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Museum of Country Life in County Mayo, Ireland

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This past July, I had spent two nights enjoying the warm hospitality of my friends...

Sicily’s Mt. Etna, Europe’s Tallest Volcano

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Remarkable Mt. Etna, spewing from one of her four active summit craters. Apparently, she has...

Valentine’s Day & Chocolate in the Big Apple

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It's rolling around to my very favorite holiday: Valentine’s Day! It’s a day to get...

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Behind the Scenes with NYC Psychic Jesse Bravo

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I had never heard of Jesse Bravo before recently and came across his name as I...

The Mind Body Connection & its Effect on Our Well-Being

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If you don't think there's a mind body connection and that its relationship can have...

Luxury Travel Meets Transformation

Understanding Japanese Ryokans & Onsens

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There has been a lot of confusion between Japanese Ryokans & Onsens. Because my articles...

Spiritual Inspiration in Italy’s Titignano Castle for 6 Days in July

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It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the Science and Nonduality gathering (SAND...

Understanding Japanese Ryokans & Onsens

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There has been a lot of confusion between Japanese Ryokans & Onsens. Because my articles...

4 Wellness & Comfort Holiday Picks from HoMedics

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We were recently sent a few HoMedics products from their team to test out which...

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  • Our ninth #TEDxBerkeley kicked off this morning so tune in all day at www.tedxberkeley.org for the global livestream! Our speaker line up is phenomenal this year. Am proud to be co-curator & strategic advisor for the 8th year now - we have the most passionate & committed team! -
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Speakers include peeps like Marianne Williamson, actor Derek Luke, Christopher Emdin, Singer Hazel Miller, Dean Ornish, forestry expert Teresa Ryan, ocean advocate David Lang, Paralympian Jennifer French, Daria Musk & a host of others!
  • Happy Valentine's Day all! Wherever you are in the world today, honor those you love in your life today and show them love ❤️- cheers to all of your kids, moms, dads, grandparents, significant others, BFs, colleagues, travel buddies & friends.
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To my cutie, my sweetheart and my Rubberband, whose love, goofiness and beautiful commitment to an "us" reminds me of why I am still with him on this journey! -
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While there's no doubt this sky has had a few magical edits, I love the effect it now has as a revised backdrop of the Bay from the outside patio at The Ramp. -
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The why is because this sky exudes & demonstrates many of the things our life is: mystical, surreal, spiritual, beautiful, cosmic & vibrant. Here's to us Rubberband! #gratitude
And yes, that's a nickname - he's 100% Italian if you can't already tell from that oh so Roman nose! 💙💜
  • As I lay here horizontally taken by the flu for the first time in 15 years, it brings a smile to come across dreamy sunset shots I have taken, like this one in late fall where we left for a sail onto the infamous SF Bay! Focusing on this may just help speed up the recovery time of this nasty flu bug -- ugh! -
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-Heard it has hit people worldwide - anyone else down? If you are, dream of sunsets you've had like this one & remember that everything is temporary! Sending healing energy out to everyone else who is sharing my horizontal view of the world right now!
  • I'll never forget this incredible road trip from Budapest to Prague through the stunning Hungarian countryside. And,  then suddenly we hit the sunflowers 🌻 -There were fields and fields of them on both sides of the road, enough sunflower beauty to be awe-inspired for days. When you get up close and just be present with its beauty, it's easy to see how it got its name and the feel the pure magic it exudes.
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Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity, among other things.  There are spiritual meanings too. In China, people connect sunflowers with longevity, good fortune and vitality and to Native Americans, sunflowers represent harvest and bounty. -
Sunflowers also symbolize faith in some religions because of their resemblance to the sun, which is associated with spiritual knowledge and the desire to seek light and truth.
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The Incas used sunflowers to symbolize the Sun God, and brought them to temples for worship. The priestesses also wore sunflowers on their garments and as crowns.
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And so, whenever I remember the magic of that road trip and the moment my eyes met these lush fields of natural beauty, I can't help but think of all of the Goddesses and Priestesses of our past, of ancient traditions, customs and civilizations and of raw natural beauty. -
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How they move towards the sun and meet it head on, just as travelers meet the road head on, without fear or hesitation because they know the journey is the reward, not the destination. We can learn so much from nature!
  • Had a great time at the annual New York Times Travel Show, where we were once again a media partner. See my write-up from the 2018 event here:
https://weblogtheworld.com/formats/photos/new-york-times-travel-show-2018
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I always have so much fun with @CuriousonTanzania ‘s Justa Lujwangana who suited me up this time around – thanks to @ExplorePlus for letting us borrow ‘your lion’ for our shot. -
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My write-up covers the show itself, as well as highlights of trips and destinations that stood out, from river cruise lines and unique nature and wildlife safaris, to luxury adventure treks and hotels/resorts that emphasize wellness, nature, spirituality and connection to the Earth. -
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I also saw some great food/wine & photography trips and workshops, got re-excited about Alaska, Iceland, Kenya, Japan, and the Philippines (most would be return trips) and I so want to get down to Louisiana’s Cajun country for some music and soul food. -
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Oh yeah, and Argentina for some Malbec and steak. Another great show - consider going next year if you've never been!

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Spiritual Inspiration in Italy’s Titignano Castle for 6 Days in July

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It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the Science and Nonduality gathering (SAND...

Stylish All The Way With Musse & Cloud Shoes

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Meet Musse & Cloud, a new brand of shoes we recently discovered which are designed...

Your Ultimate Ishigaki Travel Guide

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Use this Ishigaki Travel Guide to help with planning next time you head to Japan....

Jabra Freeway: In-Car Speakerphone with Virtual Surround Sound

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I discovered Jabra Freeway by accident when I was scouring the web a few weeks...

Add More Wellness to Your Life With 5 These Lifestyle Changes

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Wellness is a hot topic these days, but some people are a little confused with...

Lake Austin Spa Resort for Romance in Texas

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With Valentine's Day on the horizon, Lake Austin Spa Resort is a great place to stay...

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Happy New Year From We Blog the World

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Happy New Year, from our home to yours! As another chapter of our lives is...

Behind the Scenes with NYC Psychic Jesse Bravo

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I had never heard of Jesse Bravo before recently and came across his name as I...

Wisdom & Inspiration

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.

Anatole France

Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.

― Alan Keightley

 

The destination matters not, for the journey itself is the ultimate prize. Go forward & embrace the unknown and your blueprint for life will never be the same.

― Renee Blodgett, We Blog the World

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore.

― André Gide

At the Moment of Commitment, the Universe Conspires to Assist You!

― Goethe

A truly magical life begins after the journey furthest from your comfort zone!

― Renee Blodgett, We Blog the World

If you do something that has never been done you will collect treasures that have never been found.

― Jenna Newton

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.

― Heraclitus

Break bread with people as foreign to you as an ancient language and be forever changed.

― Renee Blodgett, We Blog the World

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

― Lao Tzu

The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.

― Sir Richard Burton

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