Long Walks on the Beach to Nowhere

Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, Mexico A few weeks ago I read this story on the brain benefits of being at the beach. It said that barefeet in the sand makes a person more grounded. That listening to waves simulates the feeling of being told "don't worry" over and over again. That the smell of …

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England and Scotland by Foot, Car, Family and Friends

Sometimes travels take us in delightful ways that we had not considered, and when we hop a train or climb a hill, the destination is a sweet surprise like a frosty rootbeer float on a hot summer day. The nooks and crannies in the U.K. most certainly offer those delights. If you are lucky enough …

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Getting out of our bubble

Recently my family and I traveled to Panama City, Panama. We went to one of those beach resorts where folks talk about "relaxing" on the beach, drinking cocktails and swimming in the pool all day. And many people dream of these vacations, I guess. The hotel was a bit off the beaten path, and after …

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