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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

When I heard about “Olga Murray, the Mother Theresa of Nepal,” I tracked her down and we met for lunch.

“Wow” Moments on an Antarctica Voyage

“Wow” Moments on an Antarctica Voyage

Every day in Antarctica was beyond my wildest expectations and better than the day before. Except, of course, the day

“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

We were always too busy –work, family, doctors appointments, treatments, dog sitters — there were always good excuses. Finally the

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

Check List: Day Before Travel

Check List: Day Before Travel

Packing is such a pain. Lists help me reduce the stress. Here’s my list of last minute items I’ve forgotten in

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,”

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

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,

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

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