My A-to-Z Travel Memories: Reflections on World Travel in a Time of Isolation

Staying grounded isn’t emotionally easy. We all have fear or financial uncertainty and suffer from boredom or stress that we didn’t have before the pandemic. So keep me from going too stir crazy, I’ve been posting some travel memories—one each day—from A to Z. I thought I’d put them all together and share them here.

4 Truths About Real Travel

Daydreams of world travel often feature champagne greetings, comfy first-class seats, romantic train rides with stunning scenery, moderate hikes to gorgeous vistas, and contemplative strolls through historic sites that connect your soul with antiquity. But, yeah, you know where we’re going with this one, right?

My HuffPost Article on Surviving ICU

I just wanted to share my HuffPost Personal article here. This is why I travel like there’s no tomorrow and savor every minute I spend with my loved ones. ~ LiAnn I Spent 4 Weeks Near Death In The ICU. Here’s What I Learned Struggling For My Life. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/near-death-icu_n_5c6efd0ae4b0e2f4d8a3ecf1

Remembering Pop

My grandfather was a quiet man with a snarky sense of humor, but what he was more than anything was good man who cared about his family. I remember being a kid and walking around our 10 acre property with him in upstate Pennsylvania. He taught me all about the trees. I remember one thatContinue reading “Remembering Pop”

Why I’ll Never Say I’m Canadian

Well the obvious answer is that I’m not Canadian. I’m American. I don’t always feel like I agree with the majority of Americans. Nor do I think the world view of Americans represents who I am. But who does? I love my country. Not with blind national pride, nor with the false idea that livingContinue reading “Why I’ll Never Say I’m Canadian”

Reflecting on Travel and Pantheism

“To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals.” ~ Mikhail Gorbachev I wrote an entire blog entry on Pantheism, then shied away from posting it. Instead, I will end my journey through the east with some reflective thoughts and an overtly Pantheistic theme. For the last five years, I’veContinue reading “Reflecting on Travel and Pantheism”