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Trip discounts for 2011

As promised in our last newsletter, here are some more details on the deal you can get on trips next year. When I announced our sabbatical, I got many positive, encouraging responses, but some asked "So you're just going to leave us in the lurch?" ... Read article...

Change is a necessity of life

Time for a Sabbatical

It's been 7 years now of running Adventurous Wench tours, and what a time it's been! During those years, we've been honored to take hundreds and hundreds of women on tours to cool places. I've made friends from all over, and shared wonderful experiences. But 7 years means it's time for a sabbatical... Read article...

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Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better

"Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom." ~ Jim Rohn . . . When times are tough, it's natural to wish they were easier. When you're sending out countless resumes, dealing with... Read article...

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Travel insurance and swine flu

If there's a disease outbreak like swine flu, what does your travel insurance cover? This recent information release from Travelex (our partner for travel insurance) is great information on what would happen if YOUR trip were to be affected by something like this! Here's a rundown on possible situations... Read article...

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Don't be fooled by the calendar

"Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week's value out of a year, while another man gets a full year's value out of a week." ~ Charles Richard . . . Uh oh. Another week ending, and I haven't even finished... Read article...

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Moving forward in today's economy

"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt . . . This seems particularly appropriate today. Like so many people in America (and the world) right now, I've been grappling with how to go forward given our deteriorating economy... Read article...

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Brains in your head, Feet in your shoes

"You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." ~ Dr. Seuss . . . Ah, the wisdom of Dr. Seuss! Whenever I start sinking into "victim mode", it's good to remember this quote... Read article...

Hotel in Dawson, New Mexico

Grandpa and the ghost town

Dawson, NM was a booming coal mining town in the early 1900s. The population was as high as 9,000 people, and there were schools, churches, a hospital, hotel, even an opera. After a couple of tragic mine explosions, the town was abandoned. Today there's nothing left but a graveyard... Read article...

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Women-only travel - who does this?

In the past few years, women’s travel has become a burgeoning segment of the travel industry. More and more women are flocking to tours that are organized specifically for the fair sex. But who does this? And why? A lot of women wonder if this could be for them, but they're uncertain... Read article...

The oh-so-critical hard disk

Glad I have a time machine!

Last week, my beloved MacBook died. In the middle of watching a video, it seized up and gave me the spinning beach ball. (The one that looks so incongruously cheery, for something you're never happy to see!) It then refused to restart, showing only the white screen of death, with a mysterious flashing folder... Read article...