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    Solstice in the UK

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    It was still damp and chilly in London. Many people would argue that it is always damp and chilly in London. However, I was in need of cheap sleeping bag, no matter what the late spring weather was predicting. The weekend had crept up on me again and I had forgotten to make plans to […]

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    Kaleidoscopes in Austin, Texas

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Taillights stretch long past the line of sight, blurring like the colors of a twirling kaleidoscope. Traffic is to be expected along the highways and byways of Central Austin, but this is far worse if one is not prepared. This is typical traffic plus all of the travellers converging for the latest international event, adding […]

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    Dreaming of South Korea

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    I was once told that I could never be where I am now. Now I am being told that I can never go to where I want to be. To breathe air from a different part of this earth and feel foreign soil before my feet, to interact with others who are not quite like […]

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    Never Regret a Moment Spent on a walk in India

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    The first thing to hit me is the smell, sewers and sweat all mixed together creating an incredible and overwhelming stench! I turn the corner and smell something else… wow what is that? Freshly made samosas bubbling away and milky chai simmering in a huge saucepan, that stench from before seems to have vanished. After […]

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    The Gorge in Washington- Heaven on Earth

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Have you ever been to a place that made you feel so much peace that you started planning your next trip back before you even returned home? Seeing Dave Matthews Band perform for 3 nights of concerts at “The Gorge” on Labor Day weekend is an excellent place to experience just that. The Gorge is […]

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    That Time Barcelona, Spain Stole My Heart

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    As a musical buff, I always tend to find quotes of inspiration from the songs of great musicals. One lyric in particular from the musical ‘Rent’ has always struck a chord with me. ‘Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.’ It’s always seemed like wishful thinking to me, a nice little sentiment, a good […]

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    Rhododendrons for Luck in Nepal

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    The gods must be cranky. “Sorry for picking the rhododendron, fellas. Truce, please?” I whispered my apology to the heavens and snuggled into the outcrop of Hinku Cave, a protective nook 3,000 meters and five days into Nepal’s notorious Annapurna Base Camp hike. In typical mountain fashion, the morning sky promised cerulean vistas and caressing […]

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    The Green Heart in Italy

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    The Green Heart After celebrating our wedding anniversary on a ten-hour flight to Rome, my husband and I are in Spoleto, Italy. Spoleto is located in the region of Umbria, known for its verdant hills and vineyards, and aptly called, the Green Heart of Italy. As anywhere, the east blooms with light in Spoleto. But […]

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    FIRST TIME ON SAFARI IN THE KALAHARI

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    FIRST TIME ON SAFARI IN THE KALAHARI Botswana safaris often revolve around the Okavango Delta, and it’s no surprise – but it was certainly the first time I ever saw the Kalahari which made me fall in love with this peaceful and welcoming country. Over 90% of Botswana is Kalahari, in fact a lesser known […]

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    Laos: Learning to Fly

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    In many Asian cultures the age 25 is an unlucky one…and after a series of rather unfortunate events I was starting to believe it. As an absent-minded English teacher I forgot my wallet, passport included, on a hook in a Thailand squatty potty over one hundred kilometers from my out-of-country destination. After returning for it, […]

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Apr
18

Laos: Learning to Fly

In many Asian cultures the age 25 is an unlucky one…and after a series of rather unfortunate events I was starting to believe it. As an absent-minded English teacher I forgot my wallet, passport included, on a hook in a Thailand squatty potty over one hundred kilometers from my out-of-country destination. After returning for it, […]

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Apr
17

Thinking about Lamma Island, Hong Kong

A little bit of the country side in the city. That is how you can describe Lamma Island best. It’s one of the many islands of surrounding Hong Kong. It’s small and cozy. You can only reach it by a ferry from the Central Pier. When I took that thirty minute ferry ride, almost two […]

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Apr
17

Home in the USA: Where Inspiration Never Stops

All around the world, there are iconic landmarks, natural wonders, and documentable moments in which we are able to take in with such awe and amazement. It is with these places, these people, and these experiences that we are lead to fall deeper into wanderlust and yearn for more minutes, more seconds, in every day […]

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Apr
16

The Classroom in Thailand

This morning I had a dream about being in the classroom again. I awoke to the grandfather clock that chimes every fifteen minutes throughout the house, feeling like I had seen them. In my dream, I’m standing at the head of a non-air-conditioned classroom. All ten ASEAN flags dangling from the walls. Five rows of […]

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Apr
16

A South African Adventure Leads to Authentic Living

An South African Adventure Leads to Authentic Living Last weekend I gave a presentation at a Singles Summit about online dating. This is something that, three years ago, would have seemed silly. But I was 39 then. I turned 40 in South Africa and that’s when life changed … or, more precisely, that’s when I […]

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Apr
16

El Chalten, Argentina; Food for the Soul

A short bus ride on from El Calafate; the road winds and bends through soft rolling hills and long ribbon lakes until the almost gothic peaks of the Fitzroy range start to become visible. El Chalten holds some of the most unclimbable peaks challanging even those who think everest is a walk in the park. […]

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Apr
15

Mcleodganj,India:Musing over my muse(s)

MCLEODGANJ, INDIA: MUSING OVER MY MUSE(S) Breathless and unable to fight the temptation, I surrender. The comfort of rest offered by the rocky ledge and what lies before me is irresistible. I am just a few minutes away from completing Kora, the circular trail around Tsuglagkhang complex. The valley stands before me with arms flung […]

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Mar
26

In Nokia’s News!

From March News for We Said Go Travel: Thank you to Nokia for my Lumia 925 and for publishing my story about Manila! See photo on left and click here to read it! I am continuing to publish three entries from our Inspiration Travel Writing Contest everyday. Our fourth Travel Writing Contest ended on February 14, 2014 with […]

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Mar
25

#RBQuests: Livin’ La Vida Loca Day 2 Puerto Rico

Hello from Puerto Rico! I wanted to share a few photos from Day Two of filming with Richard Bangs andWhite Nile Media! This week we are creating videos forPRTourismCo and Orbitz Originals. Wondering what we are doing? I will be sharing social media with the tag #RBQuests. Use this link to the TagBoard or see below to follow along. I loved Sunrise […]

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Mar
24

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Exploring Tune Hotels

Traveling in Asia has been our life for the last eighteen months. George and I love to fly on Air Asia, they have great fares and fly everywhere we want to go. They are to Asia what Southwest Airlines is to the United States; a reliable low cost carrier with many flights.  During a recent […]

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Mar
24

#RBQuests: From Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

I am on location in Puerto Rico filming with Richard Bangs and White Nile Media! This week we are creating videos for PRTourismCo and Orbitz Originals. Wondering what we are doing? I will be sharing social media with the tag #RBQuests. Use this link to the TagBoard or see below to follow along. My first night […]

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