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This past year has been quite a year of travel for me.  I was fortunate to have done the following:

  • 4-night cruise to the Bahamas in January 
  • 3-week trip to Australia and New Zealand in April 
  • 7-night cruise to the Caribbean in May, a 4-night trip to Portland in July 
  • 7-night cruise to Alaska in August
  • 8 night trip to Costa Rica in December

I’m a bit weary thinking about it, but what an amazing year! I enjoyed myself and enjoyed the company of my travel companions immensely.

Upon getting back from my last adventure I decided to think through my travels from 2019 and jot down some Take-Aways, 10 to be exact.

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How to Stay Fit, Body and Mind, on Long Haul Flights

You are setting out for a fabulous destination and you are super excited about everything EXCEPT the LONG plane ride.  The onslaught of dry air, sodium rich foods and inactivity, can wreak havoc on your body.  Don’t fret, though, help is on the way!   There are steps you can take to help you be more comfortable.  I’ve listed 11 tips below to help you stay fit, mind and body, during the dreaded long haul flights..  

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How Travel Does Last A Lifetime

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back… Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

Terry Pratchett

We often get together and discuss our lives and travels; just us ladies, some lunch, and great spirits. It’s a great way to get to know one of another, talk about upcoming trips and ask for advice and recommendations. Betty is a particularly spunky member of our group and she forever changed my perception of how travel truly enriches.

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