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I spent 3 days in Istanbul. Loved it.

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I went to Istambul for a day before a cruise. I loved the city hope to go again with more time to visit.

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Hi from Syracuse, NY. New to the team. Travel is my favorite hobby. With a 5 year old, we do a lot of long weekends, but are planning our first overseas trip with him next year. Likely Istanbul, which has been high on my list for a long time and I've heard is great with kids. Looking forward to getting to know people. -Amanda

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Welcome to the team Helene! I enjoy cruises too!

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Hi my name is Hélène,

I live near Montréal, Canada and love to travel! local or other.
I love to see things, people, views...

In the last few years we've mostly done cruises. easy way to see different cities without having to pack and unpack

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Welcome, MadyMoo3, Fitness327wk, and LindaVanR! Really glad that you joined us!

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Hi, I travel a lot! And I write a travel blog. This summer we will be traveling to the Baltics for a month. Several new countries for us. We will be cruising. After 25 years of traveling and saying we would NEVER cruise we discovered Regent Cruises and are hooked. The hardest part of traveling for me is trying to enjoy all the various foods and still watch my calories!

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Hi! I am new to the team. My husband and and I love to travel! Italy is my favorite place to go!

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Hi everyone, I just joined your forum. I hadn't joined any yet and yours caught my eye. I love traveling. So far I have only traveled throughout the USA and Canada and also to Cuba a few times. I've been to half the states and the eastern and central provinces. My husband and I are working on the eastern provinces now. We will be going to New Brunswick Canada in a few weeks. We plan to do a few riverboat cruises in Europe and Travel in the Netherlands, Hungary and Italy to start with, then branch out from there. This is a great idea to have support while we travel because it is so easy to fall off the weight loss wagon when traveling.

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Thanks for your response! Those are all great suggestions. I do have workout videos on my ipad and have gotten pretty good at seeking out just enough space to be able to accomplish one most days. The eating thing is tough though, especially with so many hours in the car on a regular basis. I feel like I can have all the resolve in the world before I leave, but once I'm 5 hours into a drive, I'm bored out of my mind and really want bad snacks. Even when I try taking carrot sticks or something as an alternative, I end up reverting to old habits. Grrr.
I'm a musician, by the way. Touring a ton, so that's why the abundance of travel. It's a great life, but staying healthy is not always easy.

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Welcome to the team, OnStage2! When I was traveling a lot for work, and when I am traveling for pleasure (now I am retired), it IS more challenging. I try to keep active by exercising while traveling (short walk; use hotel gym/pool; and I downloaded Zumba tunes onto my phone for workouts in the hotel room). Usually around 30 minutes but my minimum was 15 minutes. I also tried to be moderate in my eating, and to chose healthier food options (not always easy in some of the smaller towns that I traveled to for work!). Sometimes I would buy fruit/yogurt/small veggie tray at the grocery store instead eating burgers and fries. Or a lower calorie sandwich from Subway -- half for dinner, half in the fridge for lunch.

That being said: not sure of your job, but I had MANY meetings at local restaurants where I ate with my client(s). I always let them chose the place, and I usually just tried to chose whatever entrée was healthiest.

Hope this helps! And I look forward to hearing other suggestions

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Hi, everybody! I travel for weeks at a time for my career, and this has turned into an incredible challenge for weight loss. I am pretty good at exercising and eating well when I'm home, but it becomes so difficult to get any weight off while I'm on the road. I LOVE all the travel, but I need to figure out a way to make some healthy challenges that are consistent. I'm looking for support to try to keep myself on more of a consistent track. Even maintaining consistent support is difficult because I'm often in places for a week at a time without much internet.
So! Advice, friends? How do you stay motivated and consistent if your life doesn't lend itself well to routine?

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Thank you!

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Hi Monica, Welcome to the Love to Travel team!
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Hello My name is Monica, I grew up a military brat and have seen a lot of the world growing up but I still love to travel and discover new places as well as revisit old ones!

