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  • Please Take Me Out To The Ball Game – I Promise Not To Mention The Goat!

    Now let’s get this out in the open – my knowledge of baseball was limited until my daughter and I were invited to fly to Chicago to attend a Cubs game. My old friend, Jerry Cohen from Ebbets Field Flannels, Seattle, did his best to advise me on the finer points of the game and warned that the Cubs had a history with a certain farm animal.  Jerry even arranged a vintage jersey for our host but with the gentle reminder, not to mention the word, “goat.”

  • What Lies Over the Wall? - A Profound Sense of Hope

    Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” Thich Nhat Hanh.

  • Don't Delay - Make Myanmar Your Next Travel Destination

    Four years ago, in 2012, my travel partner suggested we start planning a photographic trip to Myanmar. He sent me endless newspaper articles regarding civil unrest and the impact of the military government which suggested the need for caution in planning our travel itinerary. I booked my ticket but unfortunately, my travel partner changed his mind!
    With trepidation, I ventured alone to this country which had only recently opened its doors to tourism. I could not have been more surprised by the relative ease of travel and the welcome I received from the Burmese people. The ancient Buddhist sites and ethnic cultures make this country a must-see for travellers who think outside traditional tourist destinations.


  • Time is a Traveller – Choices and Remembering with Kindness

    “We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice.” Dalai Lama

  • Travel Makes You Smile - Photographic Essay

    What does a smile mean to you?

  • Postcard from Penny – Putting on a Face in Myanmar (Burma)

    Like women all over the world, cosmetic makeup plays an important part in preparing for my day whether I am heading off to work in the city, traveling internationally or just gardening at home. Let's face it - none of us want to look one day older than we already are! With the use of a little foundation to even out my tone and especially with the addition of an SP factor, I am also protecting my skin against the hash effects of the sun.

  • Strangers Now Sleep In My Bed

    How My Travels Influenced My Decision to Become a Homestay Host.

  • Does Size Matter? - Hints on How to Choose the Right Luggage for Your Next Travel Adventure

    When it comes to selecting new luggage, “Yes, size does matter!”

  • Not Just another Tourist – Volunteering with Animals

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead.

    Could you imagine your life without the love and companionships of animals? I couldn't.

  • Travel Partners With Benefits – Can The Relationship Last The Distance?

    “The value of a relationship should not be measured by the length of time the relationship lasts, but by the strength of the bond that exists every moment you are together. When you eventually say goodbye, you need to appreciate the moments you had, more than you dread the moments you won’t have.”

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