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TRAVEL THERAPY 31: Lessons Learned by an Introvert

Travel Therapy #31 Lessons Learned by an Introvert At 50 years and 7 months of age, I volunteered myself for a potentially intense 13 day social experiment. I wanted to see what would happen if I, a highly independent introvert, went on a structured hiking tour of the Canadian Rockies with 13 strangers. At the end, I was refilled, drained, and [...]

By |November 26th, 2017|Categories: Travel Therapy|0 Comments

CANADA: Hiking Tour of the Canadian Rockies

CANADA: Hiking Tour of the Canadian Rockies Why would I, a hardcore introvert who doesn't like to be told what to do, choose to go on a hiking tour of the Canadian Rockies with two guides and 10 strangers? As a result of 22 years in the suburbs and a decade smack in the middle of the city, I [...]

By |November 19th, 2017|Categories: Canada, Destinations|0 Comments

U.S. Taxes for Worldly Americans Book Review

U.S. Taxes for Worldly Americans AUTHOR: Olivier Wagner, EA, CPA GENRE: Non-Fiction U.S. Taxes for Worldly Americans Synopsis Are you a citizen of the United States who lives abroad? You probably know that the U.S.A. is one of only two countries in the world that applies citizenship based taxation in order to tax its own citizens on their worldwide income, irrespective of where [...]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Travel-ish Book Reviews|0 Comments

Lost Baggage Tips

Lost Baggage Tips I used to be complacent about lost baggage. And, then I lost my innocence in Kauai's Lihue Airport. There were some things I could have done to minimize my suffering—hence, this post with my best lost baggage tips. When the baggage carousel stopped turning, I suddenly became aware of everything I didn't have in my possession. My heart started [...]

By |October 30th, 2016|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

5 Places to Get the Best Brunch in Brooklyn

 5 Places to Get the Best Brunch in Brooklyn by Helen Nichols | well-beingsecrets.com  Brunch in Brooklyn is a SERIOUS business to any true Brooklynite, so choosing the right spot for your dining experience is key. Luckily, I’ve been exploring the Brooklyn brunch scene for a while now and I can give you few valuable tips. Here are my top five [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: The Geography of Bliss

The Geography of Bliss Review TITLE: The Geography of Bliss AUTHOR: Eric Weiner GENRE: Non-Fiction, Spirituality, Travel The Geography of Bliss Synopsis Weiner spent a decade as a foreign correspondent reporting from such discontented locales as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Indonesia. Unhappy people living in profoundly unstable states, he notes, inspire pathos and make for good copy, but not for good karma. So Weiner, [...]

By |August 21st, 2016|Categories: Travel-ish Book Reviews|0 Comments