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Pre-Flight Check-In

In less than 9 days I’ll embark on a trip that comes with many mixed emotions. On the one hand, I am always eager to travel and that has not changed nor do I expect it ever will. On the … Continue reading “Pre-Flight Check-In”

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A Woman’s Friendship – Girlfriends Are For Life

I arrived alone with $100.  I rationed my $20 cash in the airport to have a piece of pizza.  I don’t even eat pizza but it was the cheapest thing on the menu.  I remembered I had unused train tickets … Continue reading “A Woman’s Friendship – Girlfriends Are For Life”

Packing for Long Trips – Part 2: Clothes and Shoes

continued from Packing for Long Trips – Part 1: Toiletries Who is this guide for: Longest trip you’ve ever taken. Maybe you’re a 1-week a year traveler and now you’re going for 2 or 3 weeks. Or perhaps it’s your first … Continue reading “Packing for Long Trips – Part 2: Clothes and Shoes”

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Benefits of Public Transportation vs Driving a Car

I discovered the world of public transportation after selling everything I owned including my car to travel around the world. I’m not saying I never used public transportation before that.  Rather, I now use it more extensively while traveling and … Continue reading “Benefits of Public Transportation vs Driving a Car”

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Packing for Long Trips – Part 1: Toiletries

Who is this guide for: Longest trip you’ve ever taken. Maybe you’re a 1-week a year traveler and now you’re going for 2 or 3 weeks. Or perhaps it’s your first time doing a month long journey or more. Last … Continue reading “Packing for Long Trips – Part 1: Toiletries”

Sequoia National Park – Yes, There is Another California Park Besides Yosemite

This is a very short story about a trip to Sequoia National Park in 2015.  Perhaps I shall expand on it someday. When I was a kid and first saw a Sequoia tree, you could walk right up to General … Continue reading “Sequoia National Park – Yes, There is Another California Park Besides Yosemite”

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Fix Low Back Pain Caused by SI Joint

  Until recently, I have been dealing with chronic, often severe back and hip pain.  It started over 3 years ago and plagued me off and on through all of our travels around the world, during workouts, at work, and … Continue reading “Fix Low Back Pain Caused by SI Joint”

The Relaunch of Lifestyle150 in the Year of the Rooster

Welcome to the new version of Lifestyle150, a lifestyle blog covering my favorite topics: travel, health, stories, and the desire to finally get my children’s books published. Hi, I’m Taunja.  My husband Erick started Lifestyle150 last year with the intention … Continue reading “The Relaunch of Lifestyle150 in the Year of the Rooster”