“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

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“Oh the places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss

7 Continents 80 Countries, Dependencies & Territories 100 Travelers’ Century Club

TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS

 

Isle of Man ~ Hiking “The Raad ny Foillan”

Isle of Man ~ Hiking “The Raad ny Foillan”

I took a little jaunt around The Raad ny Foillan (Manx Gaelic for “The Way of the Gull”) on The...
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Queen Mary 2 ~ Sailing Across The Atlantic Ocean

Queen Mary 2 ~ Sailing Across The Atlantic Ocean

I always, always wanted to sail on Cunard and cross the Atlantic Ocean. A Transatlantic Bucket List Item The RMS...
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Paradise Found in Ha Long Bay

Paradise Found in Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is an UNESCO site located in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. It is gorgeous! The bay consists of...
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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built in the early 12th century as a Hindu temple....
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The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

I toured S-21 and the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It brought back many memories of touring...
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Borneo Orangutans and Out & About in Kuching

Borneo Orangutans and Out & About in Kuching

Seeing the orangutans was one of my best experiences! I was up bright and early to get to the Semenggoh...
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Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park

Arrival in Labuan Bajo & Boat Transfer to XPirates Dive Camp I left Kuta, Bali in the morning ~ Kadek...
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3 Great Barrier Reef Dives, Sharks & Christmas Tree Worms

3 Great Barrier Reef Dives, Sharks & Christmas Tree Worms

Sitting in The Jack eating a salad and having a glass of white and singing along to American Pie as...
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The Shire ~ Welcome to my Hobbit Hole

The Shire ~ Welcome to my Hobbit Hole

I had the best day at Hobbiton! I did not sleep very well last night, I think I woke up...
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Where Is MY Highlander?

Where Is MY Highlander?

Soulful bagpipes, soaring mountains, fields of purple heather and songs for every occasion.  Scotland is a magical place. I left...
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Antarctica

Antarctica

I was in Antarctica!!  That's my favourite sentence ever.  I'm not sure where to begin describing this spectacular adventure or...
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Chernobyl:  Inside The Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl: Inside The Exclusion Zone

Touring the exclusion zone at Chernobyl was a day I won't forget.  It is overgrown, thriving with wildlife and vegetation...
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp

Auschwitz.  There isn't a word that conjures up more horror than this one does.  I will never forget the day...
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Norway:  Hiking Kjeragbolten & Preikestolen

Norway: Hiking Kjeragbolten & Preikestolen

Kjeragbolten As you can tell from the main picture, I made it, but I couldn't stand up.  I was too...
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Lithuania:  The Republic of Užupis – The Most Fascinating Place!

Lithuania: The Republic of Užupis – The Most Fascinating Place!

Nestled within Vilnius is the Republic of Užupis which is the most fascinating place I've ever been!  The Constitution is fabulous!...
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Iceland:  Snaefellsnes Peninsula, My Jules Verne Day!

Iceland: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, My Jules Verne Day!

I heart Jules Verne!  He wrote Journey to the Center of the Earth in 1864 and it still resonates today....
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Iceland:  Diving Silfra

Iceland: Diving Silfra

Bucket List Alert!  Diving Silfra was one of the most fantastic things I've ever done! Silfra is a fissure between...
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Greenland:  The Beautiful Village of Kulusuk

Greenland: The Beautiful Village of Kulusuk

While researching my stay in Iceland, I stumbled upon a day trip to Greenland offered by Air Iceland Connect.  This...
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Egypt – Land of Kings, Queens, Pyramids, Romance and Scarab Beetles!

Egypt – Land of Kings, Queens, Pyramids, Romance and Scarab Beetles!

I had visions of myself riding a camel like Rachel Weisz did in The Mummy --- all graceful and skillful...
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“If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again.”

“If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again.”

That's a quote from Karen Blixen, the author of "Out of Africa".  I started off my adventure in Tanzania by...
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To The Roof Of Africa!  Mount Kilimanjaro!

To The Roof Of Africa! Mount Kilimanjaro!

