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Eating in Thailand: Beetles, Crickets and Grasshoppers. Yum!

“Mmm. It’s kind of nutty and creamy,” I said after chomping down a roasted silk worm cocoon in Chiang Khan in the Loei province.

As the group I was traveling with walked to dinner, we admired the street vendors roasting a variety of food. Over dancing flames I saw skewers of octopi, legs of chickens, and little balls of meat in which I assume was pork.

Travel to Thailand: How Sweet it Is. Maphrao Kaew Made in Loei

  “We like sweet things,” my guide said as the group...

My 48-Hour Love Affair With Pittsburgh During a Winter Freeze

It just took 48 hours to fall in love with Pittsburgh. Sure, one of those mornings it was 3 degrees, but during my quick visit I found so many things to love about the Steel City.

Save on Your Summer Vacation with CyberSummer

Don’t think you can afford to take a summer vacation? Think again. CyberSummer may be the economical solution.

Florida Travel: Getting Wild on the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Apopka is one of those Florida cities I’ve seen the exit for...

Memorial Day 2015 at the Sarasota National Cemetery

Another Memorial Day has come and gone and like last year, I spent part of it visiting the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla.

Travel to Thailand: Hello Kitty-Themed Resort is a Big Pink Surprise

The most surprising thing I saw or did in Thailand? One of those things I did was visit the Kitty Resort, themed after Hello Kitty, in the Phu Ruea district of Loei.

That Time Former President Jimmy Carter Set Me Straight About Noah

Anxious for the Bible study lesson to begin, I sat in a pew fidgeting at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga., sitting between a friend and a stranger. “Please remember, we’re here to worship God and not Jimmy Carter,” the pastor said.

Travel to the Dominican Republic: Whale Watching in Samaná Bay

There were about a dozen of us in an open-air boat, sitting in pairs, bobbing in silence on Samaná Bay with our eyes fixated on the horizon. I was craning my neck and holding my breath in anticipation to check off another experience from my bucket list, whale watching.

Solo Travel Girl Says: Get on the Water and Discover Boating this Summer!

Thanks to my grandfather, I’m fortunate to discover boating and kiss the salt life at a young age. Soon after he and my grandmother sold everything in Buffalo, N.Y., drove South and made a life in Sarasota, Fla., he purchased a boat.

Florida Travel: Getting Wild on the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Apopka is one of those Florida cities I’ve seen the exit for...

#LoveFL: Aquaholics Welcomed in Englewood, Fla.

Aquaholics are welcomed in Engleweood, Fla. In a course of week, rather than blogging, I’ve been splashing in my Southwest Florida backyard, engaged in the activities of wading, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, snorkeling, boating and beachcombing.

Living Life Rather Than Watching Life

Another weekend is winding down and the reality of the events over the last couple of days are sinking in. “That’s a long way to go for a short amount of time,” my seat neighbor said to me as the flight landed.

10 Things that Surprised Me About Thailand

Oh, Thailand. I had no idea how in a short period of time I would be so smitten with your wonderful kingdom. My visit was only a week long and definitely not enough time to call me an expert. I admit, I didn’t do the proper research before hitting the ground running in Bangkok and Loei Province and in my naivety, here are 10 things that surprised me about Thailand.

I Discovered Thainess and Recharged My Soul

I traveled to Thailand to discover Thainess and the unexpected happened; I recharged my soul. Thing is, I didn’t realize how hollow my life has been the last few months. Visitation to Florida has been flooded with tourists and seasonal residents seeking warmth and sunshine.

CLEAR Membership and Other Tools for Making Air Travel More Tolerable

Obviously, I’m a little addicted to this whole traveling thing but what I really despise about air travel is the security portion. CLEAR Membership should help make passing through airport security more tolerable.

Travel to New York City: Taking a Juicy Bite of the Star-Studded Big Apple with the TMZ Tour NYC

Traveling to New York? Hop aboard the red TMZ Tour NYC bus to take a juicy bite of the star-studded Big Apple.

Soaking up the glitz of pop-culture is one of my guilty vices and TMZ is my go-to source for a juicy fix. Watching the show, I often thought it would be fun to follow a TMZ crew as they scoped out Hollywood’s streets in search of today’s relevant celebrities.

New York City Hotel: Sleeping Paradise Found at the NYLO

leeping paradise found at the NYLO Hotel in New York City. As hard as I fought, my internal alarm clock woke me at 5:30 a.m. Peering through the slivers of my weary eyelids, I could tell it was still dark and definitely not time to begin my day. I didn’t need to be anywhere until 11 a.m. which meant hopping in a cab around 9:30 a.m.

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Solo Travel Girl Says: Get on the Water and Discover Boating this Summer!

Thanks to my grandfather, I’m fortunate to discover boating and kiss the salt life at a young age. Soon after he and my grandmother sold everything in Buffalo, N.Y., drove South and made a life in Sarasota, Fla., he purchased a boat.

Travel to Thailand: Almsgiving to Monks in Chiang Khan

My 4:30 a.m. alarm sounded and I hopped out of bed as if it were Christmas morning. The first activity of the day was participating in the merit making ceremony (an almsgiving) to the monks of Chiang Khan.

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I admit to being a klutzy gal but using the Valkyrie case from Urban Armor Gear for my iPhone 5 has probably saved me some money the last couple of months. My iPhone is my single most important piece of travel gear and it’s important to protect it.