Recent Posts by Heidi Siefkas

Life Advice from a 75-Year old Spitfire in Havana Cuba

Earlier this year on my nearly thirtieth trip to Cuba, I took a needed break near the Cathedral Square in Old Havana to find some sombra (shade) underneath one of the stone archways of the surrounding museums and shops. Reading a magazine, decked out in traditional Santera dress (Priestess of Afro-Cuban religion Santeria), and smoking…
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Take the Plunge and Look Up

Look Up Reminder Every month on the 27th, I write a reminder about the mantra Look Up. I do this in part because we all forget to Look Up. Yes, I, too, am a culprit of this. Look Up sounds easy with two simple components: 1) Be in the moment and 2) Find the upside.…
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Adventures in Iceland

Earlier this fall, I set off on an adventure to the Land of Fire and Ice. The reason for the two-week adventure to Iceland was two-fold: To get out of the norm, allowing myself to step back from routine and check-in with me - See benefits of adventure! To celebrate my eighth anniversary of my…
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What I Know for Sure – The Most Important Life Tool is

Thanks for joining me today for What I Know for Sure! I promise to keep it short and sweet. So if you're ready, I invite you to click the play arrow to view this vlog. Thank you again for joining. Please share this video with your circles, comment below, and remember the most important life tool…
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Why Add Adventure to Your Life – Three Benefits of Adventure

Ready for an Unconventional Lifestyle Tip that Can Change Your Life? We all know there are proven benefits to taking vitamins, going to the gym, and eating right. However, I bet I'm the first to suggest adding ADVENTURE to your life. If you are looking to take your life to the next level or wanting…
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The Four Best Adventure Travel Destinations in Cuba

When most think of Cuba, the images of old American cars, cigars, and mojitos come to mind. Although I have enjoyed riding in many pristine classic cars in Cuba as well as smoking a Cohiba while imbibing a rum libation or three, I have to tell you Cuba is so much more than cars, cigars,…
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Look Up Reminder from 11,000 Feet in Cusco Peru

You are in luck! This post is a 241. It is a dose of inspirational advice with a side dish of adventure travel tips for those interested in going to high elevations, in particular, Machu Picchu, Peru. Enjoy this #LookUp reminder, which is an excerpt about elevation sickness from my recent book, Cubicle to Cuba…
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My Shining Moment in Patagonia Chile

My Shining Moment in Patagonia Chile At the top of Torres Del Paine National Park in the winter of 2011, I had a celebration. After three days of hiking along increasingly changeable mountainous terrain and glacier fed lakes – all the while experiencing everything from snow and rain, to summer sun and wind – I…
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An Adventure from Havana to Houston

As you may know, I have been traveling to the once forbidden island before it was THE HOTSPOT. I didn’t fall in love with Cuba at first sight, but it did intrigue me from the get-go. There was something special that drew me to the island. It was as if every decision that I had…
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Top 5 Things to Do in Havana Cuba

If you want to travel to Havana and get tips from a Cuba travel expert, you are in the right place! Before Beyoncé, Obama, or the Rolling Stones, I was traveling to Cuba. From my more than five years of adventures to Havana (La Habana) and around the once forbidden island, I can attest that…
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