Category Archives: travel as a transformation tool

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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Lessons learned on my first trip to Mexico

I’m in Baja, Mexico for an EcoTour camp and Wellness Retreat to see whales. This is my first time visiting any country in Central or South America, so I feel some trepidation mixed with excitement. Every opportunity to travel provides … Continue reading

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Wishing for island fever on Murano

This photo of Murano children feeding pigeons reminds me how different their lives are from other kids. They live on a very small island, and are contained by it. They don’t jump in a car to go anywhere, and their … Continue reading

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The Murano most tourists don’t see

I promised myself that I’d live more spontaneously on this trip to Italy. In fact, I didn’t even have an itinerary planned out. My daughter was busy writing two papers, so I had the luxury of spending time on my … Continue reading

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Murano Italy – at first glance it’s all about the glass

My daughter and I enjoyed the night we spent in Venice, but now it was time to move to our home base, Murano, famous for the glass that’s been hand-crafted there for centuries. Many Venice visitors don’t make it out … Continue reading

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Venice – night eye candy

My daughter and I arrived in Venice in late afternoon. We quickly checked into our hotel and then set out to see Her as the chilly dusk approached. A quick right out the hotel door brought us to our first … Continue reading

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Trying spontaneity in Murano, Italy

Normally I carefully plan my travel. I make an itinerary with color-coded boxes for air travel (pink), land travel (orange), accommodations (green), things to do (blue) and important notices (bright yellow). Sometimes I add things like expected temperatures or the … Continue reading

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