Mount Kilimanjaro!  Doesn't it sound romantic?  Have you seen the pictures of the glaciers at the top?  Did Hemingway intrigue...
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Hiking The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Hiking The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

One of the highlights of my life has been from the Sun Gate, watching the sun rise over Machu Picchu. ...
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Cité de Carcassonne:  A Medieval Adventure

Cité de Carcassonne: A Medieval Adventure

When a gal always has her nose in a book, she tends to find a lot of unique places in...
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Team Diabetes:  Conquer the Crater Hike in Iceland

Team Diabetes: Conquer the Crater Hike in Iceland

I was privileged to travel to Reykjavik in August of 2013 with Canada's Team Diabetes to participate in the Conquer...
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Where I’ve Roamed

Antarctica 🇦🇶
Antarctica Expedition
Argentina 🇦🇷
Australia 🇦🇺
I’ve Walked On All 7 Continents
Kangaroos, Koalas and Devils Oh My
Beaches, A Penguin Parade & A Road Trip
Terracotta Soldiers, AC/DC & Yorkshire Pudding
Bathing Boxes, Security Guards & Tassie
Seafood, Day Drunk & French Fries
A Hangover, Phone Calls & A Bridge Climb
Out & About, Sydney Opera House & Game of Thrones
Cairns, More Co-Ed & I’ve Booked Stuff!
A Sky Dive and A Hop, Swim & Jump
3 Great Barrier Reef Dives, Sharks & Christmas Tree Worms
Austria 🇦🇹
Vienna Half Marathon, The Red Cross & The Vienna General Hospital
Bahamas 🇧🇸
Belarus 🇧🇾
Belgium 🇧🇪
Belize 🇧🇿
Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦
Brunei 🇧🇳
Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace
Bulgaria 🇧🇬
Cambodia 🇰🇭
The Killing Fields
Angkor Wat
Canada 🇨🇦
Might As Well Jump. Jump!
Thanksgiving in Victoria: Turkey, Pumpkin Pie and a Half-Marathon
54,575 Km Travelled, Lifetime Memories & Home Sweet Home
Cayman Islands 🇰🇾
Chile 🇨🇱
Costa Rica 🇨🇷
Croatia 🇭🇷
Czech Republic 🇨🇿
Czech Republic: Dreaming of Possibilities
Czech Republic: Traditional Food Specialties
Denmark 🇩🇰
Dominican Republic 🇩🇴
Egypt 🇪🇬
Egypt – Land of Kings, Queens, Pyramids, Romance and Scarab Beetles!
El Salvador 🇸🇻
England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Liverpool: Loving The Beatles
What Do You Mean I Shouldn’t Be Driving In Your Country?
Land’s End: Where Dreams Begin
Queen Mary 2 ~ Sailing Across The Atlantic Ocean
Estonia 🇪🇪
Finland 🇫🇮
France 🇫🇷
Cité de Carcassonne: A Medieval Adventure
Anyone Fancy A Weekend in Paris
Strasbourg Cathedral of Notre-Dame and The Astronomical Clock
Germany 🇩🇪
Greece 🇬🇷
Santorini: Simply Beautiful
Vacation From My Travels
Greenland 🇬🇱
Greenland: The Beautiful Village of Kulusuk
Guernsey, Channel Islands
Guernsey: St. Peter Port and Potato Peel Pie
Honduras 🇭🇳
Hungary 🇭🇺
Iceland 🇮🇸
Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice
Team Diabetes: Conquer the Crater Hike in Iceland
Iceland: Diving Silfra
Iceland: Inside The Volcano
Iceland: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, My Jules Verne Day!
Indonesia 🇮🇩
Goodbye Singapore and Hello Bali ☀️
A Jackie Day in Bali
The Gates of Heaven ~ May All Beings Everywhere Be Happy
Swings & Monkeys 🐒
Komodo National Park
Ireland 🇮🇪
Isle of Man 🇮🇲
Isle of Man ~ Hiking “The Raad ny Foillan”
Israel 🇮🇱
Italy 🇮🇹
Jamaica 🇯🇲
Kosovo 🇽🇰
Laos 🇱🇦
Wonderful Vientiane ~ The Capital of Laos
Latvia 🇱🇻
Liechtenstein 🇱🇮
Lithuania 🇱🇹
Lithuania: The Republic of Užupis – The Most Fascinating Place!
Luxembourg 🇱🇺
Macedonia 🇲🇰
Malaysia 🇲🇾
PETRONAS Twin Towers
Borneo Orangutans and Out & About in Kuching
Bako National Park ~ Borneo
Mexico 🇲🇽
Moldova 🇲🇩
Monaco 🇲🇨
Montenegro 🇲🇪
The Netherlands 🇳🇱
New Zealand 🇳🇿
Kia Ora Middle Earth!
The Shire ~ Welcome to my Hobbit Hole
Walking Around Auckland
An Itty Bitty Walk
Nicaragua 🇳🇮
Northern Ireland
Norway 🇳🇴
Norway: Hiking Kjeragbolten & Preikestolen
Panama 🇵🇦
Peru 🇵🇪
5 Hiking Lessons Learned The Hard Way – How Naive Was I?
Hiking The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Philippines 🇵🇭
Country Hopping ~ Thailand and Philippines
Poland 🇵🇱
A Mani, A Pedi, A Waxing and Where Next?
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp
Romania 🇷🇴
Russia 🇷🇺
St. Maarten
San Marino 🇸🇲
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
The Scottish Highlands: Culloden, Outlander & Jamie Fraser
The Other Side Of The Road
Dalzie Apartment ~ Peinmore House ~ Isle of Skye
Culloden House ~ Inverness ~ Scotland
The Isle of Skye
Where Is MY Highlander?
Serbia 🇷🇸
Singapore 🇸🇬
I ❤️ You & Your Slings Singapore
My New Favourite City ~ Singapore
Goodbye Singapore and Hello Bali ☀️
Slovakia 🇸🇰
Slovenia 🇸🇮
Spain 🇪🇸
Sweden 🇸🇪
Switzerland 🇨🇭
Taiwan 🇹🇼
Tanzania 🇹🇿
To The Roof Of Africa! Mount Kilimanjaro!
“If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again.”
Thailand 🇹🇭
Country Hopping ~ Thailand and Philippines
Transnistria
Turkey 🇹🇷
Kusadasi: An Unforgettable Glimpse of Turkey
Turks & Caicos
Ukraine 🇺🇦
Umm Where Did My Train Go? With My Shoes?
Chernobyl: Inside The Exclusion Zone
Uruguay 🇺🇾
USA 🇺🇸
Back in the New York Groove!
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Section A
Queen Mary 2 ~ Sailing Across The Atlantic Ocean
USVI
Vatican City
Vietnam 🇻🇳
Hanoi, Snot & Medicine
Feels Like 45°C, Dodging Traffic & Homesick
Paradise Found in Ha Long Bay
Stairs, Trains & Wine
A Beach, A Dragon & A Princess
A Custom Ao Dai, The Sweltering Heat & Cats and Dogs
Ancient Town, My Ao Dai & This Damn Cold
An Unscheduled Move, A Nap & Allergies
Saigon Sights, The Horror of War & The Mekong Delta
Cu Chi Tunnels
Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿


