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What Now ?!

They ask me, “What was the high point, your favorite place after traveling alone for 300 days?” – There is no one answer or place, because, it was all GREAT. Yet, (closing eyes now) the memory of just me, standing alone in the African desert when everything dropped away, and all there was, was...

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Boy Meets Girl

Ahh…So much to say from the land down under. 288 days on the road, 11 countries, 34 new cities, One girl, one way tickets, the quest of a lifetime. I write this now from the balcony of my lovers house, wearing his heavy black bathrobe because the smell of him makes me feel safe. It is time to...

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Reality Check – Oh The Glam of It All…

 
I believe in angels and all things magical and mystical. Balinese believe in Ganesha, the God of wisdom and new beginnings. Ganesha is...
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New Colors

“I’m very sorry Madame, you may not go to your tent, the elephants are near,” says my escort at the Okavango Delta Lodge. Peering through the bushes I see the two of the...
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Mamma Mia!

Sometimes we do stupid things that sound really good at the time. Here’s one of mine. I made a vow to myself, “No men for 1 year.” Who needs it right? One year to focus on healing my heart and soul. Then I go to Italy! What a recipe for disaster.

Since it is true women are from Venus, I...

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Road Angels

Sometimes you can feel it when they’re near. People you just connect with. 2 months in and I wanted to tell you about some of these people that have me believing someone is watching over me.

Meet F. He was the first. F. is one of those travel bloggers whose sites have helped my research...

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Girl Power Earrings

Some months back, I was in jewelry store in Florida, deconstructing a certain ring, when I noticed these silver earrings on the cheap rack. I instantly recognized the goddess symbol and the moonstone bead, and had to have them. Little did I know how important they would be for me in the coming...

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The Art Of Getting Lost

Take a Jersey/Florida girl, insert into a foreign land and whadda ya get? A girl who pretends she knows exactly what she is doing at all times. I landed in northern Italy in a mountain lake town...

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Flat and Black – The Answer To The RTW Packing Dilemma

Planning for this trip has been exhilarating, but deciding what to pack, not so much. Hey, I am a girl and I really...

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The Queen & The Musician

My sister Corrine swears she was born to the wrong family, hers was supposed to be one of royalty, ladies in waiting, a closet filled with designer shoes and crown jewels. I didn’t even mind that she always got to play the queen in our childhood games.  My story wouldn’t be complete without an...

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Nonna = Love

Part of my extended family includes Carlo, who is a 1st gen Italian American, and his beautiful wife Denise. Carlo’s family has a fascinating history. His Mother, lovingly known as Nonna, saved her family from execution by Mussolini’s army after her convent was bombed when she was...

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Who Says You Can’t?

“It doesn’t matter where you are, it doesn’t matter where you go

If it’s a million miles aways or just a mile up the road

Take it in, take it with you when you go

Who says you can’t go home?”

…Bon Jovi

The beautiful area of...

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The Kickoff Tour - Wicked & Beautiful In Orlando

Before my flight across the Atlantic, the adventure began in Orlando Florida with my BFFs, my 3 sisters. We had a long weekend to relive our childhood memories at the Magic Kingdom Park and to make new ones as grown-ups. We absolutely wore tiaras the entire day even if they gave us headaches....

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Just the FAQs – Pre Trip Research

Dedicated to Di Koller and Kathy Lafayette, 2 crazy fun loving girls I am honored to call my friends.

“While starting a flower bed requires some planning and forethought beforehand, it’s not as difficult as one might think, do your research and choose your flowers carefully.”

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12 Ingredients - Fog Lifter Potion

There are times a plant is perfectly happy in just the right soil and proper light, and, there are times when they need a little help getting out of the ground. Often though, it is difficult to find the key elements in nature. This is when fertilizers come in handy. Below is the list of my...

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