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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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"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson I visited Costa Rica two times about five years ago, It's definitely a place I would love to return to. I dug up these old photos that I took with a very inexpensive... Continue reading
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"Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there's music in the air there." Bruno Mars If anyone were to ask me if I like Hawaii I would tell them that I have visited five times in the past three years and stayed there for a total of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." ~John Burroughs The day before I was supposed to start Trey Ratcliff's New Zealand Photography Adventure, I was feeling a little anxious about meeting a group of new people the next day so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are published under Creative Commons public domain deed CC0. When I started this blog a little more than 3 months ago, it was basically just to chronicle my travels. I planned to only use photos that were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Last week my husband and I decided to celebrate his birthday by staying at the Sand Pearl Resorton Clearwater Beach for a couple of days. Although this beach is literally in our back yard, Clearwater Beach is one of the most beautiful I've ever visited. It is also close to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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"If life gives you limes, make margaritas." Jimmy Buffett When I visited Key West I had very low expectations, perhaps that is why I loved it. I suppose staying at the beautiful Marriott hotel and being upgraded to the presidential suite with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with incredible views... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Michelle is now following PixieDustSaving
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Michelle is now following Life & Style
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If there is one quote that I have found to be true while traveling around the world over the past several years to be true, this is it! “Knowing it and seeing it are two different things.” ~Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay I have stayed in many 5 star resorts in countries... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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"It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place this world is when one is playing golf." ~Robert Lynd During my New Zealand Photo Adventure I had the wonderful opportunity to visit "The Hills" Golf Course which opened in Arrowtown, New Zealand in 2007 by Sir Michael Hill. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” -Anonymous Many of you who read this post already know if traveling with a group is right for you. I had always been hesitant since I like my space and don't like waiting for others when there is something... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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In late July of 2013 I traveled to Tanzania with a group called "The Giving Lens". This group was founded by Colby Brown who was the lead photographer for National Geographic for four years. We visited schools, an orphanage, families affected by AIDS and went on a three day safari... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Along with learning a TON and working with some great teachers and an amazingly nice group, we stayed in 5 star accomodations at the Hilton Queenstown Resort and Spa with delicious gourmet food and snacks served all day. This was definitely a luxury photo workshop/trip! We went out every morning... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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This is a beautiful photo and a very attractive model.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2014 on In the studio at Karine Ardault
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These photos are so gorgeous and what a winter wonderland. Looks like you had a wonderful trip!
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I will discuss my beyond fabulous photo workshop with Trey Ratcliff in Zealand in my next post. For now, I thought that I would share some photos of the "Lone Tree of Lake Wanaka" and me wearing a dress at the beach. As you will see, this seems to be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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This looks like such a fabulous place!
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2014 on SpringHill Suites Ribbon Cutting at Bokeh Ever After
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During my three week stay in New Zealand I made the very wise decision to participate in Trey Ratcliff's, New Zealand Photo Adventure . Trey Ratcliff pioneered the field of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. Over the past year I've become very interested in HDR photography and trying to learn... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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"I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?" Orlando Bloom The entirety of "Lord of the Rings" trilogy was filmed over an 18 month period in New Zealand. A lot of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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OK so riding the Skyline Gondola in Queenstown, New Zealand is not the top of the world - that would be Mount Everest, but I felt like I was on top of the world. For me, this was such a beautiful and exhilarating experience! People are always and I mean... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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"The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it." Jacques Yves Cousteau http://www.panoramio.com/photo/87405664 While in Bali, Indonesia in March 2013 I traveled from the southern part of the island to the northern section to a town... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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"I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place goodbye so regretfully. I have not once thought of business, or care or human toil or trouble or sorrow or weariness, and the memory of it will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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After nearly 40 hours of traveling I finally made it to beautiful Queenstown! I collapsed into a mini coma upon my arrival for more than 12 hours and awoke feeling fairly refreshed considering the 17 hour time difference. All I've done is walk outside my room this Monday morning and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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This is Part 2 of my Paris adventure from back in mid June which is a lovely time to visit Paris. Trust me though, I will go back to visit Paris anytime of the year. I can certainly understand why so many people I've met have been there five or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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