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Quirky Female Travel Gifts You Can’t Resist!

I know, every blogger and their uncle has a gift guide, and not surprisingly, they all have basically the same mundane gift suggestions.  Most of them you (1) already have, (2) are boring, or (3) don’t want. They are about as far from quirky female travel gifts as you can get. I submit that this […]

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Try the Spa at Old Edwards Inn. You Can Thank Me Later

“It’s a surprise,” he said with twinkling green eyes as he tucked me into the passenger seat and gently closed the door. My ridiculously huge grin gave away my glee… I do love surprises! We drove for an hour and a half, winding our way across the state border and into the Blue Ridge Mountains […]

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50 best travel quotes

50 Best Travel Quotes Ever

Here are the 50 best travel quotes of all time (in my humble opinion).  Some of them may seem to be more inspirational than travel, but in my world, the two are intertwined. 1.  “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.” ~ Roman Payne […]

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Travel Makes You Healthier, Happier and More Productive

For those of us who love to travel, it’s difficult to comprehend why somewhere between 30 and 50 percent of Americans do not use all their vacation days. Studies show that people who take vacations enjoy a multitude of benefits to their well-being. Physical Benefits Taking time away from work is not just fun, but […]

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Valentine’s Day: Dinner, Diamonds or Destination?

Full disclosure, I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day.  It’s just too forced and commercial for my liking.  But for many, the dilemma of a Valentine’s Day gift can be stressful. Dinner? Too impersonal. Diamonds? Too committal.  Roses?  Meh. But what about… DESTINATION?  Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! Why not create a perfect Valentine’s […]

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Curacao Chichi dolls

Curacao Chichi Dolls: Art, Entrepreneurism, and Community Service

Not only was my “Chichi®” one of my favorite souvenirs from Curaçao, a Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela, it’s one of my favorite artifacts from all of my world travels. Each one a hand-painted original, these voluptuous clay sculptures open their arms as if to draw you into a loving embrace.  “Chichi,” in […]

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Baja Studios Adds Redford Film to Repertoire

Less than an hour’s drive from San Diego, standing sentry over 3,000 feet of craggy Pacific coast, is Baja Studios, best known for filming epic blockbuster hits like Titanic, Pearl Harbor, and Master and Commander. The self-contained production facility covers sets distributed over 46 acres, including the largest filming tanks in the world. Baja Studios […]

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