About Purse and Passport

Purse and Passport was dreamt up on a balmy evening in Mallorca over an alfresco dinner and crisp glass of Rosato.  Coined after my two favorite travel accessories, I created Purse and Passport to share my journeys around the world.



Exploring the waterfront in Menorca, Spain.

About me:

I’m Kristy and consider myself lucky to live in the enchanting city of San Francisco, CA.  As much as I love to travel, I also love living in this city.  I was born and raised in the coastal town of Monterey, CA and would take trips to the City as a child.  I can still remember driving through downtown, looking up at the skyscrapers and thinking, “I’m going to live here one day.”

I’ve been living in San Francisco for over 10 years now in the historic Haight Ashbury neighborhood. When I’m home in the City, you can find me running through Golden Gate Park, brunching with friends, catching a Giants game at AT&T Park or headed to Stinson Beach on a hot day.



Between growing up on the Central Coast of California and living in San Francisco for most of my life, I’ll be adding my favorite places from and around California on Purse and Passport.  Despite my wanderlust, there’s no place like home.

On my travels amongst the sightseeing and adventures, you’ll find me eager to taste local cuisines, rummaging antiques or collecting shells at the beach.  Chatting it up with locals at a good watering hole is one of my favorite ways to learn the local flavor of a place.

My Style:

Authentic is the best word I can use to describe my style.  I value authenticity in all aspects of life and appreciate the “real deal” rather than a perfect picture.  I’m not a self-proclaimed expert, and I’ll always give my genuine point of view.  All photos, video and content on Purse and Passport are my original content unless otherwise stated.

I am excited to share my travel experiences and inspirations with you through Purse and Passport.

Thank you for joining my journey!