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Barbara Weibel
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Lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida
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I've got no "dog in this hunt" as they say (in other words, I'm not being paid to say any of this), but I'm really interested in this new app named "Journo" that may be the solution I've been searching for with regard to digital journaling. The developers have just launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the development - take a look and let me know what YOU think:
You Create An Extraordinary Life, We'll Remember It For You. iPhone, iPad & Android Journal App. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Red Light District in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. To learn more about this photo click on: http://holeinthedonut.com/2015/06/26/photo-red-light-district-amsterdam-the-netherlands/
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Boats on the Binnen Amstel in Amsterdam. To learn more about this photo click on: http://holeinthedonut.com/2015/06/24/photo-boats-on-the-binnen-amstel-in-amsterdam-netherlands/
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Bloemenmarkt Flower Market in Amsterdam. To learn more about this photo click on: http://holeinthedonut.com/2015/06/22/photo-bloemenmarkt-flower-market-amsterdam-netherlands/
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: George of the Jungle and the Bangkok Tree House. I was on the little-known island of Phra Pradaeng in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The view from my “nest” – the delightful name for the elevated glass cubicles that serve as rooms at +Bangkok Tree House – was of dense mangrove forest where turtles sunned on the banks of canals. To continue reading the full article, click on: http://holeinthedonut.com/2012/07/28/bangkok-tree-house-thailand/
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NEW BLOG POST: Amsterdam – 881,000 Bicycles and Counting. I learned that there are 881,000 bicycles in the city, and that 58% of residents cycle daily. Considering that the city’s population, including those too young to ride a bike, is only about 811,000, that number is remarkable. To continue reading the full article, click on: http://holeinthedonut.com/2015/06/27/bicycles-in-amsterdam-netherlands/
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Awesome! Leaving in a couple weeks to visit, can't wait!
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Puja to Honor a Deceased Relative in Nepal is a Celebration of Life. Unlike the somber tradition of visitation and funerals practiced in the United States, a puja that commemorates the passing of a soul in Nepal (or any Hindu country) is a celebration. To continue reading the full article, click on: http://holeinthedonut.com/2012/07/20/hindu-puja-deceased-relative-nepal/
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This looks pretty interesting: https://vimeo.com/129302822 I'm currently using a Moleskin journal, which has been the favorite of travel writers for eons, but a digital format journal might be something I'd try.
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This is an amazing resource for anyone who loves travel blogs!
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I knew what we were in for on the evening our +Viking River Cruises  ship was due to sail into Budapest, Hungary. This wonderful city, often referred to as the Paris of the East, is jaw-droppingly beautiful by night, with its magnificent palaces and Baroque buildings illuminated and reflecting on the gently rippling Danube River. Yet, even having seen it the last time I was here, it took my breath away. At 11 p.m. I stood on the upper deck, with no walls or windows to obstruct the views, and soaked in the sights that make Budapest one of my favorite cities in the world.
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East - meaning East of Paris. Paris is generally seen as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so the comparison is a compliment. I personally like Budapest better than Paris, and I see the nickname as being positive.
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NEW BLOG POST: The Sadness of Amsterdam. The moment I stepped inside the Anne Frank House, a shiver shot up my spine and my hair stood on end. By the time I left the place where Anne Frank hid – the place where her family was betrayed by an unknown collaborator – I was devastated. To continue reading the full article, click on: http://holeinthedonut.com/2015/06/20/amsterdam-anne-frank-red-light-district/
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I didn't get the sense of an empty or sterile house. Anne's father, the only one in the family who survived the concentration camps, requested that the house be kept empty, so aybe that's why I feel this way, as an honor to his wishes.
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Freelance Travel Writer & Photographer, specializing in cultural storytelling
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Photography, writing, blogging, networking, organization, systems, social media
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  • Hole In The Donut, LLC
    Freelance Travel Writer & Photographer, present
    As a freelance travel writer & photographer, I travel the world perpetually, immersing in cultures from around the world and bringing the stories of those cultures to readers on my blog, http://holeinthedonut.com
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Connecting the World Through Storytelling
Introduction
After years of working 70 hours a week at jobs I detested, I felt like the proverbial "hole in the donut" - solid on the outside, but empty on the inside. Searching for meaning in my life, I abandoned a successful but unsatisfying career and set out on a six-month solo backpacking trip around the world, during which I pursued my true passions of travel, writing, and photography. My travel blog, http://holeinthedonut.com, was initially begun as a means to document my round-the-world trip, but by the time I returned to the States I was determined to remake myself into a travel writer, therefore I continued to travel and write about my destinations. These days I am on the road more than 60% of the time and I write about destinations, people I meet along the way, and the spiritual lessons that come from travel. It's all about being true to oneself.
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Owner/editor of the travel blog, Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel (http://holeinthedonut.com)
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
Previously
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands - Sarasota, Florida - Chicago, Illinois - Phoenix, Arizona - Rincon, Puerto Rico - Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina - Pokhara, Nepal - Kalamazoo, Indiana - Tuscola, Illinois - Boulder Junction, Wisconsin - Morris, Illinois - Chiang Mai, Thailand
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411 Walnut Street, #7824, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
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