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Best Places to Heal

Best Places to Heal

My mother shared her love of gardening with me when I was young, and when she died after a long illness, I planted myself in my garden to tear out weeds and wail to the winds.   Two months after her passing, I was on a business trip in Los Angeles and tacked on a […]

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Women Travel Safety: Attacks in India and Mexico: Travelers Do’s and Don’ts

Women Travel Safety: Attacks in India and Mexico: Travelers Do’s and Don’ts

From Acapulco to New Delhi — in tourist bars, hotel rooms, taxis and deserted streets, women are less safe than ever. Traveling to see the world is exciting and entirely safe for most of us, most of the time.  However, for us, for women, we move around the world with a different mind set, one […]

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 Ten travel tips from the Womens Travel Fest

 Ten travel tips from the Womens Travel Fest

          Last weekend I picked up great travel tips at the sold-out Womens Travel Fest. I had the honor to share the stage with  with Patricia Schultz,  author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die,  Felicity Aston, the first and only woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone […]

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Royal India: Rajasthan’s Hidden Treasures

Royal India: Rajasthan’s Hidden Treasures

Love it or hate it, India ignites the imagination and unsettles the soul. After 8 fabulous trips to India, you can guess how I feel about it. One of the most luxurious experiences of my life, shared with my daughter, was staying at historical palaces in Rajasthan. My first experience, when I was traveling alone around the world, […]

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10 Easy Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight on a Cruise

10 Easy Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight on a Cruise

Some sources estimate that cruisers gain 1-2 pounds per day. There are always a few dedicated gym-goers on every cruise, but most of us go on cruises to relax, not to chain ourselves to an elliptical between ice cream binges. To hedge your bets for an enjoyable, gym-free cruise without the post-cruise belly roll, ditch […]

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Changing Women’s Lives in Turkey with Exercise.

Changing Women’s Lives in Turkey with Exercise.

I’m going to tell you right away what the best part of traveling and my job is: meeting amazing people when I travel. I looked up a friend-of-a friend in Istanbul recently and was really glad I did. Part 2 of the Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Feats Series.Part 1. Nepal. Bedriye began the women-owned and operated B-Fit […]

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Family Travel and Language School in Mexico

Family Travel and Language School in Mexico

Family Travel A true story about family travel, by Marybeth Bond about living in Mexico with her young daughters. A mother worries about safety living in Mexico with her young daughters. I was misguided in my anxiety. “Are you scared, Mommy?” whispered my seven-year-old daughter in the back seat of the battered Mexican taxi. The […]

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Kindness on the Road Leads to a Cowboy Rodeo

Kindness on the Road Leads to a Cowboy Rodeo

After a week of biking across Kansas, my daughter and I were desperate for a friendly face and something more than cornfields or the pavement beneath our tires. There are times during a trip when one friendly person can change your attitude or make you smile for days. We met one of these journeymakers at […]

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Gutsy Traveler of the Month: Paola Gianturco and International Women’s Issues

Gutsy Traveler of the Month: Paola Gianturco and International Women’s Issues

I’ll admit, it’s easy to be “wowed”by Paola’s accomplishments.

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Celebrate remission from breast cancer with a trip.

Celebrate remission from breast cancer with a trip.

When Judy’s doctor called and gave her the good news about her remission from breast cancer, we screamed, laughed and cried together. “Let’s do something big – let’s take a trip,”  Judy suggested. For several months we were always too busy –work, family, doctors appointments, dog sitters — there were always good excuses. Finally the […]

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