Give a Girl a Passport and Open Up Her World
Jul24

Give a Girl a Passport and Open Up Her World

Give a girl a passport and open up her world. That’s the philosophy of travel blogger Tracey Friley (www.OneBrownGirl.com) who runs OBG Adventure Camps, a travel and learning adventure excursions organization for girls. Earlier this summer, Tracey hosted the first Passport Party where she gave eight girls passports. Within the next 12 to 18 months, she is on a mission to empower at least 100 girls, between the age of 11 and 16 years...

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Chatting with Food Network’s Marcela Valladolid
Feb28

Chatting with Food Network’s Marcela Valladolid

Yesterday was my whirlwind trip to Miami for the SoBe Wine & Food Festival and an opportunity to chat with Food Network’s Chef Marcela Valladolid of the TV show, Mexican Made Easy. Chef Marcela is a doll and I really enjoyed chatting with her. She has a contagious enthusiasm for creating authentic and fresh Mexican meals. She travels to Baja two to three times a week, since her father is still lives there and only a...

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Laughing in Afghanistan
Jul27

Laughing in Afghanistan

Sky-blue burqas continue to flow down the dusty streets of Kabul. They’re remnants of the Taliban’s harsh reign and belief women should not be seen. While Afghan woman are no longer required to wear burqas, many prefer wearing the full-body, shapeless cape while in public. Or sadly, their husbands or other male in their life demand they be worn.

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