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!
How Can You Travel on the French Riviera When Children Are Starving in China?
"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?
Jazz: A Lingua Franca with Body & Soul
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
Astronauts: The Ultimate Travelers
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
Travelers & Tourists: Get Out of Your Head!
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!