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10/11/11 11:08 A

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Hi Megan, and thank you for becoming a co-leader of the Love to Travel team. I joined this group recently, and look forward to hearing about all the interesting things the members are doing.
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9/4/11 7:23 A

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Good Morning:

I just joined this team and thought it might be good to tell you a bit about myself and how I got bitten by the travel bug.

My name is Gail and I was born in New York City, NY. At an early age I started to study classical music (voice) and needed to learn foreign languages, specifically Italian, French and German. In learning these languages I'd go to foreign language films that were shot on location. The street scenes and local color were so beautiful and different from anything I had ever imagined, and I very much wanted to experience it all. I could not afford to travel but continued foreign language studies formally (French and Russian) and spoke in French and Italian regularly with friends who were immigrants. (NYC is a big melting pot and it was no problem.) Also, I continued to sing and was using foreign languages on a regular basis with my music.

I never got to travel till I was in my thirties, and when I did I went modestly, but fairly often. Unfortunately, I went alone almost all the time since my husband HATES to travel. I found it easy to meet new people and hook up with them. The last trip I took was last November. My husband and I went to the Amalfi Coast and to several smaller cities and towns all over Italy. (This was a great concession on his part. LOL) The only big city we visited was Naples, and that was a big disappointment. There was a garbage strike and there was garbage cluttering every street and alley. Also, wherever we went we were told to watch out for pickpockets. The crowds, the filth and the safety issue made me glad that we had only spent one day there. It was a great disappointment. My vision was that of a beautiful place. Ever hear the expression, "See Naples and die"?

My husband is not well and so I've been staying very close to home since the last trip. I'm thinking of going with a spark friend to Door County, Wisconsin to see the fall colors this month or next if I can leave him alone for a few days. It's about a 5-6 hour trip by car from where I live, Madison, WI.

Thank you for the welcome goody. I look forward to getting to know you all better and to hearing of your adventures.

Gail

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7/4/11 12:09 P

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Lightening knocked out our cable yesterday and took my Internet connection with it. My iPhone keeps me somewhat in touch but I'll be essentially without Internet until Thursday. Bummer.

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7/4/11 10:07 A

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Enjoying this team, and thanks much to all our
leaders on their great job...

Enjoy a safe and happy 4th - Nan
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7/4/11 9:23 A

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Hello Megan thanks for introducing yourself.

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7/3/11 5:51 A

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I just saw the Co-Team Leader list. The site has changed again and I'm still trying to catch up. Now I need to find what they did with the "huddle" button...

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7/3/11 5:40 A

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Hi Everyone,
I'm so glad to have Co-Leaders...The team page used to list all the leaders but now it doesn't. How many Co-leaders do we have now?

I'm back from my Baltic Sea vacation and must update my "countries you have been to" list at some point. During the last year I have been to so many new places! But I'm home for awhile now and working all summer. Next trip will be in October to London to visit my daughter who just moved there.

Big news on the healthy eating/weight loss front - while I was on vacation I had a complete change of heart and find that I can (finally) really eat healthy. I have given up alcohol (even wine), coffee, all foods with preservatives of any kind and I am buying organic products as much as possible. I'm still learning how to eat and, as a consequence, I'm not eating very much, and the weight is just starting to fall off. I have been trying to make this step for years so I am very excited about it.

If anyone knows any really good SparkTeams than can help, please let me know. I'm investigating the "Eating Clean" team but it doesn't seem to take me far enough. It has alot of members who are just trying to give up soda, for example, which is old news for me. I'm ready to dive deeper.

How's things around here?

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6/23/11 4:07 A

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G'Day Megan and glad you gonna be our co-leader! emoticon

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6/21/11 11:27 A

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Hi Megan, nice to meet ;)

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6/21/11 9:58 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Megan and I was born and raised in New Orleans! In high school I was a foreign exchange student in Barcelona under the pretense of furthering my Spanish education but in reality it was more to enjoy the sites.. I traveled extensively though Spain, southern France and Monaco, and Italy.
I studied at BYU in Utah where I gained a love of snow, skiing and mountains. During my college years I took a 2 year hiatus when I moved to Brussels to work with immigrants there and advance my French language skills. While there I frequented France, the Netherlands and all areas of Belgium. Brussels is my second home and I love it very much!
Once I finished school I met a Texan and moved there until he decided to change career paths and go back to school- in New Orleans! I love my hometown and enjoy working as a counselor at a university here while working on my graduate work. I'm excited to be a co-leader of this fabulous team!

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6/21/11 4:26 A

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Hi again all ~

I'm happy to introduce another new team leader, MBUSH4. Yay!

I'm sure Megan will be coming by soon with an introduction. Please be sure to give her a warm welcome! :-)

As always, if you have any ideas about how the team can be made better or what you would like to see here, please feel free to speak up. We'll do our very best to see what we can do. We want everyone to feel welcome here and be happy with the team.

