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This is day 8 of the July 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge! Today’s post is an attempt to gently nudge those of you who want to realize their dream of traveling, but for whatever reason, haven't pulled the trigger. Yet! Sounds strange, doesn't it? I mean, you must be scoffing at the very idea that a person could have literally never crossed...

WARNING: This post has music, so please scroll to the bottom to mute if this will cause problems! lol! This is day 6 of the July 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge! Today’s post is a tribute to the power of romantic love. It’s the kind of love that spans decades and carries you through the highs and lows of life but...

This is day 5 of the July 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge! Today's post is about changing habits. I'd grown accustomed to not exercising, using one excuse after another to avoid creating and adhering to an exercise routine. Sometimes, it takes finding the right one to motivate you to take that crucial step. I'm sitting here in from of my computer with...

This is day 4 of the July 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge! This was a writing challenge….it’s cliche that suspense and mystery novels begin with this one phrase that was coined by the novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton at the beginning of his 1830 novel, "Paul Clifford". The challenge was to put our own spin on how such a story would unfold; not...

Thailand is known as the "Land of Smiles", but my visit to Honolulu, Hawaii in the summer of 2006 gave Thailand a run for its money. From the moment that I stepped off the plane into the tropical paradise masquerading as an airport, I was in love. The resort-like feel of the Honolulu International Airport was given notice of what joys...