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Upright Locked Position

In a "VIP" row near the airplane lavatories with no option of reclining on a five-thousand mile trip from Kauai to South Florida earlier this week, I flashed back to my recovery from a freak tree accident in Upstate New York in 2009. A tree limb fell on a seemingly normal autumn day breaking my…
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Kuranda Scenic Railway – Adventure Travel Queensland Australia

At the tail end of a whirlwind, eight-day, maiden voyage tour to Down Under, including Tasmania, Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, and Cairns, I had traveled by catamaran, helicopter, bus, foot, cable car, plane, semi-submersible, and car. I was short one of the most pleasant ways to travel; yes, you…
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Adventure Travel to the Bay of Islands New Zealand

Get out your bucket list! The North Island of New Zealand and its Bay of Islands must be on it. For those that haven't yet traveled to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, let me show you what you're missing. Get on with it! (And, for those of you that have already visited this outstanding adventure…
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Inspiration to Walkabout to Australia

Having returned from an adventure filled walkabout to Australia, I wanted to highlight the character from my memoir When All Balls Drop - The Upside of Losing Everything that spurred my many healing travels nearly five years ago.  Thank you Patrice! Originally from Chicago, Patrice was not only well-traveled, lively, and kind, but also had the best…
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Look Up Day – Have You Had a Look Up Moment?

Happy Look Up Day everyone! For some of you, this is a new concept. However, there are many who have been celebrating Look Up day for years. For those new to Look Up Day, welcome. Look Up Day is celebrated every 27th of the month to remind you to: 1) Be aware of your surroundings…
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When All Balls Drop Cover Selected

Back from over a month in New Zealand and Australia, I couldn't wait to get home to share the news. Drum roll please... The cover for my inspirational memoir, When All Balls Drop - The Upside of Losing Everything has been selected! After many comments from my followers, friends, peers, and family about the four…
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Ready, Set, Bungy Jump New Zealand

When in New Zealand, do what crazy Kiwis and adrenaline junkies do, BUNGY JUMP! Although it was my maiden voyage to New Zealand with twelve days of adventure travel planned, I thought nothing would kick-off the journey better than bungy jumping 40 meters over the Waitemata Harbour from Auckland's Harbour Bridge. AND, I was right!…
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Adventure Travel to Niagara Falls Canada

Are you culprit to traveling to the end of the earth to see the world's largest lake, waterfall, or mountain while leaving things close to home unvisited? I was. I grew up in the Midwest. I spent many years in New England. In fact, I lived most of 2009 in the Hudson River Valley of…
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Needing to See the World to Heal

Currently, I'm in Australia nearly 5,500+ miles away from where I typically write and hang my hat, Kauai. I'm in Uluru and on my way to Cairns, both for business and pleasure. I'm generating stories and featured articles, but also celebrating because my up and coming memoir is in the hands of my team of…
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April Fool’s and Infidelity

Although I can joke about my past relationship fiasco now, it was one of the most painful things to go through in the moment. In my up and coming memoir, When All Balls Drop, I discuss hot topics about relationships, career change, and health. Since we are celebrating April's Fools Day, I wanted to highlight…
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