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Tips for Solo Travel

Tips for Solo Travel

Solo travel is a fast-growing travel trend for men and women.What’s so great about it? For starters, you no longer have to stay home because you don’t have a travel companion. But remember, just because you start alone doesn’t mean you’ll stay alone. If you are considering going alone on your next vacation, here are a few […]

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Unusual Packing Tips for Frequent Travelers

Unusual Packing Tips for Frequent Travelers

My five most useful packing tips for frequent travelers. Packing is always stressful. Even though I’ve packed for trips to over 100 countries on seven continents, it is always stressful and I keep learning ways to make it easier. Also check out: Ten Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Vacation and Ten Things to Pack in […]

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Philanthropic Travel Ideas: How to Volunteer on Vacation

Philanthropic Travel Ideas: How to Volunteer on Vacation

If you want to make a difference and lend a hand, here’s how to volunteer on vacation. I promise you, you will never be the same. Philanthropic travel is a life-changing experience. You might teach English to children in Brazil, do art projects with Nepalese orphans, help African women learn to use computers, or live […]

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Gutsy Traveler’s Favorite Colorado Hikes and Wildflowers

Gutsy Traveler’s Favorite Colorado Hikes and Wildflowers

I’m dreaming of the sunny, warm days of summer in the Colorado mountains. Perfect weather for hiking and finding meadows of wildflowers. Here are a few of my favorite Colorado hikes and wildflower landscapes. The Colorado wildflower season has begun with peak flowers blooming in June and July. As the trails dry, a hike is […]

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Foodie Friday: Tibet and All Things Yak

Foodie Friday: Tibet and All Things Yak

Traveling to Tibet is an experience of a lifetime.  It’s beyond spiritual, as the Tibetan people are their religion.  In the planning stages, I was told by many previous travelers that the food was awful and risky at best.  Part of this is due to the fact that the staple of their diet centers around […]

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Travel Life Lesson #3: The Meditation of Flying

Travel Life Lesson #3: The Meditation of Flying

While constant jet lag and waiting can be a challenging aspect of air travel, those precious hours spent in the sky are far from a hardship for me.I value the time in the air when no one can get in touch with me. It’s a very rare thing. I listen to music, read a magazine, […]

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How to Visit Sydney in a Few Days

How to Visit Sydney in a Few Days

Imagine a glimmering, youthful city like San Francisco or Cape Town, built around water, with hundreds of bays and 37 beaches – that’s Sydney. And add a  cosmopolitan vibe, sophisticated, athletic, loveable Aussies, safe bike paths and a world class culture to the mix. Let me share my recent discoveries of how to visit Sydney […]

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A High in Sydney: Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge

A High in Sydney: Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Truly one of the world’s top adrenaline-rush experiences. I hope you take a look, from 440 feet above the water, at one of the most beautiful harbors in the world- sliding sailboats, blue water, sun-battered cliffs, iconic Opera House, and the iron arch of Sydney Harbor Bridge.

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The Australian Outback: Camel Rides and Ayers Rock

The Australian Outback: Camel Rides and Ayers Rock

“You’re lucky mate, you are doing something most Aussies never do. Ninety percent of Australians haven’t seen red sand and even fewer have ridden on a camel,” said the announcer at the Camel Races and Rodeo in Uluru. And that’s why I flew three hours from Sydney to attend the Australian Outback festival, ride a […]

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Food Down Under: The Best Restaurants in Sydney

Food Down Under: The Best Restaurants in Sydney

I learned on my recent trip that Sydney is a treat for the committed gourmand. Fresh local produce, seafood and delightful ambiances got these hot spots at the top of my list for the best restaurants in Sydney. I highly recommend Nomad, a new and glamorous food, wine and “cellardoor”, (tasting room) restaurant that makes it’s […]

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