Midlife Journeys

the joys and trials of midlife

An Amazing Woman Plunging into 50 in Antarctica!

An Amazing Woman Plunging into 50 in Antarctica!

Guest Post by Christine Heenan, Clarendon Group Inc. I met Christine on my trip to Antarctica in January 2017, and she certainly fits the description of an Amazing Woman! A Communications and Public Relations Expert who has worked in the White House, at Harvard University, is a Huffington Post Contributor, and an adviser to the Gates […]

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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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See What Sunset Looks Like in Antarctica

See What Sunset Looks Like in Antarctica

I found the sunsets of Antarctic summer wondrous. Seeing the sun set behind the icebergs was surreal. These photos were taken at 1130 pm, and even when the sun sank, the light remained. The sun actually rises just a couple of hours after it sets. My roommate and I slept with the drapes open because we […]

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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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It Snows in Naples Florida every Christmas Season!

It Snows in Naples Florida every Christmas Season!

I recently paid a visit to Naples, FL to see a friend of mine from Junior High, back in Ohio! Juetta West spends her winters in Naples as her fashion company has a storefront there. Turn It On by Juetta West is right on 3rd Street South, which is the heart and soul of Naples. Having spent […]

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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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Why Finland is the Perfect Winter Adventure Getaway

Why Finland is the Perfect Winter Adventure Getaway

Looking for a little adventure this winter? You may want to head to Finland! While largely associated with Lapland, Finland offers a wide range of activities for the adrenaline junkie. Boasting more than 188,000 lakes and striking, dramatic coastline, it’s particularly popular for those who love to kayak, sail and canoe. Whatever activity you enjoy, […]

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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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