On Being Aunt

Years ago I dubbed myself Luckiest Aunt in the World, and Charlie (10) and David (6) are two of the reasons why. I’ve just wrapped up a tiring and rewarding nine-day trip where I was charged with taking care of these two bright and active children. My cousin and her husband were planning an extended […]

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Freedom to Choose (Because I Can)

How much freedom to choose or independence do you need when you travel? Freedom to choose where to go and when to go? And independence to not follow a trip leader or do what “everyone else does”. For people traveling with an organized tour, freedom to choose is generally diminished since the trip leader will make […]

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Liebster Award Nominee

How lucky am I that www.TravelTalesAndStuff.com has recently been nominated for the Liebster Award by Mr. Ben Pastore of TripAccomplice.wordpress.com blog fame.  Thank you so much! As a fairly new blogger, I needed to peak at the Google data bank as well as Ben’s nomination post to learn what the heck the Liebster Award is….I’ll […]

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There Is No Normal and Other Lessons Learned

It was in early March when the days were still chilly and the snow was still falling that the locals assured me the snowfall was not normal and not to worry.   “This week’s snow would be the last”, they all claimed.   As a recent transplant to Boulder, Colorado, I was excited to live in a new […]

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