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The Distance Between Us Really Does Matter

Escaping a Tight Space Peacefully

And I thought I was the only one who had a thing about personal space. According to a recent study on personal space, most of us do, particularly when it comes to distance literally between us when we are communicating and interacting. The authors of the study, Preferred Interpersonal Distances: A Global Comparison, interviewed 8,…
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For A Good Time In London

Travelling to London soon? Not to worry there is plenty to do here, both on and off the beaten track, and not all of it will cost you an arm and a leg. But do count your pennies before leaving home – you will likely need them. Though an expensive city by anyone’s measures, London…
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Expressing Freedom In the English Countryside

A city girl hands down, I do love getting away to the country now and again. Not surprisingly so, since I was born and raised in rural Southwest Georgia. There is something about the simplicity of unspoiled space, relatively speaking, that’s peaceful, except for the white-knuckle car rides on narrow, windy paths that are considered…
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Returning to the Peace of Discovery

Now That's Cool

Around this time last year while on a Nordic tour, I beamed photos and features from my smart devices to social media, not only excited to discover new worlds but also pleased to share with supporters, friends and family, too. Thinking back, I recall a sort of peacefulness about that holiday, about how I felt…
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Discover the World with Mispronunciations

People mispronounce words all the time, don’t they? And not only when it is according to accent, e.g, American English, British English. The old you say tomat(e)o, I say tomotto. That is not really a mispronunciation. It is a matter style, if you will. High time some folks come to grips with that. Never mind….
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Living the Castle Life in England

Langley Castle and Alnwick Castle: Things of the Past and the Now

Castles… England has much to offer in castles. Actually, all of the United Kingdom does, but for this reason precisely as well as the fact that I’ve had the occasion to hang out at only a few castles, if you will, over the years, I’m keeping this blog to England. Most recently this weekend, while…
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London Lights Up European Tour

Lumiere Festival Adds More Light To London

Lately, I have run into a few Americans in European cities who have decided to give London a miss on their tour or I’ve heard my friends and acquaintances tell of their travels abroad sans London, too. ‘What is up with that?’ I have asked often. ‘London is a great city. You will never tire…
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Expat Takes An Extended Holiday in January

Florence, Italy: Another Memorable Celebration

While the first week of the New Year means back to business for most, it means an extended holiday for me and has done so for the last fifteen years—wedding anniversary time. Over the years we have celebrated as far away as St Lucia and as close as London and many times in fantastic cities…
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Precious Memories Safe: More to Come in Paris

Friday’s terrorists attacks in Paris painfully remind us of how vulnerable we all are, how fragile life is. On this note, today with bloggers, journalists, people around the world, I mourn the loss of the 129 people who died there and express grief for the many other lives that have been shattered, too. Also, we…
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Hundreds Play What City Is This?

Five Win a Scratch Map

Thank you to the nearly 350 people who played my travel game, What City Is This, and the high percentage (approx. 50%) who shared it or liked it for an opportunity to win one of five scratch globes to map their travels. Scratch that, the scratch globe that is (I am still assembling mine) and…
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