Category Archives: Personal growth

Bergen Norway – a short but delicious visit

August 2019. Bergen may be my favorite stop so far on my 10-city, 8-country summer trip, except for that one incident, but more about that in a later blog. Right away as we stepped off the plane my curiosity was … Continue reading

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Getting around Helsinki with sisu…or not

August 2019. Wow, we thought Stockholm was cool (no pun intended). But Helsinki far exceeded our expectations. Everyone was so friendly. I guess they aren’t jaded by an overwhelming number of tourists like some of the other cities we visited. … Continue reading

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Floating hotel – ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki

August 2019. So what’s the best way to get from Stockholm to Helsinki? Cruise there! Yes, the Viking Cruise Line has an overnight ferry that connects the two cities. So we get our transportation and our hotel all in one … Continue reading

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I could live in Stockholm Sweden

August 2019. I think I could live in Stockholm. Not year-round, but definitely for a summer. If possible, I’d like to be here for the summer solstice some year. Are you in? I’m not even sure why I say this; … Continue reading

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Watching the horsey set party in England

July 2019. My whole family came to London to be with our youngest for her college graduation. From here we were to travel to Copenhagen for an additional five days. Alas, the person (who will not be mentioned) responsible for … Continue reading

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Living a lifetime in one place: Morgarraz, Spain

When traveling through Europe, I marvel at the span of history I can see after studying these civilizations and cultures from my reading chair at home. Sometimes in one location there is documented evidence of pre-historic peoples, the Romans, and … Continue reading

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The magic of touching whales: Baja Gray Whale Eco-tour and Wellness Retreat

My friend Jeanne Teleia is in love with whales, so much so that she researched and recently offered a Baja Gray Whale Wellness and Inspiration Retreat in San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific side of Baja Mexico. I like whale … Continue reading

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