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Oahu Getaway: Three Girls, Three Days

The best view of Oahu came right at the moment I leaned forward and tumbled out of the plane. Finished with an Aikido conference in which Marie and Rebecca participated (I was there to photograph the event) we had decided a short girls’ getaway as in order. After all, the conference was in Waikiki, so […]

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Black Hills Tourist Attractions: Blown Away by the Badlands. Literally.

With just 48 hours to spend in Rapid City, I had already scheduled a visit to Mt. Rushmore, a drive on the Needles Highway, and a Buffalo Jeep Safari at Custer State Park, and a pit stop to eat the famous Wall Drug donuts. From my hotel the first night, I spontaneously Googled “things to do” […]

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Cruises for Single Travelers: Good Venue for Solo Women?

As someone who frequently travels alone, I’d never considered taking a cruise.  For one thing, I’m prone to motion sickness and the thought of being out in the middle of the ocean with no escape for stabilization was not appealing.  In addition, spending just one day at an exotic location didn’t seem like it would […]

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Girls Get High: How to Skydive Hawaii

The small round light turned green, the plane decreased speed to the point of hover (or so it seemed), and the bottom of the garage-like metal door began to creak its slow, ominous rise.  Strapped into my tandem jumpmaster as snuggly as I would allow without dinner and a movie, there was no turning back […]

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Bora Bora Holidays: Bungalows, Beaches, Baguettes and Black Pearls

Declared “the most beautiful island in the world” by author James Mitchener, Bora Bora has long been considered a destination for starry-eyed honeymooners who rarely venture beyond their luxury resort. But that is changing.  As more and more women are choosing to travel alone or with friends, they are discovering that Bora Bora has so […]

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Bora Bora Overwater Bungalows

When it comes to luxury vacations, few destinations can beat the magical island of Bora Bora.  Dubbed “the most beautiful island in the world,” by author James Mitchener and “the pearl of the Pacific” by Captain Cook, this tiny piece of French Polynesian paradise bewitches all who venture to her shores. Just mention to anyone […]

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Culebra Beach and Beyond: Family Fun on the Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret

“It’s invisible water!” exclaimed my 9-year-old son. I could see his point. Standing waist -deep in the crystal surf, the water below him looked more like it came out of a tap than the ocean. That’s what Flamenco Beach on the northwest coast of Culebra is like. Hailed in tourist brochures as one of the […]

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Top 10 Phuket Thailand Attractions That You Must Do! (updated 2020)

Thailand is a wealth of intriguing culture and rich history. But after you’ve had your fill of the gorgeous temples, stately palaces, and Golden Buddha’s, head south. Nicknamed “the Pearl of the Andaman,” Phuket is the largest and most well-known of the islands in the Andaman Sea on Thailand’s southern peninsula. It’s a paradise of […]

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Playa Avellanas: Costa Rica’s Hidden Beach

Just six miles south of the popular tourist beach town of Tamarindo in Costa Rica, is a pristine beach loved by locals…and the tourists who can find it. Playa Avellanas is an oasis at the end of a long warren of dusty, bumpy dirt roads.  There are no souvenir shops here, no high rise hotels, […]

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Belize Diving: Great for Beginners

The graceful beauty of stingrays, multi-colored tropical fish, swaying sea grass and coral, dawdling giant sea turtles, and yes, even the sand-papery skin of nurse sharks are part of the Belize diving.  Whether you do it once a day, once a year, or once in a lifetime… just do it! No Experience Necessary Belize dive […]

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