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More Than a Travel Mascot

by Joyce McGreevy on June 26, 2017

A toy canine travel mascot named Bedford, dressed for Maui, inspires his human travel buddy to see the world differently. (Image © Joyce McGreevy)

“Have pawsport, will travel,” that’s Bedford’s motto.
© Joyce McGreevy

To See the World Differently,
Take Your Travel Buddy

I have a confession. Although my posts for OIC Moments suggest I’m a solo traveler, that’s not the whole story. Truth is, I never travel without a guide. To some, he’s just a “travel mascot.” To me he’s much more, a travel buddy who helps me see the world differently.

Bedford, take a bow. And a bow-wow.

A toy canine travel mascot named Bedford, dressed in Scottish tartan, inspires his human travel buddy to see the world differently. (Image © Joyce McGreevy)

Testing the tartan in Scotland . . .
© Joyce McGreevy

A toy canine travel mascot named Bedford, sipping tea in Istanbul, inspires his human travel buddy to see the world differently. (Image © Joyce McGreevy)

. . . and the tea in Turkey.
© Joyce McGreevy

Do Digital Nomads
Have Homes?

by Joyce McGreevy on June 12, 2017

An apron with passport in a kitchen symbolizes the art of travel as a vagabond homebody, not just a digital nomad. (Image © Joyce McGreevy)

A recipe for domestic happiness?
© Joyce McGreevy

When the Art of Travel Is Domestic

“Do you ever get tired of being a digital nomad? You know, living out of a suitcase, never having a sense of home?” The art of travel would fray around the edges if that were so.

“Are you constantly managing logistics? Always on the move?” I get questions like these since decluttering and pulling up stakes to travel full time—while continuing to work full time.

Happily, none of those circumstances apply. Neither does another stereotype of full time travel.  As an online photo search shows, the stock image of the digital nomad is a Millennial with a Laptop at the Beach.

Travel Adventures with a Heartfelt Focus

by Meredith Mullins on May 29, 2017

A cheetah in Namibia, the result of Suzi Eszterhas wildlife photography and travel adventures. (Image © Suzi Eszterhas.)

The beauty of a cheetah in motion in Namibia
© Suzi Eszterhas

Wildlife Photography that Makes a Difference

Focus is a word that comes to mind when talking about Suzi Eszterhas. Not just because it’s a clever— albeit overused—pun that pops up in photography circles, but because Suzi was focused at an early age on what she wanted in life.

Not too many six-year-olds know what their future will hold. Suzi did. Travel adventures were her destiny. She knew she would be a wildlife photographer.

Suzi Eszterhas, a master of wildlife photography and travel adventures. (Image © Suzi Eszterhas.)

Suzi Eszterhas: Patience, Drive, and Passion
© Jak Wonderly

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