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Welcome GirlHiker! Your trip sounds wonderful. Have fun getting ready, it is a great inspiration to have an adventure to look forward to!

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Hi everyone! I am in my late thirties, and I love hiking and traveling. Last year, my mother and I did a hiking tour of Ireland and it was amazing! We are going to join a hiking group to tour northern Italy this year.
We had some family crises last year, and I gained 50 pounds and let my exercise routine slip away so I’m not ready for this hiking trip at all! Luckily, I have a few months to get my act together and get into good enough shape to keep up with the group.

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For a few weeks we are getting caught up on medical appts. I hate it but it is necessary. Moving of course required all new medical professionals for us both--and I am the one finding them, making appts., and getting us there at the right date and time! Very overwhelming to me. emoticon

When these are more under control, I will be posting more often. Right now I probably will mostly read stuff from others. chris

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Welcome, Chris! We are so glad you joined us. And I look forward to reading about your adventures!!! Remember Buffalo NY is new to many of us (I'm in Bend Oregon), and as you explore your new home, you will be headed to new destinations and fun. It is VERY tough to be a primary caregiver, and I am really glad your new home will allow you some freedom to explore with others.

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I am a frustrated traveler. Caregiving a hubby for 11 years has cut my traveling to pretty much zero. Darn. So, if you don't mind I will be a fly on the wall and get my jollies from you folks. I have years ago traveled to Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, France, and a few places in the US: Texas, the New England states, Western NY state.
We recently moved from Connecticut (about 44 years) back to my home area near Buffalo, NY. I can take advantage of the sites around here. The senior complex we live in has regular trips to many places near here. I have gone through several locks on the Erie canal, walked in maybe 4 near-by parks, driven in the "Boston Hills," had a boat ride near the many grain elevators on the Buffalo River, etc. I am enjoying the camaraderie in this new living situation. I can't take hubby on many of these trips because the place does not have a van for his motorized wheelchair. I can transport him myself, but I really want to just relax and have the van from here drive me.

Thank you for all your photos and descriptions! chris

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I have to be diligent about caring for myself. 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS is a great way for me to keep focused. Day 1 is July 1, 2017. Build habits to produce success. Most of these habits I have at least tried before but did not sustain. First habit: delay eating by using a timer.
LONG TERM GOAL: Reduce A1C,BP,tryglicerides,and weight.Evening Eating Sabotage Myself Frustration ..Help! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Welcome to the team, Susan! What interesting places you have traveled to! Can't wait to hear more about your travels!

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Hello from snowy Clearfield, Utah! My name is Susan, married to Michael, 68 years young, and absolutely love to travel! Have grown children (we are a blended, late in life marriage): his son, Michael Jr, married to Sandra, two children Michael III and AlexSandra; his daughter, Erin, married to David, two children Jonas and Olivia; and my daughter, Melissa, single, 6 fur babies (Bruno, 12yo boxer; Armani, 8yo Chihuahua; CoCo Chanel, 7yo Chihuahua; Ms Lily, 6yo Siamese; Ruger, 3yo Chocolate Lab; and Mr BoJangles, 2mo old kitten). I have traveled extensively (thanks to working for the Dept of Defense as a civilian for over 30yrs) - lived in Korea 12 yrs (over 3 tours, 74-76; 81-85; and 05-09); Germany (85-90, 92-93); and Luxembourg (90-92). Still so many places I have not visited that are on my LIVE IT list!

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Welcome, RMCCOMAS1! Eating well while traveling can be a challenge -- but also very exciting to try new regional foods. We look forward to hearing about your travels, (business or vacation!)

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I just joined the team. I love to travel to grow my business and meet with current clients. Working hard to incorporate healthy eating and activity when I am out of town.

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my name is Annie. i am a single mom to a beautiful,smart 11 1/2 year old daughter. i enjoy painting,drawing, making crafts, to travel, to read and to dance. i am also a huge sports fan!

