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If you are well-seasoned traveler, I’m sure you feel about the same in regards to distance and your perception of what is truly far. There is no doubt that traveling has affected my perception of far very much like the common expression of across the pond. Although the Atlantic Ocean is certainly not a short.
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Are two wheels better than four? I certainly can vouch that for me two is just right! Although physically more challenging and subject to changing climate conditions, the speed or lack of much speed allows for more thorough sightseeing and observation than even your in no hurry, lazy Sunday driver. This summer, I used biking.
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As a play on words, I thought The Joy of Moving could assist in telling my most recent adventure. Yes, over the Thanksgiving weekend, I, Ms Traveling Pants, moved. For those of you adverse to cooking the mighty meal, I might add that my living situation in flux was certainly a good excuse to get out.
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What floats Ms Traveling Pants’ boat? Adventure…..whether skydiving, SCUBA diving, or exploring some of the places I used to call home (Wisconsin, Massachusetts, or Spain) in a new, out of the box way. Some may say that I am an adrenaline junky, fearless, or more, but I would have to say that I’m not quite.
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It is funny how many of our senses help us remember past events. Some of mine are connected to a smell like that of blooming lilacs in the Spring or the aroma of my hometown’s brewery (can’t tell I’m from Wisconsin, now can you?).  Our senses also make many present and future experiences happier, more.
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Yes, I must confess I’m well traveled. I have used planes, trains, automobiles, buses, rickshaws, bicycles, kayaks, sailboats, ferries, and my own two feet to reach destinations near and far.  However, I failed to accomplish one type of transportation, a cruise. With a port of call only a hop, skip, and a jump from home,.
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With a long overdue trip scheduled to return to my hometown in western Wisconsin, I thought that I would share a series of unique cultural tidbits from my roots. For this particular post, I dig back to the age of four, where I was initiated into the Norwegian tradition of lutefisk and lefse belly up.
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To all my readers in celebration of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share just the tip of the iceberg of wisdom that I have learned from my mother. (Ms Traveling Pants and mom pictured above) 1) Gather as much information as possible to make the best decision. Without information, you can’t make a good decision. 2)You.
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One cannot doubt that traveling activates the senses.  Many of my memories and stories of traveling include smells of spices in a market in Marrakesh, witnessing the beauty of a coral reef in Cozumel, hearing a new rhythm and instruments as never before, and enjoying a delicious meal on a street corner or family run.
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I hope I got your attention with SCUBA in Wisconsin. It kinda sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? But, it is true. As I am sitting inside observing the plummeting temperatures around the U.S. and even in Florida and dreaming of warm waters, fins, and masks, I remember how I learned to SCUBA.  As you.
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