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Hiking Colorado’s St. Mary’s Glacier

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Over in our neck of the woods, took a hike to St. Mary’s Glacier recently. Mind you,...

Top Sex Museums Around the World

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If you’re an adventurous traveler with a kinky alter ego, skip the Metropolitan and the...

The Hilton Westchester, a Great Business or Family Stay

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While we didn't stay in the Hilton Westchester for business travel, we think its a great...

Civilized London: Champagne Tea & Martinis at Egerton House Hotel

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Afternoon tea at the Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge is the best London experience I never knew...

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8 Fun Family Travel Options in the Upstate New York

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Looking for a few fun family travel options for America's East Coast? Next time you're...

Avoid Food Poisoning on the Road

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While the thought of traveling to a new country is exciting, you also need to...

Luxury Travel Meets Transformation

Civilized London: Champagne Tea & Martinis at Egerton House Hotel

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Afternoon tea at the Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge is the best London experience I never knew...

Milton’s Idyllic Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

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We recently discovered Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, a 1764 inn that combines all my favorite...

Top Sex Museums Around the World

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If you’re an adventurous traveler with a kinky alter ego, skip the Metropolitan and the...

A Top Wellness Pick: dōTERRA Essential Oils

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I'm a huge fan of essential oils and use them regularly at home and on...

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  • I love the serenity of this magical moment ballooning over Salvaleon de Higuey, for in this beautiful memory, barely a breathe could be heard. There were no noises from cars or any urban sprawl for that matter; nothing but the sound of air gently going in and out keeping us afloat only slightly above miles of sugar cane fields and pastures of cows. -
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As if displaced on another planet, I couldn't help but wonder what life would be like if all of our days started and ended with this top down view of the land we walk on every day. How we would see nature and wildlife differently. How we would see air, water, seeds and all the elementals differently. How we would see humanity and the struggle some have to merely be free differently. How we would see the power of one breathe differently and how every one of those breathes matter more than we can possibly imagine. The quality of that breathe, the sound of it. Being aware of it in us and around us.
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As I listen for that spiritual sound that the fire pumped air so magically makes on a ride at dawn or dusk and reflect on all the pieces of glorious land I've had the opportunity to view from a balloon over the years including this one, the word that pops into my mind before any other is GRATITUDE. -
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If you have had the great fortune to have seen, heard, tasted and touched many a foreign land and viewed it from above, let us not forget to embrace gratitude every day, for as privileged, blessed travelers, it's never about the destination, it's always about the journey and all the lives we have a chance to positively touch and change along the way.
  • Going to Sonoma more often these days, which reminds me that we need to go over the hills to Napa as there are some restaurants we want to review. Ahhh those warm and lush summer days. -
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I usually spend more time on the East Coast during the summer (my family travel feature on the Catskills is live on the home page of www.weblogtheworld.com btw) than we have this year and 4-5 international trips by August. This year so far has been about hearth, growing our wellness and spirituality section, lots of organic fare and sipping great California wines (though we have some Spanish ones coming soon for review)! Wearing Page Thirty leather and Charleston shoes. And nope this isn't sponsored, just love em!
  • Canoeing down the Delaware River is magical in the summer. Although this stretch is about as serene as it gets and you'll hear nothing but birds, the occasional fly fisherman rod and a small pike jumping to the surface for a second or two, this river is gigantic covering 14k square miles & running through 5 states. -
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I grew up in a canoe (literally) and even taught canoeing at a summer camp many years ago, so it's always a treat for me to be out in one, among natures best trees on some river or lake in New England, a place where my heart can alway sings.  Listen to the silence in nature and you'll learn a lot about your life path and listen to what isn't being said with people and you'll learn a lot about their fears and why and how to let go of your own. Happy Friday all!
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#DelawareRiver #Catskills #canoeing #serenity #fishing #FamilyTravel
  • Two cats, two flowers and one ??! What's your guess? Bourbon, chicken, llama or coffee? Buttermilk Falls has all of them and more. A precious country stay in the lower Catskills where its charm is sure to have you at hello.
  • Truth be told, I rarely post flower shots. Perhaps the only time I have is of a botanical garden in Japan & South Africa and sunflowers 🌻 from rural Hungary & Rhode Island.....at least from what I can recall. It's not as if I'm not drawn to them but they don't tell a story the way so many other images can. -
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What they do so well however is make you connect to the earth and ground you regardless of where you are in the world, and many flowers are also useful for healing -- and of course they light up any field or room. -
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I happened to have my macro lens while walking through the farm at Buttermilk Falls Inn earlier this month, and so from peacocks and chickens to llamas and flowers, I captured a l'il magic. May her vibrant colors bring you a warm smile today!

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Men’s Beauty Products at London’s BEAST Seven Dials

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I’m not sure what kept me away from beauty products for so long. I think...

Luxurious Leather Jackets from Page Thirty

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We recently discovered the ever so luxurious leather jackets and coats from Los Angeles-based Page...

A Travel Guide to Cambodia’s Siem Reap

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Due to a snafu with Vietnam Airlines, we only had a few days to explore Siem...

Epson’s WorkForce WF-100, the Lightest & Smallest Wireless Printer

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Let's face it -- while you can certainly use a hotel's printer if they have...

Seussical the Musical Comes to San Francisco

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Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the San Francisco Bay Area...

Oceania Cruises Escape For Luxury Dining & Specialty Trips

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Now that we have a dedicated Cruise section with our relaunch earlier this year, we're...

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A Call to Return to America’s Core Values & Spirit

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After the election, I like so many Americans were stunned with the outcome. While my...

A Top Wellness Pick: dōTERRA Essential Oils

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I'm a huge fan of essential oils and use them regularly at home and on...

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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