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Thanks Alihikes! Glad you enjoyed it here in NZ - we tend to take our home country for granted I think. As much as I've loved some of my destinations and am always longing to head off to another part of the world, travelling makes me appreciate more what we've got here. And we really are very lucky :)

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Welcome, Corie and Leslie! Looking forward to hearing about your journeys! Leslie, loved my trip to Auckland & NZ last year, so beautiful!

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Hi all! I'm Corie. I'm just getting started on an organized weight loss plan here. I'm in my 40's and love to travel to just about anywhere! One stamp that's sorely missing from my passport is Japan. I'm planning to go in May, and hope to be the best version of myself so that I can have instagram worthy photos of myself there instead of just scenery shots. I've done a lot of Europe and SE Asia. Hoping to mix it up a bit in the coming years. Wishing you all a lovely Sunday :)

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Welcome Lesley, I have found that planning a trip helps me to focus on my health goals too.

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Kia ora! I'm Lesley, from Auckland, New Zealand. I'm 57, have 3 grown up kids who have left home. Just getting back to SP - have been using it for several years off and on (mainly off!). Really need some motivation and inspiration to lose weight at the moment before I plan my next foray. I love to travel as often as I can. As well a few shorter holidays, have made some longer trips of 2-4 months over the last few years - adventures rather than holidays - long term travelling can be exhausting! My hubbie will come along for a couple of weeks (if I let him) and sometimes I travel with a good friend of mine but I also like to travel on my own. My recent trips have included UK, Europe and Morocco. We visit Fiji, Cook Islands or Australia at least once a year. Have been to the US a couple of times but plan to return and spend more time in the future. Planning a few weeks in Italy next year with friends. So many other places to visit on my bucket list!! I need to keep fit and healthy! Looking forward to hearing about all your travels.

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Welcome Cate! We are glad you joined the team, and I look forward to hearing about your trips. I also want to go to Alaska next year.

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Hi Everyone, I just joined the Love to Travel team. Why? Because I love to travel. I am 64 and my husband and I are retired. We live on Cape Cod so our travel takes place in every season except for summer. He is a fisherman and I am a gardener, ane who would want ot leave the Cape in the summer anyways?

We just got back from our annual fall trip to the Maine coast. We spend January in Venice, Florida. One of our bucket list trips is coming up in June 2017. We are doing a land/cruise trip to Alaska!

I'm so glad I found this team. I am looking forward to reading about everyone's travel adventures.

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Welcome Chelle! I'm so jealous - the lake region in Italy is definitely close to the top for trip destinations. It is such a beautiful place. I only been to Spain once, but found it wonderful and expect to have a child spending a semester there in the next couple of years, so I'm definitely looking forward to getting back there.

Wishing you the best in your healthy and fit lifestyle changes. It can be hard when at home and even more challenging when traveling, but I know you can do it.

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Welcome Chelle! Looking forward to hearing about your trip to Spain and Italy!

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Hi Chelle...welcome to the team. Already you have said two words that make me drool! Spain and Italy. They are at the very top of my wish list. Please feel free to share all your trip details...with me anyway. I would just love to hear all about your travels.

Wishing you much success for this journey to health and fitness!

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Hi everyone, I'm Chelle :) I am from the UK, married with no kids or pets. I have been a member of SP for a few years on and off, but this time I am determined to stick with it and reach my goals! My timescales are often governed by planned holidays as I would always prefer to be fitter and healthier for seeing the sights.

Already this year, my husband and I have had a fortnight in Spain in January. We are looking forward to a fortnight in northern Italy in September, mostly around Lake Garda. This will be our 5th consecutive year of visiting the Lake - it is our "Prozac in a view". emoticon

I would really love to visit another continent besides Europe before too long, but it usually comes down to cost v time available, as we both work. If we do take the plunge, I will definitely come here for advice on our chosen destination!

I look forward to getting involved in the team and sharing travel stories :)

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Welcome, Mary and NanaDerrick!

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Thanks Nancy. I completely get the getting healthier and taking back control. When my life starts spinning out of control, the first place I try to regain control is with my eating and activity - I guess I feel it will make the greatest overall difference.

