A History For Today

In the city centre of Amsterdam there is a building I hope to visit one day. For now though, I have dedicated this, 2015, as the year of Anne Frank on The Insightful Wanderer and Her Headache. When I learned traveling exhibits of Anne Frank and of Holocaust remembrance would be coming to Kitchener and Stratford, Ontario, (being that this year is the celebration of seventy years of the end of World War II, starting with the discovery and...

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Water Is…

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” —Margaret Atwood It’s my favourite thing...

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Interview with Maribel of Touching Landscapes

MARIBEL STEEL Writer – Blogger – Inspirational Speaker   Welcome to my Fellow Wanderers series. Today I introduce a writer and a fellow wanderer I met and recently got a chance to speak with. We discuss her home of Australia, her travels both at home and abroad, and how she sees the world as a visually impaired woman, along with her family who love to go exploring with her. I was thrilled to be interviewed once before, on her...

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Insights From The Insightful Wanderer

December 3rd is designated by the United Nations as International Day for Persons with Disabilities. I thought I would use this occasion to write about my feelings as a woman, traveler, who just so happens to have a disability and who has a pesky dream to see the world and write about it too. I intend this to be a Q and A of sorts, of the kinds of questions I have heard since I started telling people about my plans to go ahead with a travel...

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I’ll Be Back

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” -Nelson Mandela I was asked to participate in a travel blog hop of sorts by a travel blogger and here is her post: 5 PLACES I NEED TO RETURN. I am new to this travel blogging world and I thought this would be a good way to get involved and to share some other traveler’s stories and memories as well as my own. I had done a...

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A GREAT Summer Adventure

A GREAT Summer Adventure The idea came to us as we bobbed in the warm calm waters of Lake Erie. It was the first long weekend of the season, the holiday weekend at the end of May although technically still not officially summer. We only planned to spend the afternoon at the beach and then suddenly it became more, a plan the two of us cooked up together. The two of us, alone in a car for an entire week would be an interesting test of our...

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