Sunday, May 15, 2011

Walking for a Cure (Arthritus)

Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, the annual Walk for Arthritis Cure event took place at Wash Park, Denver. It was a cold, gloomy morning (much like English weather) but after two days of snow last week, we shouldn't grumble. Most people donned a warm coat, hat and gloves, and braved the weather regardless. In five years of participating in this very special event, I don't think the weather has ever been so uncooperative -- but spirits were high and most people completed the walk.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Carol Lee Miles Launches New Book

CarolLee Miles has a motto:  Dream it!  Speak it!  Write it!  Live it!    And that's what she is doing with her new book coming out in June:  Getting Paid to Cruise: Secrets of a Professional Cruise Host.   Miles has spent the last 25+ years as a professional Cruise Host/Tour Director and has had the good fortune to step foot on all 7 continents as well as travel in over 100 countries and on as many cruises. 

The book takes the reader on an imaginary cruise to the Mexican Riviera while training and entertaining all along the way.  Then follows her "secrets" she has gleaned from the years spent in traveling with tour groups ranging in size from 13 to 450! It addresses fear of career change (changing F-E-A-R to L-O-V-E) and psychology of conflict confrontation after leading your through her own wanderlust meanderings which centered around finding inner peace.  The reader will find a soul searching takes place in looking for that perfect career. The book is for age 19 to 90 and will train, entertain and challenge your brain along the way.  Miles is also doing some training cruises. Those as well as other information on the author and the journey can be found at

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Road to Hana - Maui

One of the most frequently asked questions when a traveler visits Maui is – “Did you go to Hanna?” I must admit, when I looked at the route, knew it would take a whole day of winding roads and one car bridges that led inland one minute to tropical forests and, in the next instant, provide a spectacular view of the coastline, I had to go…couldn’t possibly go to Maui without having that experience.

The round trip journey took approximately 9 hours (more of less according to photo opportunities). I say round trip because the road literally runs out, and a visitor has to return by the same route. The views are absolutely breathtaking, and therefore well worth the time and effort. There are 617 curves, and 56 one lane bridges that caused some holdups, but overall it was a fantastic trip. I highly recommend anyone who visits Maui to take the time to see this part of the island. Oh yes, and a meal at Mamma’s Fish House on the way home, is a wonderful way to end the day.