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Michelle
Florida
I am a retired high school teacher and am happily married. I have an absolutely beautiful daughter named Marissa.
Interests: Traveling, photography, vegetarianism, my pets, reading, painting, sports, computers, traveling, decorating, and the beach!, Helping animals in any way I can.
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I was fortunate enough to visit Venice for the second time in two years during July 2016 and this time it didn't rain the entire time! I was there for five days following a Mediterranean cruise that left from Venice and visited Greece as well as Croatia. I've never been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Going on a Mediterranean cruise was at the top of my bucket list this year. My choices were to leave from Rome, Venice or Athens. I chose to leave from Venice as I knew I would want to spend some time there once I got back. I had only been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Thank you for the compliments on my photos! We stayed at the Kyoto Century hotel. It was right next to Kyoto Station which is very convenient. There are many hotels in that area that I would highly recommend. Kyoto Station has a lot of nice stores and restaurants and the bus and trains are at your finger tips!
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I was so happy in the above photo because during our week in Phuket we dealt with a lot of weather like the below photo. Those spots of water are not on the lens of my camera - the rain drops for really that big! The good thing is it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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I'm glad that I had someone to convince me that night as I wanted to sleep more. It's good to have a travel partner for so many reasons :)
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I have heard of photographers going out and taking photos all night long to get the perfect shots and perfect their night photography. Taking photos at night is one of my biggest challenges when it comes to using my camera. I do love night photos so it is something I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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When visiting Chiang Mai in the northern part of Thailand, my friend and I found a wonderful 3-D museum called "Art in Paradise". Both my friend and I love to take photos and we spent hours there. I saw people of all ages having a great time at this unusual... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Thank you for stopping by my blog and the compliments!
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Of all the countries I have visited Japan is now on the list of my favorites. Although I only explored the amazing Kyoto area I would love to go back in see more of this lovely country. The country is physically beautiful with so much interesting culture, but I found... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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After reading many beautiful and heartwarming articles written by mothers and daughters about Mother's Day, I wanted to share some of the photos and stories of animals I've seen around the world taking care of their young. Some of you... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Michelle's Menagerie
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After reading many beautiful and heartwarming articles written by mothers and daughters about Mother's Day, I wanted to share some of the photos and stories of animals I've seen around the world taking care of their young. Some of you know that I've been involved in animal rescue for many... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
I should have mentioned in my post that the balcony room was very reasonable in the gym was very nice!
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My cruise on the Norwegian Star was my sixth cruise in the past three years. This was my first cruise with Norwegian Cruise lines. I had previously cruised with Holland America three times and Royal Caribbean two times. I was pleasantly surprised with Norwegian as a company and the Norwegian... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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I decided on a short excursion during our last stop in Cozumel Mexico while on the the seven day Caribbean cruise I was on aboard the Norwegian Star. I chose to do an easy shore side snorkel adventure because I am not an experienced snorkeler. This excursion only cost $35... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
Yes it was very interactive and the people in charge were very helpful and had us laughing nonstop!
So do I. I don't think I will ever get sick of it!
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On my seven day cruise aboard the Norwegian Star we stopped four times. The first stop was in Roatan Honduras which I wrote about here. The second in Belize which I posted about here and the third was in Costa Maya Mexico. The excursion that I chose in Costa Maya... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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I enjoyed my day there. I thought the people were very friendly!
I agree that it's interesting to see what happens as outside cultures begin influencing an area. I first visited Cancun 25 years ago and there wasn't even an airport. It was so much fun to see and live the Mexican culture. I felt like I was in Orlando when I was there two months ago.
I think it's wonderful that you are doing meatless days during the week. It really is a way to add variety to your diet. Thanks for helping Mother Earth as well :)
Thank you for helping me prove my point. Many of the countries that eat 16 very little meat to Have lower rates of cancer than we do in the United States.
I love colorful food to eat and take pictures of!
I have a very strong stomach and never had motion sickness until I visited Antarctica and went through some of the roughest seas in the world. I felt like I had the flu. The front desk was giving out motion sickness pills to everyone and they helped a lot :)
I have a sweet tooth! Some people just give up meat one day a week to make a difference, but I understand it's not easy as almost everything is meat based.