"Life, Love and Compassion" Gypsystravels's Profile
Life is wonderful and you just never know what twists and turns yours will take. But, with lots of love, hope and happiness in your heart, you will eventually find all the pieces that work together to make you more complete. I've been lucky to have found all that and so much more in my darling John David, that we wanted to seal our love in marriage. On May 15, 2015 with our closest family and friends gathered together we exchanged our vows and we are now Mr. and Mrs.
I am so blessed to finally have found my "soulmate" and I'm looking forward to every single day we spend together. Life has it's ups and downs and I sure have had my share, but we each have our own journeys to follow and I embrace every single step of mine as I am thankful for a Wonderful Life.
Trying to decide where to travel to isn't easy for us because we do enjoy finding new favorites, but there are places that we also like returning to which makes it more difficult. The planning part always gets me excited especially knowing I'll be somewhere else in this beautiful world.
I'm quite flexible when it comes to where our travels may take us....we stay open for whatever opportunity comes our way. Not planning to far ahead gives us the opportunity to take advantage of excellent sudden super cheap fares. The fact that we aren't restricted to what time of year we can travel or the length of our trip allows us to avoid the major peak travel times (with the exception of Thanksgiving week which is during my birthday). I travel about 5-6 times a year (not including long weekend trips), and about 3 times with my husband as he has less vacation time than I do. Having all this time off from work allows me to also travel with my family or friends.
Once we've decided on our location and we have purchased our tickets, then I'll start doing a little research. I like to familiarize myself with the destination noting what to see and do especially if it's my first time traveling there. I'll read guide books, search the internet (Tripadvisor, i.e.) as well as read VT member pages. Finding a few places to eat is important to me since I do not consume any meat. Traveling to a destination that has some political unrest, the US has issued travel advisories, or the language barrier may be too much for me, then I will do tours or hire a guide.
Exploring on our own is our preferred way of travel as it gives us the freedom to do as little or as much as we please, going on our own pace and just taking it all in.
There are just too many places in this beautiful world that I want to visit so I try to keep my repeat travels to shorter visits utilizing the time I have to spend on the new destination.
For me "Life's too Short to Live Everyday Exactly the Same" so why should my travels be any different?
2015 will take me to a few new destinations as well as some favorites and I can't wait to get out there and explore.
Let’s face it, we’ve all made a travel list at some point. Whether we have stuck to it and traveled to or plan to travel to all those places, or whether that list was updated and continued to change, one thing probably remains the same, our desire to get out there and see the world. For me it’s always been a way to widen my love of this world. I’ve had many lists but one thing that is consistent is that I want to see it all, experience it all, and enjoy it all.
I know that I will never have the opportunity in my life time to experience all the beautiful places, places that can inspire me, places that can take my breath away or places that would probably bring an inner fulfillment to me, but I'm going to try...
Here is a list of places that I've wanted to visit and have eluded me for some time....but I'm sure I'll visit some day...
I've done quite a bit of traveling in the past three years since I've done any significant writing here on VT. So many changes and a loss in my life that I focused all my time, energy and love on those things which required my attention. It's taken me some time to have the desire and time to put my travels into writing again, but slowly I am working on it.
I've healed, found my role in this world and new passions, and even fell in love again and married the love of my life. Now that I have all those things in line I have a bit of time to dedicate to one of my passions, writing about the wonderful people, places and experiences I have encountered during my travels.
~~ Janet A.~~
I've been to some amazing new places and some old favorites, but first up I will try to update some of the old pages with new visits, try to get to the new locations and hopefully update some of my older neglected pages. This is a huge undertaking but I'm hoping that writing about my travels will ease a bit of the stress that I've been under these days.
Stay tuned: I am working on Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico, Galapagos, South Africa, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Oahu, Maui, Newport, Portsmouth, Boston, and many many more.
~~ Janet A.~~
Most people will say that I've been fortunate to have traveled to all the amazing places I have been to, but in my opinion anyone can if they really want to.....
As far as European cities are concerned, Paris will always be my favorite... she captured my heart from the moment my feet touched her soil. Germany, Barcelona and Milan are very close seconds.
Egypt, Turkey and Thailand for their historical beauty, South Africa, Galapagos and Alaska for their natural beauty, Maui, Turks & Caicos, Puerto Rico and Maldives for their blissful serenity, San Francisco, Miami and Sydney for their chic city vibe, Newport, Portsmouth and Mystic for their New England Charm, and DC just because it's the capital.
Of course I have many more and to be quite honest, every place I've been to has a "favorite" spot in my heart.
I'm very passionate about working towards the day when all beings, great and small, can live their lives as they wish without human kind abusing, destroying and using them for their own gain, profit, use.
Being conscious and compassionate about our planet is very important to me so my obsession (if you can call it that) is to contribute, assist and inform about the plight that so many of the living beings who share this plant with use are enduring. Following is a list of sites that I am currently contributing to financially, spreading the word about conservation (via my facebook page and instagram) and volunteering to educate others in finding ways to help conserve our world.
This is a very small list and I will be updating it very soon.
~~From inside the Divine Pattern by Anthony Douglas Williams~~
~~Sidonie Gabrielle Collette~~
~~ William Bliss Carman~~
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