“Can You Hear My Voice this Time?”

Sometimes traveling is not about tickets and long flights. Sometimes a significant journey is unplanned and brief. On March 14, I came out of an adult education class at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida and saw a large circle of college students under the campus gazebo. Because I didn't want to intrude, I stood …

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Call Out to My Readers-How do you stay organized at the airport?

Airline confirmation, boarding passes, luggage ticket. Put the car and house keys in a safe place, keep ID and/or passport safe but handy, toiletries in clear quart bag. Need a snack? Be sure to put  debit card back in  wallet. Take off  shoes and jacket and put them in the bin. Can't see the boarding …

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Hints for Women Travelers-#5 Speak and Listen as Much as You Can

Too many times through the course of history women were silenced. Too many times over the centuries their mobility and freedom were stifled by the notion that females needed an escort whenever they left their homes. Because of the spirited evolution of our gender, these limitations are gone. We now have more power over our lives, our …

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Hints for Women Travelers- #4 Beginnings are Hard but Keep Going

I remember when I first learned to ride a two wheeler, I just couldn't seem to get the hang of it.  I remember finally building up some momentum and crashing into the back of my family's red and white Chevy station wagon. I persisted and finally learned. I gave up on piano lessons, however. I …

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Hints for Women Travelers-#3 Yes, Things Might Go Wrong. Go Anyway!

Doubts.  Especially the night before a trip.  Will my car or the plane have mechanical problem?  What if I lose my passport or someone steals my wallet?  What if I get injured half way through the trip?  What if no one understands English? What if I get lost and nobody helps me? My adult children …

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