2017 ICAST Finds for Female Solo Travelers
Oct22

2017 ICAST Finds for Female Solo Travelers

I survived my first ICAST, the fishing industry’s largest tradeshow, and found some great finds for female solo travelers. Ranging from services to gear to fun gifts, here are my top 2017 ICAST finds.

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Geena Davis: #ShesGotDrive and Still in a League of Her Own
Jun16

Geena Davis: #ShesGotDrive and Still in a League of Her Own

One of my favorite movie lines, “there’s no crying in baseball,” was brought to the silver screen 25 years ago in the film, “A League of Their Own.” If you’re a Gen X-er like me, you’re probably feeling old realizing that classic movie is 25 years old.

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Firearms Training and My First Trip to a Gun Range in Port Charlotte, Fla.
May21

Firearms Training and My First Trip to a Gun Range in Port Charlotte, Fla.

“Don’t put your finger on the trigger. Cross your thumbs. Hold it steady. Don’t be scared. There’s nothing to fear,” were the thoughts running through my mind as I picked up a loaded handgun at Shooter’s Paradise gun range in Port Charlotte, Fla.

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With Jim Beam in Hand and a Tiara on My Head, Rest in Peace
Mar30

With Jim Beam in Hand and a Tiara on My Head, Rest in Peace

“What’s it like LIVING in a national park?” is usually the second question people ask after asking, “What is your favorite national park?” when they learn I spent 10 years living and working in America’s crown jewels. “It’s like living with family,” is my response, because it is.

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Help Boost Girls’ Confidence By Sharing What You Do #LikeAGirl
Jun29

Help Boost Girls’ Confidence By Sharing What You Do #LikeAGirl

You can help boost girls’ confidence just by sharing what you do like a girl. Have you seen the Always #LikeAGirl video yet? Go do it. Now.

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How Global Travel Influenced Barbara Pierce Bush and Now She’s Changing the World
Jun23

How Global Travel Influenced Barbara Pierce Bush and Now She’s Changing the World

Sitting down with her mother Laura Bush and journalist Soledad O’Brien, Barbara Pierce Bush spoke to the AARP Life@50+ Boston audience earlier this spring discussing how being a president’s daughter shaped her life.

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Former First Lady Laura Bush on Civility, Life After the White House During AARP Life@50+
Jun22

Former First Lady Laura Bush on Civility, Life After the White House During AARP Life@50+

Former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Barbara Pierce Bush addressed civility and life after the White House during AARP Life@50+ in Boston this spring

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Amelia Rose Earhart Plans Around the World Flight in June 2014
Mar16

Amelia Rose Earhart Plans Around the World Flight in June 2014

Amelia Rose Earhart is preparing to take flight in June 2014 to accomplish what her namesake (but no relation), Amelia Mary Earhart, didn’t in 1937, an around-the-world flight.

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Jenna Bush Hager Inspires in Sarasota, Fla.
Jan20

Jenna Bush Hager Inspires in Sarasota, Fla.

“It wasn’t a philosophical moment,” Jenna Bush Hager told more than 500 members of the Ringling College Library Association last Monday at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Fla., it was about “a man, his daughters, a stuffed animal and a little joke.”

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Why Are Women So Mean to Each Other?
Jul08

Why Are Women So Mean to Each Other?

My question is rhetorical and doubt in my lifetime it’ll change but I just don’t get why women are so mean to each other. I grew up a tomboy. The only girls I had to play with in my neighborhood were my sisters who were a bit younger. Neighborhood kids my age were boys, all four of them plus my brother, and it seemed I always related to boys. I understood them up until our teen years then they morphed into creatures I still don’t understand.

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With Heavy Heart, Farewell to Wing Walker Jane Wicker
Jun22
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Wing Walker Jane Wicker Bringing Golden Era of Grace to 2013 Florida International Air Show
Mar21
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Retro Rad Holiday Fun with Emily Ellyn of Next Food Network Star
Dec11
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G is for Geena Davis and Media Gender Bias
Apr07

G is for Geena Davis and Media Gender Bias

Actress and Olympian Geena Davis is one of those people trying to make a difference in how girls and women view themselves. She founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media after viewing television programs and videos with her daughter and noticing an imbalance in the roles male and female characters play.

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Backhoe Bowling and More with ‘People At Play: The Heavy Equipment Experience’ Near Sarasota, Fla.
Aug01
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