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A Beginners Guide to Understanding Clothing Optional Travel

textile free relaxationI’ve been visiting clothing optional resorts for more than a decade and each time I visit a new one I’m presented with a different way to think, alternative ways to see the world and how my body travels through it ...

Find Your Happy this Christmas

Holiday survival starts with familyIt might be the most wonderful time of year, but it’s also the most stressful, busy and downright exhausting. So how do you find happy amidst all this noise?

The Art of the Weekend Vacation Quickie

needed vacation timeWhen you're a kid, playtime is as important as naptime and meals - you can't live without it. North Americans undervalue their vacations and are overworked ... time for the weekend quickie!

My Secret Love Affair with Airports

people-watching at the airportAs the train lurched and swayed, I forced my mind to my meetings ahead to keep the giggle safely ensconced in my gut, where it wouldn’t earn me a slap from my new friend. Of course, the train ride ended quickly and so did our relationship ...

Finding Meaning when Your Travels are Filled with Fear

My original itinerary had me arriving at 3 pm, early enough for margaritas on the beach before meeting friends for dinner. But I was bumped to a flight 8 hours later. What was I thinking, leaving my family for this silly, selfish trip? My journey had become so complicated ...

New Year’s Resolutions, Anyone?

embrace new years positivelyembrace new years positivelyAre you ready to ring in the New Year with your usual laundry list of resolutions? All the things in your life that you promise to do better this year... Instead of making promises that you're sure to break, consider an easier, more carefree type of commitment. Consider embracing YOU!

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