TSA makes me nervous

Barb SolemArt Retreat in the Desert, shipping, The Desert - 2022

You can ship your supplies ahead of time to the retreat!

Are You Worried About TSA or the hassle of checking your tools on the plane?

TSA is usually pretty good about letting all of your items pass through their inspection if you have them packed in your checked luggage. If you’re worried about checking your beloved tools and torches on the airplane, maybe we can ease your mind a bit. Here’s what we do, and we haven’t ever had a problem with anything getting confiscated.
We put all of our supplies in Ziploc bags along with the jewelry class descriptions so that if they do check, they can see what the various items are going to be used for. The only thing we would not pack is the butane for your torch (your torch should be fine.)
Do you want to avoid the potential hassles with TSA and lugging your supplies with you on the airplane? We invite you to ship them ahead to the hotel


We will check into the hotel on Thursday, January 27th, so please schedule your deliveries on or after that date. 


Send your packages c/o Barb Solem and Vivi Magoo (not your name – they’ll charge you to collect your deliveries, but they won’t charge us if your boxes are in our name)


Place your name somewhere on your boxes so we know who they belong to (return address or on the back and circled in red for us)


The Westin – La Paloma

c/o Barb Solem and Vivi Magoo

3800 East Sunrise Drive,

Tucson, Arizona 85718


We’ll keep an eye out for them and keep your things safely in our room until you arrive.