Lets give a big round of applause to MBUSH4!!

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6/20/11 11:02 A

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Nice to meet you Barbara!



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6/19/11 9:42 A

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Good Morning everyone or well Good Day from over here in Europe. Thanks for the warm welcome and thanks for having me as a co-leader!

As you can see from my nick, my name is Barbara. I'm 37 years old, born and raised in Germany. I always loved to travel and to learn new languages.. you can never speak too many ;)
I lived in the US, in France and 2 years ago I moved back from Italy. I would love to concentrate on "eating healthy" while traveling because that is a big issue for me. I used to travel a lot for work (Europe and Asia) and that always killed my healthy eating habits.

If you want to go to Europe and need some tips and advice just give me a shout (especially Germany and Italy).

Have a great Sunday!!
Barbara

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6/19/11 12:11 A

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emoticon Barbara, glad to have you as a co-leader!!!

Ania from Melbourne, Australia
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6/18/11 3:04 P

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Hi everyone ~

I'm happy to introduce another new team leader, BARBARASCH. She is going to help us make this team even better than it already is. Yay!
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I'm sure Barbara will be coming by soon with an introduction. Please be sure to give her a warm welcome! :-)

As always, if you have any ideas about how the team can be made better or what you would like to see here, please feel free to speak up. We'll do our very best to see what we can do. We want everyone to feel welcome here and be happy with the team.

Lets hear it for BARBARASCH!!

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6/8/11 4:48 P

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welcome!!!! :D

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6/8/11 3:49 P

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Yes! It is! Trevi Fountain in Rome. One of my favorite cities. emoticon

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6/8/11 9:10 A

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Marianne,
What is the picture of, on the travel team site?
I thought lit looked similar to a fountain in Rome..
thanks, Nan



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6/6/11 3:07 P

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Thanks, Nan! Thanks DORINAKT! Good ideas. Feel free to start a thread if you'd like ~ especially if there is a place in particular you'd like to know more about. Maybe we could come up with a game regarding the 1st thing that comes to mind about a place. That might be fun. Thanks ILOVEROSES! I love Australia! Have a wonderful holiday. I hope you're able to meet some of your SparkFriends. I just met one of mine from Paris in Rotterdam a few weekends ago and had such a lovely time.

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6/6/11 5:58 A

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A warm welcome from Down Under Marianne! You will barely touch the ground in Alaska and you're off on a emoticon Western Caribbean. WOW!!!
I am going on a 3 month holiday in 7 weeks and will be spending 7 weeks in USA hoping to meet many of my spark friends.
It would be great to meet some of you!

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6/6/11 2:27 A

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Welcome Marianne !
Love to travel then love to talk about...what do you like or don't where you go.What's first thing in mind about a place when you remember it ? Maybe are good ideas ...

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6/5/11 4:27 P

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Fantastic gals....love the team,
and appreciate the gift of your time....Nan
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6/5/11 3:43 P

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Hi everyone ~

Thanks for the warm welcome, Deb. I really appreciate it! I am in the middle of a move, but will check in here as often as possible. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to help lead this team as I too 'Love to Travel' and I know it will help me stay motivated, inspired, and on track with my goals as well!

As Deb mentioned, please let me know if there is anything we can do to make this team better than it already is. You can either post it here or email me privately. I look forward to getting to know you and reaching our goals together! Wishing you all great success! YOU CAN DO IT!! ~Marianne

I'm posting some information about myself below. I actually copied most of it from the 'Introduce Yourself' forum from this team ~ haha! You can find out more information about me on my SparkPage or you can always just ask. :-)

1. Preferred name: Marianne
2. Age: 39
3. Married or Single: Married
4. Kids: 2 girls, 6 & 3 years old
5. Hometown: Smallville, Montana
6. Current Location: Netherlands
7. Last Vacation: Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy in early May
8. Upcoming Trip: Western Caribbean cruise in July
9. Favorite Destination: I have so many!
10. Dream Destination: South America



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6/5/11 2:41 P

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Hello All,
I'm happy to introduce the new Co-Team Leader, Its_Reality.
Happily, she has agreed to help me with this team. I'm so sorry I have been neglecting you but I do, after all, "LOVE TO TRAVEL", and I'm finding that I just don't have easy Internet access from the places I have been going lately. I even got bumped from the Community Team because I couldn't keep up with the requirements.

So, now we can have a fresh start! Its_Reality has already sent you an email message and she will be coming by soon. We will give her lots of time to get acquainted as she is in the middle of a big move from the Netherlands to Alaska. If you have any ideas for her about how the team can be made better or what you would like to see here, please feel free to speak up. At the end of the year I won't be traveling quite so much, so we will both be working together to see that we are all happy with the team.

Thanks for your patience. Let's give a round of applause to Its_Reality:
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Please welcome her and offer any suggestions you may have for the team.
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