Don’t Plan. Just Do.

August 9th, 2012

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Planning. Oh, planning. The bane of many a traveller out there, planning is the thorn in the side of the beauty of exploring new places for so many. Whether or not you’re a person who’s planning is simply booking a flight or bus to their next destination, or a person who likes to have their … Continued

Travel transforms us all the time by rejuvenating us from too much work, exposing us to attitudes and opinions different from our own, stimulating us to dream about how much more we can do to make our lives better, helping us get out of a depressing rut, and even finding a place where we feel … Continued

Can you really travel the world for FREE? Seems unbelievable.  Here is how my review of Michael Wigge’s book, How to Travel the World for Free begins: Michael Wigge’s book cover (How to Travel the World for Free) says, “I did it and you can do it, too!” Having spent a year traveling in SE … Continued

Planning a visit to Lake Tahoe in the near future?  Nothing like a refreshing nine-mile hike from the lake (at 6000 feet above sea level) to the summit of Mt. Tallac, altitude 9700 ft.  This hike is one of the most popular in the area and will reward the patient walker with spectacular views. My … Continued

There’s a gem on Ocean Ave, only steps from the beach. As the website says (and we agree): “Find an exceptional luxury hotel in the Viceroy Santa Monica, the finest California beach hotel offering exceptional accommodations & an ideal location.” Our outdoors evening event, held at the Viceroy, was tasty and enjoyable. Chef Justin explained … Continued

By Lee Abbamonte Travel opens your eyes and your mind to a whole new world. Travel enables you to see the world through other peoples eyes and from other points of view. Travel increases your awareness of other cultures and people. Travel makes you smarter. Travel is the best education you can receive. Travel enables … Continued

The Waldorf Astoria: Indulging in the Good Life by Terrance Richardson New York City is home to eight million people and a must-see destination for countless tourists. Composed of five distinct boroughs and endless eclectic neighbourhoods, there is no way to see everything in New York in a single visit. However, the idea is to … Continued

  In October 2011, George and I were the hosts for Meet Plan Go Los Angeles, part of 17 cities hosting events about Career Breaks, Mini-Retirements and Long Term Travel. We had traveled for nearly a year in 2008-9 and this month we left again for at least a year. Meet Plan Go National recently … Continued

Thank you to Johnny Jet for posting my article about Kailua Beach. George and I really enjoyed our time there. Here is how the article starts: Should you visit the Hawaiian island of Oahu, don’t miss meeting Carol, the wonderful owner at Mani Mele Bed and Breakfast, a tropical oasis steps from the beach on … Continued

Yosemite National Park

“It is all very beautiful and magical here – a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breath it, let the sun bake it into you“- Ansel Adams describing Yosemite As a yearly tradition, a few friends and I embark on a 5-day camping trip in Yosemite National Park.  Although just … Continued