The trips you have taken and are planning sound amazing. I wish I could take off for that length of time, but it is not a possibility at this point. My dream trip would be to spend a summer in the lake region of Italy. Maybe when hubby retires... Charleston is beautiful. My husband lived their for 8 years and we have spent a lot of time in Charleston.

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Hi Mary,
Welcome to the team. I am a new member of this team also. I have been with SP for a long time just marking time so it would seem, now really putting forth an effort to get to a healthier weight while not allowing the journey to take control of my life. I hope that makes sense, balance is what I am searching for.

Your trips sound awesome. Please, post a trip report so we can all enjoy.

Congrats on attaining empty nest status. Makes some parts of life easier. The hardest part for me was learning to cook for two rather than for a small army, LOL.

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Hi, I'm Mary. I'm new to this team. I restarted my SparkPeople page about a month ago. I actually was originally here 7-8 years ago for a while, but upon coming back decided to wipe it all clean and start over. My husband and I love to travel. A little about me. I'm married with 2 children - 18 & 21, a dog and 2 cats. Getting ready to be an empty nester in the fall. Kind of excited about that - love my kids but they are ready to be on their own and my husband and I are ready to travel more.

We love to cruise, typically taking one cruise every year and then other trips around that. Our next trip is to celebrate my daughter's high school graduation. We are heading to Copenhagen and cruising the Baltic Sea (stops in Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, and St. Petersburg). Really looking forward to this trip - it is not an area we travel to very much.

Over Labor Day, we are flying to Calgary to spend some time at Lake Louise. What a beautiful place. It will be a nice little getaway after sending my youngest off to college.

Looking forward to reading about others travel experiences and getting ideas for future trips.



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Hello All My name is Nancy and I LOVE to travel. That said, here is a bit about me.
I have been a member here on SP for many years, introduced first by my sister, Ninjalinda, who is sadly deceased. We lost her to breast cancer last year. It has been difficult for me to participate because I was so reminded of her each time I logged on, but now have decided to dedicate myself to her memory.

My hubby and I love to wander. Some of our favorite tips were the ones where we jumped in the car and said "North, South, East or West?" and headed off.

About 5 years ago we decided to take a 15 day trip to Belize. We bused from one end to the other and fell in love with San Ignacio. We purchased a small vacation home and went back and spend 6 months reconstructing and renovating. Oh, the stories I could tell. After the house was made liveable, we spent the next few winters there in Belize. We would travel around, took in Guatemala and also spent happy lazy hours on Caye Caulker. Then sadly, we realized that although we loved our little house, we grew tried of going to the same place every winter. So we made the difficult decision to sell our little piece of paradise.

The next winter we spent in Costa Rica...2 months at the beach on the Pacific Coast and one month in the Orosi Valley. Lovely country and lovely people.

This past winter we went to Chili. We flew into Santiago and then spent our time there travelling by bus in the southern end of the country, mostly in the lakes district. We totally loved Chili. The weather was perfect, cool nights warm days, there are very few bugs. We don't speak Spanish, but with Google translate, we managed. Such a wonderful trip. We use Airbnb and love, love love it!

Our next big trip will be next winter. We will fly to Aukland, NZ and spend a month wandering around then we will board a cruise ship and sail the south Pacific for 26 days, ending in San Diego. We have yet to decide if we will immediately fly home or wander some more. We will see.

Last fall we took a 10 day trip to Colorado, Port Collins area. This fall we are considering Charleston, SC.

We love to cruise and have done lots of ports in the Caribbean. I have traveled in most of the states, missing just a few.

We have 5 kids, 3 mine 2 his, and 7 grands that we love and spoil. Our first grand graduates from university in May and has already been hired to teach in a local primary school in the fall. Our baby is now 5, my how time flies.

This looks like a great team and I already see one of my very few friends here on SP is a member. I look forward to team activities and hopefully more friends.

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Welcome to the team, Christi! We look forward to hearing about your travels, and supporting each other in reaching our fitness/weight loss goals!

