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My name is Jeannie Mark

I’m a mid-lifer who quit a growing corporate career to reawaken my passions — and forge a life set by my own rules.

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Life Lessons

4 Years of Travel

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A Last Look at China

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My Writer's Retreat

Join Me This November in Costa Rica!

Why You Should Visit Canada This Winter for Snowy Fun

Even though I’ve lived overseas on and off for five years now, I’m still Canadian. That will never change and my first loyalty is to my country!

Which is why I think everyone on this planet should visit Canada. Here’s a lowdown of five popular destinations that all first time travelers to Canada should include as they plan a trip.

By |October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Enjoy the Other Panama City Beach, in Florida


Even though I spent a significant amount of time in sunny Panama, the country in Central America, I’d like to talk about Florida for a second.

Sure, insert your jokes about Florida now, but I’ve always been fascinated with visiting this state.

The second I saw photographs of Panama City Beach, Florida, my interest peaked even more. Here are five things I’d love to do there to really make a fantastic trip out of it.

By |October 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How to Travel Solo in Lima


I’ve been floating around Central America/South America for pretty much a year now, can you believe it??

As a solo female, I notice friends and other female travelers categorizing countries on this continent into red zones — that means certain countries to avoid because of safety or harassment.

I admit after having my wallet stolen in Nicaragua, and being aggressively hit on, to the point a man on a motorcycle started following me, didn’t increase my love for Nicaragua much, but there were many other things I enjoyed there.

When I personally survey other countries that interest me in this region, visiting Peru is high on my list. Besides Machu Picchu, I’d love to check out Lima. Here’s a few ways to enjoy Lima and not stress about safety or strange men following you on motorbikes:

The 10 Hottest Women Over 40


Come on, you knew this was coming.

I’ve taken up the challenge to do my own list of women who blow away the definition of hot.

The point I was making with my rant about being a woman over 40 is to heartily fight the prescribed constructs heaped upon us.

What is 40 exactly? What does it look like, act like, sound like? I’d say with this list of hot ladies, it’s so diverse, there is no one definition.

To me, hotness isn’t about doing jello shots anymore and it’s instant lust for the other person. Hotness deepens with maturity, but it never ages.

The Myths of Being a Woman Over 40 & Traveling


I’m writing this post for you. For every woman over 40 who’s sick of the lack of coverage we receive.

Who rarely, if ever, is featured in an over 40 female travel blog list. Yet, the younger, female versions of us are repeatedly focused on in these lists.

What makes me angriest about these disparities is that men in my age group DO receive accolades or are celebrated for their travel escapades. Where are our voices? We are also out here, traveling and making emboldened life choices.

The Definitive Guide to Outlets Around the World


These days, most of us want to travel with our electrical gadgets, whether that be a cell phone, tablet or similar mobile device, laptop, camera, music player or hairdryer. But not using the right power adapter when you are traveling can be worse than an inconvenience–it can damage equipment and lead to electrical failures. What’s more, it can be hard to find the adapter you need in some parts of the world, so it’s always best to travel prepared.

By |September 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|