The Crucible Oakland the coolest place in the Bay Area, no kidding!

The Crucible
Stacy Poulos, Randy, Lisa and Tanya Holland
Brown Sugar Kitchen

The Crucible is one of the Coolest places in the Bay Area, no kidding. Here you can exercise all your creative juices. This is my second time. We took a jewelry class and I made a reckless out of 2 pieces of copper. Fun! Annnnd to my surprise, Tanya Holland, owner and Chef of the famous Brown Sugar Kitchen was taking the class with us.

Ok, I know, The “Crucible”?? What does that mean?? Well one of the definitions is; ‘…a place or situation in which different elements interact to produce something new….’  Well it’s Blacksmithing, Machine Shoping, Ceramics, Moldmaking
Enameling, Neon & Light, Fire Performance, Artist Resources
Foundry, Stone Working, Glass work, Glass blowing, Soft Sculpture & Textiles, Hot Wheels, Welding, Jewelry, Woodworking, leather working, Kinetic & Electronics… whew… and more! As a creative person, it’s everything you wish you could do. With a impressive fire arch you walk through to get in. To all the displays of artistes works displayed. Classes are for all adults and youth. Try to make it on a open house so you get a tour. When you come back, you are going to want to thank me. (How ever make sure you don’t leave anything important in your car the are is in a warehouse district).

Thank you Randy and AB&I for inviting me again! AB&I is a big support of the Crucible.

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Postcard Travelers, Adventure Magazine. Host; Photographer Filmmaker Stacy Poulos

Car enthusiast? Never miss a Goodguys Rod & Custom Association event

Car enthusiast? Never miss a Goodguys Rod & Custom Association event. They are all over the Nation. Today they were in Pleasanton California. I love the swap meet part; old and new nostalgic stuff. There are demonstration 100’s of booths, food entertainment, cars for sale. It’s pretty inexpensive to go.
Here’s a mini tour.

Thank you Bob Smith XOXO

Postcard Travelers, Adventure Magazine. Host; Photographer Filmmaker Stacy Poulos

What!! Some of Alaska’s Inside Passage under 60 dollars! Not kidding. Travel and Adventure Show Video

What!! Some of Alaska’s Inside Passage under 60 dollars! Not kidding. Travel and Adventure Show Video

Alaska’s Inside Passage on a budget

Parts of Alaska’s Inside Passage under 60 dollars Alaska Marine Highway System on a budget

At the top of my Bucket List: Alaska. When I looked into it, there is just ridiculous prices to experience it. So I buy lottery tickets and hope for the best. Postcard Travelers is all about crafting your own experience to get the best out of life and travel. Looking for the postcard picture perfect experience, maximizing my budget. When I met Lorene Palmer of Alaska’s Inside Passage I told her ‘You are my new best friend!” And pulled over my colleagues at Comcast Chabot 27 to interview her. You must listen to what she says. [Video Link]

Craft your own experience.
9 hour ferry ride Juneau to Sitka $53.00 Craft your own experience. More info @

You can go from some of the most insanely beautiful locations in the world… the Inside Passage for under $60.00. What!! That’s right. Like we have a public bus and BART system, Alaska has a waterway transit system ‘The Alaska Marine Highway System’ (AMHS). It only makes since for the local community to be able to get from one town to the next. Not like you can drive over a glacier to get home. Example Juneau to Sitka is a 9 hour ferry ride around $53.00! Woot, woot, woot!

You can thank me later. Come to find out my mom took this transit system when she went to Alaska and drove her camper on the boat a bit more than just going on the ride. There are cabins you can sleep in as well. My fantasy is to, of course, kayak around the glaciers. I never even thought bringing my own car or motorcycle was a possibility. So I am in fantasy heaven working out the details! In the meantime, here is the interview with Eddie Hazzard (Chabot 27) at the Travel & Adventure Show and link to please let us know about your experience if you happen to go before me. Tips please! XOXO

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PostcardTravelers Pop-Up Art show

Prints available:


Come to my Pop-up Art Show Sunday!
Come to my Pop-up Art Show Sunday!

