A visit to Cuba is not a vacation but a journey – a journey to a country frozen in time. The clock stopped in 1959 when the dictator Fulgencio Batista and his supporters finally fled from Cuba and another dictator, Fidel Castro moved into power. The resulting political fallout worldwide, including here in the USA, brought the country to a… Read More
Near and Far – Experiencing the World
For as long as I can remember, even as a small child, I wanted to travel. I got excited when I heard people speaking different languages or saw people wearing different clothing. The scents and sounds of different cultures and the amazing people embodying those cultures and beliefs that seem to be so different than my own but in reality – are more similar than we care to admit – it all drove in me a hunger to be a part of the larger world outside of my own neighborhood. It did not matter whether it was local, as in other communities in my own state, or other states within the U.S. or even other countries around the globe. The travel bug bit me hard early and often. In this section, I want to share my love of travel by taking you on some of the trips and adventures that I have had as well as share some things I have learned about traveling in general whether it is on a budget, traveling solo, traveling with a companion, traveling around the world or just viewing the world from my own backyard. I have not traveled as much as I would like to but I certainly intend to continue doing so every chance I get. Travel awakens so many of our senses and refreshes our view of the world. We realize where we fit in this world and how fortunate we truly are to experience it. I love not only my own experiences but also hearing about the experiences of others and hope that those reading this blog will share their experiences as well.
I wanted to do something special and romantic for my husband while we were in Thailand as part of our trip through Southeast Asia to our 10th wedding anniversary. We are so grateful to have found each other and have this time together that I could not let this milestone pass without marking it in a way that would be memorable.
You cannot appreciate the land without appreciating the people of that land. Each and every one of people we met, from the youngest to the elderly, had a great respect for the land and its inhabitants. When we were out in the bush surrounded by the beauty of the land, we listened with our hearts and senses to every single… Read More
I love to travel! While I have traveled a lot, I know there is so much more to see in the world. When I hear stories from my friends about places they have visited, I only add more locations to the list of places to visit – you know the expression “So many places, so little time!” As long… Read More
Visiting Paris was a no-brainer for me. I will never forget my first trip out of the country. I had traveled around the United States for work as a speaker, consultant, and instructor in my field of contracts. However, the lure of traveling to Europe was a constant dream. It was 1984 and I had just started a new position… Read More