Category: Travel & Adventure

My Way To Handle REJECTION

Saturday afternoon, after a pleasant lunch with a friend, I checked my phone and found an e-mail from the Peace Corps, with the subject line: "Peace Corps Application Decision." My fingers trembled as I tapped the screen...

“My New Life” Chapter One

I am turning a new chapter in my life prompted by my divorce after a 28-year marriage. Instead of feeling "sorry" for myself, I've opted to view this as an opportunity to explore new avenues and adventures....

Staying in the “Red Light” District of Amsterdam

  The youth hostel I booked for my 20-year-old son, Jordan, and myself, is located in the heart of the red light district of Amsterdam. What an experience walking through the streets at midnight, and seeing beautiful...

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“Joyeaux Noel” from France and “God Jul” from Copenhagen

"Joyeaux Noel," or Merry Christmas to all my friends from Paris. We arrived in Paris yesterday from Copenhagen. My son, Jordan, was surprised that he didn't need to show his passport or stop for customs in...

Christmas Time in London, Suffolk and Copenhagen

After a couple of nights in our first youth hostel, close to Paddington Station in London, Jordan and I took the train from Liverpool Street station to Stowmarket in Suffolk. The train was full of commuters heading...

Christmas Holiday Season is Magical in London

I am spending the Christmas holidays in Europe with my 20-year-old son, Jordan. In order to make this trip more youth friendly for Jordan, I decided to book youth hostels for our stay. This was my...

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“My Gutsy Story®” Writing Contest Winner-September 2014

  This September we had FIVE OUTSTANDING  “My Gutsy Story®” authors. Some of these stories will be included in our 3rd “My Gutsy Story®” Anthology, published in 2015.  Thank you to all five authors. Your stories are all WINNERS. 1st Place,...

“Wait. Don’t shoot!” How My Family Came Close to Extinction

  The Killer Prawns “My Gutsy Story®” Don Darkes   Every June 6th, often commemorated as D-Day elsewhere, we celebrate Pisces Day; our family’s survival day. On that day, we were shipwrecked, lost everything we owned and were left...

My Gutsy Love Story

My Gutsy Love Story “My Gutsy Story®” by Savannah Grace For me, travel started at a young age. As a kid, I was often subjected to long-haulcamping trips across the US. Early on, I learned how to adjust...

“My Gutsy Story®” Writing Contest Winner-August 2014

This August we had FOUR OUTSTANDING  “My Gutsy Story®” authors. Some of these stories will be included in our 3rd “My Gutsy Story®” Anthology, published in 2015.  Thank you to all four authors. Your stories are all WINNERS. 1st Place,...