Now Let’s Hike

Ok. Now that the kiddies have been settled and watered, everyone has gone to the bathroom, sunscreen and bug spray applied, its time to actually get out and enjoy the hike. The El Tovar trail provides options for all types of hikers, it also provides a smoother path to accommodate wheelchairs and also strollers. This…

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Arizona Loading

I planned to be organized, intentional, focused and write little blurbs summarizing each day. Though my intentions were genuine, the reality is that it didn’t always happen. First of all I was simply not prepared for the beauty of Arizona. I thought it would be hot, dry, brown, and the real beauty would be seen…

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My Something Beautiful

Happy 18th Birthday Kam! If I am speaking honestly, I was never really sure about becoming a mother. As a girl I always loved babies but I never had dreams of being a mother. I wasn’t sure if I would be a good mother, and I also thought I would spend my twenties traveling the…

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Dominica, Not The Dominican Republic

No, I have nothing against the Dominican Republic but so many people are unaware that the beautiful unspoiled small island of Dominica exists. Dominica sits between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. If you are cruising on one of the smaller ships Dominica is a sweet stop I would highlight recommend. This is not…

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Beach Bum & Bellows

  Bellows Air Force Station sits on picturesque Waimanalo beach, but it is hidden to the naked eye if you aren’t a service member or don’t know its location. Seems like this portion of the beach is military property but I am not certain, all I know is that it is an amazing post if…

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My Advice for Un-Nerved Moments in Greece

So after all of the lovely pictures, spectacular views, shopping and amazing food, what happens if that isn’t the experience every day? Or better yet, what do you do when problems arise? The first thing you do is prepare yourself with the understanding that shit happens. You just flew halfway around the world to another…

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Illusions of Beauty

What is beauty? Some say it’s in the eye of the beholder, the structure of your face, the placement of each inherited character trait.  Some find beauty in the shape of the eyes, the color of skin, fullness of lips, texture of hair but what are our eyes really seeing? Surface level beauty, we are…

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Olympics and Olive Oil!

I know what comes to mind when you think of the Olympics, athletics, athletes, different flags and faces from all over the world. But do we really stop and think about the scene of the first Olympics? I know what I had envisioned in my mind and what was actually explained was in no way…

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