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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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Royal India: Stay in Historical Palaces in Rajasthan

Royal India: Stay in Historical Palaces in Rajasthan

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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 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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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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Machu Picchu – A Family Affair

Machu Picchu – A Family Affair

Mother/Daughter Travel We thought we were prepared, but we really weren’t. Our first glimpse of the colossal pre-Columbian city, standing regally under a piercingly blue sky, moved us emotionally and physically. We were both surprised by our reaction to the 15th-century Inca site  perched almost 8,000 feet above sea level. My 21-year-old daughter Annalyse draped […]

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Confessions of a Hotel Maid

Confessions of a Hotel Maid

A hotel maid has decided to spill the dirtiest secrets behind housekeeping. . How do you usually begin a typical day? My day begins with a staff meeting at 7am. Here we discuss the days plans, be told how many guests are there that day, how many new guests are coming, how many rooms are […]

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Woman to Woman in Bali

Woman to Woman in Bali

It’s the name that immediately comes to mind when you think of the romantic ending of Eat, Pray, Love. The lush, languid island of Bali lingers, embedded in our imaginations from Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling book and the movie starring Julia Roberts. As much as Bali is known for its romantic resorts, sandy beaches and luscious green […]

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Solo Travel is Easy and Rewarding

Solo Travel is Easy and Rewarding

Have you ever wanted to see a Broadway play in New York City, take a road trip to see the fall foliage,  or splurge on a vacation to Paris, but couldn’t find anyone to go with you?  Solo travel is the answer! I can imagine what you’re thinking. You’ll be lonely, isolated, it’s dangerous, and […]

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Gutsy Woman of the Month: Bedriye Hülya

Gutsy Woman of the Month: Bedriye Hülya

I’m going to tell you right away what the best part of 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. Bedriye Hülya is an attractive young woman with an impressive list of accomplishments. She uses her energy, inspiration and skills to help […]

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