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The Art of Road Tripping: The Way Back Home

by Dr. Debra Payne / May 30, 2017 / 0 comments

The journey back home from a road trip is different than the journey to somewhere else. On the way back, I know that I am returning to reality. This fatigued schlep changes to enthusiasm, however, when I see that I am close to home. Suddenly I am filled with gratitude for things I once took for granted. At that point, everything becomes beautiful and new.
I had driven 1,227.2 miles from Utah to Minnesota and for a moment I thought I had finished, but then I realized that soon I would need to find my way back home. My challenge then became to notice new things on a familiar path.

The Art of Road Tripping, Part 1: Leaving the House

by Dr. Debra Payne / May 08, 2017 / 0 comments

It’s a calm spring morning and I’m wondering what the heck I’ve gotten myself into. In just three days, I’m leaving on a long road trip from Utah to Minnesota. The trip will take me 17 hours and 52 minutes if I never, ever stop for gas, eat, sleep, or go to the restroom. Since I know that won’t happen, I’m not going to make a commitment to any certain arrival time.  

Dying in Seville

by Dr. Debra Payne / Nov 12, 2012 / 0 comments




Colombia Eco Travel & The Magic of Colombia

by Dr. Debra Payne / Jul 27, 2011 / 0 comments


Pots, Pans, & the Holidays: Gifts My Dad Gave Me

by Dr. Debra Payne / Dec 25, 2010 / 1 comments


Three Lessons I Learned From My Cat

by Dr. Debra Payne / Sep 15, 2010 / 0 comments

Santo Domingo says Happy New Year

by Dr. Debra Payne / Jan 03, 2010 / 0 comments

ECODOOR: Hope and Promise for the Dominican Republic

by Dr. Debra Payne / Oct 21, 2009 / 0 comments

Just two of the beautiful sights in Barahona...This..

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Head East or North From Santo Domingo

by Dr. Debra Payne / Aug 29, 2009 / 0 comments

Santo Domingo and Playa Guayacanes – or – You Ought to go to the Beach

by Dr. Debra Payne / Jul 21, 2009 / 1 comments

Santo Domingo and Playa Guayacanes – or – You Ought to go to the Beach

You ought to go the beach.