Travel Health: Staying healthy on the road.
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Travel Health: Staying healthy on the road.

After months of anticipation, there you are, in your happy place - on a tropical beach, in the soaring mountains, in the hush of an art museum. You've made it. You take a deep breath. Finally, you relax.Then you notice a slight unease. A tickle in your throat, a slight rumbling in your stomach, a smidgen of pressure behind your eyes. Oh no, you think. Not again. This happened the last time I got away. And the time before that.Improving your travel health becomes more important every year. We're not as resilient and, as we travel more, we're exposed to…
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Live Fully – Learn a New Language
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Live Fully – Learn a New Language

Have you ever stopped to think how amazing it is that we can communicate with each other so well via the incredibly complex medium of language? Our own native language that is.Every day we communicate a limitless array of thoughts, emotions, ideas and perceptions effortlessly. It has taken us years to get here, but as adults we are stunning communicators. However, when we travel to places where they speak a different language, it is frustrating not to be able to get thoughts and ideas across. We are so used to being fluent at home it is physically painful not to…
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When and How to Change Plans
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When and How to Change Plans

Knowing when and how to change plans is an essential life skill. In fact, given the impermanence of all things, keeping an open and flexible mind is the only way to live a joyful and free life. The trick, it seems, is creating enough structure to give shape to your life, including your travels, while not becoming attached to them. Easier said than done, especially when you're on a trip of a lifetime. When life doesn't unfold according to our preconceived plan our first reaction is to buck up and solider on, getting through it as best we can. Stiff…
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Welcome, Fellow Trekkers!
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Welcome, Fellow Trekkers!

Please notice that I said "trekkers", as in those who are on a journey, not "trekies". If you're looking for Captain Kirk, you won't find him here. And you won't find stories about epic hikes over steep mountains. What will you find? Information. Inspiration. Laughter. Love. All to help you begin living fully. Because we're old enough to know better! Hi - I'm Jo Ann and I'll be sharing with you how I've added more joy and more freedom to my life. It's been quite the journey so far and I can't wait to see what happens next!   Won't…
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