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You’ve Got Mail and it’s a Postcard From Me!

February 20, 2018 5 Comments »

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I partnered with MyPostcard App to bring you this post.  I started traveling full time in 2006, the word blog wasn’t in our vocabulary and the smart phone had yet to be invented! I carried my Lonely Planet, I had a flip phone with a world sim card, I went to internet cafes, and I […]

Travel Planning Just Got Easier

January 8, 2013 13 Comments »

  Seven years ago the online world looked pretty different. It was seven years ago when I first started researching my crazy idea to take a career break and travel for a year. As a completely novice traveler, I had no idea where to start in my research or planning, embracing the internet to see […]

Stay Connected – Travel with a Kindle

October 18, 2011 15 Comments »


I found a new piece of travel gear this summer which I’ll never leave home without any longer. As I raced through the Mongol Rally, my new Amazon Kindle was probably my most used travel gear after my camera. I used it constantly, yet I never finished a book during the whole 5 weeks of […]

Hot Pocket – Wireless Internet Anywhere

July 25, 2011 7 Comments »


I’ve been walking around London all last week with a hot pocket…literally.  I’ve been carrying my Tep wireless hotspot device in my pocket as I ride the tube, visit Greenwich, the London Eye, Borough Market, Brick Lane, museums, and friends.  The Tep device was a life-saver providing me a constant dose of internet access, which […]

Building an Empire – One Day at a Time

June 15, 2010 9 Comments »

When I was a kid I used to have a vivid imagination and would always beg people to play in my imaginary world.  I would play library, school teacher, office (my personal favorite); I think I was a natural builder of empires, whether they be books, homework, or filing. However, recently I’ve had the pleasure […]

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