Category Archives: Adventure​

True Story of the Luck of the Adventure

Although what I’m about to share with you sounds like fiction, it certainly is not. This is a true story about a South Florida woman and what a little dose of inspiration and adventure can do. After one of my presentations where I shared my story of overcoming obstacles and the powerful mantra of Look…
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Instead of Resolutions a 2017 Adventure List

Happy New Year adventurers! ZOMG! I started the year off with a bang. Yes, on a page turning day in Cuban history and my own personal story, on New Year’s, I launched my latest book, Cubicle to Cuba. In it, I share some awesome adventures and of course some real doozies that all started because…
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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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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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Adventure is My Meditation

"Adventure is my meditation." - Heidi Siefkas from With New Eyes I bet you are scratching your head or at least puzzled. Adventure and meditation don't mix. It's counterintuitive, right? However, let me explain my quote and belief. Many feel that adventure is just for adrenaline junkies, but I beg to differ. Check out this definition of…
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High Alert on the Unfriendly Skies

“Every occasion in life is either a good time or a good story.” – Unknown Although I had a blast this summer in Kauai, I have to say my best adventure tale stems from my belief in the quote above. Enjoy as I unveil the details of my return flight to Fort Lauderdale. It was…
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Adventure Tales from Kauai

[caption id="attachment_3795" align="alignright" width="300"] Hiking in along Kauai's Napali Coastline[/caption] Alooooooooha from the Garden Isle of Kauai! This is my fourth summer on this island paradise. You betcha, I’m happy to be back. With thousands of miles between here and just about anywhere, you may ask, Why do I keep coming back to Kauai? Duh,…
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Adventures to Spain, Morocco, and Portugal With New Eyes

Recently I took a long, fifteen-hour flight from South Florida to Kauai, where I will be spending most of the summer. During this grueling, multiple leg trip, I had oodles of time to go through some of my recent photos, videos, and snaps. Although I know that you have been keeping up with my adventures…
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To Write Well Live an Adventurous Life, One Worth Writing About

[caption id="attachment_3685" align="alignright" width="300"] Savoring a mint tea in Tangier, Morocco[/caption] A little over a year ago, a wise peer author reminded me that Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway had the writer's life down pat. Yes, it is easier to write well when you are living a life worth writing about. As you know, I…
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Are you curious? Where am I off to next?

One of the most common questions I get is, “Where are you off to next?” This week, I'm heading back to Cuba. Almost every two weeks, I will be taking a flight from Miami to Cuba that only takes forty-five minutes, but transports me to another era. However, Cuba isn't the only adventure on my…
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