By Mary Kay Seales According to the Nice Convention Bureau website, Nice is the number one tourist destination in France after Paris, with approximately 5 million visitors each year. And for 17 years, I have been one of them. And my observation of the masses that sit on the many beaches of the French Riviera… Continue reading The Magic Pill for Happiness?
By Mary Kay Seales I always knew there was a possibility. I heard tell. But for seventeen years, I have never been stung by a jellyfish on the Côte d'Azur. Until today. OUCH! I knew immediately what had happened because I had been stung once before in the Caribbean when I swam through a school… Continue reading Sting, Stang, Stung!
"Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy thing' in check." Edward Burns By Mary Kay Seales Growing up in the 1950's in the U.S., it was common to hear at any dinner table around the country, "Clean your plate! There are children starving in China!" I don't know… Continue reading How Can You Travel on the French Riviera When Children Are Starving in China?
By Mary Kay Seales “The cool thing is that jazz is really a wonderful example of the great characteristics of Buddhism and great characteristics of the human spirit. Because in jazz we share, we listen to each other, we respect each other, we are creating in the moment. At our best, we’re non-judgmental.” Herbie Hancock… Continue reading Jazz: A Lingua Franca with Body & Soul
By Mary Kay Seales Astronauts belong to a very small group of elite travelers. As of May, 2017, NASA had less than 100 active astronauts. There are only a few more than 500 professional astronauts in the history of space travel. 12 have walked on the moon. They come from 38 countries. Only 40 are… Continue reading Astronauts: The Ultimate Travelers
By Mary Kay Seales We just want "foood!" My family and I were sitting at a table at a lovely restaurant located right on the sand in Juans-les-Pins, a charming but lively city on the Côte d'Azur. It was a beautiful summer evening, the sun was setting and our bare feet felt luxurious in the… Continue reading Travelers & Tourists: Get Out of Your Head!