The art of keeping a travel journal

I absolutely needed this inspiration.

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I’m no travel journal expert, but I absolutely adore a good travel journey or a place to keep my memories. I’m a keepsake, memory hoarder and I’m not sorry. I still have many little memories from high school that I intend to scrapbook one day such as my list of demerits and detentions, notes from friends, movie tickets, and much more.

So I’m sure you can guess my travel adventures are even more extravagant when it comes to collecting memories. Although I keep a blog and take a lot of pictures, nothing beats a handwritten memory with tangible memories like tickets, receipts, postcards, printed pictures, and hand drawn maps.

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As an athlete living overseas we see a lot when we travel for matches and I didn’t want to find myself 25 years down the road wishing I would have written down more memories and collected more things, so that’s…

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World Environment Day 2014 | Movie Screening of Disney Nature’s “Oceans”

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. To stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourages political action, United Nations chose the 5th of June as a day to commemorate it.

Within the UAE and the region, it is the Emirates Wildlife Society – WWF or EWS-WWF that work with people and institutions to conserve biodiversity, tackle climate change and reduce the ecological footprint through education, awareness, policy, and science-based conservation initiatives.

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Words from a Great Woman – Dr. Maya Angelou

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The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. TODAY I AM BLESSED!!!

 

Dr. Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

Rev Up Your Writing with Our Blogging U. Challenge

I’m very much excited for this new challenge – from Blogging 101 to Writing 101.

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Lots of us start blogs with the intention of writing regularly, but quickly find ourselves struggling to sit down at the keyboard. Cultivating a consistent writing habit isn’t as easy as starting a blog — but we can help!

Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit, publish posts that mesh with your blog’s focus, and push you a bit as a writer. It’s also a great way to make new friends and find new favorite reads. All bloggers are welcome, whether you use WordPress.com, are self-hosted, or use another platform entirely.

Here’s how it works:

  • We’ll post a new writing assignment just for Writing 101 each weekday in June on The Daily Post. Assignments will publish at 10:00 AM EST (14:00 PM GMT). You can follow The Daily Post to get assignment notifications.
  • There are no weekend assignments — you’re…

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Holiday Trip to Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain

Bringing you a photo freshly taken from the Jebel Hafeet mountain that rises 1,249 metres (4,098 ft) and offers an impressive view over the city.

Jebel Hafeet was a well-known landmark throughout the area’s history and is a contemporary tourist attraction.

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And for now, enjoying my breakfast Mercure Grand Hotel, one you can see at the peak (in the photo).

~MyMae

What Kind of Flower Are You?

When I was reading blogs last week from my Blogging 101 community, I stumbled upon the posts from Karuna where she talked about her journey in the blogosphere. I love the theme of her blog as it centers on the lessons on living, learning, and letting go. Having conscious awareness on the lessons from all our experiences give our inner self the opportunity to grow into a more loving and caring character. “Lessons on lessons” is a direct and concise way of saying it.

Karuna’s post took me to “This Garden is Illegal” blog where they feature What Kind of Flower Are You? Quiz. I’d been liking Hyacinth and Lilies for a long time now, and curious if that confirms it. It has 20 questions which didn’t take a while to finish, and got the result below.

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