Event invite

Ascension Historical Society’s Art Exhibit
Featuring Stacy Poulos Photography

Link to Catalog of prints

Come celebrate Greek Independence Day with the Ascension Historical Society Art Exhibit featuring Greek American Bay Area Artists.
$5 entrance fee for observers, this includes cheese, olives, wine/beverage of choice. Please RSVP so we know how many olives to bring.

March 29th, 2015 12:30 till 5pm
Located at
The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension in
Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
(Where they have the largest Greek Festival in Northern California).

Finally see in person photography from Stacy travels that are blogged

Stacy will also have a rare photo of her Grandfather Achilleas Poulos Famous Greek Musician who Originated ‘Why I Came To America’ Capital Records

Join Stacy’s blog to get tips and updates of her journeys. From Greece to the SF Bay Area from a kayakers perspective of water front photography. (One which hangs on the wall of Lungomare‘s, One Broadway Oakland).

We are trying to decide what prints to bring. Prints of Greece, of course. What else would you like to see up close? If you have a particular interest in a subject She has taken let us know. We’ll see what I can do.

Some prints will be available for sale. 10% proceeds go to Ascension Historical Society.

List of Photography:
Bay Area Water Front
Catalina Island
France: Paris
Greece: Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Syros
Haiti: La Gonave, Anse-a-galets
Hawaii: Big Island
Italy: Roma, Florence, Venice

After reception in the lounge at 5:30pm till when ever at
Lungomare One Broadway Oakland
If you plan on having a sit down dinner please RSVP with Lungomare’s. (510) 444-7171

Tune in Live On the Radio …When you go places in the world, and you look through those postcards racks, I want you to think of me…

 StacyPoulos on ihear tRadio; WRNW1
Stacy Poulos on iheart Radio; WRNW1.

“When you go places in the world, and you look through those postcards racks, I want you to think of me.  The daydream of a 12 year old determined girl, staring at the rack with a used 35mm camera in her hand.  Dreaming about having her postcards on that rack someday. That was the seed that sparked the journey of and my career of film making” –Stacy Poulos

Tune in Tuesday March 10, 2015
4:36 PM Eastern / 1:36 PM Pacific
Atlanta’s Women Radio Network WRNW1 interviews PostcardTravelers Adventure Magazine’s Filmmaker / Photographer and Host Stacy Poulos about her dream life from childhood. (Also owner of Video Film Multimedia and founder of Girlpages Network).

#WRNW1 is committed to empower female professionals as they navigate through the pathways to success.

(The recording will be available on this page after the show. )


“I love my job! It’s the most Stacy Poulos Photographyrewarding and fulfilling job I could ever imagine. I’m a great story teller, and I love when it all comes together, I levitate. When a client tells me their vision of what they want, I start a virtual walk through of it. It’s what I was born to do. Recently I finished a badass music video ‘The Stars’ By Sarah Smith. I love the song and was so honored to be the one to direct it. I listened to her ideas of what the song meant to her, coupled with being inspired by the song, and then movie magic. We connected as artists on a mission and she trusted in my process and ability. I told her story on film.  That’s what I do, one frame of photography, or lots of frames in a video. It’s an honor everyday to work with people and helping to realize their goals. In the end, I have a piece of art I can be proud of and I helped put something good out in the world.”

The Stars by Sarah Smith.

Women’s Travel Fest 2015 is here in San Francisco, CA!

Womens Travel Fest

Open, Open Open! Lets see. I’m a woman. I like to Travel… and the Women’s Travel Fest 2015 is here in San Francisco, CA!
Go! Girl Guides. I’m on it!
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM –
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM
San Francisco, CA



By the way Author Patricia Schultz will be here I can’t wait to ask her more hot tips.

Here’s what she said about 5 places.


