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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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5 Best Places in Asia to Watch the Sunset

Sunsets are beautiful and calming. Nothing beats the joy of watching the sun go down and seeing the clouds change in color. Not all sunsets, however, are the same. They are more captivating in some places, including in the Asian destinations that will be mentioned in the rest of this post. 

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April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Travel Tips|0 Comments

Vaping Whilst Travelling – What You Need To Know

Many people may be thinking about booking their summer holiday at this time of year – as it gives us something to aim towards while we’re trying to traverse through the chilly winter months. We all have a different idea of the perfect holiday – some of us may want to go skiing whilst others may prefer an adventure holiday. But, no matter where you’d like to go, it is important to get lots of information about the destination beforehand.

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February 12th, 2017|Categories: Travel Tips|0 Comments

5 Pieces of Street Art to Visit in NYC

New York City is full of street art, some famous and some not-so-famous. The famous pieces became so because of their creators, the zeitgeist they represent, or the statement they make when put in a certain setting. You’ll find that the city is full of painted walls and free-standing sculptures to view and peruse. Some pieces stay put, while others are always changing as new artists come along to make their mark on New York City’s ever-changing art landscape. Following are five pieces of street art to visit when in NYC.

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January 18th, 2017|Categories: Hipmunk|0 Comments

Outdoor Activities: Cardiff Versus Bristol

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Cardiff and Bristol are two very similar sized British cities located 44 miles apart, either side of the River Severn.

Bristol’s reputation as a key merchant trading centre reached a peak during the height of the British Empire, when Cardiff was little more than a village.  But following huge investment over the last 30 years, the Welsh capital of Cardiff is expected to sustain a population rise of 26% by 2034.

The rivalry of the two cities is most apparent during football derbies between the two cities, where it’s fair to say there has been little love lost through the last few decades.

More recently, both cities have become booming tourist destinations, each attracting thousands of visitors each year.  Cardiff Bay has a stunning marina, while Bristol’s Harbourside redevelopment has revitalised the entire city centre.

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December 9th, 2016|Categories: Travel Tips|0 Comments

Top 6 Activities in Bristol

Bristol’s leafy Georgian neighbourhoods and close proximity to an 850 acre country park certainly seem to promote a very outdoorsy lifestyle.  Indeed, was recently awarded European Green Capital in 2015 and also named as one of the Top 10 cities in the world to live by Forever Sports Magazine.

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December 7th, 2016|Categories: Travel Tips|0 Comments

Ultimate Things to Do in Virginia Beach

Winter is descending upon us, which means it’s time for travelers to flock to tropical destinations to escape freezing temperatures. If you’re looking for a local and more economical destination with views of the sea, Virginia Beach is an attractive vacation spot.

It might be too chilly for any significant beach excursions, but this area has plenty of activities that don’t focus on the beach. Allow this guide to open your eyes to what else Virgina Beach has to offer.

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November 18th, 2016|Categories: Travel Tips|0 Comments