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It’s Time to Roam — Again

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

It’s Time to Roam — Again

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post. My life has been without much vagabonding. However, in about six weeks, that’s going to change. I’m getting ready to roam — again —and frankly, I can’t wait. I just had another birthday and my birthday conveniently coincides with the beginning of a new year, so as I ponder what I’d like to accomplish, seeing new places always enters the big picture. My Home in Torre Del Mar Our annual trip to Spain is always highly anticipated. In fact, I’ve finally negotiated an agreement with our landlord that I think is mutually beneficial. He’s agreed that it’s a lot easier for everyone involved if we simply secure the apartment for the months of March and April indefinitely. In other words, it’s ours to enjoy for as long as we want or until either of our circumstances change. Click to Enjoy a Torre Del Mar Sunset Not having to worry about where we’re going to live whenever we return to Spain is a real bonus. Plus, it’s so affordable that I doubt I’d ever find such a place for so little again. I’ve written numerous times about this little sixth floor apartment in Torre Del Mar located directly across the street from the Mediterranean Sea. While not a fancy abode by many standards, it is comfy and fully equipped with everything that a person would need to live like a local rather than a tourist. With a washer, dryer, fully equipped...

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An Antidote for Modern Anxiety

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Blog | 3 comments

An Antidote for Modern Anxiety

  Fear is one of the easiest ways to control people. It’s being used regularly throughout all facets of American life and I suspect all over the world. One of the many benefits that I’ve derived from my life of travel is that it has served as a wonderful antidote to the fear virus. Travel gives me perspective through the vast array of different experiences that it offers. In America, anxiety is on the rise, from the young to the old. I contend that much of modern-day anxiety is a direct result of media and poor information, much of which is designed to deliberately increase our collective angst. Why? Because somebody, somewhere wants to control other people. Five Things to Notice When You Quit the News By keeping working people afraid of losing their jobs, they become so grateful to have ANY kind of work that they accept horrible working conditions. (Work quality is definitely on rapid decline in the US) By keeping old people afraid of losing their Medicare plans, It makes it possible for insurance companies to devise ever more confusing options that are camouflaged as an improvement but guaranteed to reduce services and charge more. (this may largely be an American problem) To keep people willing to live with increased business and government surveillance of all of our habits, constant fear of foreign invasion is delivered through the media. To curb enthusiasm and interest in exploring the planet outside of our borders, we are fed a...

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Traveling Abroad is Good For Us

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Traveling Abroad is Good For Us

Traveling is good for us. Traveling abroad is really good for us. However, we reap greater benefits when we travel less as a tourist and more as an”untourist”. The more new experiences that we can enjoy, the better for our brains and our expanding world view.

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Save Money on Flights

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Save Money on Flights

    Want to go to Europe and save money at the same time? If you haven’t made that trip to Europe yet, you know, the one you’ve been dreaming about for years, well, start planning it. I’ve been traipsing all over Europe for almost twelve years, and I plan to keep returning for as long as I’m able. In fact, I now winter in Spain every year which provides me with two great months to indulge in a few short trips away from my home away from home. I hope that made sense. So, here’s how I try to save money on flights when I’m planning my next trip to Spain. What the heck is a stop-over flight? First of all, I usually do a stop over on my way there and on my way back home. What’s that you ask? Well, I stop over in a city of my choice. Between my home in the US and my apartment in Malaga lies many beautiful possibilities for stop overs. I will be stopping over in Dublin this coming March. I can save money by purchasing a multiple stop airline ticket. Starting point — my home town— but I’ll be stopping over in Dublin on my way to Malaga, for about five days as a matter of fact. Then I’ll board a plane again and complete my trip to Malaga. On the way back, I’ll stop over in Dublin again for a few days and then make my way on...

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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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