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Sunday Strolls: Living Life Cranium Crunches Style

28 Jun

I haven’t had much time to fill my photo well and even less time to make new puzzles so today my stroll is down memory lane!

Setting the way back machine to July, 2012 for this five change, find the difference puzzle!

Find the Difference puzzle

Can you find the five changes in these photos?


I love walking on the beach, especially the beaches in San Diego North County. How many differences can you find in this scene from Carlsbad, CA from the fall of 2013?Beautiful Blue Sky Beach


Oh how I miss Colorado in the summer. This photo was taken in 2001 — the puzzle is much more recent! Which one of these images is not exactly like the others?
Play Brain Game


What images are popping up for you today?

Travel Puzzles, Brain Boosters, & a Few of Puerto Vallarta’s Many Treasures From #NATJAPV2015

13 May

The news that cruise lines are considering cancelling trips to Puerto Vallarta makes me sad. I just got back from this amazing city full of life and security.

Yes, security. Not once did I feel uneasy or unsafe. Trust me, I have been to place (even close to home) where I have felt that I was an outsider, an intruder, an unwelcome presence so I know exactly how that feels. I was never uncomfortable in this welcoming city or even in the outlying areas.

Looking beyond the hype — good, bad, or indifferent — allows you to see the real colors of where ever you are. Paying attention to the details and taking in all the sensory images every moment helps you focus on finding the good, valuable, and life enhancing qualities of a new place and helps you nourish those areas of your brain that allow you think beyond.

Here is what I saw and sensed on Day 1 of the North American Travel Journalists’ Association annual conference, Cranium Crunches style.

Quickly find the one image that is not exactly the same as the others and then take a moment and focus on the details of the photos, all taken as I comfortably, safely, and easily walked through and experienced downtown Puerto Vallarta.







Puerto Vallarta surprised me on many levels — every single one of them was a good surprise!

More to come later but for now, don’t let the fear mongers lead you astray. Experience your life.

What are your thoughts on safety and travel?


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