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Write Yourself a Reminder to Look Up

Can you relate to this scenario? I can! My week has already been a blur with countless Post-Its. I’ve turned in a travel article right before the deadline, gone to the gym, did my taxes, went to my dentist for a cleaning, packed for an up and coming trip, celebrated my father’s eighty-third birthday, and…
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TEDx Talk with Author and Adventurer Heidi Siefkas

Watch my TEDx talk: The Life Hack that the Gurus Don't Tell You About! In a matter of minutes, I'll unveil how you can use adventure to evolve to your best self, your Life 2.0. Don't believe me? I challenge you to watch it until the end and answer the final question in the comments below.…
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Look Up Featured in Book I Think

Earlier this year, I was honored to tear into I Think: How Thinking Like a Kid Can Change Your Life written by my friend, Amy Lee Ellowitz, and her youngest daughter, Delilah Jane. In I Think, Amy has artfully taken Delilah Jane’s one-liners and I Think moments from age six to ten years old and…
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Get a Taste of Cuba with Me – Let’s Cruise to Cuba

Get a Taste of Cuba - Let's Cruise to Cuba After six years traveling to Cuba, I’m finally sailing to Cuba from Tampa this year. For all nine sailings of the Carnival's Paradise, I will be the Cuba guest lecturer. In this role, I will showcase through daily, interactive presentations Cuban culture, flavors, rhythms, travel…
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Look Up on the Camino de Santiago

Look Up Mantra Many years ago, I created the mantra Look Up to capture the biggest life lesson that I learned in my early thirties. From a near-death accident, I realized that we have very little control over this thing called life; however, we do have control over something very powerful, our perspective on life.…
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3 Hidden Gems in Ecuador

Are you looking for the off-the-beaten-path, lesser known places to explore in Ecuador? Perhaps you have already done the Galapagos Islands, but want to see what else Ecuador has to offer. That's a perfect reason to dive into this post that my peer travel writer, Sara Dobak, has created for us. Let's travel to Ecuador…
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Top 5 Things to Do in South Africa

A travel dream of mine is to go on an adventure in South Africa, not only for the wildlife and witnessing the Big 5, but also to try some awesome wines. This is why I reached out to peer traveler, writer, and adventurer, Alya Akhmetgareeva, to highlight her favorite things to do in South Africa.…
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5 Outdoor Adventures in Scotland You Must Not Miss

Although I have had the opportunity to travel to Scotland, I cannot call myself an expert. So, I've asked my peer intrepid traveler and writer, Kathi Kamleitner, to give us her advice on the 5 outdoor adventures that no one should miss. Scotland Adventures with Kathi Ahoy! Scotland is an incredibly diverse holiday destination. While many…
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10 Unmissable Beaches in Bali

Need a dose of relaxation or to get the heck out of Dodge? Regardless, it sounds like beach therapy is calling and Bali has exactly what the doctor ordered. Being a believer that salt water can cure anything, I reached out to travel writer and journalist, Natalie Deduck, to share with us her expertise on…
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