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Bucket List of Things to Do on an African Safari

Though going on a safari in Tanzania as a guest of Shadows of Africa was one HUGE bucket list check, there were also a number of mini checks during this incredible four day adventure.   Bucket List of 15 Things to Do on Safari in Tanzania 1. SPOT THE BIG FIVE If [...]

By | July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Spend the Night in a Hostel in Florence, Italy

In my many years of traveling around the world, it was not until embarrassingly recently that I had ever spent the night in a hostel. This popular and economical lodging option was never on my agenda mostly because I don't feel comfortable sleeping in the same room or sharing a restroom with [...]

By | July 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Attend Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Call me crazy, but seeing Notre Dame Cathedral was not on my Paris bucket list prior to arriving in France. What was I thinking? Peter and I actually passed by it the first time without even stopping and accidentally stumbled upon it the second time, only drawn in by the crowds and bleachers out front. Though [...]

By | July 19th, 2014|0 Comments

See Hugging Zebras in Africa. Snapshot.

See Hugging Zebras in Africa While on safari in Tanzania, with Shadows of Africa, there was a wild vision that that never grew dull, the sight of zebras hugging. This sweet sight won't be terribly difficult to spot, I got a glimpse of them in Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarengire National Parks. Though this moment may be [...]

By | July 15th, 2014|0 Comments

See the Byzantine Monasteries in Greece

99.8% of the time I am overly content with being a woman. But, while traveling through Halkidiki, Greece I encountered that .02%. Due to my genetic femininity I would only be able to witness the breathtaking Mount Athos Byzantine monasteries from a minimum of 500 meters away. That's a whopping 1640 feet to [...]

By | July 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Paddle Board in Oxnard, California

I am clumsy. Tripping over mysterious bumps in the road and dropping seemingly slippery wine glasses is nothing new. So, when I decided to learn how to paddle board in the Channel Islands Harbor of Oxnard, California my first concern was how cold would the water be. My second? Would [...]

By | July 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Stay in a Tuscan Villa in Italy

There has been a not so secret fantasy that has occupied my mind over the last few years. It is the one where I leave all the stresses of life behind to escape to the hills of Northern Italy and live in a charming, old Tuscan Villa. A classic dream that blends a [...]

By | July 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Bucket List of 18 Things to do in Chiang Mai

Thailand's Northern city of Chiang Mai is many traveler's dream destination due to its delicious food, hundreds of temples, rich culture and budget travel opportunities. It is also the second largest city in the country and filled will bucket list worthy experiences.   Bucket List of 19 Things to Do in Chiang [...]

By | June 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Do a Kimono Fitting in Tokyo, Japan

While traveling through the streets of Tokyo we saw some ladies and a couple of gentlemen donning traditional Japanese kimonos. I was intrigued. Were they as comfy as they looked? Luckily, our tour guide for the day had taken a year long class in order to learn how to properly fit a person [...]

By | June 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Read a Classic Book + 12 Free Classic Novels to Read

I am an avid reader. It is one of the best ways to pass the time while traveling. Between all the airports, trains and planes, distractions are a necessity. My tastes run the gamut, from romance to science fiction to entrepreneurial to fantasy. It doesn't matter much as long as it's [...]

By | June 13th, 2014|0 Comments