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Turning Japanese: How I Became a Geisha of Gion

“Stop laughing. You need the right attitude if you want to look like a geisha of Gion!” I said to Rebecca and Marie, head turned away to hide my own smirk.  We shuffled our way towards the shrine looming at the end of the cobblestone street, less than a quarter of a mile away.  The […]

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50 Best Short Travel Quotes of All Time

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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Bohemian Rhapsody: Bahama Cruise from Charleston

I didn’t want to do it. Every fiber of my being was screaming, “NO!” The seemingly vertical drop looked bottomless. But I had no choice… after all, I had a reputation to maintain. I’d already nailed adrenaline stunts like skydiving,  hang gliding, and tons of bad-ass roller coasters with ease. So why was a  “little” […]

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South Dakota Road Trip: Seeking the Famous Wall Drug Donuts

“You have to stop at Wall Drug,” said Kathy, my buffalo safari guide at Custer State Park. I’d just told her that my road trip in South Dakota was taking me to the Badlands the next day.  “And make sure you get one of their homemade donuts – they’re legendary.”  Decision made.  I’ll travel just about […]

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Travel Snobs! My Pet Peeve.

I just read a really great article about “travel snobs” by William Chalmers in the Huffington Press.  Travel snobs top my list of pet peeves.  If I hear the term “authentic travel” one more time, I swear I will scream! “Travel [is] a highly subjective personal experience and diversity [is] a good thing!” Spot on, […]

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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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Random TSA Searches: Some Days Are Like That, Even In the Midwest

TSA rules! Tell me…. do I look dangerous to you?  Apparently the TSA still thinks so. Rapid City Regional Airport.  Just another nondescript launching pad in the life of a travel writer.  Or so I thought. But it turned out to be a no-good, very bad, terrible day. As I’m going through security in the […]

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7 Reasons Why Traveling is a Waste of Time

Is traveling a waste of time?  You decide…. It’s obsolete.  In the “olden” days, you had to travel to see amazing sights.  Now, you can just turn on the TV and see the pyramids of Giza, the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, and the remote sandy beaches of the Seychelles.  Nowadays you don’t […]

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Airport Boredom? Here’s How We Beat It!

This is why I love traveling with my peeps, Marie and Rebecca… On our recent trip to Japan, we were stuck in the Osaka railway station, waiting to be picked up by our guide, who was late and still stuck in rush hour traffic. After wasting an hour in a jam-packed restaurant, I suggested that […]

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Are Breasts Lethal Weapons? TSA Underwire Bra Rules

Underwire Alert! When traveling, always make sure your breasts are not lethal weapons. Breasts?  Lethal weapons? Apparently, the TSA thinks so. TSA underwire bra scans wreak havoc on their scans. It was 3:30 a.m. and I was on my way to a business trip from New Hampshire to Oregon.  I’m not a morning person so […]

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