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Travel recaps

Trip 17: A reunion in Cape Cod

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The older I get the smaller my circle of friends becomes. At a certain point in life, you stop meeting as many people.. You no longer make time for the…

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Trip 15: Mayberry to Merlot, a Small Town to Love

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I grew up in a small town. Home for me is farmers on tractors and playing barefoot. It’s messy ponytails and cute boys in pickup trucks. It’s football games and…

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Trip 14: Mountain Majesty

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There is a reason the word “Great” is in the Great Smoky Mountains. They are truly beautiful and majestic… whether you are seeing them from a summit or overlook, or…

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Trip 13: A discovery at Tybee Island

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Every place I go reveals a little more about me. One particular discovery became crystal clear on my trip to Tybee Island, GA.  I’ve been to the beach more this…

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Trip 11: I could live here

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In just a few years my daughter will be going off to college. Hold on, I have to take a moment. 3 years is all she’s got left of high…

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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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