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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 125 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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 January 26th to April 9th

This trip started with an 8 night stay in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. My flight on January 31st to Manila originated in Cancun per my plan. The flight was a nightmare with 6 hours to San Francisco and 4 hour  layover. Then a 13 hour flight to Seoul with MASK REQUIRED ON PLANE, Another 3 hour layover and 6 hour flight to Manila which arrived late causing me to miss the flight to Boracay. Bought another ticket and arrived on February 2nd at 3 pm.

(1) BORACAY: I will stay at nice hotel (Ferra Premier) for 6 nights and then fly to Palawan.

(2) EL NIDO, PALAWAN: I spent the 1st 4 nights at Frendz Hostel to take advantage of the backpacker vibe and swimming pool on the 6th floor with great views.

FLY TO VIETNAM on February 19th.


DANANG: Week on beach in Danang before Thailand. Highlight was Dragon Bridge spewing fire.

SPAIN, Madrid

 July 30-August 7th, 2022

Trying to make plans for the 1 month I planned on hiking the Camino. Will spend 8 night chilling in Madrid. I was only here once in 2006 and it rained both days. 

Next I visit Cordoba, then Seville for my 5 EURO flight to Fes, Morocco for a week. Then Egypt for week and then meet Ireland Group before Turkey and Greece. 

SPAIN, San Sebastian

 July 27-29, 2022

After 2 days of recovering, due to the large number of pilgrims hiking the Camino and lack of accommodations I reluctantly decided to postpone completing the Camino until a more opportune time. Hikers were sleeping on beaches along the way due to fully booked accommodations. 

SPAIN, Irun to San Sebastian

 July 27-2022

Left Irun on 1st leg of Camino de Santiago Norte to San Sebastian.  It was approximately 28 km or 18 miles.which involved climbing 2 mountains. To say I was exhausted was an understatement. 

SWITZERLAND, Interlaken, Gimmelwald, Zurich

 May 31-June 8th, 2022

After end of Group trip to London, Edinburgh and Ireland I decided to visit Switzerland for 9 nights before returning to Louisiana gor time with GRANDS. I am especially excited as I was able to book the Mountain Hostel in Gimmelwald. This gives me access to great hiking and to revisit Schilthorn.

I also will spend 2 nights in Zurich before my flight.

SCOTLAND, Edinburgh

 May 17-20th, 2022

3 nights in Edinburgh including a day trip to the Highland before finishing the trip in Ireland. Weather has been better than anticipated.