“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” - Albert Camus Anyone who lives in the Midwest or who has ever traveled to the northern quarters of the country, know for a fact that winter in Minnesota can be brutal. It is often a test of endurance, patience, humor, semi-hibernation and mental strength to survive it especially when it happens to be a winter like we are having this year. Countless days well below […]
Today for the second time since the start of January, lovely picturesque Minnesota has fallen into the land of the icebox cold: A Polar Vortex. Although I have lived in the Midwest all of my life save a year in France, I have never heard of the term “polar vortex” before. Curious, I looked the word up and got this definition: “a whirlpool of frigid, dense air often referred to as a polar cyclone. It feels like a bad dream. Just […]
Categories: CULTURE, Inspiration, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nature, Photography, Travel by Country, United States • Tags: CULTURE, happiness, life, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Photography, polar vortex, thirdeyemom, Travel, winter
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning”. - T.S. Eliot “And now let us welcome the new year – full of things that have never been”. - Rainer Maria Rilke Although the new year has started, my surroundings have entered the deep freeze of winter. Winter in Minnesota is a test of endurance and strength. It is long, cold and often […]
Today is the last leg of a two-week trip bringing me from Minneapolis to Orlando, Florida to Belize, Cozumel, Fort Lauderdale and then Tucson, Arizona via Dallas and Phoenix. It has been quite the way to end 2013 and ring in the New Year. Over the last two weeks, I have set my watch up and down an hour multiple times adding a little confusion trying to keep track of what day and time it was and where I was […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is “The Hue of You” and the goal is to show your personality through a photo or series of photos. I thought the best approach was to make a giant collage of all the things that brighten my life. Family Nature Travel Advocacy To see more entries to this challenge, click here.
“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination or forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” – August Wilson Like most travel bloggers, I have been completely shocked by the tragic news of the death of fellow travel blogger Anita Mac. Anita Mac, the vibrant face behind the popular travel blog Travel Destination Bucket List took her own life.
As the telltale signs of summer’s imminent end appear, it always is time for me to reflect on yet another wonderful, carefree summer. Summer has always had a special meaning to me perhaps given the fact that I have spent almost my entire life in an extremely cold climate. Summer means carefree days spent outside riding my bicycle along the lake. Roasting marshmallows over a red hot fire on a mid-summer night. Staying up late and watching the sun set […]
Categories: Blogging, CULTURE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nature, Photography, Travel by Country, United States, Weekly Photo Challenge • Tags: CULTURE, life, Minneapolis, Minnesota, postaday, Summer, Travel
Sometimes even a global traveler like me needs to take time off and enjoy the simple yet beautiful things close to home. Minnesota is a beautiful place that has over 10,000 lakes many of them untouched. You can find any kind of lake your heart desires from the urban lakes of the cities, to the many resort lakes lined with cabins and finally to the remote, untouched lakes within the Boundary Waters. For four years, we have been coming to […]
Traveling the world with a third-eye has always been the way I prefer to experience life. It means to view life openly and see everything – good or bad- with an open mind and heart. The world through my eyes can be contradictory and complex. Seeing both good and bad can bring so much immense joy and happiness while also such deep sadness that it makes your heart ache. Yet in my humble opinion, you cannot go through life with […]
Categories: ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL GOOD, Child Survival, Children, India, International Volunteer Work, Poverty, Social Good Moms in India, Topics, Travel by Country • Tags: CULTURE, Delhi, India, life, people, Photography, Poverty, slums, Social Good, Travel