Welcome to Joeann’s Blog!

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I am a baby boomer, hippie chick who was bitten by the travel bug decades ago and I have never recovered. I have adventured through over 30 countries and 4 continents and can often be found on a warm island beach in places like Tahiti, The Cook Islands, and Hawaii. Life has been an adventure. I traveled the US in a…

2 Countries, 2 Weeks, 1 Carry-on!

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If you’d like to say goodbye to exorbitant bag fees, waiting time wasted to check or retrieve baggage, and the possibility of lost luggage, simplifying your traveling clothes and accessories into a single, rolling carry-on will give you freedom. On a 14 day trip to the Cook Islands and New Zealand, I challenged myself to give up the big suitcase and pack…

Places I Have Visited

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Four Continents, Lots of Islands and 30+ Countries North America * Every US state except Rhode Island and North Dakota * Vancouver * Banff South and Central America * Ecuador * Peru * Bolivia * Argentina * Uruguay * Mexico * Panama Europe * UK * Ireland * France * Germany * Sweden * Iceland * Portugal * Spain *…

The Perfect Spa for Real Indulgence

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If a luxury spa is your idea of bliss, the destination spa Mii Amo is where you’ll find happiness. Surrounded by Sedona’s red rock spires and the energy of the Kachina Woman Vortex, this spa couples professional expertise with nurturing, healing treatments. The Spa When you are not enjoying a spa treatment, you are free to indulge in all the benefits…

Summer Road Trip 2018

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For Bub’s birthday, we took off on a three week, 4336-mile road trip across 8 western states, staying in historic hotels, soaking in hot springs, and finding tennis courts along the way. Many of the hotels also had stories of the ghosts that haunted them. His 97-year-old mother, Jean, lives in Chadron, NE and we planned it so he could…

Historic Plains Hotel in Cheyenne

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Road Trip June 2018. Leaving Colorado, the next stay is in Cheyenne, Wyoming. We arrived a few weeks earlier than the famed Frontier Days and only had one day to explore. Our room for the night was perfectly located in the middle of downtown, the railroad, shops, and restaurants are all in walking distance. Built in 1911, The Historic Plains…

Zuni Pueblo is A Hidden Gem

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Zuni Pueblo Our first night in New Mexico is spent at the Inn at Halona at Zuni Pueblo. On the border of Arizona and New Mexico, the Zuni Pueblo is teeming with archaeological history stretching back to the 1300’s. These days, according to a tribal count, it’s population is about 10,000. The Zuni people have a reputation for mosaic patterned,…

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