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Am I Invisible?

Am I Invisible?

Traveling alone is not a new experience for me. I have ventured far out of my comfort zone by doing citizen science in Africa, Ecuador, St. Lucia and Mexico. In the next year I will travel to Australia and Indonesia to do a citizen science trip with Dr Andrea Marshall, Director of the Marine Megafauna […]

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Fab Photos Friday: The beauty of Lake Tahoe!

Fab Photos Friday: The beauty of Lake Tahoe!

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Lake Tahoe in the Winter

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Lake Tahoe in the Winter

Oh, it is so beautiful here! And as I speak, snow is coming down. I took some photos of the storm coming in today while on the beach (yes, I walked on the beach). If it is clear enough, I will be going out on a boat tomorrow to Emerald Bay, easily one of the […]

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The Last Parent

The Last Parent

One of the most conflicting, saddest times in life has to be watching one’s parents age, become ill, and pass on. Midlife is usually when people begin to lose their parents. I lost my father young, when he was 59 and I was 25, but my mother lived to see her grandchildren grow up, and so […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Beautiful Lake Tahoe

Fab Photos Friday: Beautiful Lake Tahoe

I am headed to Lake Tahoe next week, and so excited to travel there during the winter. I hope it is a snowy paradise! But the fact is, even without snow, Lake Tahoe is easily one of the most beautiful spots on earth. Enjoy! I will share the Tahoe winter wonderland photos when I return! […]

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Ethical Elephants

Ethical Elephants

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus has announced the retirement of its elephants two years sooner than anticipated. CEO Kenneth Feld acknowledges that laws protecting wildlife are too expensive to fight, so these elephants will be retired to central Florida, to the Center for Elephant Conservation. All this sounds great, correct? “While at the […]

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Where Should I go Next??

Where Should I go Next??

I do have a few trips planned for 2016, but I need to do some more travel planning! Any ideas? In January, I am headed to Lake Tahoe to see the lake in the snow…and, of course, to gamble. I am hoping my cousin will come along and that my friend from Sacramento will meet […]

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What Were the Values You Grew Up With?

What Were the Values You Grew Up With?

Everyone grows up with a certain set of values. Our families of origin have a tremendous influence on our lives, and although some values may be deemed unnecessary, or need to be adjusted later in a person’s life, others are still viable and have great impact. I have lived my life in keeping with many […]

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Tam’s Travels: 2015 Photoblog

Tam’s Travels: 2015 Photoblog

I have traveled quite a bit this year, and you know how I love to do it! Here are my highlights!     So, those are my journeys for the year of 2015. I went to several places I’d never been before, Aspen, St Lucia, Clearwater Beach…and every trip was wonderful and worthwhile! I am […]

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Top Posts for 2015

Top Posts for 2015

Here are the most visited pages on Travels with Tam for 2015! 5 Reasons to Vacation in Cozumel, Mexico! travelswithtam.com/5-reasons-vacation-cozumel-mexico/   Close Encounter with a Great White Shark! travelswithtam.com/close-encounter-with-a-great-white-shark/   Amazing Women Wednesdays: Dr Andrea Marshall, Conservation Pioneer travelswithtam.com/amazing-women-dr-andrea-marshall-a-pioneer/ A Hospital Bed in Place of a trip to Cozumel travelswithtam.com/hospital-bed-place-trip-cozumel/   Transplant Challenges travelswithtam.com/transplant-challenges/  

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