The Poetry Journal

Inspirational quotes and short stories on romance and travel

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Brand Ambassador for Mala Prayer

I AM a Brand Ambassador for Mala Prayer.  Here is another perk, just for my followers.

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Hey Traveler! Will you be my #Loungebuddy

Hey Traveler! Do you hate long layovers and crowded gates while you're waiting for your next flight? Will you be my lounge buddy?

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Now available on Kindle

More great news! 

I’ve expanded the distribution of my new book, “The Love Experience” because I know the hopeless romantics need instant gratification; in which we know is not always a good decision.  However, in this case, now you can sit back, relax and enjoy this good tea over the summer. 

Creative writing content on romance, travel and fantasy, all wrapped up in “The Love Experience” now available on Kindle! 

Specifically priced for $7.25! 

Click here for your free sample!

So go ahead and judge a book by its cover. 💕🇩🇴😝

Thank you for supporting self publishing authors! 

#mybusiness #mydestiny #selfpublishing #theloveexperience #thepoetryjournal

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New Book Release

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The Love Experience~Paperback 

Click here for the Kindle Version

Exciting news!!! I’ve been traveling and writing is one of my many passions. I didn’t really understand my passion for writing until a couple of years ago. Now, a year into having my own blog,, I am releasing my second book! “The Love Experience.” If you work hard enough, you should reward yourself. Now that it’s July, I am celebrating!  

This is an exclusive pre-release only on the self publishing site of my choice and for a limited time only, special pricing. My memoir will be available for purchase for only $17.25! Check it out, leave a comment, share this with your friends. 

We are all going through this life together experiencing some struggles or a loss, but joy comes in the morning when you rise from the ashes of grief, pain and suffering. I appreciate your support!

Many Blessings!!!!


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Who’s really spying on you anyway?

An very nice associate from reached out to me via my blog and asked me to share this valuable information about VPNs.  What is a VPN?  A VPN is one of the best ways to conceal your online activity.  Why would you want to do that?  Well, if I am banking online, shopping online, and using public hotspots while I am traveling, I would want my data to be protected every step of the way.  My teenage sons first introduced me to a VPN, but I did not quite understand how it operates, therefore I had to research it for myself. looked into over 100 service options to determine which are the fastest, most reliable, affordable, and compatible across all devices.

You can check out full findings here

Thanks Kayla Allen, Outreach Specialist

In addition to this valuable research from Kayla, I found NordVPN to be offering a great deal on their services and they also have a referral program, so I decided to try it out.  NordVPN says “You can’t be safe without VPN.  It’s a fact.”  You can click here to use my referral code or you can click on my “Perks” page for more info.  It’s so cool how people look out for you!  Right?

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1.  Double Data Encryption
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Still Waiting…

I am an introvert by nature; 

Creatively energized with my inner thoughts and feelings.

I can create memorable moments and be happy with just one other unique person in my space. 
I prefer to be enticed in a one-on-one conversation where I can listen and observe other cultures.   

Experience the breeze 

from the ocean’s rolls, 

the sand between my toes, 

holding hands with words unknown, 

and local eateries in flavored bowls. 

My connection with specific people has motivated me to 

plan strategically, yet 

pack lightly, 

and fly freely on a plane 

for a meet and greet. 

I want to be 

where I am supposed to be, 

when I am summoned to be there. 

For that divine purpose 

with the one I am aligned to be with 

and the privelege to explain 

how I got there. 

 I am still waiting…

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I can only imagine 

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Royal Flash Sale (not sure how long this flash sale will last)

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This view of the spa faces the splendor of the pool and the ocean. 

That’s me! July 2016 after my massage. They were undergoing renovations then, therefore they moved our massages to these villas. Expedia states they are still undergoing renovations, but who cares!!! 

The large pool 🏊 with beautiful palm trees.  It was beautiful then, I can’t imagine what renovations are in the making!

The beach is absolutely private. Walk out your villa onto the pristine beach. Can you see the villas in the back?  😆

I did not want to leave this place. 

The infamous photo originally shot by my sister who was vacationing with me. This pose was her idea. Lol  Yes! Tortuga Bay’s Private Beach

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