We are on the last leg of our arrival to koh phangan

We are on the last leg of our arrival to koh phangan. For 48 Hours, it’s been string of cars trains trams taxis buses, 3 planes and now a ferry.
As i gaze out upon the seafoam green sea at sunset, i am in awe.
I am 40 years old and I am just beginning to be truly comfortable in my own skin, happy alone, and repatterning the lifelong seeking my source of love and validation outside of myself.
Not sure if I have the words to describe what this adventure means to me… Because so much about it is facing and becoming comfortable in the unknown, facing my own aloneness and Having the courage to live Fully. And I don’t know exactly what that means yet. But I know I am inspired.
I almost cancelled this trip so many times, faced with a lot of gravity and regret, the necessity and the realities of becoming an adult, & stepping fully into the role of parenting myself… feeling that I had no business going off on an adventure when I should be working hard. I would have called it off so many different times but commitments to my friends and non-refundable tickets mafe me stay the course. And i am so glad i did.
I’m about to arrive on the shores of the place my gypsy heart has most longed to travel for many years. I feel deep peace, or maybe it’s just utter exhaustion and delirium from so many weird naps….
Nope…. It’s pure enchantment! I feel sooo happy to be alive, and utterly blessed. So grateful at last for every fucked-up circumstance that led me to this moment, to be on this grand adventure !!

Besides this, if you still want to discover Asia, Mekong delta tour 2 days 1 night will make you really happy.
For more informations about a trip to Asia, please visit the site: https://vietnam-tours.asia/holiday-in-furama-danang-resort-3-days-t463.html

Tonight’s my annual Christmas wreath cookies concoction night

Tonight’s my annual Christmas wreath cookies concoction night. This tradition goes way back to my childhood when Tom and I used to make these cookies and give them to our paper route customers who gave us tips. I’ve made it a tradition to bring them to the staff and students at school.
I look forward to this relaxing night every year. I love to put sweatpants on, turn on some Christmas music, have a shot of Jameson and get rocking in the kitchen. I just sampled a few and they are really good. It’s even worth getting the green food coloring on your tongue. Save on the perfect Christmas presents and stocking stuffers for the entire family here.

god i wont ever understand

god i wont ever understand why you created such a destructful species (humans) why couldnt you have given us the intelligence AND continued compassion as you did the non human forms. maybe your planet wouldnt be screaming for help right now had you. they say you dont make mistakes, i beg to differ
humans, well they will rebuild. the wildlife, no where to go. no telling how many are now dead. we think about the big animals, but im sure thousands of the small ones are now gone. Here has great deals for Christmas 2017. 

trekking in Vietnam

 Day 1: 19h00: Depart from Hanoi, follow Highway 32 to Son Tay, pass Trung Ha Bridge to Thanh Son (Phu Tho), dinner in Thanh Son.
If it is not cold, then after breakfast you can continue to go to Thanh Son – Thu Cuc – Nghia Lo, then overnight in Nghia Lo. Choosing this option, we will have more time to explore the Blind, but we will not see the scene around.
If it is raining or cold, it is not advisable to drive long distances at night. It is dangerous to go to Thanh Son or Thu Cuc and continue the journey the next morning.
My team went on a rainy day and very cold so the first plan is option 1 but because of the weather that finally decided to implement option 2, but thanks to that is watching the forest green tea palm trees both sides of the road.
View of Khau Phau pass.
View of Khau Phau pass.
Day 2: 6h00: Have breakfast in Thanh Son (here is the cake shop and sticky rice sold in the sidewalk is very good and cheap – very suitable for people)
6h30: continue to travel Thanh Son – Thu Cuc – Ba Khe, so stay at Ba Khe drink cup of tea Bat Tien just fragrant just delicious to take people and car for a few minutes, then run straight Ba Khe – Nghia Lo – Tu Le.
11h00: When the terraces of nine golden rice appear, is also when you come to Tu Le, stop for lunch to enjoy sticky rice Tu Le and special dishes here such as crab spring, chicken hills …, Desserts are made from freshly squeezed banana leaves. The festival is organized and arranged from National Highway 32, the section of Tu Le commune (Van Chan district) to the center of Mu Cang Chai district. Then you can choose the appropriate accommodation or down the house floor or go to Mu Cang Chai town and then choose a hostel. 
So you can join this culture week.
Along the way from Tu Le to Mu Cang Chai town you are free to explore the unique of the festival! In addition, you will pass Khau Phau pass on the road is known as one of the four transcontinental mountain passes, you are really overwhelmed by the beauty of forests, mountains and fields.
In 2013, Mu Cang Chai tourism culture week attracted thousands of visitors to visit. This year, with the thorough preparation, thoughtfulness and experience has been drawn from the previous organization, Yen Bai Tourism Expected Cultural and Tourism Week National Mu Cang Chai terraces 2014 promises to be a colorful festival, attracting crowds of people and tourists at home and abroad to participate. Hope the above shareings will help you to arrange the appropriate time and schedule for a meaningful and enjoyable trip.

I won my eighth Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award

Wanted to share two nice recent pieces of news: Late last month, I won my eighth Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for a fun feature story about slipping and sliding through winter driving school on a racetrack made of ice. A huge thanks to Erin Wade Booke for giving it a home. And when I returned home I found this just-released National Geographic Books, Timeless Journeys. I covered locations in Easter Island, Rome, Pompeii, Athens, New Orleans and Kyoto. It’s an honor to have my writing appear between stunning National Geographic photos. Freelancing usually means working in a vacuum, wondering if your work will ever reach an audience. I’m thankful for those moments when I see it did. For reading about baby car seat canopy