Launching Our Book

Finally, after four years of writing and rewriting, we are happy to say, our book is ready to launch!  It has been quite a journey and we know you will enjoy the results. So many faces, stories, and pictures to see, as well a wealth of insider knowledge and practical advice to guide you through […]

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Fathom ~ Social Impact Travel

You have cruised to many destinations and seen the sights, but did you actually have the time to meet the people and begin to understand their situation, their daily struggle? Carnival Corporation is offering a cruise with a new focus: To combine your love of travel with your desire to make a difference. ~ SOCIAL IMPACT TRAVEL […]

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Integrating a Travel Mindset into Your Daily Life

Too soon after returning home from a trip, we slide into our former pace of life. Our adventures fade into memories. Many of the benefits of the cruise, such as lowered stress, higher levels of physical activity, and multiple interactions with others, that brought many moments of laughter, joy, and interesting conversation seem no longer […]

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New Year Wishes Last Longer Than A Day

A Thought For the New Year  And Two Suggestions for 2015   May 2015 Be Your Best Year Yet! NYE Sydney Harbour Fireworks © Rob Chandler (own work) CC-BY-SA-2.0 creativecommons.org

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Obidos ~ The Town of the Queens

The Travel-in-Portugal.com website tells us about Obidos’s romantic history that makes it even more endearing: “Perched on a hill rising out of an agricultural plain, Óbidos is one of Portugal’s picturesque gems. From its lofty center, one gazes upon expanses of vineyards speckled with whirling windmills and terracotta-roofed homesteads. Nearer, narrow cobbled streets, lined typically with whitewashed, […]

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Stunning, But Not Sunny, Seville

Seville, Spain is one of those beautiful cities you could visit again and again and still not see all you wished to experience! It is a city with a very high “WOW” factor. As but one feature, all of the streets are lined with orange trees (used in Britain to make bitter orange marmalade). Our […]

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Story of Ozymandias (Rabat, Morocco)

Rabat is the capital of Morocco and home to Morocco’s Royal Palace. The large estate can be described as a walled city that not only houses one of the King’s Palace’s but also the minions who work there. Though we were excited to visit the grounds, we were more than disappointed with the reception we […]

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Taroudant Morocco Souks and Medina

Capturing the essence of life centuries ago in Taroudant requires no imagination as not much has changed there in a very long time under many dynasties. Taroudant developed as an agricultural center far from the crowded cities. In this area they grow cotton, rice fruit, vegetables and sugar cane. The distinctive essence of this quiet […]

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Tahiche and Teguise on Lanzarote in the Canaries

In the port city of Arrecife, on Lanzarote, Canary Islands, we visited three very different venues: Tari de Tahiche that houses the work of Cesar Manrique, Teguise, and the piracy fort that overlooks this small city. Cesar Manrique is known world wide for his contemporary art manifested as paintings, sculpture, murals, and architecture integrated into […]

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Historic Windows and Doors of Las Palmas

The last two Canary Islands we visited are Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. Each is similar to the others, but also different. Nearly half of those who live in the Canary Islands reside in Las Palmas on Gran Canaria, making this city the fifth most populous in Spain.   Las Palmas enjoys a mild climate year […]

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