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Insider Video Empty Streets Haiti’s Gas crisis

Insider Video at the near empty streets of Haiti’s Gas crisis. This is what it looks today by the people who actually live there, and how gas effects a community.  My brother is in Haiti 3 years now and lives where the video was taken.

Haiti Gas Crisis 2015 Photo HaitiXchange
Haiti Gas Crisis 2015 Photo HaitiXchange


In case the video is not showing here’s a link to it…
“A street view of Port-au-Prince during the gas strike on Monday, February 9, 2015. New rounds of transportations strikes have cripples Port-au-Prince yet again. People are protesting gas prices which are high despite despite low gas prices on the international market. This new round of strikes has been announced to show dissatisfaction with the Haitian government’s 20 Gourde decrease announced last week after the initial gas strikes. This time, I’ve decided to go out into the streets to take a look at how things were going.”
Map of area the video was taken.
This is how the news covers the crisis…
In the meantime. My brother has helped many people start their own business. If you go to the area support Minouche’s Cafe Bar / Resto.  All the charm of La Ganave. Haitian Women Owned & Operated. Of course the businesses on the Island should be effected with the crisis too. But they don’t have a lot of transportation there anyway.

One Month to Live Author Patricia Schultz gives us 5 places to go. PostcardTravelers

One Month to Live Author Patricia Schultz gives us 5 places to go. -PostcardTravelers

1000 Places Patrica Shults

Patricia Schultz is the Author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers; 1000 places to see before you die. She gives us five Hot Tips if you only have a month to live. You wont believe what she says! Host; Photographer, Filmmaker Stacy Poulos
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Music; Connie M. Gaxiola

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OMG, OMG, OMG Junior travel vlogger, me, and master travel guru Rick Steves!

-Stacy Poulos Postcard Travelers Adventure Magazine  #thetravelchannel #lamontpr #selfie #taselfie #travel  #Travelandadventureshow and #ricksteves

OMG, OMG, OMG! Where do I start. Well for me I measure ‘my’ success, in the places I have gone. So when I sit and watch a guy like Rick Steve’s on TV I can’t help but admire his life enriched by travel. I barley got through the door of the Travel and Adventure Show, and he walks up to ask a question. There I am, in the back of my mind thinking of my bucket list and Rick Steve’s name is on it of people to meet, dumbfounded on what to say to ‘the guy’ of travel. I introduce myself, tell him how I admire him and his show and ask if we can get a selfie. So the 6 foot somethin’ obliges, takes my cell phone to take the photo-since he had the longer arms. So there we were; Junior travel vlogger and master travel guru, THE guy. I didn’t know what hit me. That‘s how my day started at the show. Being in a place that everyone shared the same passion to travel, i.e. get the best out of life. Was something special. From Expeditions you can only dream to be on, to small town business associations presenting their towns unique adventure experience, from wine and dine, to white rapid adventures, rock climbing and many more. What a job to have, giving people an awakening of life. Experiences people will remember the rest of their life.

Anyway, it’s different to go here. You get the opportunity to meet some of the ground floor people and ask questions about the destinations you want to go by people who have been there. Travel celebrities, taste the foods of other cultures, see some entertainment. Some of my favorite exhibitors were, of course, Catalina Island Chamber Of Commerce (my people), Calaveras County visitors bureau and Cave and Mine Adventures. Which I have done and it’s bad ass, a bucket list must do.Travel and Adventure Show Rock climbing Pick-pocket proof pants, and many more. But my new best friend is Lorine… Alaska Marine Highway System to tour the Inside Passage ! 35 and 60 dollar ferry rides in the worlds most famous glacier park area! Trust me, I will be getting back to this subject and giving you the inside scoop. In the meantime get to the show, Sunday’s the last day in the SF Bay Area but there are other shows coming up in San Diego, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. Right now I’m so tired from rock climbing next to some half pint that passed me up. Peace out for now. XOXO thanks for a great day!

-Stacy Poulos Postcard Travelers Adventure Magazine

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A photographer's Journey by Stacy Poulos