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Hi! I'm trying sparkpeople for the second time. ... it seems as though our travels keep distracting me from my goals. Since we retired my husband and I take several road trips each year, having decided that after traveling internationally for our job we really want to see as much of the U.S. as possible. We just returned from Arizona and New Mexico, and are looking ahead to Yellowstone in June. I'm looking forward to sharing some travel experiences and ideas, and hoping to get more motivated to lose the excess pounds so I can see more and do more on our trips.

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Hi Carol, welcome to the team! Sounds like you and DH have done some amazing trips!

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Hello, my name is Carol and I am new to the team. I live in Colorado, 30 miles east of Denver. My husband and I both retired in December of 2014. We took our first cruise the day after he retired, to the Caribbean. In January 2015 we took a road trip to visit family and traveled through Utah, Nevada, California and Arizona before coming home. In March 2015 we drove through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas and boarded a flight to Beijing China. We spent 7days visiting the sites in Beijing and Shanghai. Hiking the Great Wall was a true highlight! We took another road trip in late May/early June that included the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Sequoia Natl Park, Yosemite Natl Park, Redwoods Natl Park, Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic peninsula and the Cascade mountain range before heading back home. In Sept. we spent a week in Treasure Island Florida. This year we have been to Puerto Rico in January, but have not planned any other trips yet for the rest of the year.

Before retiring we took many road trips through out the western US. I am looking forward to shedding some pounds and getting in better shape to better handle our hiking trips.

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emoticon welcome to the team, travel is what I love too, and hand luggage is fine ,you learn to pack wisely.most of the time.Never been to Ireland,but it is on the list.
Sweden (home country) Denmark, Norway, Italy France , Spain and North Africa and India.
Living in USA. Doing the "El Camino de Santiago " this summer.

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Welcome, Sarah! I visited Dublin and Ireland many years ago after graduating university, with my backpack and staying in hostels. I'd LOVE to go back (with a slightly higher standard of accommodation)! So beautiful!

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Hello. I'm Sarah from Ireland. I moved to Italy when I was 17 and stayed for 7 years. Now I'm back home, but the travel bug has never left me. I try to visit at least 1 new country in Europe a year. I also challenge myself to only use hand luggage. I love traveling around Ireland too. Dublin is one of my fav cities, especially at Christmas. That's all I can think to say emoticon


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Good morning all,
I am excited to be back on Spark, I was here about 6 years ago. I travel a ton and I find that because of my adventures, it's hard to stay on track. I work from home as well and it's clear that my chair has helped my gain a lot of weight. I look forward to getting to know you. :) emoticon

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Welcome to the team. emoticon

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So glad you are here, Ledragonnoir! Sounds like you have done some great travels. I think I will post a thread for discussion on travelling solo (helpful suggestions, challenges, etc).

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Although I don't have any trips planned at the moment, I love to travel and see new places. My last three summer trips were to Florence (during their July heat wave, unfortunately; absolutely brutal), the UK, and France. If only I weren't always by myself!

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Welcome, Emily! I look forward to hearing about your travels!
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Hello Everyone! My name is Emily and I am a travel nurse (who loves to travel when off as well). I'm excited to join this team and get into moving into action!

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Gail, I'm so glad you joined us!
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Hi everyone, I live about an hour north-east of Toronto. My husband and I are retired and love to travel, both by car in North America and touring in Europe. Our last trip included a 21-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale, through the Panama Canal to Vancouver.

Looking forward to meeting other members and hearing about your travels.

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Welcome to the team, Darlene! We will enjoy hearing about your travels!

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Hi All, Since I love to travel, I thought I would check out this team. I particular enjoy cruising. My DH and I usually take one long cruise and one shorter one each year.

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Welcome Mary Beth! What great trips -- love Zion and Bryce. (and I'm headed to New Zealand in September WOO HOO!)

