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To Be and Not to Do – That is the Challenge

For someone who loves nature, fresh air, wide open spaces and little cabins in the mountains - as opposed to the bright lights and bustle of the city - my two day breakaway to Kogelberg Nature Reserve held some surprising discoveries for myself.  We've all seen the meme's on Facebook: "If you could live here for a week but had to give up Facebook, would you?" and "Most girls want fast ca...
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Soundtrack to a Good Roadtrip

I was asked to compile a list of 10 to 15 of our favourite roadtrip songs for a radio interview we will be participating in. Oh my goodness... only 10 to 15? What a journey I have been on this evening trying to select my favourites... I have such an eclectic taste in music and the spectrum is just too broad to select only a maximum of 15 favourites. And oh, how my spirits have been lifted on a Mon...
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Answering Ireland’s Call

Ireland has been number one on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I have dreamed of green as far as the eye can see, drinking real Irish beer in a real Irish pub while listening to real Irish music. There have been times I've felt the call so urgently but just not been able to make it happen. For example, in 2013 while on an extended roadtrip, out of work and pondering my next move, I l...
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The Spirit of a Bench

Some travellers collect magnets, others teaspoons or bumper stickers. I collect benches. I don't actually physically take a bench away with me, but I do snap photos wherever I stumble upon a bench along my way. Why benches? For me benches represent so much. They are a place for a weary traveller to rest a while, a contemplative wanderer to pause for thought, or the beauty seeker to to stop and ...
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Once a Year, Go Someplace You’ve Never Been

There is something to be said for going places you’ve never been. There is the anticipation of wondering what you will find, the curiosity in learning more about the differences between where you come from and where you’re going, and the joy in finding commonalities and that in some ways everything is connected. Exploring new places and experiencing different ways of life doesn’t need to involv...
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