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Gypsy Camera: Teresa’s International Art

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Gypsy Camera: Teresa’s International Art

Teresa’s international art via her Gypsy Camera are available on Fine Art America. Gorgeous world images that she has captured over the last ten years of living everywhere but nowhere can be purchased as prints or other products. These are unique images that truly serve as a visual memoir of Teresa’s continuing adventures abroad.

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Yep! I’m Selling International Prints

Posted by on Aug 27, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Yep! I’m Selling International Prints

  Yep! I’m selling international prints. It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post. After my last winter’s sojourn in Spain where we keep our apartment, I’ve been home for the summer to tend a garden and spend time with my granddaughter. All is well whether at home or abroad, however. I’ve also taken this time to do the painstaking process of sorting through my hundreds and hundreds of international photos. Suddenly, I realized that many of these wonderful shots that I’ve taken during my travels could be shared in a different way with people. So, that led me to establish ways that I might make my photos available to others. There are lots of different products that are now featuring my photo art. From framed prints, posters, greeting cards and framed art to duvets, totes and beach towels. Take a look at my website that also features my photos that are currently on the market. International Photos: The Gypsy’s Camera My next trip (November) will be to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park in the great state of California where I hope to capture some beautiful photos of the high desert. I’ll be a much more active blogger in the upcoming days. We will return to our apartment in Spain this coming winter of 2017 as well, but we’re planning some stop off trips going and coming. I’ll be going to Dublin — again— for sure but Scotland or Norway may be in the cards as...

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Returning To Spain

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Returning To Spain

That’s right! It’s time to return to our apartment in Spain. The annual winter trip is upon us. This year my husband and I will enjoy two full months together. With his recent retirement, we are back on the road together once again. That is something to celebrate, indeed! It’s hard for me to fathom at times that I’ve been traveling long term for eleven years, or that I have made the annual trek to Spain for just as long. This year we will be enjoying our favorite little seaside home away from home while also taking a few short trips. Ronda, Competa, Malaga, Nerja and Madrid are on our list of places to either revisit or explore for the first time. So my readers should look forward to new photos and personal accounts of these beautiful cities along with stories of our daily life in Spain. It is odd for me to admit that although we have been flying through Madrid every year, we have never spent any time there. This year, at the end of our stay, we will take the train from Malaga to Madrid and spend a week exploring the famous capital city. It’s about time, too! I don’t have a lot to report until we get to the other side of the pond. I do want to mention that I will be sporting a new travel purse. I know this might seem like a trivial matter, but I am always seeking ways to travel...

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St. Petersburg, Florida

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

St. Petersburg, Florida

For those who have followed me for a while, it’s pretty common knowledge that when I wander, I tend to wander outside of the United States. This year, I hope to do some stateside exploring. I started this new trend with an eighteen day sojourn to St. Petersburg, Florida on January 6th. I had visited the area a year ago and liked it. The old historic part of St. Petersburg has a high walk score and plenty of things to do. I was anxious to apply my travel formula to the region. I’m not a tourist, but more of an UNTOURIST when I’m abroad.  My formula for the past twelve years has been to pick an area and stay there for a month to ninety days. I rarely rent a car. I walk or use public transit. I explore a small area and usually end up meeting locals and getting a taste of community life. That’s why for years now I’ve been saying that I live everywhere but nowhere. For all intents and purposes, that’s not an exaggeration.   I turned to airbnb, AGAIN. This time, I rented a charming little 1950s retro condo just across the way from the marina. There are tons of restaurants and coffee shops in the area. In fact, if you’re a foodie, you should be pleased with what St. Petersburg has to offer. Plenty of culinary delights. Our little condo was very well equipped. There was a grocery store a few blocks away....

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The Truth About Living Abroad

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in Blog | 6 comments

The Truth About Living Abroad

  I have a rather hectic travel agenda coming up right off the bat in 2016. My husband has officially retired. We will be on the road together a lot more often now. Needless to say, the upcoming months should produce a new batch of blog posts on my favorite topic – traveling long term. As I sit in my warm and comfortable, stateside living room, however, I am keenly aware of my responsibility as a writer to paint the fairest picture that I can about my experiences abroad. As usual, there seems to be a lot of angst and unrest on planet earth. I always hope that the things I write may actually have the power to create a tiny ripple effect. Whether the ripple effect is for good or for bad is up to me. So, this blog post will be my attempt at addressing certain biases that I have occasionally encountered among world travelers. I have come to a conclusion that these attitudes can negatively influence the blog posts, books and stories about other countries that we share with non-travelers. From world travelers and expatriates who have gone abroad while still carrying the bone they have to pick with their home country to those who have something they want to sell, misrepresentation of their experiences abroad can do more harm than good. I can already feel the disapproval emanating from the far corners of the globe from my fellow travelers and I apologize upfront if anything...

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Why I Hate Cars

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Why I Hate Cars

I am not a car person. I’m lucky if I can remember the type of car any of my friends drive. Nor have I ever been remotely impressed by a man’s set of wheels which use to be the thing back in my day. (maybe that has changed) I lived for several years without a car when I was in Europe and LOVED it. I used public transport, buses and trains, or my own two strong legs. Incidentally, I weighed significantly less during that time than I do now. When I returned to the states, I bought a car. In fact, I picked it out online while I was still in Ireland. I paid $5500 for my little used Kia Spectra  six years ago. It is now almost 11 years old. It gets pretty good gas mileage and the insurance is cheap.  But that’s not all! My husband and I share the one car. He works nights, so often I settle into my evening without a car in the garage. If I get a notion to go to the store, I have to wait until the next day. If I keep the car, I have to go out and pick him up in the early morning hours. We’re cool with that. Since I still live abroad for quite a few months every year, my car is often left behind unused. I adore those months abroad. Why do I live like this? Well, I don’t want to ever be car...

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