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The “non-touristy” Maldives

As a non-surfer I was surprised to see the number of boards being loaded off the plane. I didn’t realize that one or two of the atolls were ranked in the top 30 best surfing spots in the world.  My … Continue reading

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Haiti’s Disastrous Deterioration

Before leaving I read an account of how millions of dollars of foreign aid to Haiti, after both the 2010 earthquake and the 2016 hurricane, were not spent wisely so I knew not to expect to see a country in … Continue reading

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Pleased to Meet You!

Since my divorce 20 years ago I have lived alone and have slipped comfortably into the skin of an introvert. The fact that I have a large loving family made it easier to not seek out new friends.  I am … Continue reading

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OOHbear

I’ve always made use of public transport while traveling and have found it to be reliable and cost-effective.  However, this time I was staying in a less touristy area of Paris and found many of the streets to be under … Continue reading

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Creating Lasting Memories

In 1990 all 13 of my mother’s children got together to celebrate her 70th birthday in Minnesota.  Some of us came great distances including my brother who buzzed the house in  an F-86 Sabre Jet from Pt. Mugu, CA to … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits

There have only been a few occasions when I didn’t enjoy spending time with a fellow traveler. Usually I will come away with at least one new locale that would be added to my list of places I needed to … Continue reading

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An Abundance of Boats, Wealth and Cats.

Kuwait has always been all about boats….although, probably not like the ones in the harbors, the marinas and on the beach today. Their history chronicles Kuwait City origins as a fishing village that became a major commercial center for trade between India … Continue reading

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