Fly Away With Me-Paris (1)

“To study in Paris is to be born in Paris.”-Victor Hugo, Les Miserables  One week, and many hours later, I made a huge attempt to remember Paris. A research project that would only last a week, I had to make the most of what I had in front of me. Paris, France is crazy, wonderful, busy, grey, cool and holds a style and groove all its own. Paris is more than the Eiffel.. Read More

Did You Say Go West? (Chp. 2)

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“Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly”-Tony Robbins     Departing Kansas at 11:00 in the morning is a late start but some things are unavoidable. As I push through mid-morning traffic on 435 Northbound from Kansas I head towards Omaha, NE.     While rolling through open farmland and cattle ranges, pale, grey skies hang lazily with enough light to remind one that the day is running away from you… Read More

Did you say go West? (chapter 1)

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“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind” There is a time when restlessness determines a new direction in one’s life. For me, it this is a constant. The more I feel boxed in, the further I want to fly. So with the washing away of  winter and smell and sounds of spring, it is time to flee. This time the road calls for me to move westward and not necessarily.. Read More

Ready, Set…Let’s Go!

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“Travel teaches toleration”-Benjamin Disraeli I am featuring guest blogger Kendra Thornton for this special story. She contacted me regarding our favorite places to travel. Although we have listed some of our top picks, trust me it wasn’t easy, at least not for me. I could have listed twenty more but I did not want to appear selfish on the page. Hopefully this will give you an idea for the upcoming spring and summer.. Read More

You Better Watch Out…

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“Come, woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humor and like enough to consent.” William Shakespeare Now that we’ve wolfed down the turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy, it’s time to rest and digest. After all, there are two more holidays we must pull through. My favorite is just around the corner. Yes, I’m a sucker for Christmas. I’m that person who decorates to the hilt. In fact, I have decorated.. Read More

Guest blogger:Alice Jerusha

“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.”-Mary McLeod Bethune   I’ve decided to try something new. After being approached to  host a guest blogger for my site, I thought, “why not?” It would allow, for me, a chance to breathe and research material for future stories while allowing someone else to shine. So, I welcome my guest blogger, Alice Jerusha. (http://www.drivinglicenceguide.co.uk/) Major health tips when you are on travel When you.. Read More

Cool Colors and Cider Drinks

“Of  all the seasons, autumn  offers the most  to man and requires the least of him.”-Hall Borland Hot Cider anyone? It’s that time of the year when cool winds of the upcoming season tickles our cheeks and whispers in our ears that winter is on its way. Autumn’s fingers tap the leaves that hang bright green from unsuspecting branches, sending a wave of brilliant colors through its veins. Soon, the leaves break free,.. Read More

The Need to Flee

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Lewis Stevenson – Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes There are times when running away is fun. To get away from all the grown up and expected responsibilities that label us once we pass the age of twenty-one. For me, the need to flee is nothing new. I dream and wonder, “What if?” or “How did that.. Read More

Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.4)

“Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always intresting.”- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe On the island of Lanai, is a cool, upbeat boutique called, The Local Gentry. Located in the town square at 363 7th St., is a gem of a find. During an early morning browse, I  had scanned the stores’ window displays and could not wait for it to open. There is no.. Read More

It’s Hana Baby!

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”-Martin Buber If you ever travel to Maui, HI you must take the one time trip to Hana. I’ve traveled it three times within the last five months and still find something new that I missed the time before. Starting from Pa’ia, an upbeat town of shops and eateries. You can find art work by local artists, clothing by top name companies and grab a bite at any of the.. Read More

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