Hello….It’s Martinique

Hello... It's Martinique. I've been wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet. Why yes, beautiful, Caribbean country. You are the stuff of dreams. And I thoroughly enjoyed cruising your mountainous terrain and inhaling your sea air. If you would've asked me a year ago if I wanted to visit Martinique, I would've said sure and later Googled the...Read More
Timeshare Resort

Why A Timeshare Isn’t Your Ticket to More Travel

She spoke so fast that the only words I picked up were "Captain George's". And the sole reason I heard those two words was because I'd uttered them just hours earlier when I told the Babe* what I wanted for dinner. Once again, the woman upstairs had conspired to give me exactly what I wanted. But not before I made a...Read More

Clear Your Cookies To Save Money on Travel | TTT #82

My little cousin turned 16 last month. To celebrate, we planned her first trip to Washington, DC for a girl's weekend. Halfway through the ticket purchase, I contacted her mom for an okay on the arrival and depature times. Our chat took about fifteen minutes. The purchase page had timed out during our conversation and I was forced to refresh the...Read More
Budget Safari on Maasai Mara

My Budget Safari to Kenya’s Maasai Mara Wildlife Haven

We were up before the sun, expectant and excited about the day ahead. Tip-toeing through the Wildebeest Eco Camp, careful so our movement didn’t awake those in neighboring tents, we gathered our belongings and went to meet our safari guide. Peter arrived in a green land rover. We threw our bags on, then jumped in to start our adventure. I...Read More
Here Is Your Invitation To Live

Here Is Your Invitation To Live | TTT #73

On January 16, 2015 ten members of my travel group took a tour of the gorgeous Altos del Maria community in Panama.  For two on the bus, that beautiful mountain scenery would be their final view of the world. The accident shook and then strengthened us, reconnecting our bonds and firming our resolve to live.  And in memorializing our travel...Read More
Large View of The Dark Truth Behind The Johannesburg Lion Park

The Dark Truth Behind The Johannesburg Lion Park TTT #68

Last month I made friends with lion cubs at the Johannesburg Lion Park. In a few years, these lions will be sold to hunters and shot as trophies. The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions These lion cubs are bred in captivity and when they are too big to pet, they are sold. Some go to zoos and circuses while...Read More