Book Recommendations

I always download a bunch of books before traveling, and I keep my iPad or Kindle with me for any down time I might have during the day.  I’m not much on audiobooks as I prefer podcasts if I’m driving or running, but the convenience of an e-book has grown on me tremendously after having…

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Belize: Kayaking, Snorkeling, and Fishing

As I mentioned in my first post about Belize, we decided on Ambergris Caye because of a book called Fifty Places to Paddle Before You Die: Kayaking and Rafting Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations.  The first full day we headed out to the lagoon to see what was back there.  It is quite shallow…

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Belize: Food and Drink

In my previous post I realized that I really needed more than one post about our trip.  The food! El Pescador has great food.  Breakfast and lunch are offered during set times during the day.  I discovered the fried jacks (or fry jacks) on the breakfast menu, and they are glorious.  I read about them…

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Belize

After our summer of kayaking, I bought a book called “Fifty Places to Paddle Before You Die: Kayaking and Rafting Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations.” My husband and I have not been on an actual vacation since we got married in Prague back in 2004.  We have been on weekend trips occasionally, usually to…

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Bear Creek Kayaking

We had an amazing summer kayaking at Bear Creek. A great day trip from Oxford, Mississippi.  Winn just ordered a whitewater kayak too.  Next summer, in addition to camping at the Dismals, we plan to take a few trips to the Ocoee! Here is Winn’s new kayak: The Dagger Axiom! I’ll be getting my own…

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Spotify Playlist – Big Little Lies

I binged the available episodes of Big Little Lies on Sunday, and while the show itself is well done and addictive, the soundtrack is amazing.  Have a listen: In particular, “River” by Leon Bridges and “September Song” by Agnes Obel really stuck with me.  Really, though, it’s all great.  I saw the great Charles Bradley at Double Decker Festival…

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Video Work

I’ve enjoyed playing with video as I’ve helped my husband’s band as they’ve gotten going.  I feel like a collector of media, and finding ways to make pieces go together eventually is on my “to do” list.  Anyway, I’ve got lots of stuff to mess around with, but here are a few videos I’ve done…

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Convalescence 

I’m writing from the same spot on the couch on which I’ve been sitting for a month. The spring started great, with a trip to Mexico and Australia (both of which I have not written about yet), but the weekend I returned from Melbourne I tripped over my dog, tried to catch myself, and broke…

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Istanbul

Istanbul is so beautiful!  It is one of my favorite places that I’ve ever visited.  We stayed near Taksim Square, and the first thing I noticed that made me realize Istanbul is unlike anywhere I’ve ever been was that our taxi was inspected underneath with mirrors as we entered the hotel.  We then had to…

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Reflection

I originally thought I’d start a travel blog.  But that has changed.  I am lucky to be able to travel for work, and I love to take photos.  So why not start a travel blog?  Why can’t I be one of those fantastic people who travel all around the world and seemingly have no responsibilities except posting…

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