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Archive for December, 2011


Only time will tell if I am right or wrong, but from where I’m sitting today I think 2011 may have been the most important year of my life. For the first time I realized what I really wanted life to look like. I began taking steps to achieve and sustain that life, and I connected with other people who share my values and goal of a similar life.

Posted by Clark Vandeventer On Dec - 28 - 2011 12 Comments READ FULL POST

Do you have the post-Christmas blues? The best way to get over the post-Christmas let-down is to fix your eyes on something new. So ask yourself, “what do you really want in life?” Anything is possible. No matter how far off the goal may be, remember to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.

Posted by Clark Vandeventer On Dec - 27 - 2011 7 Comments READ FULL POST

Has a trip ever changed your life? Have you ever traveled to a place you did not expect to like and then later found yourself completely rearranging your life to enjoy that place? Are you convinced that you want to stay home for Christmas? Yes, yes, and yes. But years later we see that trip to Lake Tahoe as the gift that keeps on giving.

Posted by Clark Vandeventer On Dec - 23 - 2011 3 Comments READ FULL POST

What do you love about being home at Christmas? Because we don’t always plan to be home at Christmas, this year we’re reflecting on the things we love about being home at Christmas that we will not be able to enjoy while we are traveling. From Christmas parties to Christmas sweaters, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Posted by Clark Vandeventer On Dec - 22 - 2011 4 Comments READ FULL POST

With Christmas just days away time is running out to finish that shopping list. Here are 6 no-ship, last minute gift ideas that you may not have thought of.

Posted by Monica Vandeventer On Dec - 21 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Hand Painted Jamaican Ornament

Use your tree to tell the story of your life. Using objects from your life and travels create a tree as unique as you. Create a new Christmas tradition by decorating the tree and retelling your kids the story of how you got where you are today.

Posted by Monica Vandeventer On Dec - 20 - 2011 12 Comments READ FULL POST
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