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Hi -- Mary Beth here. I love traveling -- just returned from a hike in Zion and Bryce Natl Parks in Utah. New Zealand is #1 on my long distance bucket list -- short term, I head to Portland OR for work this afternoon.




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Welcome, Corrin, Maria, Sandy, and Suzanne! Sounds like you enjoy great adventures!

Edited by: ALIHIKES at: 3/22/2015 (21:04)
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Merry Meet! I'm Corrin. I love traveling and active vacations. I got married last year to a man who loves traveling even more. We started our marriage with a trip to Thailand and we're trying to figure out where this year will take us. We are leaning towards Ireland.

Thailand was my longest flight ever and just before that trip I found out I have a genetic disposition that can cause me to be prone to blood clots. It's been interesting to plan now for more movement and compression accessories while traveling.

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Hi all, I'm Maria from Ireland.

I'm new to this team but not new to Sparkpeople.

My boyfriend and I are hoping to go take a break from work and travel the world next year. We are saving like MAD and hopefully we can keep up the momentum emoticon

Looking forward to meeting you all!

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Hi everyone. It's great to find a place to chat with others that love to travel as much as I do. I don't get to go nearly as often as I would like, but I try to make the most out of the trips I do take.

This year will be a good one. We have already booked our trip to Paris and London in August! This will be my first trip to Europe. Hopefully the first of many. We are also trying to fit in a trip to the Grand Canyon with the kids (they aren't getting to go on the Big Trip with us.)



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Hello! My name is Suzanne and I love travel. Since I had my first child in 2001, I have slowed down a good deal, but as my children have gotten older, we are getting out more in more. I have been to about 70 different countries but none in South America. I was looking for some new SparkTeams and I found this one. I hope I will be able to participate frequently here.

Right now I don't have any firm travel plans for 2015 except for attending a conference in Las Vegas, where I have never been. My husband is from Greece and we spend our summers in Greece each year but we live the rest of the year in Missouri. In 2014, I visited several Greek islands, Istanbul and Ephesus in Turkey, Israel and London. I have my eye on a cruise of the Baltic for the Summer of 2016 but I am not sure if I can convince my husband to come. I might try just going with my 3 daughters but this is just not as fun--too much work!

I look forward to getting to know the team.

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Welcome to the team, CyscoKitty! I loved South Africa and Botswana,
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Hello. I love travel. 2014 was a big year. I spent a week in Key Largo and then a month in South Africa and Botswana. I live in Vilano Beach near St. Augustine, FL. I'll be traveling to Ireland with my parents, a cousin and my aunt and uncle in May. So far, that's my only 2015 trip, but I'm sure there will be more scheduled.

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Hafa Adai, my name is Jane and I live on the island of Guam in the middle of the tropical Pacific, closer to the Philippines than to Hawaii. I do most of my travel during the summer mainly because I do not like to be cold. I have traveled to Australia during the northern winter. One of my sons' is a flight attendant so I fly using his privilege so have been to the states several times and Europe a few times. I really want to go to Israel but have not found someone to go with so may end up going by myself in the next few years. I have been to several states and a couple of summers ago drove from Tennessee to Colorado then up to Wyoming, South Dakota, down to Nebraska and then back to Tennessee. My friend and I went to the small community where my Mom was born in 1905.

Not sure what I will do next summer.

Jane

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Hi I am Joan. I live in northeast Pennsylvania near our beautiful Pocono Mountains. I love to travel. My goal is to visit all fifty states so far I have been to 38 states. My favorite vacation spot is Hawaii especially the island of Kauai. My husband and I have taken two cruises to the Caribbean. Our goal is to visit Alaska for our 50th wedding anniversary in 2017.

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We are getting some new team members, so I thought it would be good to add a forum for introductions. If you are new to the team (or even if you're not!) introduce yourself here! and tell a little about what types of travel you enjoy.

I'll start: I'm Alison, I live in Central Oregon. I love active adventures to beautiful locations, they keep me motivated throughout the year! Hiking, kayaking, and cross country skiing. I also enjoy exploring archaeology, historical sites and art.

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