[VIDEO] Amsterdam Gay Pride Parade 2012

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Dutch people overwhelmingly support equal rights for gays, and the country became the world's first to fully sanction gay marriages in April 2001.  So when I found out it was Gay Pride week the weekend I was going to Amsterdam, there was no way I was going to miss the parade.  I expected something … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Female Expat in Saudi Arabia – It’s Not That Bad

It's been almost a year since I recorded this video.  I made it for Terri Davis-Merchant for Expat Week on her blog; Try Anything Once.   This video is short piece about what it feels like for me being an expat, and a woman living in Saudi Arabia. You may be surprised to find that for me being a … [Read more...]

Capture The Color Competition

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I was nominated by Runaway Brit to enter the Capture The Color Travel Blogger Competition.   So, what is it?  Basically, a travel blogger submits a photo that showcase the following colors:  blue, green, yellow, white, and red.  And, then they nominate 5 other bloggers.  It's a simple as that.  … [Read more...]

Where In The Hell Have I Been?

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It's been months since I've written a post.  The thing is, I don't really like to write when I'm traveling.  I left home on January 22nd and hung out in the States for 5 months, living out of a suitcase.  And, though I did some traveling and took a decent amount of photos, I couldn't bring myself to … [Read more...]

Life Lessons: My First Solo Vacation

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I've traveled solo numerous times.  Typically, those were business trips in which I was in and out of the city so quickly that I didn't have time for anything except the business I was there to conduct.   I had never really considered going on a vacation by myself.   I don't know why.  However, when … [Read more...]

Guest Post: A Week in Botswana

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If you were looking for a relatively inexpensive, highly entertaining, clean, uncrowded, friendly and relatively safe place to vacation, you would probably not think to look for it in sub-Saharan Africa.  To our surprise, we found all these things, and more, in Botswana. Nestled quietly among its … [Read more...]

VIDEO: I Love New York

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Yesterday morning I left New York after 6 fabulous days cruising this city.  It didn't take long for me to fall in love...       … [Read more...]

ARGH!!!!!  Jet Lag is Horrible!!

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Jet lag is a mutha!!  I'm talking about straight up, 11 hour time difference and trying to get on track in your new location.  Whenever I fly back to the west coast of the United States from the Middle East, I experience a jet lagging situation which takes no less than 2 weeks for my body to … [Read more...]

Photo Tour: Akaka Falls, Hawaii

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Cascading waterfalls, lush tropical vegetation, fragrant flowers, huge ferns and towering bamboo trees.  This is what I found on my half mile leisurely stroll through Akaka Falls State Park.  A place with this type of description is bound to have plenty of photo opportunities.  Therefore, I will let … [Read more...]

Remembering Cancun

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This was a short vacation break.  We had no plans other than to get away from work and the rain, rain, and mo' rain in Seattle. For four days we resided at the Fiesta Americana in Cancun, Mexico with a view of the Caribbean from our balcony. I can't remember a lot of  the day to day … [Read more...]