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Free Local-Led Private Tours of the World’s Most Fascinating Cities

Moving out into the brisk morning air, our private tour guide Daniel, directed us north onto the bustling sidewalk. Reviewing my multiple layers in my head, I was ready for an 80° temperature shift in either direction…bring it on!  Our Big Apple Greeter was here to spend a couple of hours with us showing us around his city, like only a local can. Daniel met us 30 minutes earlier in the lobby of our hotel to share some basics and give us a lay of the land, literally, explaining how strategically Manhattan’s streets had been laid out in 1811. “20 Street blocks = 1 mile (1.6k), Avenues run North and South – Streets run East and West. Distance between avenues is about 3x as long…

“About Me” · Reconsidered

Writing my ‘About Me’ page, I noticed the similarity to an obituary. Say nothing negative. Only positive spin on the human experience. But, falling down, or “hitting rock bottom,” is the most integral part of our life’s trajectory. It prepares us for spiritual growth. Those moments make us who we are. Why write or blog at all, if you can’t be honest and share about your human foibles? For me, it’s time for a rewrite. About Me (Updated) “I love with wild abandon and determination, in equal parts. All injustice tugs on my heart so aggressively it can cloud my judgement. My love disguises itself as anger when I feel like my husband or children have put themselves in danger. I react to humor is…

Blogging Course Scams and Cons

Dreaming of living abroad as a blogging digital nomad, people are blindly handing over their money to a growing numbers of online experts. One Woman’s Cautionary Tale Staring into the stark light of my Mac in disbelief that September morning, I reread the email. I’d flown cross-country to San Francisco for a workshop I signed up for months ago. Now, hours before it was to begin, my online guru is cancelling it. 9 Months earlier  The Initial Sales Pitch I dabbled with blogging years ago, as a way to escape my isolation as a newly-minted expat in Costa Rica. So, I listened with interest to the video I’d come across on Facebook. Chatting like a girlfriend, the disheveled-looking blonde says, Anyone can become a successful blogger with…