Wise Woman Travel

Exploring the world from a female perspective

I am craving a walk on a tropical beach. The sun warming my back, the surf drawing white-edged curtains of foam over my bare feet before gently receding. Wisps of clouds in a water color blue sky. No work to do, no decisions to make, no wondering what might happen tomorrow. If you’ve been dreaming …

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Ok, ok. Exuma doesn’t have a zoo in the literal sense. But since zoo is rooted in the Greek word for animal and, before that, a living being, the water and cays surrounding Exuma qualify as zoo-like places where you can see some pretty interesting species of both the animal and human variety. There are …

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In a week where I needed to be reassured that peaceful people and places still exist, I haul out my photographs and memories of visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park.

Since the coronavirus locked down many aspects of life as we used to know it, especially the ability to travel, I’ve noticed that the media has frequently tapped travel guru Rick Steves on the shoulder for a few words of hope about when we might get off the ground again. In early August, The Atlantic …

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A couple of weeks ago, after a U.S. steel plant across the river shut down, Windsor, Ontario residents finally got rid of the mysterious “hum” that had plagued the city for more than 10 years. According to the lead researcher into the hum’s source, the plant’s blast furnaces had been running at higher than normal …

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After an afternoon spent wandering the shops of Positano, a quaint little cliffside village on the Amalfi Coast, I’m sitting at a cafe table, sipping red wine, the day’s ambient heat radiating up from the cobblestones. The sun is just beginning to set, tingeing the turquoise Mediterranean candy floss pink. Ya, right. My mom always …

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Whenever I travel, I’m always delighted to find out that there’s a market scheduled for wherever I’m staying. Small town markets are the best, like the one I ran across last Wednesday in Banff. Unlike so many of the highly commercialized and cookie cutter businesses along Banff Avenue, the Banff market captures its grassroots culture. …

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