Category Archives: Compelling Journeys

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New Orleans Jazz Fest – “When Doves Sing not Cry”

Don’t cry for New Orleans. While it was a time to mourn the loss of a great talent, Prince, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was a confirmation and celebration of…

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#Fight or Flight: One Man’s Choice When Faced With Death

Millions of Refugees Seek A Normal Life Away From War

With the ongoing war on ISIS in the Middle East forcing its citizens to leave the area in droves, the western world has been charged with the responsibility of playing…

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On the Road Again – Gilligan’s Compelling Journey in 2015

This story is dedicated to Gilligan, (July 4, 2001 – December 29, 2015) our beloved family member, travel companion, and friend who taught us how cats think, negotiate, socialize, bond,…

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Pack Your #Travel Bags to Explore, Exchange, Learn or Relax?

The UN World Tourism Barometer reported promising news of a four percent (4%) increase in the number of tourists — 810 million — in 2015’s first eight months.  Whether traveling…

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#Tourism Can Be Transformative for Peace & #SustainableDevelopment

Tourism’s impact is more likely than not underestimated by policy makers and the public. Tourism constitutes 10% of the global GDP and 6% of world trade. It is the better…

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China’s Paw Print on Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has always been a traditional stop for me each time I’ve been to the area. Known as a mecca for Florida Wildlife Conservation, it is home…

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Snowbirds Migrating to Free Birds – A Compelling Journey of Body & Spirit

What does one say about a couple embarking on a long road trip to Florida with multiple destinations in pursuit of family, adventure, and warmth while accompanied by two other…

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Come to the Virtual “Atlantis”!

Opt in Without Tripping Out

Take the journey without the trip if you see knowledge as preserver from drowning in a sea of ignorance, if you think that a click can be more powerful than the…

Celebrating with Kermit Ruffins at Exit 0 International Jazz Festival

When Music Is Like “Sex on the Beach”

A variety of ingredients, all stirred-up with the beach as the backdrop and intoxicating — that was the music scene in New Jersey this past summer, almost over but maybe…

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To Bee or not to Be In New Jersey

Since ancient times, honey also known as the nectar of the gods, was also referenced in the Bible’s Promised Land as the land of milk & honey. Hay fever season…