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Welcome! 'Get going and go well' is more than a motto, it's a mission. Traveling well takes practice and changes as we do. To travel well is to be conscious of the impact and privilege of adventure, taking care of the places we love to visit, and connecting with those who call those places home. This blog is deep with stories, tips, and reviews from decades of travel. Come back often!

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Starting over. It’s a delicious prospect, isn’t it? A do-over, begin again and step...



Not another travel guide book, @damondominique has put together a guided journal for anyone open to exploring their own cultural influences before leaving home...plus it's a lot of fun.

His light-hearted touch is grounded in awareness, curiosity and experience (50+ countries and fluent in 5 languages!) He's onto something and has put together life-changing language courses I wish had been around when I first back-packed around the world.

I'm getting copies for the youngins in my family who are itching to launch into the world.

#global_people #globaltraveller #globalcitizens #travelgrams #travelprep #travelbooks #journalwriting #journeybegins #travelaroundtheworld🌍

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Bounced through one of the yearly Caffeine Crawl Tours this week & loved every stop. So much to savor and the tours are just getting started for 2023. Is there one in your town?

Audio: Bounding - Audio Hero

#coffeedrinks #coffeeroasterslife #javajive #pourmeanother #coffeeroastersguild #caffeineobsession #localcoffeeshop #sandiegoblogger #tripwellgal

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Wander WNDR, San Diego's new museum experience.
Full of interactive, artistic collaborations, the light show is another reason to play in the Gaslamp Quarter.

#wndrmuseum #wndrsandiego #wndrsd #interactivedesign #artcollaboration #lightshowevents #sandiegoblogger #gaslampsandiego #artinstallation

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Come forage on the lowest tide in a year!
Shot in La Jolla just before sunset. -2 foot tide and San Diegans came out in force.

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So many delights. I took the morning off to enjoy high tea with friends at Bliss Tea Treats. The chilly day faded from the moment I stepped into this bright, Mardi Gras cafe and relaxed over tasty treats and conversation. It's a special spot steps from the train station in downtown Oceanside. And leave time to walk down to the pier about 5 minutes away.

#teatimes #oceansideca #foodiesfeed #thefoodgangstas #comfortfood
#liftthatflavor #eeeeets #getinmytummynow #eatthis
#tastycakes #foodiefriday #travelwritersuniversity

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Step through the village markets of Oaxaca - A quick glimpse of the local colors and crafts.

#oaxacacultural #tripwellgal #oaxacatravel #villagecrafts #locallymadegoods #marketdays #mexicanmarket #mexicolove #teotitlan #handiwork

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Moonlight in the morning (Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, CA) on the day between storms.

My heart goes out to those impacted by the recent rains, but California is a big state and San Diego is doing well. May dams hold, reservoirs fill, floods subside, and the mega-drought be relinquished to history.

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Elaine J. Masters

Elaine J. Masters, travel writer / tripwellgal on the road

Once we overcome the virus, the world will be waiting. Travelers know one thing - how to pivot and we will. We'll travel again and whether it's a short road trip or across the planet, I'll be here to help putting my years of travel to work. The Tripwellgal mission remains: to help us connect with our beautiful planet and each other with care and wonder. Stay in touch and happy travels!


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