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Dear Hertz – An Open Letter

**UPDATE** Big Thank You to Hertz for taking time to research and address the concerns I noted in the letter I posted. In the end, we used a few points, had the right amount of money credited and 100 dollars in coupons to use on future rentals have been provided.  G.C. is once again a […]

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‘Round The World Q&A

As a person – especially as an American – who took extended time to travel around the world, you get a lot of questions.  From friends and family at home of course but also from those on the road.  There are not many Americans out there quitting good jobs, leaving houses, cars, friends, comforts…leaving “home”…to […]

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Gross National Happiness

Each person on this earth has an individual idea of what happiness is and what leads them towards happiness in their daily lives.  Many of us believe, myself included, that obtaining and maintaining a happy existence is perhaps the most important goal of this life.  What a great example we can be to others in […]

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Destruction & Hope

Christchurch, New Zealand Arriving in Christchurch via train was uneventful.  Crusing the suburbs where televisions flash by in windows of suburban homes illuminating scenes of daily life – mothers holding children and watching the train, families sitting for dinner and other homes appearing oddly vacant aside from the glow from a flat screen on the […]

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Day Drinking

It’s time we call “wine tasting” what it really is for most of us – Day Drinking. Wine Tasting is the perfect excuse to start with a tipple around 11am and keep it going until 5.  This way, when you are half cocked at the pub meeting your blokes at 5.30 or 6 and they […]

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Smile

To my Beautiful Family & Wonderful Friends – It’s Ok. It’s ok to be sad. It’s ok to feel pain. It’s ok to miss each other. It’s ok.  It is ok because it is ok to be happy. It’s ok to feel joy and it’s ok to know peace. If we had never known happiness, […]

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RTW 2012 – The Long Way Home

In March, my sister and I decided to take a trip.  At the time, I was really in the mood to get away for a bit and Amber needs to get out and see more of the world.  And, like a lot of siblings, we haven’t spent enough time together the past few years so […]

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