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November 29, 2017

  Hi Vagabonders! I have had an eventful summer and fall and will be writing a post soon.  For now, I am sadly not traveling, RVing, living in Mazatlan, or anything fun and interesting.  I have my head down, hard at work learning and building an online income – I hope of epic proportions but will settle for enough to fund my vagabond gene’s needs. …

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New Life, New Challenges

September 17, 2017

Ever since I left Mazatlan at Easter in April, life has been challenging me at every turn, causing me to wonder many times if leaving was the right thing to do.  Nevertheless, there is one little-big reward for all of it. My first grand-child, Violet.  She more than makes up for everything. She took us all by surprise by arriving more than five weeks early …

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Catch-up and Future

February 5, 2017

I know it’s been a while.  I guess I have been percolating and re-assessing.  I put this picture on this post because my intention is to own something similar by May this year and begin a new adventure.  So it is inspiration!  I stayed in this retro camper last May with my son, Tim, for a couple of nights on Vancouver Island and loved it. …

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Road Trip Summer 2016

September 14, 2016

Sometime in the midst of the hot and humid month of June in Mazatlan, I began to think about what I wanted to do for the summer.  All I knew was that I needed a) to get out of the heat and b) an adventure. At first I thought I would pack up the dogs and drive to higher elevation and cooler climes in Lake …

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Mother’s Day in Tofino

May 11, 2016

On my recent “duty and errands” trip up to Calgary, I decided to take the opportunity to visit my son, Tim, in Vancouver.  I figured a quick hop over one Province for a day or so and come back.  Then Tim sent me a link to an Airbnb property in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island: Yes, this is an Airbnb property.  Here …

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The Shipping Container House in Guadalajara

November 15, 2015

I had some second thoughts about going to stay in the shipping container house I found on Airbnb near Guadalajara as the time got closer. Yet, it was as steamy hot as ever in Mazatlan, and crowded with Mexican nationals on their summer vacations. The area near Guadalajara would be cooler and less humid—and it was a shipping container house, for goodness sake! How cool …

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House-sitting in Rubite, Spain

October 15, 2015

After an enjoyable few days in Malaga during May, I rented a tiny blue car with standard transmission and began driving up the coast.  I was heading to a tiny mountain village called Rubite, to do a two-week house-and-pet-sit for a UK expat, Wendy. Driving in Spain is quite civilized with excellent highways.  The scenery along the coast was spectacular, dotted with white-washed holiday beach …

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Midnight in Malaga

September 12, 2015

I didn’t plan my arrival in Malaga very well.  One of the rules of traveling alone that I have read recently is to never arrive somewhere new after dark.  Well, I arrived at midnight.  Not too bright – but it worked out fine. I booked a small apartment in the old Centro of Malaga on Airbnb.com.  The owner arranged for me to be met on …

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A Foodie Stop in Paris

August 16, 2015

Paris was only meant to be a landing point in Europe for me.  I debated whether to stay there at all.  Paris is a city I have been to before, twice, and I loved it, but it is the kind of place you want to be able to take your time exploring, checking out all the nooks and crannies of it. When I was there …

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