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"Do what you love and love will follow," my mother told me. So I took off alone around the world to walk, hike, climb, cycle and kayak my way through six continents and more than 70 countries around the world. Along the way I never celebrated Valentine's Day. I was...read more
Can you beat back frizz, control cowlicks and tame unruly hair when you’re traveling? Yes! Bad hair days do not have to be part of your travel plans. Hair Beauty Dos and Don’ts 1. See your stylist and have your hair done the day before you leave. Planning, packing and...read more
I can remember exactly the first time I felt I had to surf….against all expectations, as I am uncomfortable in the ocean when my feet don’t touch a sandy bottom. Surf movies were projected onto the walls of the hip restaurant where we celebrated my daughter’s...read more
Six months after our return from the 3,115 - mile bike trip, I am repeatedly asked if I would do it again. NO! Biking across the USA is not an easy achievement. A year of my life was dedicated to training 6 hours a day, then riding the 3,000+ miles and then 4 months...read more
Valentine's Day is for lovers, right? I spent many years without someone special in my life in mid-February. So if that's not part of your life right now, here are some tips of things that I've done to make it fun. 1. Instead of dinner, consider going to a comedy...read more
My interview with Boyd Matson, National Geographic Radio, XM Radio, NPR is streamed on the National Geographic Website and is available on itunes. The question I'm asked the most is: Where is Easter Island? In the middle of nowhere, no really, it's roughly equal...read more
Despite its isolation in the middle of the South Pacific (roughly equal distance from Tahiti and South America), Easter Island is at the center of a lot of questions. WHERE DID THE HEADS COME FROM? HOW WERE THEY TRANSPORTED? The giant heads were carved our...read more
Recently I went to Easter Island, the most remote and least visited World Heritage Site, home of the giant stone heads and dazzlingly attractive men and curvaceous women. Watch the video of the mostly nude men dancing an elegant South Seas swaying and a sexually...read more
The magnetic rock attracts people worldwide who are searching for spiritual healing and enlightenment. They camp out by it, under the full moon, and receive magnetic vibrations just by holding their hands above the rock. httpv://www..com/watch?v=w_aTs4GftQU ...read more
httpv://www..com/watch?v=hIiyfBkwUJc Click here to share in my culinary adventures in Easter Island!read more
How remote is it? Close enough for a several day "add-on" to a trip to Peru Easter Island, known as Rapa Nui (pronounced Rapa New-ee) is known as one of the most remote inhabited island in the world, and a five-star world heritage site. New direct LAN flights from...read more
The coast of Chile and Peru is 2,400 miles and a 5-6 hour flight away and just about as far from Tahiti in the other direction. The nearest inhabited island is Pitcairn, 1,200 miles to the west(of HMS Bounty and Mutiny fame). Native Eastern Islanders, or Rapa Nuians,...read more