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High Praise on the High Seas

(Waypoints Global, November 2017) – A memorable phrase by Nietzche reminds us that the goal of life is to become who you really are. Combine that with the gift of time, relaxation, pampering, few decisions, exploring the unknown, and experiencing the opposite of what we encounter in our daily lives. If I made a list […]

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Idaho – A Haven for Outdoor Living

(Waypoints Global, November 2017) – I stood on the edge of Hell’s Canyon, and even though it sounds like the beginning of a murder mystery, it is one of the major tourist pulls in the Coeur D’Alene, Idaho area. After boarding a 29 ft. boat with Snake Dancer Excursions, we traveled fifty miles upriver even […]

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Soothing Sound. No Noise.

(Waypoints Global – November 2017) – There are many different noise machines to choose from, but not many small and portable enough to bring with you. Promising “a better night’s sleep and sound masking through science,” the Lectro Fan micro is tiny enough to toss in your case if you are predicting a noisy location.

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If You Go to Cuba, Come Home with a Cohiba or Maybe 50

(Waypoints Global, November 2017) – Until recently, the most popular exports from Cuba have been rum, cigars and berets. I was on board a Celestyal Cruise circumnavigating Cuba with lots of opportunity to explore. After spending a day snorkelling, beach time on Paradise Island followed where we came across locals selling simple jewelry made from […]

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With Paddles in Hand – The Bruce Beckons

(Waypoints Global, October 16, 2017) – I had kayaked many times but actually taking the time to learn to do it properly helped the overall outcome immensely. Similar to sitting on my dad’s knee thinking I was making the car drive, as well as being solely responsible for the steering, taking the time to learn kayaking techniques […]

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Inchydoney Lodge and Spa

(Waypoints Global, September 13, 2017) – Overlooking the “Wild Atlantic Way” on the southwest coast of Ireland, the Inchydoney Lodge and Spa is an on-trend hotel, as alluring as the beaches in full view of the room balconies, dining room and patio. Go for the highly photo-worthy setting – think slubby linen and a quaint beach vibe – and stay for the enticing menu. The elegant lobby, decorated in soft cream, grey and blue linens with wood accents, reflects the surrounding seascape.

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The Holy Grayl of Water Bottles

(Waypoints Global, September 2017) – With so many water bottles to choose from, what do you look for? I have had so many different designs of water bottles fall by the wayside for various reasons: leaking, losing the lid, not fitting in my knapsack pocket and for obvious reasons, I will not use the plastic disposable, filling up the landfill site bottles. The Grayl water bottle was funded by a kickstarter campaign and designed by two Seattle-area entrepreneurs who believe they’ve created the world’s best portable water filter. I think they might be right.

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Cruising Cuba

After a two hour drive through rural mountain villages in a decommissioned Russian army truck, we arrived at El Nicho conservation area—a nature lover’s dream with hiking trails and a panoramic backdrop of the Escambray mountains.

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