One of my favorite places to visit is the city of Paris. I have beautiful memories of being in the city eating the food, visiting the museums, sitting in the parks, and just soaking it up. Of course, with a travel ban in place and a pandemic still forcing us to stay close to home travel to anywhere out of… Read More
Near and Far – Experiencing the World
Travel exposes us to the sights, scents, and sounds of different regions, cultures and lifestyles, The amazing people we meet may initially seem to be so different from those we know but in reality they are more similar than we care to admit. I have always had a hunger to be a part of the larger community outside of my own. It did not matter whether it was local in my own state, other states within the U.S. or other countries around the globe. 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 and experienced traveling whether it is on a budget, in a group or with a companion, around the world or in my own backyard. Travel awakens so many of our senses and refreshes our view of the world. Travel helps us realize who we are and where we fit in this world.
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” Maya Angelou These days we can only dream of the places we want to see and yearn for the ability to not only leave our… Read More
Yes, we are adjusting to life as it is now where we are staying at home and not doing many of the things that we enjoy doing. That is a good thing because it keeps us and others safe and healthy. It is nonetheless difficult because the days seem to meld into each other and soon a new routine has… Read More
I have often spoken about a young woman named Chiddy who has been a mentee of mine for what seems like forever. Not only are we very close but I have been close to her family in Nigeria as well for all these many years. Not too long ago I sent Chiddy several of my shirts to share with her… Read More
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
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.