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Advice

Advice

Please Take Me Out To The Ball Game…and I Promise Not To Mention the Goat!

Now let’s get this out in the open – my knowledge of baseball was limited until my daughter and I were invited to fly to Chicago to attend a Cubs game. My old friend, Jerry Cohen from Ebbets Field Flannels, Seattle, did his best to advise me on the finer points of the game and … Continue reading »

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Why Donald Trump’s Words & Actions Affect Us All.

Isn’t it interesting that so many women have suddenly come forward, after all these years, to tell their stories and in just the last few weeks of the US election? I hear people asking: “Why now?” “What do these women hope to gain from digging up something which “supposedly” happened in the past?” Whether you … Continue reading »

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Don’t Delay – Make Myanmar Your Next Travel Destination.

Four years ago, in 2012, my travel partner suggested we start planning a photographic trip to Myanmar. He sent me endless newspaper articles regarding civil unrest and the impact of the military government which suggested the need for caution in planning our travel itinerary. I booked my ticket but unfortunately, my travel partner changed his mind! … Continue reading »

Categories: Advice, Asia, Myanmar, Women solo travel | 1 Comment

“Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone”

Recently I was interviewed by the editor of Battleface –  WORDS AND IMAGES FOR PEOPLE WHO GO TO DANGEROUS PLACES.https://www.battleface.com/blog/traveller-and-explorer-penny-frederiksen/ My name is Penny Frederiksen and I live on a cattle property in Australia. I am a farmer, school teacher, travel-writer and photographer. I am in my 50s with four independent children who live and … Continue reading »

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Time is a Traveller – Choices and Remembering With Kindness

“We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice.” Dalai Lama Remember that “time is a traveler” so value the  special moments as you live them We have all been there … Continue reading »

Categories: Advice, Destination, Myanmar, Spiritual | 22 Comments

Does Size Matter? Yep, it does when it comes to choosing luggage.

When it comes to selecting new luggage, “Yes, size does matter!” A few years ago, I remember purchasing the largest suitcase possible for my travels and I was never stopped at any airport check- in counter (luckily!) I did however, feel sorry for the porters who had to deliver my bag to my hotel room … Continue reading »

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Strangers Now Sleep In My Bed – How My Travels Influenced My Decision To Become A Home-Stay Host

  I travel for pleasure…a lot. I travel to new cities, countries and continents each year. When people ask me about my experiences, I tell them about the wonderful people I have met and connected with, not the man-made structures I have photographed or climbed over. The same goes for accommodation. I have stayed in … Continue reading »

Categories: Advice, Australia, Australia, Destination, Home Stay, Women solo travel | 2 Comments

Saying Goodbye – Final Farewells

From a distance I could see the tears welling up in her eyes, and as they began to roll down her cheeks he leant closer and stroked her hair, whispering softly, “I love you, mum. Be strong. Remember, it’s not a final goodbye, goodbye. I will miss you, but have a wonderful time.” As mother and … Continue reading »

Categories: Advice, Airports, Planning, relaxation, Women solo travel | 12 Comments

Are You Up To The Challenge of Being a Tourist? – Consider Your Personal Fitness

You have found the type of vacation you want, researched the tours, booked the flights and hotels  but have you thought about your personal fitness level? Are you really up to the challenge of being a tourist? Travel can be hard work and very stressful. Long flights, jet lag, disrupted sleep, a tropical climate, unfamiliar … Continue reading »

Categories: Advice, Fittness, Health, Planning, Research | 2 Comments

“Balloons Over Bagan” – Myanmar (Burma)

There is a well-known saying, “Bagan is (the) spirit of (the) history of Myanmar” and to fully understand the importance and complexity of the Buddhist influence over Myanmar then you really should treat yourself to a hot air balloon flight over the ancient city of Bagan. Although not yet awarded a UNESCIO World Heritage listing, this area is home to the … Continue reading »

Categories: Adventure Travel, Advice, Ballooning, Cities, Destination, Myanmar (Burma), Rave | 2 Comments

“So Little Time, So Much To Do” – Dust Off Your Backpack!

Do you remember those travel dreams you had when you were young? Hopefully, you were able to fulfil many of them and have some wonderful memories of holidaying on the Greek Islands or shopping at Harrods in London. For many women they think their travel dreams are over, just because they hit the “magic 60 … Continue reading »

Categories: Advice, Women solo travel | 17 Comments

Travel Partners with Benefits – Can the relationship last the Distance?

  “The value of a relationship should not be measured by the length of time the relationship lasts, but by the strength of the bond that exists every moment you are together. When you eventually say goodbye, you need to appreciate the moments you had, more than you dread the moments you won’t have.”   “Guess … Continue reading »

Categories: Advice, General | 9 Comments

Why Women Want To Travel And Men Want To Lie On The Couch And Snore

As a member of a generation commonly referred to as a “Baby Boomer,” I have grown up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time. Things might have been tough at different stages in my life but I had faith. With a bit of hard work and determination, payday would eventually come in the form of being able … Continue reading »

Categories: Adventure Travel, Advice | 2 Comments

Are You Up To The Challenge of Being a Tourist? – A Walk On The Wild Side With Penny

 So you have decided on a wonderful holiday in 2014. That is a great idea! You have found the type of vacation you want, researched the tours, booked the flights and hotels – but have you thought about your personal fitness level? Are you really up to the challenge of being a tourist? Travel can be … Continue reading »

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Family Road Trip 101

Does the idea of a road trip leave you with thoughts of the Griswold’s misadventure to Wally World? The good news is it doesn’t have to! Whether it is traveling to the beach, theme parks, visiting friends, relatives, national parks or cities, a road trip is often the way that most people get to experience the sites … Continue reading »

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