Risk Blossoming, It’s Time for A WISDOM QUEST!

Risk Blossoming, It’s Time for A WISDOM QUEST!


Villa in Douro Valley Wine Region.

If you have followed my blog then you know I am all about saying yes to adventure. I can’t think of a better adventure then taking the ultimate trip that would allow me to focus on personal growth, travel and spend quality time with  a group of like-minded women  Deborah Bateman has perfected the ultimate getaways to do just that, and I couldn’t be more excited than to have Deborah answer some questions for my readers about the latest Wisdom Quest Trip.


I first met Deborah a few years ago through a mutual friend.  My friend had just returned from a remarkable Wisdom Quest trip through Italy  and was so thrilled with the group of women she met and the extraordinary itinerary that she signed up to do the next Wisdom Quest trip to Russia.  Continue reading “Risk Blossoming, It’s Time for A WISDOM QUEST!”


The Royal Mile

Edinburgh has always been on my list of dream places to explore.  I finally had my dream come true and it was even better than I could have imagined!

Who wouldn’t want to walk in the footsteps of history and there is no better place than The Royal Mile! This famous street connects the ancient  Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Continue reading “Edinburgh, A CITY OF HISTORY, MYSTERY & MAGIC”

Easy Day Hikes: Moab, Utah

Easy Day Hikes: Moab, Utah


Earlier this summer I had the thrill of driving through Moab, Utah on my way back from Colorado.   I had a day to explore and that was not enough time!   This place is famous for hiking, jeeping, biking and river rafting.  It is the gateway to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.  What a gateway it is!

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Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort Tucson, A Perfect Weekend Getaway

Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort Tucson, A Perfect Weekend Getaway


Golf Anyone?

Tucson is one of my favorite places to visit for an easy weekend getaway.  It is located only 2 hours south of Phoenix and has beautiful resorts that offer everything you need for a fun weekend.

After  long week  hiking and camping, my favorite way to recharge is check into a great resort.  This week I chose  Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort.  It was exactly what I needed.

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Havasu Falls, A True Treasure of the Southwest


Havasu Falls Turquoise Canyon Oasis
Havasu Falls plunges into a deep blue-green pool, with Cataract Canyon behind lit by the morning sun, on Havasupai Indian Reservation in the Grand Canyon.

Hiking to see the waterfalls of Havasu was one of the toughest yet  most amazing experiences of my life.  The waterfalls are located deep in the Grand Canyon and are part of the Havasupi Tribal Lands.  Havasupi is  translated as “people of the blue-green water.”  The water is a beautiful turquoise, unlike anything I have ever seen.

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The Magic is Real: Hop Aboard and Ride the Rails for Holiday Fun!

There is something magical about the Holidays when you are a grandparent. This year I am even more excited for them because I am a brand new grandma!  My little grandson is just under a year old but already, I am dreaming of all the fun adventures we will have together. One of the first places I check for great ideas is on my favorite travel blog, travelswithbibi.com .  Shirley, is the kind of adventurous traveler I want to be and takes grand-parenting to the next level. She came up with a holiday train guide that I encourage all of my readers to review and share. It’s filled with fun trip ideas around the country that are holiday themed and sure to create memories to last a lifetime. I am so honored to have her as a guest writer on my blog.  I am already looking into booking a trip  on one of these Holiday trains!  

Bibi’s Bio: Greetings! I’m Shirley, also known as Bibi, the name I was given by my African guides when I was climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro last summer. For me, life is one big adventure and I love my life that is split between Georgia and North Carolina, where I have the Great Smoky Mountains National Park practically in my backyard. I’m also a card-carrying member of the Modern Gypsy Travel Club.  Want to join? Come visit me at my travel and adventure blog by clicking here: Travels with Bibi.

Bibi and Emma

The Magic is Real: Hop Aboard and Ride the Rails for Holiday Fun!

What could be better than a kid friendly trip with the grandparents? How about a kid centered trip with the grandparents to ride on a decked-out Christmas themed train!

As a grandparent myself, I adore traveling with the little ones and plan trips with them as often as possible. Visit the Travels with Bibi website where you’ll find great articles that include family friendly, budget friendly, and even pet friendly fun!

The Southeast has some terrific family and budget friendly choices when it comes to Christmas themed train excursions. Adults, the young at heart, and kids of all ages can enjoy riding the rails this holiday season with these ideas for memorable multigenerational fun!

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