Volunteer Opportunities That Help the Ocean

We all have causes that speak to us, the ones we choose to support. It's a big wide world out there, and there are many volunteer opportunities for do-gooders, from one day stints to multi-month commitments. 

In 1992, I cashed my sophomore year student loan check and bought a round-trip ticket to London and a Eurail Pass. I convinced my then-best friend Juliette to take the semester off. We devised plans to travel through England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Amsterdam. I rationalized that the trip would honor my recently deceased mother's end of life regret that she never went Europe. My father deemed the adventure reckless.

How to Get What You Want Without Being a Jerk

Until a few years ago, I was by most travelers' standards a bona fide jetsetter, logging more than 100 flights per year. I jaunted far and wide, saw the world's best sights and attended once-in-a-lifetime events. I stayed in rustic yurts and swanky five-star hotels kitted with personal butler service. I (nervously) flew in tiny twin-engine prop planes and luxuriated in Qantas' International First Class service.

Love is in the Air

Valentine's Day is just 24 hours, but the whole month of February can be a month of love.

Top 10 Destinations I Love

For February, the month that celebrates love, here are my Top 10 destinations that I've loved to visit with my family as well as for business. I have a confession to make about my #1 choice. With all the business and personal travel that has taken me to many exciting and interesting places (while accumulating over 1 million air miles), I'm a country girl at heart.

8 Health Benefits of Love

What would you need in order to live a happy and fulfilled life? A successful career doing something rewarding and fulfilling? Living in a lean and healthy body? Traveling the globe? Giving back and serving in some way?

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