Conservation and Advocacy

I Loved Diving in Raja Ampat, it was Incredibly Wonderful!

I Loved Diving in Raja Ampat, it was Incredibly Wonderful!

During July 2016 I took a fabulous dive trip to Komodo National Park in Indonesia with Ray of Hope Expeditions, to document manta rays in the area. Dr Andrea Marshall, the foremost Manta Ray scientist and co founder of Marine Megafauna Foundation, does several of these expeditions every year, and I absolutely love these trips! […]

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Day 6 in Antarctica and Incredible Sightings of Orcas!

Day 6 in Antarctica and Incredible Sightings of Orcas!

In Antarctica there were incredible sightings of Orcas! Have you ever seen an Orca? I’m not talking about the poor captives of Sea World and other marine parks, but killer whales in the wild. I had seen Orcas off in the distance, but in Antarctica I had a bird’s eye view! We sighted Orcas a few times, but […]

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Day 6 in Antarctica and the March of the Adelies!

Day 6 in Antarctica and the March of the Adelies!

Fab Foto Friday and the March of the Adelies! The March of the Adelies! Penguins are an absolute delight. ALL penguins. I must say, though, the Adelies were the most delightful of the delightfuls! They are one of three Brushtail Penguins species found in the Antarctic, and Adelies are not found anywhere else. The penguins were discovered […]

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On The Fourth Day In Antarctica

On The Fourth Day In Antarctica

On Day 4 we were in the Penola Strait region of the Antarctic peninsula. The area has the most amazing basalt rock…and a lot of penguins, of course! Booth Island and Port Charcot are one of the few places all three species of brushtail penguins – Adelies, gentoos, and chinstraps – nest together. I did not hike […]

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How Would You Like to Spend a Day in Everglades National Park?

How Would You Like to Spend a Day in Everglades National Park?

Recently I spent some time in Florida, and Hyatt kindly hosted me on an Everglades National Park tour with Everglades Excursions! I hadn’t seen the Everglades since I was a little girl, and I’d never been on an airboat, so it was quite the adventure! (I am so excited that I will be staying at […]

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Fab Fotos Friday: Monterey Bay, Sea Lions, and my Deep Love of the Ocean!

Fab Fotos Friday: Monterey Bay, Sea Lions, and my Deep Love of the Ocean!

When traveling in Monterey, California there are three things that you MUST do. Whale Watching, of course, is number one! Two is kayaking in the bay! Third is a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. On my October trip I went kayaking in the bay for the first time, and I cannot wait to do it […]

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I am SO Thrilled to be Featured on Next Act for Women!

I am SO Thrilled to be Featured on Next Act for Women!

I am so excited to be featured on Helene Stelian’s fabulous blog, Next Act for Women! I am joining a very elite band of women who have been reinventing their lives. Please come on over and read the article, find out about all kinds of travel opportunities, and peruse the stories of many women who […]

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Join Me on an Incredible Adventure to the Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez in Mexico!

Join Me on an Incredible Adventure to the Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez in Mexico!

I am so excited to announce that Red Travel Mexico and Travels with Tam are offering a fantastic trip to the Mexican Baja! There is something for everyone: scuba, snorkeling on a reef that is 20,000 years old, beautiful beaches, waterfalls, snorkeling with whale sharks and sea lions, kayaking, and of course, just relaxing! Where […]

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This is the Season when Giving is Good Any Day of the Week!

This is the Season when Giving is Good Any Day of the Week!

Generosity is always good, whether in material goods or in the heart. At this time in our history, I believe it is imperative to do something, whether it is for people, the environment, or our fellow creatures. In formulating this list I tried to keep the needs of the world and our earth in mind. These […]

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This was 1 Glorious Day at Yosemite National Park!

This was 1 Glorious Day at Yosemite National Park!

On an October day Randy and I hired a guide for a tour of Yosemite National Park while traveling from San Francisco to Carmel. We chose Close Up Tours , and we highly recommend them for a more personal experience of the park. They go out of their way to accommodate your needs. Our guide was […]

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