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Gutsy Traveler of the Month: Olga Murray and the Nepal Youth Foundation

Gutsy Traveler of the Month: Olga Murray and the Nepal Youth Foundation

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“Putting on the Ritz” to Celebrate a Best Friend’s Remission from Breast Cancer

“Putting on the Ritz” to Celebrate a Best Friend’s Remission from Breast Cancer

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Making a Difference for Nepalese Children

Making a Difference for Nepalese Children

When my daughter was a teenager, we orphanages in Kathmandu.  Olga Murray, the founder of Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF). Olga’s helps us all see that “ONE WOMAN CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE.” We met her kids and saw first-hand the work she’s done for Nepalese children, including buying girls out of slavery. It all started […]

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Why I Rappelled 23 Stories Down the Hyatt Regency for Outward Bound

Why I Rappelled 23 Stories Down the Hyatt Regency for Outward Bound

My friends all thought I was crazy. “Climbers fall you know. Splat — on the pavement. That could be you,” I was warned. After all, I’m not a so young any more and  I had never rappelled off a skyscraper. Nor had I ever done a “free” rappel — you have no contact with the […]

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Visit the Star-studded Sunnylands in Palm Springs

Visit the Star-studded Sunnylands in Palm Springs

Truth be told I didn’t expect to be so spellbound by Sunnylands.  The name put me off. I rather expected a Hollywood set. The 200-acre historic estate, located in Rancho Mirage, CA near Palm Springs, is quite the opposite; filled with priceless art, gorgeous gardens, and renowned architecture where, for more than forty years, celebrities […]

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Pedaling Through the Emerald Isle

Pedaling Through the Emerald Isle

If life seems richer, greener, and more melodic in Ireland, that’s because there is simply more clear air, clean water, verdant countryside, and heart-lifting music in everyday life. For ten entrancing days, I cycled the quiet back roads of the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula in southwest Ireland. By day, I wheeled down […]

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The Best Meat in Hong Kong (Foodie Heaven)

The Best Meat in Hong Kong (Foodie Heaven)

Hong Kong really has become foodie heaven with a truly dizzying array of restaurants in a relatively small area. I find the combination of street food, Asian influences and the vast wealth that brings some of the world’s top chefs and restaurant brands works together to create a Disneyland of the palate. Blue Butcher is a newer spot in […]

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My Favorite Walks in San Francisco

My Favorite Walks in San Francisco

Despite its reputation for dizzying hills, San Francisco is a town for walking. Every weekend for seven years when I lived in San Francisco, I laced up my comfiest walking shoes and headed for varied neighborhoods and parks. Try a few of these walks and you too will be struck by the juxtaposition of urbanity and […]

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Travel Life Lesson #2: Feeling Small

Travel Life Lesson #2: Feeling Small

I’ve stood at the precipitous edge of the Grand Canyon and felt as tiny as a flea. I’ve climbed to the top of Mt. Nimbus in the Canadian Rockies with my daughter and walked across a precarious suspension bridge, feeling dwarfed by the natural wonders around me. I’ve plunged into the paradise blue of the ocean […]

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The 10 Cities with the Most Pride

The 10 Cities with the Most Pride

From Miami to Honolulu and every town in between, people are generally very proud of the place they are from. But what makes the citizens of a certain city passionate about it? For one, it has to have character; something that is unique to that city that one won’t find anywhere else. Second, the positive […]

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