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A world of inspiration: Her Generosity of Spirit

This week’s edition of ‘A world of inspiration‘ is brought to you by Evelyn Hannon, better known to most of us as Journey Woman. I’m very honoured to have Evelyn guest write on the Velvet Escape blog. Evelyn is the founder and chief editor of JourneyWoman.com, the world’s largest online travel resource for women, and […]

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The Lady with the Twinkling Eyes

Gloria, a recent guest writer on this blog wrote, “Life is a journey and like all journeys, it’s all about who you cross paths with”. Throughout my 36 years on this planet, and especially during my travels, I’ve often found inspiration in the many people I’ve met. During my five-month solo round-the-world trip last year, […]

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A world of inspiration: The Rebel

This week’s edition of ‘A world of inspiration‘ is brought to you by Gloria Casinadirosa who lives in the gorgeous hills of Tuscany. This romantic story is an ode to days bygone when travelling was seen as a luxury few could afford, as well as our unceasing quest for adventure. Gloria’s beautifully-worded narrative superbly captures […]

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A world of inspiration: NYC

This week’s edition of  ‘A world of inspiration‘ is a wondrous tale that reads like a novella. Written by Jennifer Laceda, this story takes place in New York and beautifully captures the rush of energy that one often experiences in big cities. Jennifer is an avid blogger and photographer who is based in Canada. Her […]

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A world of inspiration: Traveling the World Ten Days a Year

This week’s edition of ‘world of inspiration‘ is brought to you by Liz Borod Wright who hails from New York. It is a delightful story about the amount of free time we have and using this time in an optimal manner to achieve a positive balance in our lives. Traveling the World Ten Days a […]

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A world of inspiration: An Inspiring Safari Field Guide

This week’s edition of ‘world of inspiration‘ is brought to you by Michael Theys who lives in Belgium. Michael has spent much time living and travelling across Africa and shares his passion for Africa via his blog Africa Freak. Michael’s story is a wonderful portrait of Rob Francis, a safari field guide he had the […]

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A world of inspiration: A Familiar Face in a Foreign Land

This edition of ‘A world of inspiration‘ is a beautiful story by Nellie Huang who lives in Singapore. Nellie is a freelance travel writer who shares her travel tales via her blog: Wild Junket. Nellie’s narrative of a chance encounter on a bus in San Francisco eloquently captures the essence of what travel is all about. […]

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A world of inspiration: The Cellist & the Historian

This week’s edition of ‘A world of inspiration‘ is a remarkable story by Janice Waugh who hails from Toronto, Canada. Janice is a freelance writer and a strong advocate of solo travel. Her story is poignant yet inspiring, and above all, a lesson of how a chance meeting can motivate us to seek a better […]

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A world of inspiration: His First Flight

This second edition of ‘A world of inspiration‘ is a contribution from Tammie Dooley, a Midwest-based explorer, photographer and writer. Tammie’s story is simple yet compelling, with a profound insight that applies to all of us. His First Flight Upon boarding the plane we discover our window seat taken. My son John and I are […]

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A world of inspiration: The Man Behind the Miracle

A great thing about travelling is the many, often unexpected, sources of inspiration we encounter. One of the best sources of inspiration lies in the people we meet. I’m certain that we all have travel stories to tell in which we met someone inspiring who may even have had an influence on us in some way […]

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