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
The first weekend in June, I was one of 1,200 travel bloggers who packed my bags along with my tangled emotions, and headed to Toronto, Canada for the 3rd Annual TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) conference. I had no idea what to expect and it was my first time ever attending a travel blogging conference. I went to BlogHer last summer along with 5,000 other blogging hopefuls and felt misplaced as a travel blogger among so many mommy bloggers. When I heard […]
Earlier this month, I posted on the upcoming Newborn Health Summit in South Africa and shared some tragic facts about how many children are not getting a chance at life. The post is called “Crisis and Hope in Newborn Health“. As part of the Global Team of 200, I have been working with the Gates Foundation this month to spread word and awareness about global newborn health in honor of The Global Newborn Health Conference being held on April 15th in South Africa. The […]
Ailsa’s travel theme this week is the sensational concept of time. I am huge on reflection and when I thought of the subject of time, I brought myself back twenty years to where I was then and where I will be in a month’s time: Lovely Paris.
Over the weekend I had the honor of attending the Nobel Peace Prize Forum here in Minneapolis where I was utterly inspired by the messages of hope. The suffering that people around the world face on a daily basis gives me even more motivation and urgency to help in whatever way I can whether it be through advocacy, volunteering, education, photography or simply my words. Sometimes the world becomes overbearing to me and the suffering and injustice of millions of […]
Categories: ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL GOOD, Blogging, France, Inspiration, Photo Challenges, Photography, Tour de Vanoise, Travel by Country • Tags: black and white, CULTURE, hope, Inspiration, life, Nobel Peace Prize Forum, peace, Photography, thirdeyemom, Travel