Yearly Archives: 2016

Essential Cuba Travel Tips – Questions About Travel to Cuba Answered

With twenty+  thirty+ trips to Cuba under my belt over the last five years, I would consider myself a seasoned adventurer in Cuba. With the recent opening of commercial flights and the surge of cruises, many assume that Cuba is your typical Caribbean tourist destination and port of call. However, it is not, which is…
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Sneak Peek of Cubicle to Cuba

Over the last six months, I have polished the journals, postcards, and pictures that I have collected during my last five years of travel to Cuba and around the world, transforming them into my next book, Cubicle to Cuba. You may wonder, how did I find the time to write a book between hiking the…
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Adventure is My Middle Name

If you haven’t noticed on this blog, in my books, and talks, I’m all about adventure. I joke with others that my middle name is adventure. (It really isn’t. My middle name is Noel, but I may have to get a legal name change.) Whether its traveling adventures to Cuba or raising the bar on…
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Wandering in Cuba with Heidi Siefkas

Are you curious about Cuba? Want to see what you're missing? I invite you to wander with me in Cuba. We'll go together from Old Havana to Varadero, Viñales, Trinidad, and Cienfuegos. You will see firsthand why I've traveled to Cuba twenty+ times. It is fascinating. Each and every time it is an adventure! Come…
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Pinch Hitting Led to Becoming a Motivational Speaker in Fort Lauderdale

Early on in my career, I was not a headliner. I was close to the primo keynote motivational speaker in Fort Lauderdale. Yes, I was the right-hand woman who created the Powerpoints and rehearsed with my boss, the Fort Lauderdale inspirational speaker, double-checking his talking points. I knew my time would come, but just like…
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Five Things You Don’t Know About Cuba, But Should

After multiple years of travel to Cuba, I’ve had the opportunity to witness a country in transformation albeit poco a poco (little by little). The once forbidden island and the United States have started to open their doors, starting with people to people, educational tours. This led to the 2014 announcement by Castro and Obama…
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Heidi’s Interviews on TV and Radio from Miami and Boston to Hawaii

Miami Channel 4 Interview of Author Heidi Siefkas about post-traumatic growth, books, and film. CBS4's Focus on South Florida Interview of Heidi Siefkas about Her Book When All Balls Drop Author Heidi Siefkas of When All Balls Drop on WBZ Boston with Jordan Rich Interview of Heidi Siefkas on Kauai'a Kong Radio
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Inspirational Speaker in My DNA

After one of my inspirational keynotes recently, a woman from the audience came up to me and asked, how did I perfect my craft as an inspirational speaker? I told her that public speaking was part of my DNA. Not convinced, that I became one of the best female motivational speakers with good genes alone,…
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Get a Dose of Look Up

Do you get your daily dose of perspective? Seriously, it's important just like your multi-vitamin. Your doctors suggest that you take your vitamins and don't skip breakfast. Well, don't skip your daily dose of perspective either? That's why I created the Look Up mantra seven years ago! Look Up reminds us all to: Be in the moment, appreciating…
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Five Secrets to Happiness for Adventurers

As an adventurer with many good times as well as good stories of misadventures under my belt, I wanted to share with you five tried and true secrets to happiness for adventurers. The happy campers get all the notoriety, but not any longer. Move on over; it’s time for the Happy Adventurers.   1. Do…
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