Sasquatch Books.

Mary Holste is a graphic designer, artist, and entrepreneur living and working in Tacoma, Washington. She graduated with with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pacific Lutheran University. Since 2007, she has been running her own graphic design business, Side x Side Creative. The art mediums she is exploring right now are photography, drypoint etching, and cyanotype.

Sketches mentioned in this episode

These two sketches are of Butchart Gardens in Victoria B.C.

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