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10 days of gratitude: day 2

Welcome to day 2 of practicing gratitude ... Thanks for joining me along my gratitude journey.  It always feels more productive for me to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys in this case).  There's obviously a reason counsellors will suggest journalling, it just feels good to get it out there!  I've been practicing… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 2

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On Genealogy: My Connection to Explorer, Louis Joliet!

It's dreary and rainy out today, and I don't wanna get out of bed.  Since I am taking a bit of a break from traveling, I thought I'd focus more so on the Genealogy part of my blog ... I still have so many lines that I need to "EXPLORE". I select which one to… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Connection to Explorer, Louis Joliet!

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It’s Official Folks, I’m Moving To Vietnam!

Today I unveiled that I made a significant life decision - I plan on moving to Vietnam next year! A couple of years ago I became an empty nester. Parents want to encourage their children to grow into independent adults - there was a time that I would count down the years until I turned 42!… Continue reading It’s Official Folks, I’m Moving To Vietnam!

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On Travel: Vietnam – What I Loved and Didn’t Love

I've been back from Vietnam for about 2 weeks now.  I have to admit it's been tough being back - to the cold, the snow, back to working 9-5, not traveling ... Today I want to talk a little about my overall experience in Vietnam.  What I loved, things I wished I had done and… Continue reading On Travel: Vietnam – What I Loved and Didn’t Love

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On Travel: 24-hour Transit Into Guangzhou, China Without Visa

As I write this, I'm home, in bed - it's 3:00 AM and I cannot sleep - my body still thinks it's 3:00 PM - jet lag sucks!  So I thought, what better time than to start my layover in China 🇨🇳 blog. The process was a lot easier than I imagined, so I thought… Continue reading On Travel: 24-hour Transit Into Guangzhou, China Without Visa