Year: 2013

Workers Getting Ready to Harvest Honey from these Bee Hives
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Scariest Thing I Did in 2013 Was…

I wholeheartedly believe being a little scared brings out the best in a person. With the end of 2013 I’m looking back and remembering an incredible year. I traveled to three continents , met inspiring and good people, and emotionally grew by pushing personal boundaries.

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I Love Visiting Worden Farm in Punta Gorda, Fla., Each Week to Pick Out and Pick My Organic Veggies
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Health & Beauty: I Gave Myself the Gift of Health this Christmas with a #StepsToWellness Journey

I gave myself the best gift I could possibly give this year. The gift of health. Being a codependent, workaholic means I put the needs of others before my own. For most of my working adult life I’ve put work ahead of my health. I used it as an excuse to skip the gym and constantly ate fast food because I devoted lunches to working at my desk rather than prepare lunches at home and bring them to work. I used business trips as an excuse to try the most outrageous, gooey meals possible.

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Tourism Pros Volunteer during the Tourism Cares Project in New Orleans, Spring 2008
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Tourism Cares Invites Travel Industry Pros to Volunteer in Miami, May 29 – 30, 2014

Travel and tourism professionals from across the United States will volunteer to preserve Miami Marine Stadium May 29 – 30, 2014 during the 7th Annual Tourism Cares project.

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Winter Adventures in Buffalo: Beautiful Botanicals, Father Baker and a Piebald Deer in a Cemetery

While visiting my family in Western New York for the holidays, a little snow didn’t stop our winter adventures. My mom and I headed to the City of Lackawanna to enjoy the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and once again, I was surprised by Western New York treasures.

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Will You Be Traveling or Staying Home Over the Holidays?
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Health & Beauty: Holiday Travel Tips for Arriving Fresh in Your Final Destination

If you’ll be flying to celebrate Christmas or New Year’s, here are a few holidays travel tips for landing fresh in your final destination. We all know flying during the holidays has its ups and downs.

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During a Travel Blogger Trip, Ensure It's Okay to Snap Photos in the Restaurant
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What’s the Key for Hosting a Successful Travel Blogger FAM Trip? Expectations

What’s the key for hosting a successful travel blogger FAM trip? Expectations with a capital E. Bloggers are a hot commodity and DMOs (destination marketing organizations or tourism offices) are working with these online influencers to share their message to their followers.

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Whoa! Here a Gator, There a Gator. At the Oasis Visitor Center at the Big Cypress Preserve, Florida, Dec. 7, 2013
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Gators Galore in Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida

Last weekend I drove down to Marathon in the Florida Keys for a fun kayaking excursion with Burnham Guides. During the drive I chose to follow the two-lane Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) rather than the I-75 and Alligator Alley because the Trail is more scenic. I mean, where else can you see the Skunk Ape Read More »

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Seeing Irish Travellers in Southwest Ireland Wasn’t Like Reality TV

Riding through Southwestern Ireland in the comfort of the Paddywagon Tours’ mini-bus allowed me to soak up the scenery. I saw white sheep grazing in the green rolling hills, aging headstones in famine cemeteries and stone fences crisscrossing the countryside. When I saw a few guys walking a pier alongside a horse in water I needed to say something. It looked a little odd considering the water had to be near freezing.

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Football Taught Me S-U-C-C-E-S-S

S-U-C-C-E-S-S. Success. Thanks to countless days and evenings sitting in bleachers watching high school football games and listening to cheerleaders gleefully sing the “Success” cheer, this is the first word I learned how to spell.

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Shopping Local is a Great Way to Find Super Stocking Stuffers
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Part 3 of 3: Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Super Stocking Stuffers & My Local Favorites

Stuck on what to put in your loved one’s stocking? Here’s Solo Travel Girl’s holiday gift guide for super stocking stuffer ideas. Of course, don’t forget the orange!

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