So, I have been receiving your e-mails asking me where my lastest blog has been- I know- no excuse- but I seriously have been traveling, working- you know- stuff.
So, with that- my busy summer included a media tour around the country talling travel for some cool gadgets like a Sony- Navu portible navigation device, a really nifty portable power hub from Duracell, superpages.com where you can find hotels, restaurants and more easily, my new -YES IT IS TRUE I HAVE ONE- Nintendo DS- I am mastering Soduku!, and let's see what else, hmmmm.... I think that's it.
Next up! Where I stayed- I'll break it down for ya soon! Promise!
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
Uber Cool Travel Show Shoot!
Today was so much fun. Getting up early wasn't too much fun, but the shoot I did with Canada's Travel Show, Uber Cool- was an absolute blast! I shot 6 segments on a green screen, and talked about travel- which, you know is my favorite thing of all--- ok, besides shoes!
As soon as I know when it is airing, I'll toss you the info so you can tune in and see it. Should be "uber cool"! LOL!
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
KIVA.ORG- MY LATEST DONATION
Hello Everyone- Happy Weekend!
Hope you all had a great week and you are now enjoying the weekend.
I am not sur eif you know that I am a big advocate of an organization called Kiva.org. I think I had first heard about the charitable organization on Oprah.
Anyway- I signed onto the site and created an account about 8 months or so ago. It is a place where entrepreuners from all over the world come to recieve business loans for their businesses. These businesses are very simple- a pig farmer, a satay sales woman from Indonesia, a sheep herder, shoe sales man in Nigeria- and the loans they request vary from $125.00 on up. You can donate $25.00 on up- and it is paid back from the vendor you choose to help out, over the period of a chosen term.
I loaned my first $25.00- aprox. 5 lattes from Starbucks- to a sheep farmer in Paraguay- he needed hte funds to purchase more sheep to help increase his stock- thus allowing him to grow his business. He was only asking for $600.00. He is almost paid up- and I feel good to know I helped his business along with several other donors.
So, Here is my next person I have donated to. Her name is Francisca Runsewe. She has started a grain selling business- and needs a total of $525.00 to purchase more "food stuiff" for sale to get her business booming.
You can also go to www.kiva.org to find out who you might want to lend to.
What I love getting are the e-mail updates about who I am loaning to, and to learn about their lifestyle- which is so different than I even know. It's also quite humbling to know that I am so fortunate in life to live where I do, have a great buisness and oppertunities to grow- and I only want to reach out and help others.
Anyway- enough of me on the soap box! LOL! Check it out. You'll be glad you did.
Adventure Girl- Stef
Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Radio Show Highlights
Hi all! Happy Sat.
Thanks for checking in on my blog- and for always sending me hello's. It's nice to hear from you all out there in cyberland!
I had a great week. We've been in pre-production for a video piece I am doing for Adventure Girl. It's been a challenging week of pulling footage and working on the script- and I have to say, I am glad it's Sat.!!!!
Yesturday was my taping for the TravelnOn radio show for Voice America. I had the chance to share my tips for women travelers. My interview will air on Monday at 2 pm west coast time. I'd like to thank Tonya and Ian for all the great fun on air and having me on as a guest.
It was such a GREAT week. I found out that I am going to be interviewed for a really cool Canadian Travel SHow called Uber Cool in April. I'll have my crew filming the behind the scenes just for you all- and keep you posted on when you can tune in to see the show.
You know I couldn't do all this with out all of you! And I thank you for being there!!!
Thursday, March 20th, 2008
Congratulations ZOya DeNure!!!!
I just wanted to send a shout out to my sweet friend Zoya DeNure. She made it to the finish of this years 2008 Iditarod, with all her pooches, ten fingers and toes... and with a new addition on board, too! Congratulations on expecting you and John's first baby! Yay!
Send out some kudos to this superstar!
Thursday, January 31st, 2008
NEW YOUTUBE.COM ADVENTURE GIRL VIDEO
WELL, YES IT'S TRUE- I HAVE A SINGING CAREER! LOL! TOTALLY KIDDING.
ANYWAY- JUST A FUN VIDEO OF ME SINGING BACK UP WITH A BAND IN ST. TROPEZ, FRANCE LAST FOURTH OF JULY. I HAD AN URGE TO SING- SO I JUMPED UP ON STAGE- SHOCKINGLY, THE BAND- NOR SECURITY THREW ME OFF- AND LET'S JUST SAY... THE REST IS HISTORY ON VIDEO... OUT OF KEY AND ALL!
Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
Well, my days in Bermuda were not only adventurous, but "Oh-so-Fun"!
Here is a breakdown of what I experienced.
Day one- Once rested and somewhat a normal human being after a great night's rest at Elbow Beach Resort... Oliver, my guide and driver- picked me up early in the a.m. and took me to this fantastic riding center called Spicelands Riding Center. There I mounted (keep it clean you pervuses) "White boy". As Greg, my guide says- socially faux pas, but apropo! We headed off for my guided ride where I learned about the island, some history and even learned that "All Spice" is not a mixture of spices- but a single plant.
My afternoon was equally fun. I met up with Darron Swan from Belmont Golf Course for my very first golf lesson. Darron said after lunch, I needed more practice- hmmm.... I think I should stick to being Adventure Girl, instead of going after my golf dreams and some day playing with Tiger Woods!
The Fourways Inn was where I lunched with a friend, and it was brunch! I adore brunches- especially for the desert portion. I must have tried- well, I really lost count- but trust me; the desert table looked sparse after I finished! LOL! Kidding.I had met these cool band cats at the Atlanta Airport. They were heading to Bermuda also, and invited me to the Jazz Fest they were playing at. So, that evening- I moseyed on down to the Fairmount South Hampton Princess, and watched them perform! Bob Baldwin ROCKED! Thanks Guys with the Clark Group for the invite.
DAY TWO! Consisted of a tour of Crystal Caves and Fantasy Caves. A MUST DO adventure. Can you imagine stepping back into time and seeing creations from 30 million years ago- all living and changing and moving still to this day? An evolving process!I had a couple of down nights- and this was one of them. I stayed in room and ordered from my favorite thing of all- ROOM SERVICE!! I also had a few kitties that befriended me- so we all hung out and I just relished in some downtime.
DAY THREE: The next day was my final full day- and what's an Adventure Girl to do post being adventurous? SPA of course. Elbow Beach, again out does itself with their on sight spa- I tried their new signature treatment called the Swizzle Treatment- You’re scrubbed with this yummy citrus and pineapple scrub, then transfer to luxuriate in a soaking tub filled with pineapple, orange and lemon spices, while drinking a RUM SWIZZLE drink- followed by an hour massage and scalp massage. HEAVEN!
That night I dined at one of my favorite restaurants on the island, Waterlot Inn. It's a steakhouse and nominated as best throughout the Carib. I don't eat meet or poultry, and opted for their sumptuous soft shell crab and fish chowder. DO NOT MISS their date brownie with handmade vanilla ice-cream in a caramel shell. OH-MY- orgasmic!
One more thinkg to mention, which I absolutly loved! The SPCA of Bermuda has a feeding station in the back of the Elbow Beach Hotel. More than 50 cats live on property and are taken care of all at Elbow Beach! Applause-Applause. More cats have been spayed and nuetered there and the SPCA feeding station is a huge success! Every night aorund 5:00 pm- head to the back of the hotel and watch and or help with the feeding. THANK YOU ELBOW BEACH for your kind hearted efforts to our animal friends. Here are a few of my favorite sweeties who befriended me while I was there. I call the Calico one "Ms. Bermuda".
I left with so much more to see and do, and kept thinking I was missing something...All of you! So I will be working on some fun promotions and adventures so that you all can come and join me on my next Bermuda adventure!
Signing off for now...AG Stef
Friday, January 11th, 2008
I'm here- in GORGEOUS Bermuda. Needless to say it was a harried experience getting here- not typical by any means- here's what happened. We're about a half hour out from LAX somewhere over Arizona or something- and all of a sudden a voice on the intercom asks if there is any medical personel on board. Thank goodness, YES! A doct-a! A woman had felt chest pains, couldn't breath and had numbness in her leg! After some 45 mins. of examining her, she was ok- and the plane didn't have to turn around to LAX. Yikes! So, NO SLEEP for me- nor most other passengers due to curiosity and hub-bub. But, that's ok, because now I am here on my new favorite island in the Carib.
The people are beautiful, friendly and the island is spotless, with beautiful beaches and pastel colored houses, complete with perfect white roofs, dotting the lush hills. Very picturesque.
