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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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Women Travel Statistics – 80% of All Travel Decisions Made by Women

Women Travel Statistics – 80% of All Travel Decisions Made by Women

Women—young, old, single, married, and widowed—are fueling an explosive growth in the travel industry. More women are traveling, for business and for pleasure, and they’re calling the shots. Just look around in a restaurant, how many tables are occupied by groups of women? Of those who currently take nature, adventure or cultural trips, 75% are […]

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Walking Tours in England: Why and How in the Cotswolds

Walking Tours in England: Why and How in the Cotswolds

The  Cotswolds are known as the walking capital of England. Why?  The ancient network of footpaths were created over the centuries as villagers found the quickest way to their place of work, local market or church.

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Planning Your Trek on El Camino de Santiago

Planning Your Trek on El Camino de Santiago

Since the ninth century, millions of world travelers have embarked on Spain’s ancient Camino de Santiago trail, the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

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Face-toface with Polar Bears in the Canadian Arctic – Churchill, Manitoba

Face-toface with Polar Bears in the Canadian Arctic – Churchill, Manitoba

Less than an hour after we landed at the remote lodge on Hudson Bay, we saw our first polar bear. In fact, it was a cuddly-looking mother and cub who lumbered along the shoreline. We photographed them from the safety of the lodge windows and settled in for a “safety talk” before we headed out […]

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The Grand Canyon of Greece: Hiking to Cliff-top Monasteries in Meteora

The Grand Canyon of Greece: Hiking to Cliff-top Monasteries in Meteora

The best part of any good hike is the reward of an epic view.You sweat and trek your way to the top, and your hard work is repaid with a view that makes you realize just how small you are in a very big world. My hike to the Holy Trinity Monastery in Meteora, Greece […]

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Biking Across America: the Toughest Thing I’ve Ever Done!

Biking Across America: the Toughest Thing I’ve Ever Done!

Biking across America.  From California to Virginia. WHY? When my 22-year-old daughter asked me to join her in a great adventure and challenge, I hesitated and voiced all my objections and fears. Click here for the diary of a day in Kansas. How would we finance it? Could we get in shape to ride 3,000+ […]

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Sundance: A Little Resort That’s Big on Rustic Charm

Sundance: A Little Resort That’s Big on Rustic Charm

For some people, the word “Sundance” conjures images of Robert Redford in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a mail-order catalogue, a film festival, or a cable channel. To me, however, Sundance equals a majestic mountain retreat—nestled at the foot of a ski mountain in a grove of aspen trees. Intimate, unpretentious and […]

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How to Meet The Locals

How to Meet The Locals

For those of us who travel a lot, the most enduring memories are often of the people we meet along the way. Remember that hilarious waiter in Rome? Or Mary Murphy, the owner of the B&B in Ireland? The best way to connect easily with locals is to stay in their homes or arange to […]

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Ten Tips for Planning a National Park Vacation

Ten Tips for Planning a National Park Vacation

My parents saved all year for our summer family vacations.  Mom, dad and four kids piled into the station wagon and we headed west from Ohio to Wyoming, Arizona and California. There is no better way to have an appreciation of our own country and our Wild West History than to visit America’s National Parks. […]

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