Happy World Giraffe Day on June 21!! Did you know that giraffes are on the IUCN’s Red List, meaning they are endangered? I cannot imagine a world without giraffes, can you?!🦒 If you want to help, go to Giraffe Conservation and donate. Enjoy the photos of giraffes from our many safaris, photos by Randy Minton and Alexandra Minton Photography![Read more…] about HAPPY WORLD GIRAFFE DAY
Water features are now open at Jellystone Park locations across Texas. Water zones and water slides at Jellystone Park locations in Burleson, Canyon Lake and Kerrville opened Friday, May 29.
As the weather heats up, growing numbers of families are enjoying the water slides, splashgrounds, lazy rivers and other amenities and activities at the seven Jellystone Park locations across Texas.
*As of this writing, Covid19 cases in Texas are going up.[Read more…] about WATER FEATURES ARE NOW OPEN AT JELLYSTONE PARK LOCATIONS ACROSS TEXAS
Dallas Arboretum Reopens June 1st with Advance Ticket Reservations Required
WHEN: Monday, June 1st
- 7:00-9:00 a.m. – Members Only Entrance
- 9:00 a.m. – Open to the Public!
- 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Media Preview – RSVPs are required.
WHO/WHAT:The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden reopens and welcomes visitors just in time to celebrate the beginning of summer to enjoy the outdoors. Advance online timed tickets are now required. Face masks are highly encouraged in the garden, but they are required in restrooms and indoor facilities. To keep guests and employees safe, the garden is operating with new federal, state and local guidelines to minimize physical contact and adhere to social distancing including the City of Dallas’ policy and guidelines for wearing masks. In addition, a maximum of 1,000 people are allowed in the garden at any one time during a four-hour block. The Dallas Arboretum has created a modified path around the garden to make it easier for people to enjoy the beautiful grounds while social distancing. There is also a half-mile path from each parking lot. The Paseo de Flores is now two ways in most areas, so people may come in and take a quick trip to their favorite picnic areas. Guests can also enjoy respite in the Pecan Grove, the Jonsson Color Garden, on the Camp House Lawn and the lawn of the Lay Family Garden.[Read more…] about Dallas Arboretum Reopens June 1st with Advance Ticket Reservations Required
Dame Traveler’s Live the Adventure, Available Now on Amazon!
From Dame Traveler Press Release:
From backpackers in Peru to artists in Berlin to storytellers in Morocco, Dame Traveler celebrates the diversity and bravery of women from around the world who are not afraid to think (and live) outside the box.[Read more…] about Dame Traveler’s Live the Adventure, Available Now on Amazon!
Amazing Underwater Life in Myanmar! In 2014 I traveled solo to dive the Mergui Archipelago, part of which is in Myanmar. For more on that adventure, check me out on Scubaverse at http://www.scubaverse.com/diving-the-mergui-archipelago/. There were some weather conditions that interupted the diving, but wherever one dives, there is always excitement and the thrill of discovery. I am currently planning another trip with The Smiling Seahorse on their brand new boat! Just waiting until coronavirus has a vaccine or when it is safe to travel. Here are photos of some of the amazing underwater life in Myanmar! [Read more…] about Do You Want to See Amazing Photos of Underwater Life in Myanmar?
Tam’s Updated 9 Tips on How to Travel with Chronic Pain.
Update 2020: I published this blog in December 2017, and it is one of the most popular blogs on my site. Many of us, especially as we get older, experience pain and uncertainty. I just had a left hip replacement 5 weeks ago! I’ve been traveling the last couple of years with an increasingly bad and super painful hip in addition to my back problems, but I have managed, and let me tell you how!
Knowing how to travel with chronic pain is very important for me. When I began solo traveling and performing citizen science, after my children left home, one of my family’s major concerns was how I would manage my back pain while traveling solo. What would I do without help? I have had two major back surgeries, and I am fused from L2-S2 with rods and 8 pedicle screws. In other words, my spine looks like a madman’s science project! Heavy lifting is a major issue for me in all aspects, and since I do volunteer scuba diving trips, I make arrangements before I go to be sure it is understood I need assistance with the weight of the tank. In addition to my chronic back pain, I have Psoriatic Arthritis which flares up when it is most inconvenient. Plus, as I said above, the last few years I have been traveling with terrible left hip pain (I just had a hip replacement, thank goodness). I have learned about taking care of myself when I travel with chronic pain, which is bascially all the time, and I’m happy to share these lessons, and tell you what works for me. [Read more…] about Tam’s Updated 9 Tips on How to Travel with Chronic Pain