Cruises & Expeditions

Carnival Ecstasy:  Eastern Caribbean (2018)
Cunard Queen Mary 2:  Transatlantic Crossing (2018)
Queen Mary 2 ~ Sailing Across The Atlantic Ocean
Windstar Wind Surf:  Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast (2018)
Quark Expeditions:  Antarctica:  Crossing the Circle Southern Expedition (2018)
Antarctica Expedition
Carnival Conquest:  Western Caribbean (2015)
Carnival Dream:  Exotic Western Caribbean and Eastern Caribbean (2012)
Pacific Princess:  Holy Land (2011)
Egypt – Land of Kings, Queens, Pyramids, Romance and Scarab Beetles!
Santorini: Simply Beautiful
Kusadasi: An Unforgettable Glimpse of Turkey
Disney Wonder:  Bahamas (2010)
Crown Princess:  British Isles (2009)
The Scottish Highlands: Culloden, Outlander & Jamie Fraser
Liverpool: Loving The Beatles
What Do You Mean I Shouldn’t Be Driving In Your Country?
Land’s End: Where Dreams Begin
Guernsey: St. Peter Port and Potato Peel Pie
Carnival Splendor:  Northern Europe (2008)
Carnival Freedom:  Grand Mediterranean (2007)
Disney Wonder:  Bahamas (2005)


Hikes & Mountains

Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Section A
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
Isle of Man ~ The Raad ny Foillan
Isle of Man ~ Hiking “The Raad ny Foillan”
Mount Olympus ~ Skolio Summit (2,904 m / 9,527 ft) ~ Greece
Mount Elbrus (5,642 m / 18,510 ft) ~ Russia
Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 m / 19,341 ft) ~ Tanzania
To The Roof Of Africa! Mount Kilimanjaro!
“If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again.”
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (4,215m / 13,828 ft) ~ Peru
5 Hiking Lessons Learned The Hard Way – How Naive Was I?
Hiking The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Team Diabetes: Conquer the Crater Hike in Iceland ~ Iceland
Team Diabetes: Conquer the time Crater Hike in Iceland
Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice


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