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Living the Adventuress Life: Poop, Wine, Ocean Racing & 10 American Habits Others Find Offensive.
January 27, 2017
Dear VIA (Very Important Adventuress)

Welcome to another edition of Living the Adventuress Life, the e-zine from In this issue, I have four fun new—and unusual—adventures to share with you. And guess what? I’m going to tell you about 10 American habits that offend people in other countries.

You’ll also learn what favorite Gypsy Nesters are up to.

True Tales

Four great new features have been published since you last received Living the Adventuress Life.

The Peabody Poop Scoop -  Dennise reveals the skinny on the Peabody Hotel poop scoop! CLICK HERE to read more about this amazing experience.

Discovering Myself on a Solo Trip to Saint George Utah - After a painful divorce, Angelique finds herself on her first solo adventure, to Saint George, Utah. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Not Your Uncle’s Home Brew—a surprising day of wine tasting -  Virginia discovers wine-tasting—in Northern Ohio! CLICK HERE to read about her fun experience.

Volvo Ocean Race with Gutsy Female Sailors -  Sailor Christine talks about gutsy female sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race. CLICK HERE to see what it’s all about.

American habits that others find offensive—

Most every American is familiar with the phrase “the ugly American” from the 1958 political novel of the same name by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer— the image of the loud, thoughtless, arrogant and abrasive behavior of American citizens.

But how are we really viewed abroad?

CLICK HERE to read 10 American habits that others find offensive.

(Number 8 might really surprise you.)

What is she doing now?

Veronica and her husband, David, the Gypsy Nesters, say, “Get your hot on!” as they take you on a two-video tour of the Tabasco factory on Avery Island, Louisiana.


Travel Quote of the month

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – ALDOUS HUXLEY

Have you had a memorable adventure you’d like to share?

We welcome your travel stories from home and around the world.

You don’t have to be a "professional writer" to submit a story. A breezy, letter-home-to-your-best-friend approach suits us just fine, with a few facts thrown in, of course. 

We like your personal observations, how you felt about the place, what you ate, your most embarrassing moment, etc. CLICK HERE to learn more about the perfect length of your essay, and how to submit photos along with it.

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Happy travels!


—Carolyn V. Hamilton, Editor and Chief Adventuress

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