I love beauty in all forms and find it in my travels, through the lens of my camera, and the faces of people I meet and work with. As a professional makeup artist, creating and seeking beauty are just part of every day life.

I find inspiration in traveling, especially to Italy. In addition to the natural beauty of the countryside and the man made artistry of Bernini, Michelangelo and Botticelli , I am inspired by the people of Italy – with their beautiful olive skin, glorious hair, and expressive brows.

To me traveling is not only about seeing the sights and monuments. It’s about connecting with the people, small exchanges in a foreign language, and traveling slowly in order to understand the culture and enjoy the scenery (whether it’s cityscape or the countryside) – this is what truly inspires me to travel. I believe learning the language of the locals adds immeasurable joy and depth to the travel experience.

Adventures of a Carry-on is a place I’ve created to fill with all the things I find  beautiful and inspiring – art, architecture, culture, new friends and photographs.

Besides stories and photographs from my trips to Italy, you will find local information on Dallas (my hometown), California, (my second home) and any place that catches my fancy. Since I’m self employed and I work to travel, but travel is not my work, I’m always looking for new ways to create a unique travel experience, and create content for this blog.

I think this quote from Emerson really says it all: “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or find it not.”

Adventures of a Carry-on currently accepts the following forms of advertising:

Product Reviews – services, tours, hotels, and tourist attractions.
Sponsored Content – a sponsored post or a link within a sponsored post.

Adventures of a Carry-on is a PR3 website
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I promote the site via twitter, linkedIN, Facebook, Pinterest, and SU.

Writing and Photography Services

Do you need original content for you website, magazine, or online publication? I write travel and beauty related stories, and provide original photographs to illustrate them.

I have appeared on numerous broadcasts as a local expert speaking on topics from skin cancer to packing for an international trip. With over ten years working in television and video production I have cultivated a broad skill set that can be tapped to suit your specific needs.

I am the travel and style editor for Wandering Educators, and have written for many industry publications and websites such as: Modern Salon, American Salon, Salon Today, Today’s Diet and Nutrition and Meets Obsession.

You can also find me on twitter


Dave’s Travel Corner
“Ancient to Modern in Miami”

Travel Fashion Girl
How to Pack Your Travel Makeup Kit Like a Pro

We Said Go Travel
Beauty On The Road

Wandering Educators
Read about The Spirit of Texas in Ft. Davis

Wandering Educators
Can Your Clothes Make The Journey?

Wedding and Bridal Beauty – Tanning For Your Wedding Day? Think Again.

Spunky Girl Monologues
Beauty products you’ll want to take with you, 5 Multi-Use Products.


Tripper of the Week on Tripping.com

Who Is Penny Sadler? on UR Travel Blog


The Perfect Camera Bag for Travel

“If adventures not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” Jane Austen

Want to know what it’s like to put makeup on famous faces like Brooke Shields? Read more about my life as a freelance makeup artist on my blog, pennysadler.blogspot.com

All materials on this site ©pennysadler 2012 – 2013. All Rights Reserved.


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