Beach Walk Audio 3 – Dealing with Travel Challenges

Travel is wonderful for me; I love it. That doesn’t mean my #2 doesn’t get all upset now and then though!


The upload speeds yesterday were crawling almost to a standstill, so I prepared an audio podcast for you – much smaller files and only two instead of four!

Hawaiian words
Wela: hot
Ikiiki: stifling hot

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  1. …listening to your first podcast was like listening/watching that old Ronald Coleman movie Lost Horizon when the main character entered Shangri-La. A definite ooh and aah moment. Hearing the tone in your voice in the first podcast made me think for a minute you had found a new home.

    However after today’s post, I’m certain Bali is a great vacation spot, but not so much a new home.

    I just hope you don’t let so much time pass before you go on holiday again; you’re a great traveler – thanks for sharing Rox! Mahalo nui.

  2. Roxanne, I seriously think you could have a career in voice-overs or narration or books on tape – some kind of voice work. You reading some elegant soothing prose or poetry would the perfect background for a massage treatment. I can see it now, “Relax with Rox”. 🙂

  3. So good to hear your visions and thoughts of your adventures on the other side of the world.

    Living on 2 acres in the country of Oregon, I get very comfortable here
    in my own little world and resit venturing out. But when I did finally take the leap and traveled to Kauai for my first Hawaii adventure… I loved it!!
    Even all of the roosters crowing all the time, and the geckos not screaming but clicking, and ahhhh yes the ants. Packing up from my first wonderful weeklong stay to move on to another weeks adventure, I noticed a few ants under my suitcase. Not really paying much mind to them, I gathered up my stuff and waited for my ride. Then a funny intuition to actually open my suitcase back up, revealed ANTS on everything inside! Totally unpacking to find the source, tucked away inside a bag inside a bag were a few crumbs left over from my flight over. I had to chuckle as I unpacked everything and strung it all about shaking out all the ants. Traveling has its adventures. Its all about our attitudes. I wanted to share this saying I found posted in a barn on attitude. Thank you for sharing your feelings with us.

    The longer I live, The more I realize
    the impact of attitude on life.
    Attitude, to me is more important than facts.
    It is more important than the past, than education,
    than Money, than circumstances, than failures, than
    successes, than what other people think or say or do.
    It is more important than appearance,
    giftedness, or skill.
    It will make or break a company, a church, a home.
    The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
    regarding the attitude we embrace for that day.
    We cannot change our past. We cannot change
    the fact that people will act in a certain way.
    We cannot change the inevitable.
    The only thing we can do, is play on the
    one string we have, and that is attitude.
    I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
    and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you.
    WE ARE in charge of our ATTITUDES.
    Author Unknown

  4. => Marie – wow, great poem (and so true).

    We rode the train through Portland from San Diego to Seattle (can’t remember the year) – beautiful state, Oregon, and how very lucky you are.

  5. Well, I likely won’t be moving to Bali anytime soon but there is a lot of Bali I want to bring home with me! And attittude is definitely in the mix.