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My Story of How I Ended Up with Blood Clots From Flying

August 28, 2018 37 Comments »

blood clots and flying

There are lots of things that can either be frustrating or scary about flying. There’s the lost/delayed luggage, delays, lines at security, turbulence, lack of space, and of course…snakes on planes (at least in Hollywood). I’m pretty familiar with all of these annoyances (except the last one!) because I spend a lot of time flying. […]

The Making of Human Towers and Catalan Tradition

July 14, 2016 4 Comments »

human towers catalonia

I heard myself let out an audible gasp as my whole body tensed up.  My eyes were targeted on the small figure scurrying up 30 feet over 8 levels of people to the top of the narrow tower. I was nervous for her, for everyone; yet I had to remind myself that this was an […]

Plunging into my Fears

January 17, 2013 20 Comments »

The beach where my fear lived

I had made up my mind, I wasn’t going to do it. Nope. Not doing it. Yes, I was feeling slightly guilty, but dammit it was cold outside. I’m old, and maybe I should just be ok with acting my age for once – I don’t need to prove anything. The wind was howling, and […]

Leaping into the History of Lana’i

November 22, 2012 2 Comments »

Kehekili’s Leap

After a few days of luxurious relaxing on Lana’i I was ready to get dirty and really explore the island outside of its regions of Four Season’s luxury. I set out to learn more about the history of Lana’i and I quickly learned that South Lana’i’s Kaunolu trail is where you can find all of […]

Shark Adventure in Hawaii

November 1, 2011 20 Comments »

shark cage hawaii

Da dum, Da dum, Da dum…. I hate scary movies; I’ve been a terror wimp my whole life. I have never even watched Jaws. The movie poster alone sent me into tears running for my mother and making me think twice about jumping into the lake – let alone an ocean. It was good that […]

A Travel Warning

October 5, 2011 24 Comments »

airplane

It’s my sister’s birthday today and I’ve decided to write this blog post for her birthday present. No bows or unwrapping required. Yes, this is what budget bloggers do instead of buying presents…we write. After all, my sister doesn’t need more stuff in her life, but she could use a good Facebook wall update and […]

Sink or Float – Mongol Rally

September 12, 2011 2 Comments »

river mongolia

When I was a kid I used to have this thing called a ‘bubble’; it was made of Styrofoam in the shape of an oval about a foot long.  It was used for swimming…actually it kept me from sinking.  The bubble was strapped around my waste and basically kept me afloat in the pool. I […]

Bad Things do Happen on the Mongol Rally

August 20, 2011 1 Comment »

By the time this post goes live, I’m hoping that I will be close to entering Mongolia.  I feel (and hope) it’s at this point I can breath a small sigh of relief.  As we’ve traveled through Europe and Central Asia, I’ve been slightly on edge because driving a car through these parts of the world as […]

Do Things That Scare You

July 27, 2011 2 Comments »

  I’ve been lucky enough to meet up with many friends in London in between doing Mongol Rally prep.  One of the friends I met was Warren and Betsy Talbot from Married with Luggage Blog.  Meeting them for the first time after working with them digitally was a real treat.  It was as if I […]

Travel Scams – On Guard!

November 30, 2010 21 Comments »

begging for money rome

People always ask me if I’m scared to travel alone; my answer is “Not normally.” Sure there have been some crazy taxi rides and I always get a bit nervous when I arrive in a country late at night for the first time; however, overall I’ve never felt like I was in life threatening danger. […]