Penny's Travels

What Lies Over the Wall? – A Profound Sense of Hope

What Lies Over the Wall? – A Profound Sense of Hope
“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” Thich Nhat Hanh. His small, chubby, brown hands were dirty and he smiled a cheeky grin, as he wiped them quickly on his red T-shirt, which was not much cleaner. The dirt…

Making The Big Decision

Making The Big Decision
Whether you are a young, solo, 18 year-old departing on a Gap Year or a '50- something" single woman, we all face a time in our lives when we want to travel. Women like to travel for several reasons: memories, adventure, romance, or just to connect with other people and better understand humanity. I travel because I love to learn…

Does Size Matter?

Does Size Matter?
Hints on how to choose the right luggage for your next travel adventure. When it comes to selecting new luggage, "Yes, size does matter!" A few years ago, I remember purchasing the largest suitcase possible 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…

How to Research Your Travel Destination

How to Research Your Travel Destination
It always pays to be a well informed traveler. This "how to" will help you research your travel destination. Our desire to travel to a destination is often accompanied by a visual image; snow- capped mountain lodges or the bright lights of Las Vegas. Images all tell a story and awaken a longing to experience this for ourselves. A glossy travel…

Blisters, Breakouts and Broken Heels

Blisters, Breakouts and Broken Heels
How to pack for your travel destination. Penny's Packing Essentials 1.  Wet Wipes  - Great for clean ups, but also for spot cleaning clothes. If I am stuck at the airport, it is amazing how much better I feel with a quick freshen up. 2.  Bottle of Water - Heaven's Gift. Not only does it keep me hydrated but I…

What Sort of Traveler Are You?

What Sort of Traveler Are You?
This article will help travelers understand what they want in a holiday. My idea of a great holiday is to learn, understand and be visually stimulated by the scenery and the people I meet along the journey. Capturing that experience through photographs is such a bonus. Time, income, interests and  health all vary over your lifetime and these are important considerations…