Photo Courtesy of Lon&Queta The pandemic has affected all of us, but in different ways. Besides the trauma, stress, and sadness of losing loved ones, jobs, or income or the dangers of working on the front lines, there were other aspects of the virus fallout that affected us. Some extroverts suffered from the lack of … Continue reading Back in the Travel Saddle – Hawaii
Photo courtesy of Felix Mittermeier So much has happened in the six months since I last posted here. Quite honestly, I felt buffeted by the hurricane that has been 2020. I needed an emotional sabbatical to sort out and deal with all of my feelings, not to mention everything going on in my life. More … Continue reading Out of the 2020 Storm
View from Kayaks in Ao Thalane, Thailand Since most of us are grounded right now and travel is a distant memory, I thought I would relive some of my past trips. This first installment is a trip Dan and I took around the Christmas holidays one year. I was recently invited to write about my … Continue reading Virtual Trip #1: Exotic Thailand Adventures (Eating Bugs—Optional)
Bodie If you need a hug, and especially if you're an animal lover, watch this video: Hug #bodaciousbodie #animalhugs
That's sarcasm, of course. Another reason to be happy we're not traveling right now. #lookingonthebrightside
At the end of last year, I received an email from an unknown person claiming to be an agent representing the rights of a South Korean publisher. They were interested in purchasing the Korean translation rights for my book, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway. At first, I thought it was a scam and pretty much … Continue reading My First Foreign Translation Rights Book Contract is Signed!
Not being able to travel right now because of COVID-19 can be heartbreaking for some. For others, it can be cause for anger, frustration, inconvenience, and cabin fever. I thought I would try to lighten things up with a little humor. At least we don't have to put up with the fool in front of … Continue reading Looking on the Bright Side of the Travel Ban
We're all kind of locked down right now with COVID-19, so we can't literally run away. We'll have to think of other ways of doing it, like through music. Here's Runaway Song No. 3.
It's a crazy time. All over the world, people are dealing with the unfamiliar territory of COVID-19, and the barrage of news and information surrounding it. With the slow response from the U.S. administration in the early days of the outbreak, it felt at times like flying in an airplane without a pilot. At times … Continue reading COVID-19: Flying Without a Pilot
Alicia Robertson of Lemonade Life has a great post about getting rid of your funk by going outdoors. You can find it here. Since I have a large dog that needs a lot of exercise, we get outside every day. It's my sanity saver.