So right after I wrote my last je I googled a bit and set it up so that I could access my Fedora vm from the host OS (Mavericks).
It was pretty simple though I had to piece together exactly what to do from a few different places. These instructions work well though they leave out one part. The first part about creating a new interface - for me vboxnet0 wasn't already there. I needed to do go into the VirtualBox preferences, then in the networking section I needed to create a host-only network. Then it made it possible for me to create the host-only connection.
Now I can ssh to the guest and browse to it. Very nice. This will allow me to be a lot more productive when I travel.