50 Favorite Travel Quotes: Visual and Vibrant

Hey, psst... wanna know a secret? I'll have to tell you, because you probably won't be able to guess.  Ahem.... here it is: I love to travel. Chances are, if you are reading this blog, you do too!

Since it is almost the end of 2012, and a great year of traveling for me, I'd like to celebrate with a bit of an unusual post for this blog, but one that I find incredibly inspiring. I'd like to share with you 50 of my favorite travel quotes, with stunning visuals, to inspire my readers (and myself) for an even more adventurous 2013!

An Adventure in Espionage: The International Spy Museum

My Internet handle has 007 in it for a reason. I adore mystery, detective stories, and spy movies. Action, adventure, espionage, and daring - if I had a dose of those items on a daily basis I'd be a happy woman indeed. (If not a bullet-riddled one. I'm not saying I would make a necessarily good detective. Although I did win "Best Sleuth" at our staff Christmas murder-mystery party this year... even though my husband says I should have won "Most Annoying" instead. But that's just a matter of opinion. I was SUPPOSED to be a nosey gossip journalist. I'd say that's a win for me.)

Backyard Bucket List: Alberta's Winter Wonderland

Sometimes I forget that I live in the middle of beauty. Either I take it for granted, or I find myself cursing the fact that I live in rural Alberta during the wintertime. Truly, I am not a fan of winter. I don't like driving on treacherous icy roads, I don't like having to use my blow dryer to defrost the sliding door to the deck, and I don't like having to scrape the ice off my car windows after a long day of teaching in class. And that's just a preliminary list of things that I don't like about winter!