Donna Kos

How to Savor Your Vacation Foodie Memories One Delectable Bite at a Time. Plus a Few of My Favorite Recipes From Around the World

Your senses tingle as the rich aromas send you into orbit. Imagine that first bite touching your lips. Your mouth explodes in jubilation. The flavors are spectacular. Our food memories are powerful. They’re something to celebrate… Seeing a Weber grill, fishing pole or simmering pot of soup can take you right back to the first …

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The Ultimate 2019 Guide for Traveler’s Gifts 100 Gifts to Dazzle Your Traveler

You know the amount of travel gifts available on the internet is staggering. The research to find an extraordinary gift can eat away an afternoon without even scratching the surface. You would love to find an off the hook gift for your traveler. Maybe even pick up something for yourself… Having a comprehensive list of …

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The Most Exotic Place You Can Go Without a Passport Plus 10 Reasons You’ll Love the Spanish Virgin Islands

  You’ve always had the Spanish Virgin Islands on your Bucket List. The abundance of Caribbean islands make it a challenge to zero in on one destination. But, Vieques, Puerto Rico has peaked your interest. Being a US Territory makes travel there a breeze. You dream of sparkling, emerald waters lapping at spectacular, white sandy …

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Why I’m a Solo Traveler

I’m single (again), female and 59yrs old. I’m laying in a hammock under a mango tree. The wild horses wander in to eat whatever mangoes they can find and the chickens stay close hoping for some leftovers. I picked up my backpack 10 months ago, for better or worse, and I’m seeing the world. I’ve …

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Why DeCluttering Your Home Will Get You Closer to Going on Your Travel Adventure

“Where’s my Passport?!?”   You wake up in a cold sweat. Damnit! You’ve been trying to focus on planning this amazing vacation and your brain’s scrambled AGAIN. The crippling, foggy nightmare of not being able to find your passport has you gripped in panic. You look around relieved to see you’re in your room. This …

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How to Come Home From Vacation With Awesome Photos That Your Friends Will Want to See

Plus Some Pictures From Thailand, French Polynesia, Australia and New Zealand   You’ve just been on a mind blowing vacation.  Everything was so beautiful that you found yourself taking pictures like a crazy person. At the end of the day you glanced at them and saw some fantastic shots. Cool! You also saw a lot …

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Why I Love Living in a Hostel (Plus a Few Reasons Why I Don’t)

And Why You Might Want to Consider Staying in a Hostel for Your Next Adventure Imagine you’re planning your next adventure. You’re researching airfare, mind-blowing places to see, spectacular restaurants and sweet accommodations. After countless hours of research your brain is scattered and swimming in information. Your eyes can barely focus. It’s crystal clear your …

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How Workaway Made it Possible for Me to Travel the World On $20 a Day

Does free room and board sound good? There are simple ways to travel even on a tight budget. You’ve always wanted to fly all over the world. The list of countries on your Bucket List keeps growing. Unfortunately your vacation plans don’t. Airfare is expensive. Hotels are expensive. Meals on vacation are expensive. You’re sick and …

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3 Types of Travel Foodies: Which One Are You?

You’ve watched your “I’ll Try Anything” Foodie friend order the most exotic things she can find on a menu. Your “Fairly Adventurous” Foodie friend will try most things but generally sticks to food she knows and trusts. Then there’s your “I’m a Chicken” Foodie friend who considers an artichoke a frighteningly, exotic food. I’ve tried …

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Why Traveling 6 Months Celibate Can Be the Best Thing to Happen to a Relationship

For the first time in my life I’m single. It‘s been lonely and took a lot of getting used to. I’ve had a boyfriend or husband all of my life. When I left the country to travel I had an amazing boyfriend. A keeper. One day he commented in his charming southern drawl, “You can’t …

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