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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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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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Emperor Penguins! Exploring Antarctica on the Lindblad NatGeo Explorer!

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Emperor Penguins! Exploring Antarctica on the Lindblad NatGeo Explorer!

On our 3rd day, our 2nd on land, we actually had the thrill of seeing an Emperor Penguin! It is a very unusual sighting, because Emperors mate during the dead of winter (I think it may be safe to say that Emperor Penguins have the worst existence of any bird on earth) and this was […]

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5 Reasons I am SO Excited to Arrive in Antarctica!

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5 Reasons I am SO Excited to Arrive in Antarctica!

Today is Day 3 of my Lindblad/National Geographic Expedition on the Explorer to Antarctica! After a few days in Buenos Aires, which I will post about, a day traveling to Ushiaya, Argentina (aka The end of the world), and a day at sea watching whales and seabirds, I woke this morning to snow and Fin […]

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Perfect Holiday Destinations for a mix of Luxury and Adventure

Perfect Holiday Destinations for a mix of Luxury and Adventure

Adventure holidays don’t have to mean uncomfortable sleeper trains, budget meals and backpacking for days on end. With a company like Exsus you can enjoy an exotic adventure with all of the luxuries you’d expect from a family holiday, too. Getting the balance between thrill seeking and relaxation can be tough but with these incredible […]

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Dory is My Doppelganger

Filed in Boomer, Empty Nesters, Midlife by on June 20, 2016 22 Comments
Dory is My Doppelganger

Sometimes, I have to laugh when everything turns to …. . Since Dory is my doppelganger, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised! Don’t get me wrong, compared to 99% of the world, my life is awesome, and I have nothing to complain about. I have traveled in many countries, and I know that when one has […]

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Am I Invisible?

Filed in Adventures in the USA, Boomer, Midlife, Travel by on January 31, 2016 27 Comments
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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The Ritz Carlton Club in Aspen

The Ritz Carlton Club in Aspen

As one would expect from the Ritz Carlton, this Residence Club has everything. Our residence is lovely, with a view of the mountain. I can only imagine what it would look like in winter, because the ski lifts are a stones throw from our balcony. I imagine all the snow and the skiers dashing down the […]

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5 Reasons to Get off your Couch and Travel!

5 Reasons to Get off your Couch and Travel!

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too.  Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett Yesterday I wanted to meet […]

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So excited to find myself on BOOMER CAFE this morning!

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So excited to find myself on BOOMER CAFE this morning!

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