Category Archives: Inspiration

Welcome to My World

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was hoping you would. Grab a seat and let’s get to know one another. My name is Heidi Siefkas, but I have gone by many other nicknames – pumpkin, Hi-d, Miss Trempealeau, and Heidi Suitcase, which morphed into Ms Traveling Pants. I was born and raised in a…
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Desk Job to Dream Job

When I made my decision in 2013 to officially leave an executive level desk job conveniently located just 15 minutes away from my home to become a freelance writer and tour guide, I made some heads turn. Not only was I taking a gamble, but by colleagues I was viewed as taking a big risk…
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Inspirational Travel to Machu Picchu Peru

Having just returned from my first Machu Picchu experience,  I must say, it was inspirational. You have probably heard the quote, "Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by those that take your breath away." And, that quote sums up Machu Picchu on so many levels. Let me paint you the picture…
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Arranged Marriage at Three and a Half-Year-Old

I hope the title was enough to grab your attention. Although common in past times and still very prominent in many cultures, you wouldn’t expect a 30-something American woman to write of a true life experience of an arranged marriage. In the early 80’s, there were various programs to help the refugees of Laos that…
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