Midlife

the joys and trials of midlife

Dallas Cocktail Destinations for Empty Nesters!

Dallas Cocktail Destinations for Empty Nesters!

written by Alan James There are great Dallas Cocktail destinations! Becoming an empty nester opens up a whole new outlook on life. You have to admit that taking care of a family for years takes up a lot of your identity, regardless of the size of the clan. It can be pretty scary to embark […]

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Where to get the most Amazing Salad and Dessert in Cozumel!

Where to get the most Amazing Salad and Dessert in Cozumel!

Want to know about the most amazing salad and dessert on Cozumel? One of my favorite restaurants on the planet is La Cocay on Calle 8 in Cozumel, Mexico. My family has been going to La Cocay for many years. We’ve celebrated birthdays and anniversaries there, and it is a place of many good memories […]

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Why My Favorite Dive Site in Cozumel is All of Them!

Why My Favorite Dive Site in Cozumel is All of Them!

Diving Cozumel for 30 years (yikes!) means that I have been on just about every reef. Why is my favorite dive site all of them? (I still have two dive sites I have not gotten to, but hey, give me time). Cozumel is famous for its drift diving. Cozumel’s dive sites are mostly on the […]

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Buccanos at Night is one of the Reasons to Consider Cozumel a Foodie Destination!

Buccanos at Night is one of the Reasons to Consider Cozumel a Foodie Destination!

Food has become one of the best features of a Cozumel vacation! Beginning with Buccanos at Night, I am planning a series of articles on different restaurants on the island, showing you that Cozumel has grown into a first rate foodie vacation destination. 30 years ago you received a taco, and often a tummy virus […]

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No Matter How far I Roam, I always come Home to Cozumel

No Matter How far I Roam, I always come Home to Cozumel

I have roamed all over our amazing planet, and there is so much more to see! Having walked on seven continents, I have been privileged to see the most beautiful, fantastic, and incredible sights. Every place is so different and so unique, and I have loved all of my travels, and treasure my experiences, both good […]

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5 Things to do on an African Safari!

5 Things to do on an African Safari!

Seriously, you must do these 5 things on safari! There is nothing as incredible as an African Safari. Nothing. Seeing these animals in the wild is not at all comparable to seeing them in a zoo or a “safari” park. The savannah goes on forever….truly, the Circle of Life is real. Going to the Serengeti […]

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A Life Changing Trip to Kenya with Global Heart Journeys on July 9! Hurry and book!

A Life Changing Trip to Kenya with Global Heart Journeys on July 9! Hurry and book!

In April I went to the Women In Travel Summit 2017, and met, as well as reconnected, with some amazing women! A good friend and blogging buddy wrote this post, and I truly could not do any better, this article is incredible. My new friend, Linda Higdon, is a fascinating woman, with a wealth of knowledge […]

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Why you will love Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country!

Why you will love Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country!

My husband and I have visited the Texas Hill Country a few times, and loved it. We plan to spend much more time in the area! Ah, the longer we stayed on Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country, the more I liked it!  Lakeway is a wealthy, small town with all the amenities, easy […]

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4 of the most Amazing Reasons I go on Citizen Science Trips

4 of the most Amazing Reasons I go on Citizen Science Trips

I participate in Citizen Science trips because I am a big believer in giving back. When we receive a benefit, I believe we should provide a benefit in return somewhere, somehow. Scuba Diving is a passion for me, animals are a passion, and photography underwater is a passion. I love the ocean, the earth, and […]

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Hamilton Pool in Texas is a great place to visit for Empty Nesters!

Hamilton Pool in Texas is a great place to visit for Empty Nesters!

Texas Hill Country is for Empty Nesters! Taking a hike around Hamilton Pool in the Hill Country is fun, and easy! Hamilton Pool is an historic swimming hole, about an hour outside of Austin.  Hamilton Creek empties into the Pedernales River, spilling over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall. In Mexico, this would be known […]

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