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A Father's Care

I’ve thought a lot about a father’s care over the past six weeks as I’ve watched my son, Brooks become a father. You can see the joy, the weight, the responsibility, the wonder of his new role as he tenderly cares for his baby boy. 1,100 more words

Breast Cancer Survivor

Daily Bread at Tibbett's Point

It was June and I was celebrating being a 10-year Breast Cancer Survivor, a decade since I’d heard the words, “You have cancer.”  I wanted to take my summer journey to a special place, the seventh solo trip that had turned into yearly pilgrimages.  848 more words

Breast Cancer Survivor

New York City Part 1: When the big city beckons...

I never do a great job getting these blogs written with anything that may resemble timeliness.  Usually I have big plans to write it on the airplane home, or the following weekday night.   2,252 more words

Solo Travel

Getting Stuck in Vegas (or, Adventures at the Tod Motor Motel)

After staying for three days at The Excalibur, which FYI is a gigantic and fantastically tacky castle-themed hotel and casino at one end of the South Las Vegas Boulevard, the plan was to venture in the vague direction of the Grand Canyon and continue from there, moving onwards across America in a joyous semi-pioneering fashion. 1,452 more words


2017 Travel Bloggers Summit on Study Abroad & Global Citizenship NYC

I first heard about studying abroad during college when I went to interview the director of my school’s program for the student newspaper. While I don’t remember much of what we talked about, I do recall getting excited over the places as a student I could go to – Ireland, England, Spain, and Italy. 687 more words

Hostelling International

The Land of Fire and Ice

Me and my brother have just returned home after the most unbelievable trip to Iceland, known as the The Land of Fire and Ice, and for good reason. 139 more words


A casual review of the HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

After a very brief stay in the HI Downtown San Francisco branch, we decided it was about time we upped sticks and moved on…to a different, cheaper hostel, in the very same city. 1,139 more words