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This is me 13 years later…

September 6, 2019 19 Comments »

13 years of blogging

Thirteen years – I’m astonished. It all started in September of 2006. I had been working in my corporate IT career for 14 years. My 20’s and half of my thirties were all about climbing the ladder, running projects, setting up Point of Sale Systems, learning about the world of ecommerce, and so many meetings. […]

13 Years of Blogging And 13 Prizes For You

September 5, 2019 8 Comments »

digital nomad

I have rounded up 11 companies who I LOVE to join me in this giveaway. I’ve chosen some of my favorite travel and photography gear to giveaway for the next month! You’ll have to chance to win products from Intrepid Urban Adventures, Eagle Creek, Point6, Wallaroo Hats, Vim & Vigr, Krimson Klover, Oboz Footwear, LensCoat, […]

He’s Just Not That Into Me

February 14, 2019 12 Comments »

relationship struggles

I woke up this morning lying in bed thinking about the day, and what I had to do. Suddenly it popped into my mind; hitting me as if I had run into a brick wall. The reason he doesn’t introduce me to his friends or let me in any further is because he doesn’t see […]

The End of the Niece Project

February 4, 2019 10 Comments »

travel with teenagers

This is it – the end. When I started on this project I wondered if I had the ability to stick to such a long-term project and now… poof…it’s over. I never wanted kids of my own, I’m not sure why. It just never really hit me. I waited and waited, but I never heard […]

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

August 28, 2018 42 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. […]

Travel That Changes You

April 26, 2018 5 Comments »

travel that transforms you

SPONSORED – “I wasn’t happy. I knew I had to change my environment so I left to travel in 1984. It was total freedom. It’s the best feeling ever when you don’t know what’s around the corner.” It was this quote by Linda Nijlunsing that hooked me into listening to The Journey Podcast. It hooked […]

Why I’ve Decided to Take my First Biking Tour

March 23, 2018 4 Comments »

biking tour

Sponsored —- “You should consider biking,” the doctor said to me, as my hopeful look deflated. This wasn’t the answer I wanted to hear, and this wasn’t the first time I had heard this. In fact, many doctors told me the exact same thing – biking and swimming – that is what would solve my […]

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a Unique Way

February 8, 2018 1 Comment »

Valentines Day

When I was a kid I loved this time of year; the 2nd week of February holds a special place in my heart.  After all, Valentine’s Day and my birthday fall just a couple of days apart! So much attention in one week was pretty exciting as a kid. My mother would always make me […]

Behind the Scenes of An Influencer or Blogger Campaign

January 2, 2018 7 Comments »

travel blogger influencer campaign

I’m not a big fan of the term ‘influencer’, however I must admit, it does describe much of what I do. Over the past few years the term travel blogger has been taken over by the term travel influencer; honestly we do more than blog I suppose. My goal is always to inspire, or convince […]

Happy Holidays and Bucket Lists

December 21, 2017 4 Comments »

holiday card

I was working late one night and had a surprising email from a potential client come across my screen.  It talked about a possible opportunity to work on a travel project with a theme of’ ‘Firsts’.  They asked me to provide my list of ‘firsts’ (bucket list items) I wanted to do – and encouraged […]

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