Category Archive: 'Inspiration' :

With a company name like  Make A Difference Safaris!, LLC…it makes sense to share this story published in APTA (Association For The Promotion Of Tourism To Africa…of which I’m a member.)  So inspiring! How I wish we here in the U.S. could find more ways to recycle/re-purpose what we discard…would make for a much healthier […]

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What book or movie inspired you to travel? There must be hundreds of movies and books that have peaked your interest to visit the places they were filmed or written about. A few of my favorites are: Out of Africa (of course!); the TV mini-series Thorn Birds – everyone wanted to travel to Australia after […]

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The simplicity of Africa is calling me… It’s been 3 years since I last visited and my heart ‘aches’ to go back. Especially when I walk into my office surrounded by reminders… It’s been said by just about every explorer and writer who has ever visited Africa…she gets under your skin and into your heart. […]

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Don’t know about you…but standing on the rungs of a helicopter while it’s flying is just a tad much for me!  Same goes for bungee jumping – NO WAY! Some of the ‘wild’ things I’ve done, however, include white water rafting on a Class 3 river in Maine; diving off the coast of Maine, and […]

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It’s the 11th of February already!  Where in the world did the months of December & January go? I’ll tell you where….our ‘holidays’ started early with a visit from our son & his girlfriend December 15th.  She needed to return home (NH) on the 22nd and he  stayed until the 28th.  New Year’s came and […]

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But what about Trigger Finger? Not a pleasant condition to have as you can see by my pictures of my left index finger.  Surgery went well on Wednesday, and although I’m looking forward to no more pain (we hope), the long recovery period puts constraints on what I can do!  My work is pretty much […]

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As I sit here reading inspirational material, I hear:  the siren of an ambulance going by, car traffic, whirring of the ceiling fan, clicking of my blinds in the fan breeze and whirring of my laptop fan.  These noises remind me of my ‘experience of silence’ during my safari in Kenya.  We have become so noise deaf that […]

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