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New Book Project – Your Look Up Story Wanted

I’m embarking on a NEW book project and you’re invited to contribute. As you may know, I wrote my first three books in a period of three years; after which, I needed a break. During which time, I signed many books, spoke at numerous events, and continued to travel the world, discovering Look Up Stories across…
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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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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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Oregon Orchards, Wine, and Waterfalls – Mother-Daughter Adventure

Pressing rewind to a time when most, like my mother and I, would plan travels and schedule time off, which would mean our wanderlust dreams would come true. Late 2019, we booked a mother-daughter adventure to Croatia with a tour group for more than 10 days in mid-summer 2020. However, world events had other plans.…
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Winter Weather Fun

Activities for the Whole Family It's time to unpack the mittens, stocking hats, and cold-weather toys. Whether you live in a winter wonderland or are planning a vacation to a place with plenty of snow, there's a whole lot more to do this season than most think. Spice up your wintertime family-fun activities with these…
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Look Up from Your Turkey, Spreadsheet, or Phone

Whether you are cooking Thanksgiving this week, working on a complex spreadsheet for your job, and/or trying to snag holiday gifts off your phone to avoid Black Friday or any shopping between now and the December holidays, it's time to Look Up. The Look Up Mantra reminds us all to be in the moment and…
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How To Fund Your Next Travel Adventure

One of the only unenjoyable aspects of traveling is the task of having to find the funds to pay for your adventures, as it’s fair to say that things like plane tickets, visas and accommodation can be particularly expensive.  Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might expect to find the funds…
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Thirteen Years – Look Up Anniversary from Oregon

Thirteen years ago, my life changed course. For the backstory, I suggest you look at my first book, When All Balls Drop. Over the years, in sharing my story through my books, presentations, and travels, others came out of the woodwork with their personal trials and roadblocks. Strangely enough, regardless of the circumstances, there was…
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Returning to a Familiar Place – Look Up Reminders Abound

Removing yourself from the norm, your routine, or even your home/office, allows the mind to wander and experience the world around you through a new lens. We all need these shifts in perspective to reboot and recharge. That's why I believe that the secret recipe to a happy and healthy life is by adding frequent…
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How To See California The Right Way

California is one of those destinations that everyone should visit at least once in their life. If you haven’t been already, or you're thinking of returning, there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to do so, and it’s worth knowing how you can ensure you are doing it the right way. In…
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How To have A Successful Trip Abroad

There are many things to consider when planning a trip abroad. From packing the right items to arranging transportation and lodging, there is a lot to ensure your trip goes smoothly. The following blog post will outline everything you need to do in order to have a successful trip! #1 Do Your Research On The…
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A Look Up Reminder from Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Even though Maui has been where I hang my hat for several years, there are few places that make me feel more at home than this little town on the Mississippi River, Trempealeau, Wisconsin. I spent my formidable years taking advantage of biking, hiking, and boating in the area. This summer, it just so happened…
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How To Get A Proper Taste Of Culture Whenever You Travel

When you’re off on your travels, the one thing you always want to get to know is the culture you’re visiting. You’re in a new country, possibly on a new continent, and the way of life is much different to your own. You’ve got a lot to explore, and a limited time to do it…
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