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Look Up Mantra from Havana Cuba

Happy Look Up Day from Havana, Cuba! For those that have been with me over the last nine years, you know my backstory and the BIG bump in the road. It was on a normal fall day in Poughkeepsie, New York that taking out the trash and a BIG bump on the head and neck became the…
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A Gesture that Brought Tears to My Eyes in Havana Cuba

On a Cruise to Cuba It was a bit before midnight in Old Havana, our ship, the Carnival Paradise, had just left the terminal. Many of the guests, including myself, had decided to go to the upper decks to get their last glimpse of Havana. Meanwhile, hundreds of Habaneros where gathered on the famous Malecón,…
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Cruises to Cuba – Havana Cuba Cruise Travel Tips

Cruises to Cuba - Havana Cuba Cruise Travel Tips With nearly fifty trips to Cuba under my belt over several years, you have come to the right place for your Havana Cuba cruise travel tips. I started traveling to Cuba before Cuba was a hotspot. Sí sí seńores, before the Rolling Stones, Obama, and even…
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Look Up Reminder from Out at Sea

This year, I have had a whirlwind of adventures to Cuba, but most of them have been via a cruise ship. Cruising for weeks at a time with little to no Internet nor cell service has been a great reminder to Look Up: 1) Be in the moment & 2) Find the Upside. On this Look Up…
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Cuba Travel Information – US Travel to Cuba Guide

US Travel to Cuba Guide - All the Cuba Travel Info You Need Before You Go! Can Americans Travel to Cuba? Yes, Americans can travel to Cuba. Although there have been many changes over the recent years. There are direct commercial flights from the USA to Cuba. You do NOT need to travel from the…
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Three Day Itinerary Acadia National Park Maine

Three Days in Acadia National Park Maine Before you embark on an adventure of a lifetime in Acadia National Park Maine, let me share with you what I learned on Mount Desert Island. These travel tips of Acadia National Park must-sees, best hikes, and biking routes, as well as things to do in Bar Harbor,…
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What’s In A Good Hotel?

Many times, I wonder about running a hospitality business whether a restaurant or a hotel. Wouldn't it be fun? You could meet people from all around the world. You could be the tour guide for your town. You would be the star of your own kitchen. However, I know the decision to run your own hotel…
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Returning Home to Look Up – Trempealeau, Wisconsin

On a recent trip to my hometown of Trempealeau, Wisconsin, I was reminded why it is so important to Look Up and share it with others. Country Childhood I grew up on a hobby farm in rural Wisconsin outside of a small river town called Trempealeau. I was given the name Heidi after the book…
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Cubicle to Cuba in español – Cubículo a Cuba

CUBÍCULO A CUBA – CUBICLE TO CUBA IS NOW IN ESPAÑOL After years of travel to Cuba, I published a book about my adventures on the once forbidden island. I couldn’t have done Cubicle to Cuba without the help of my Cuban amigos. However, many of my friends whether in Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara, or…
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