Elbow Beach is a fantastic Resort- located on the South Shore! Ocean view rooms with full amenities and the prettiest purplely-blue bathrobes I have ever seen! :) More on the hotel later! Seriously- ROMANTIC! I hear weddings here are off the hook, and there is a honeymooner's cottage, which sits on it's own pink sand beach- walk out your room and step onto the sand... ahhh... Brides take note! It's called the Birds of Paradise Cottage.
I am going to get you all some Bermuda fast facts- but for now- you can visit a couple of sites. BERMUDATOURISM.COM- the Official Bermuda Site, bermuda.com, and bermuda4u.com
Tomorrow starts with a horseback ride on the beach, then a golf lesson! Very exciting! and more to share with you!
Check! ( That's what the young locals say as "goodbye")...
Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
Hi guys- well, it seems as if I just landed, barely got over my jet-lag, and now I am off again for another adventure to report for you and Affluent Worldwide Magazine. I haven't even had a chance to give you my scoop from Thailand, yet! NOT fair! I know- but I PROMISE as soon as I get back, I'll post both news and photos for both locals.
I leave tomorrow and once I am settled in, will send out an update blog. This adventure will take me (and you) on a golf lesson, a Crystal Caves adventure, horseback riding on the beach, and tours to the Botanical Gardens and The Bermuda Aquarium. I'll have some inside scoop on Elbow Beach Resort, their spa and what's good to eat where. So, stay tuned... and thanks for always the love and support!
Cheers! Adventure Bound...
Friday, January 4th, 2008
BACK FROM THE WONDERS OF THAILAND!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT IS HERE! LADY 2008 HAS ENTERED OUR LIVES AND IT'S TIME TO REALLY CELEBRATE LIFE, SUCCESS, GREAT HEALTH, FAMILY AND FRIENDS WE LOVE SO MUCH. AND OF COURSE, MY FRIENDS HERE AT ADVENTUREGIRL.COM. THANKS ALWAYS FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!
WELL- MY NEW YEARS WAS AMAZING. I SPENT THE NIGHT ON THE BEACH AT SURIN BEACH'S CHEDI HOTEL. THEY HAD AN INCREDIBLE BEACH PARTY, WHERE WE DANCED THE NIGHT AWAY, MADE NEW GLOBAL FRIENDS AND MY FAVORITE, LIT GIGANTIC LUMINARIES AT LET THEM SOAR INTO THE SKIES AFTER MAKING A WISH. I'LL HAVE PHOTOS TO SHARE- JUST GIVE ME SOME TIME TO BEAT THIS JET LAG AND POST A PAGE FOR SOME OF MY BEHIND THE SCENES EXPERIENCES.
HOPE YOUR HOLIDAYS WERE THE BEST AND SPENT WITH THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE AND CHERISH.
CHEERS TO 08!
YOUR ADVENTURE GIRL,
Wednesday, December 26th, 2007
Sending Love from Bangkok!
Checking in from Bangkok airport. For those of you who celebrated Xmas- hope you had a lovely one- for those of you awaiting the celebration of 2008- well... it's almost here!
I am en route from Bangkok to Chiang Mai- the city of 300 temples. Bangkok was amazing, and I would like to thank all the citizens of Bangkok, who made my time here spectacular!
Was able to visit the Palace where the Green/Jade Buddah sits- a truely remarkable display- the handwork on the buildings, the beautiful handpainted walls in the temples, the history is all so breath taking. Yesturday, I ventured to Wat Pho- and the reclining Buddah- 48 meters high by 60 meters long. I have photos and when I get back- I'll load them for you to see.
Last night was dinner at Breeze. A gorgeous restaurant at the State Building- 52 floors up- complete with killer views of the city.
There is so much more- I barely scratched the surface and can''t wait to come back for more.
One thing that's "ehhh"-- the smog from traffic is HORRIBLE! But, so far- that's the only neg. I can share.
So... book your ticket to Thailand...
Monday, December 17th, 2007
Welcome to my new blog. I am reall excited to be able to share my "behind the scnees" stuff with you here and look forward to many fun times and memories to come. And...Lots of great news that I will be sharing with you for 2008! (Can you belive that the year's almost over!) So, I am winding down from '07, and gearing up for my adventures in Thailand at years end and for New Years. Will be blogging you all from location with cool tidbits and info and just some catch up from location.
Well, have to run, until next post... Stay adventurous!