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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 110 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

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 September 9-13th, 2021

Few problems getting on flight to Saudi Arabia so changed flight to Athens where I spent the night. Then to Rhodes to visit the Old Town and Lindos.


 September 2-7th, 2021

Stayed thge 1st 2 nights in a LUXURY apartment that I had mistakenly booked in 2020 at $170 a night and which was non canceleable.  Fortunately due to Coviid they extended the dates until I was able to. Use them. My apartment on 35th floor looked out on the very close Dubai Mall and Burj Kalif, the tallest building in the world. I visited the top and also checked out the Duubai Mall and it's dancing fountains at night. This was in downtown Dubai.

Great views above from Apartment windows. 

Below pics from Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa

September 4-7th 

I transferred to the Jumerah Beach for cheaper hostel stay. Unfortunately too hot to visit the beach or do much due to heat and humidity.  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia next.

September 4-7th. Moving to Jumeirah Beach Hoetel for final 3 nights. OMG so hot and humidity is so bad no one goes to the beach. I was told July and August were worse. I had great view of Beach and WORLD'S TALLESTferris wheel. Planning on visiting Jeddah, Saudi Arabia next.


 August 31, 2021

Time for another adventure. I flew to Seattle at 6 am from Alexandria, LA after fortunately escaping most of Hurricane Ida. I will spend the night at the Green Tortoise Hostel which is across from the famous Pike Place Market. Then 14 hour direct flight to Dubai.

COSTA RICA, La Fortuna (Arenal)

 August 9-15th, 2021

Finishing off my trip with my granddaughter,  Madison, in LA Fortuna, Costa Rica for whitewater rafting, ziplining,  Baldi Hot Springs Resort visit, and a massage.