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20 Days in Europe with Gate 1 Travel

We recently returned from a 20 day trip to Central Europe with Gate 1 Travel. This is our fourth trip with Gate 1 and honestly, they’ve never let us down. It was another fabulous tour with excellent tour guides, an active itinerary and wonderful accommodations. We’ve met many people on these trips that have traveled […] Read more…

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Travels in Thailand – Last Stop Chiang Mai

Our final days in Thailand were spent in and around the City of Chiang Mai. This was probably one of our favorite cities in Thailand. It’s fitting that I’m writing about the finish of our Thailand trip as in 1 day we are off to begin another once-in-a-lifetime trip – a three week visit to Central […] Read more…

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September Wrap-Up

Wow, September has come and gone so quickly! We’re one week into October and I’m finally getting around to wrapping up the little bits of fun we had during this past month. Some day I’ll actually post about my “weekday” schedule including work and what I do each day when I head to the office, but […] Read more…

Maesa Elephant Camp

Travels in Thailand – Maesa Elephant Camp

My telling of our tour of Thailand continues after the day in Myanmar with a visit to the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai. This area of the Maesa Valley is home to the largest domesticated elephant habitation in northern Thailand. What an absolute treat it is to walk along a beautiful trail, through a gorgeous forest and find […] Read more…

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End of August Wrap-Up

End of August photo sharing of some of the fun happening around my world lately. Happy Long Weekend Everyone! Read more…

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The Light Between Oceans Movie Review

This movie tells a timeless love story about the moral drama of the truth and secrets couples keep within their relationships. Honestly, my emotions were all over the place while watching this heartbreaking story unfold. And my heart did break while watching this film – not just for a single character but for all of them throughout […] Read more…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at Best Buy

While at BlogHer 2016 this year, I visited the AMAZING Best Buy booth at the conference expo where I learned about so many fabulous products that, of course, I now need want! One of the super cool techie toys they had there was the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 You’ve seen those […] Read more…

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Disney’s Pete’s Dragon

Walt Disney Studios has done it again and created another fabulous family film with their realistic reimagining of the animated classic Pete’s Dragon. The creative production of this film had my imagination running wild and my emotions traveling right alongside. The skill and care the creators of this new movie use in evoking a full-range of emotions makes […] Read more…

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Travels in Thailand – Chiang Rai

As we continue sharing our adventures in Thailand, we are still heading north to our next “stay” in the northernmost big city of the country called Chiang Rai. From Chiang Rai, we are heading to the Golden Triangle area – the tripoint of the Thailand, Laos and Myanmar borders – but that is yet to come. Chiang Rai […] Read more…

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Summertime Travel – Country Inn and Suites

Summertime is about getting in all the travel you can! Am I right? And travel usually includes hotel stays. I don’t know about you, but at this point in life, I have certain criteria that a hotel must meet before I’ll stay there. Country Inn and Suites meets all the criteria I have for a more-than-comfortable […] Read more…

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Our LOVE of Hiking

If you follow me (well, US actually – me and Jimi) on other social media channels (especially Snapchat – litasworldjen), then you know we have a true love of hiking. We taken many hikes through our 20+ years together from the exotic to the urban to the everyday. AND, we’ve loved them all. The beauty of […] Read more…

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Travels in Thailand – Sukhothai

Ready for our next stop on our Travels in Thailand tour – another Unesco World Heritage Site? Well, we’re still traveling North in Thailand from Ayutthaya, and now we’re on our way to Sukhothai. But, before we get there, we’re treated to another wonderful experience of just being on the road in Thailand – a roadside market in a […] Read more…

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Disney’s The BFG

Coming up on Friday, July 1st, Disney will release “The BFG”, an imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The author of “The BFG”, Roald Dahl, was first published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since with stories such as “Charlie […] Read more…

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Travels in Thailand – Ayutthaya

Ready to continue on with our travels in Thailand? We now leave Bangkok and head about 80 km North. The next stop I’d like to share with you is our first visit to a Unesco World Heritage Site called Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya Ayutthaya was the second and most prosperous capital of Siam, founded in 1350. Ayutthaya was an international trading […] Read more…

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Disney – Pixar’s Finding Dory

Have you been to the theater yet to see Disney – Pixar’s Finding Dory ? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? I’m pretty sure I don’t need to tell ANYONE who Dory is. If you’re not sure, then you probably live in a cave somewhere and simply need to come out now and […] Read more…

Visit to Florida

Visit to Florida

Recently (as in last week), I paid a visit to Florida. I lived in Florida for my High School (in Kissimmee) and College (in Tampa) years. And, yes, I even worked at Disney World when I was in High School – aka the BEST JOB EVER!! My Mom still lives in Kissimmee and I made a visit to […] Read more…

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Travels in Thailand – Bangkok Day 2

I remember still being a bit jet-lagged on day 2 of our Travels in Thailand. On this day, we were still exploring the city of Bangkok and getting used to the sights and sounds that would  become expected and familiar in touring this fabulous country. Sites such as elephants roaming the roadways: And families squooshed […] Read more…

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Traveling to Thailand – First Stop Bangkok

A couple of years ago, Jimi (aka Pops) and I took a trip Traveling to Thailand and Cambodia. I never really posted much about this trip. In fact, there are a lot of vacations in the last few years that I don’t seem to have posted much about. I was a lazy travel blogger you could say. […] Read more…

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

WOW, did you even know this was happening?? Disney is remaking the “Beauty and the Beast” animated classic into a live-action film. This version is a re-telling of the movie we all fell in love with from the tale as old as time for a more modern audience. This version will stay true to the original music while updating the […] Read more…

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Are You Using Snapchat

Honestly, I confess, I’m pretty obsessed with using Snapchat lately. As a social media outlet, I find it so much fun to share the bits and pieces of my day with this app. AND don’t even get me started with all the fun filters you can use! Even Jimi has gotten into the fun of […] Read more…

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Lions, Tigers & Bears OR Blogging, Opinions & Stuff

Wow, there are a lot of “opinions” out there lately! Opinions on many, many topics. The blogging world has been shaken around this week with controversy over “Mommy Bloggers” and truths and authenticity and the judgements have been released like a swarm of locusts. Lots and lots of thoughts and opinions have been shared: Strong Opinions […] Read more…

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