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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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 April 21-25th.

Decided one of my favorite cities would be my birthday destination. A 5 hour train ride from Luxembourg delivered me to Bruges beautiful Old Town which include many canals. I have really enjoyed revisiting the city and meandering through its streets. Dolce far Niente (sweetness of doing nothing)

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg City

 April 15-18, 2022

2 hour high speed train from Paris with speeds of 193 mph and I arrived in a NEW COUNTRY for me. The City Hostel is nice and only a 10 minute walk to the Old Town. The Old Town has its moment due to being perched high on am embankment but Bruges,  Amsterdam,  Prague and many others are more appealing to me.


 April 9-15, 2022 (5) nights

Alexandria to Atlanta, then a 10 pm direct 8.5 hour flight to Paris to begin my 2 month European adventure. While April in Paris has showers more often than not, I was fortunate to have sunny warm days. My hostel, Le Village,  is located only 2 blocks from Sacre Coeur Basilica.  This was my 4th time here. The 2nd day I decided to walk and revisit most of the main sites. I walked to the Louvre, Tulleries Gardens, down the Seine River , to the Eiffel Tower and finally to the Arc de Triomphe.  By the time I arrived back at the hostel 4 hours later I had walked 26,456 steps. I was sore for days. The rest of my trip was spent people watching in Montmarte. 


visiting the Louvre, Tulleries Gardens,  then walk down the Seine River to the Eiffel Tower. A final stop at the Arc de Triomphe before going back to Montmarte.