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Trip 10: The battle of the beaches

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I like what I like. At my age, I don’t always find it necessary to find a new,  insert whatever you want (mexican restaurant, grocery store, beach) if I already…

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Trip 9: The dreaded Plan B

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I’m not a fan of Plan B’s. Actually, let me clarify that. Plan B’s make me nervous. Now, I am getting more comfortable with them since my life has felt…

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Trip 8: Cut short by coronavirus

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When your phone begins to vibrate incessantly at 2 o’clock in the morning it’s usually the precursor to big news. In this case, it was a flood of texts from…

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Trip 7: A “pinch me” moment in Paris

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I stood there staring at the Eiffel Tower. I had seen it so many times before. It’s an iconic image, the star of travel photos and bucket lists. And there…

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Trip 6: Dinner with Strangers in Joshua Tree

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What would you do if you were asked to sit with total strangers and have dinner? In Joshua Tree, you say, “Sure”, and are quickly reminded we are all more…

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Trip 5: Small touches in Palm Springs

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Every trip is a lesson. It’s like God is trying to talk to me with every stop on these 50 places I’ve never been the year I turn 50. In…

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Trip 4: 24 hours in Tullahoma, TN

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For my list of 50 places I’ve never been the year I turn 50, I’m hitting some big tourist destinations like Italy and Iceland. I’m going to ‘best of’ spots…

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Trip 3: The perfect view in Miami

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I love a good view. The front row of a concert, the top of a mountain, watching the waves from a hotel balcony. As I travel to 50 places I’ve never…

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Trip 2: A magical night in Key West

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The tiny white lights on the large Victorian house caught our attention. Had it not been for them, we might have missed the massive front porch nestled behind the crowds…

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Trip 1: What I learned in Burlington, Vermont

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It’s official. I am out of my comfort zone. Trip number 1 is in the books. My visits to 50 places I’ve never been the year I turned 50 kicked…

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