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My Lessons in Using a GoPro or FauxPro While Snorkeling

As I mentioned earlier, I bought my action camera (ie the Faux Pro as I call it), specifically with a snorkeling trip in mind. Reality is I bought it sort of last minute — just a couple of days before we left for the trip. I didn’t know what I was doing at all so […]

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Buying a GoPro or in My Case a FauxPro

The products I mention here are things I found & purchased on my own. I am putting affiliate links in the post so that I may make a tiny commission on any sales generated from the post.  With friends who would be able to cover large acreages, drones make sense to scout crops and a […]

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First Time Snorkeling and I Had A Lot to Learn

Choosing activities on a short winter beach getaway, can be tough. Going to an all-inclusive for the first time, my sister and I knew we’d have a lot of pool and beach time, eventhough we never anticipated a stressful beach emergency! Before we got there though, I read up on the great Maya reef and […]

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The Torture of a Middle Seat and So Much More

As a long-time, frequent flier, I can admit I have a very different view of travel than I did as a college student heading to spring break in California for my first big trip without the family. On that trip, I was so excited to be on the plane, I am a long way past it. And […]

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beach on Cancun

We Heard Her Scream “Help!”

It is so easy to get transported to a different world for me when I’m on a beach. I love the feel of the sun on my skin (what I can feel through the heavy coat of sunscreen). My toes are happy in sandals or sand. And watching the waves roll in lures me into […]

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Flight attendant safety demo

Finding Awesome Amidst a Crazy Travel Day

So often as I travel at the holidays, I find myself wondering about my fellow man. With my day starting off with a rainy, icy mess, I have to admit my hopes weren’t too high. But I tried to be a bright spot with only friendly glances and words. I worried this would be a […]

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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opera Experience in Prague

When it comes to amazing experiences, sometimes you try to plan everything to the nth degree and other times you do a few things and the rest just fall into place. My trip to Prague was punctuated by an amazing experience on my final night in town. Ellen had asked earlier whether I like opera […]

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Things to Consider if You Are Buying a New Travel Backpack

Recently I decided to get myself backpack travel ready again. It has been a few years since I’ve packed for trips in a backpack, in part because I usually travel for business and it seems I can secure business clothes better in a roller bag. But it is also because my big travel backpack suffered […]

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