15 09, 2018

Fostering Spiritual Growth when Traveling

2018-09-15T19:45:46+00:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: The Great Outdoors, Tips + Culture, Travel Therapy|0 Comments

Travel as a Tool for Spiritual Growth Can travel foster spiritual awakening, healing and spiritual growth? Absolutely! If travel is already a passion for you, chances are you already know the importance of a rich spiritual life. Indeed, a top reason why so many people travel is the wish to feel like part of something much [...]

2 09, 2018

7 Ways to Engage with Nature on a Family Camping Trip

2018-09-02T18:54:43+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: The Great Outdoors, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

How To Truly Engage With Nature On Your Next Family Camping Trip Nature deficit disorder has come to be the zeitgeist of the new millennium, with children under the age of nine spending around 7-1/2 hours in front of electronic media and only enjoying only four to seven minutes of unstructured play a day. This is NOT okay! [...]

24 08, 2018

18 Helpful Lost Baggage Tips

2018-08-26T01:06:46+00:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

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 18 lost baggage tips. When the baggage carousel stopped turning, I suddenly became aware of everything I didn't have in my possession. [...]

30 12, 2015

Street Art From Around the World

2018-08-27T01:28:45+00:00December 30th, 2015|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

Street Art From Around the World Street art is right up there with food on the list of treasures from my wanders. The vibrant colors, it's accessibility, and the sheer variety feed my soul. I "collect" street art from around the world to share here. Enjoy! (Click to order prints)

3 02, 2015

ABC Tips on Visiting FRANCE

2018-08-27T04:29:14+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites, Tips + Culture|Tags: , |0 Comments

ABC Tips on Visiting France Since 1997, I have traveled to France numerous times to visit my French family. Even though I (am embarrassed to say I) have yet to visit the Louvre, I have visited France (even the Eiffel Tower) like a local. I'm sharing my favorite tips on visiting France here—in my usual alphabetical [...]

28 12, 2014

A Delicious Try The World Review

2018-08-27T04:46:31+00:00December 28th, 2014|Categories: Tips + Culture|0 Comments

Try The World Review I found something cool and I want to share it with you—it's called "Try the World" and this is my official and most delicious Try the World review. Mostly, I love being a grown up. But, there's one thing I positively, definitely, absolutely miss. Remember the I-can't-sleep anticipation and rip-the-wrapping-off joy of [...]

29 09, 2014

What the heck is urban knitting???

2018-08-28T05:28:52+00:00September 29th, 2014|Categories: Tips + Culture|0 Comments

Urban Knitting or Yarn Bombing Urban knitting, also known as "guerrilla knitting" or "yarn bombing," is an estrogen-laced form of street art and it's happening all over the world. It all started back in 2005, when Magda Sayeg began leaving her knitted mark throughout Austin, Texas. Now, it's being done by creative individuals and organized groups all over the [...]

9 09, 2014

The Wandering Ex-Housewife’s 7 Travel Cheap Tips

2018-08-29T05:45:26+00:00September 9th, 2014|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

7 Travel Cheap Tips It was on a wander to Maui and Kauai that I realized how much I prefer simple and unique places to stay over sterile upscale hotels. This realization enabled me to fully embrace traveling on a budget and, as a result, not only have I been able to wander more, [...]

19 08, 2014

Finding Unique Places to Stay While Traveling

2018-08-29T06:05:41+00:00August 19th, 2014|Categories: Tips + Culture|0 Comments

Finding Unique Places to Stay While Traveling I am definitely a rebellious traveler. Rebellious travelers avoid anything on the beaten path, especially corporate chains. For rebellious travelers, accommodations are more about the potential experience than the mattresses, sheets and towels. Most are frugal, not necessarily out of necessity, but because rebellious travelers have learned that the value of [...]