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My Year in Review and Holiday Greetings

December 21, 2018 4 Comments »

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Happy Holidays! I can’t believe it’s my 12th year of doing these holiday videos!  I’m not a video person mainly because I hate editing video.  It takes me a full 10 to 12 hour day to get this video done.  So every year I don’t think I’ll make the video and then tradition (and guilt) […]

What Are Instagram Stories And How Do You View Them?

July 13, 2017 3 Comments »

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Everyone has a story…and my job is finding them and sharing them. My goal is to inspire more people to get out and be curious about the world and find their own stories and epic adventures. Luckily the process of sharing a story just got easier. What are Instagram Stories Instead of the usual viewing […]

The Art and Life of Ice in Antarctica

March 30, 2017 8 Comments »

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“The ice was here, the ice was there. The ice was all around. It cracked and groaned and roared and howled like noises in a swound.” — The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge One of the main reasons I wanted to take this expedition cruise to Eastern Antarctica and the Ross Sea was […]

Keeping to Traditions – Holiday Greetings 2016

December 20, 2016 10 Comments »

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I was a child of traditions. I loved Christmas most of all when I was a kid due to the traditions; picking out the tree, putting it up, decorating it, baking Christmas cookies, wrapping presents, our traditional Christmas Eve routine, and even our Christmas breakfast cinnamon rolls – it was always the same. Same as […]

The Making of Human Towers and Catalan Tradition

July 14, 2016 4 Comments »

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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 […]

The Best of the Wurst and the History of the German Bratwurst

February 25, 2016 6 Comments »

I drove into the little hamlet of Holzhausen Germany, nestled in the rolling hills and blanketed in morning fog; it seemed like a German fairy tale. Everything and every person were rather precise, reserved, serious, and orderly in the little German town, just as one would expect. However on the outskirts of Holzhausen there lived […]

Holiday Video Greetings 2015

December 22, 2015 16 Comments »

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My annual holiday recap is here! This has been a year of a lot of flights – big, small, long, and short.  In fact, one of my most memorable moments this year was taking a little charter flight from Nome, Alaska to Anadyr, Russia across the Bering Strait.  It was a small 12 seat plane, […]

How to Befriend a Reindeer in Alaska

December 14, 2015 5 Comments »

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You know Daisy and Rufus and Jasper and Olive, you know Rocky Cupcake and Buttercup, But do you recall The most famous reindeer of all… Meet Rudy the Reindeer living far north in Fairbanks Alaska. Drive Slow When Arriving at Running Reindeer Ranch As I pulled into the driveway two big balls of brown fur […]

How German Christmas Ornaments Went Viral

December 4, 2015 5 Comments »

German Christmas Ornaments

You put them on your tree every year, but have you ever wondered – why? Why do we hang glass balls on a tree – it’s really kind of strange if you think about it. Yet we do it all around the world, year after year, after year. I’m often fascinated with how things became […]

Why You Should Travel to the Spanish Pyrenees

July 21, 2015 3 Comments »

Things to do in Pyrenees

What are we going to do today? Someone in our group asks. “Eat, drink, and enjoy life.” Came the reply. We all smile because we know it’s true. Travel in Catalonia, specifically the Pyrenees and Costa Brava, is about enjoying simple pleasures. And they have pleasure in abundance; there’s so much of it that I […]