How to Make Your New Year Resolutions Count

When the clock strikes midnight on 31 December the New Year resolutions are not that far behind.  However, it is easy to get caught up in fireworks and parties that mark the start of a new year and fall back onto the same resolutions you made last year.  If you have not really thought through your resolutions then it will be hard to maintain committment. Continue reading “How to Make Your New Year Resolutions Count”

A Grim Travel Reality

Unfortunately travel today means the first thing you have to put in your mind is to remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings. Yet we cannot let the threat and actual events of terrorism disrupt us from our everyday lives.  The explosions in Brussels this morning, 22 March 2016, remind us that we must always be alert.  Yet still be able to focus on enjoying a holiday. It is not easy but at the same time we cannot let this event keep us from exploring the world. Continue reading “A Grim Travel Reality”

New Year, New Opportunities

Welcome to 2016.  A year filled with new adventures, hopes and dreams.  As it is a new year I have given my blog a fresh new look for 2016.  A big thank you to all my readers for following along on my travel adventures and tales.  I have also enjoyed reading your own blogs and personal stories.  When I started this blog over a year ago I never imagined how big the blogging community would be. There are so many talented writers around the world all connected by the web, a passion to write and sharing stories just like a family.

In 2016 I wish everyone a successful year in achieving the goals you have set but also to have fun along the way.  Quite often we get caught up in matters beyond our control over and forget about things that are important to us.  Not just in a travel sense but also within our own lives.  It is a time to reflect on our events and achievements of last year and move forward to build on our dreams and aspirations.

I am not a fan of making a list of new year resolutions that are at risk of not being realistic or achievable. This year I will focus progressing a few writing projects that have been waiting in the wings.  I will also be adding some new features to my blog this year, so stay tuned.

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My Private Island

A quiet street, a moped zips by, chatter from the two older ladies on the balcony above – this is the other side of Mykonos waking up for another day.  I sit in a cafe with a cappuccino, the coffee beans you can taste on the tip of your tongue, not burnt but roasted just right.  It is a perfect time to sit outside and people watch as the town slowly comes to life. Continue reading “My Private Island”