From Greece to L.A.ve

July 23rd, 2013

GreeceIndependence Writing ContestUnited States

‘If you had only one wish, what would it be?’ I’d wish the plane wouldn’t crash. Of course that is not my answer. Marc, the guy I met ten minutes ago, doesn’t need to know that I’m afraid of airplanes, and that I am having a panic attack as we speak. He needs to hear … Continued

My eyes flicked toward the trees as a blur of bright yellow flew past. That look away was enough for me to fishtail through the sandy road. I hopped off my bike to collect myself and to pull out my field guide. Not all birds are yellow, but that blur of yellow was not enough … Continued

What will you pick? A Cruise or Resort Holiday? All-inclusive cruise and resort holidays allow you to sit back and relax on your getaway without having to spend time and energy worrying about planning and logistics. Both are very popular, as they offer the opportunity to make friends with like-minded people, and relax in a … Continued

Bill and I have been RVing in North America for a couple of years. We have the freedom to be who we want to be, where we want to be, and what we want to do. Pennsylvania is a beautiful state. In Chocolatetown, Hershey we became children all over again. In Pittsburgh we were charmed … Continued

It’s early June and I am sitting pretty in my economy class seat, trying to hold back a grin. As my United Airlines flight descends towards New Orleans, I see the familiar brown, flat surface of Lake Ponchartrain. This is the same lake whose waters swallowed so many of the city’s neighbourhoods in 2005 during … Continued

New Hampshire: Live Free and Eat I never really thought about what New Hampshire’s state slogan, “Live Free or Die”, really meant to me. Perhaps it is the epitome of good memories and feelings I have from over 25 years of trips to Lake Winnipesaukee a.k.a. The Lakes Region. I am not there this July … Continued

If you are interested in an independent, carefree vacation, consider Fairbanks, Alaska in the summertime. Alaska has always attracted people from the lower forty-eight and the rest of the world who have craved adventure and independence. Alaskans, all over the state, including Fairbanks are very proud of their past. Alaska became America’s forty-ninth state in … Continued

It was an honor to be included on “This Week in Travel” with Gary, Jen and Chris. Thank you for inviting us on your show! Gary Arndt is the man behind one of the world’s most popular, independent travel blogs. He has been traveling non-stop since March, 2007 and has visited over 60 countries and territories. Jen … Continued

As July 4 approaches, I have been thinking about liberty. Is war the opposite of freedom? Is love the opposite of hate? I believe that apathy is the opposite of love. I am pondering the opposite of autonomy. I challenge myself to make selections that will make me proud. Owning a bikini from the 2012 … Continued

A man in a bubblegum-pink crushed velvet suit and matching top hat stood along side a woman dressed like a gypsy in layers of colorful silks and linens, joyously waving to Jim and me as we rolled slowly to the checkpoint that emerged from the afternoon dust. We stopped the truck and our brightly clad … Continued