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Thoughts From The Road

A LOOK BACK AT 2016: MY YEAR OF TRAVEL

  If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you know that for the past few days I’ve been counting down to 2017 by recapping my travels throughout the year. It’s been fun sifting through photos and reminiscing about…

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France Thoughts From The Road

A CHILLING DAY IN THE CATACOMBS

Paris is an enchanting city. Its sidewalk cafes, twinkling lights and elegant bridges evoke feelings of romance and whimsy. But there is a darker side to City of Light, found far below its blue skies and cobblestone streets. The…

Overlooking Rio from the Villa Teresa Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Brazil Thoughts From The Road

BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS IN BRAZIL

  The past few days in Brazil have been a whirlwind. Walking the lively shores of Copacabana, cheering on Olympic athletes along with thousands of spectators from across the globe, exploring colorful street markets, dining on mouthwatering local dishes,…

Exploring Santa Teresa, Brazil
Thoughts From The Road

20 LESSONS TRAVEL CAN TEACH YOU

I took my first international trip over 17 years ago and  instantly fell in love with the adventure, glamour and challenge that travel entails. Over the years and many trips later, my passion for travel has deepened. I have learned…

Overlooking Cusco, Peru from the Plaza de San Cristobal
Peru Thoughts From The Road

CONFLICTED IN CUSCO

Most of the time, traveling leaves me feeling invigorated, renewed and inspired.  I thrive on immersing myself in new cultures, sampling the local cuisine and getting to see historic landmarks with my own eyes.  But there are times when…

Real Madrid souvenirs outside Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Spain Thoughts From The Road

FUTBOL: THE WORLD’S PASTIME

Most Americans seem to be lacking the soccer gene.  Known as futbol everywhere but the States, the most popular sport around the world  just has not caught on here.  It’s a shame because we’re really missing out!  Not only are we…