Friday, July 1, 2011

Big News~~My first Travel Feature is Published!!

I am so excited to share this news with you all - my first travel essay has just been published! I've been asked to join the talented team of writers at a new online magazine for women- Living Better at 50+.


I will be a regular travel feature writer for this exciting new women's online magazine. My first travel essay is about our trip to the Canadian Rockies. In the essay I share a little bit of history about the Banff National Park as well as my favorite suggestions to enhance your own travels there. (I even offer up suggestions for my favorite low cost souveigner gift to bring home to your friends and family)! You can access the article directly here~~~or just click on the travel section of the magazine here.


This new magazine promises to bring fresh and interesting topics to mature women on such subjects as beauty & fashion, health & fitness, home & food, money & business, relationships, and of course travel. There is also a special section devoted to "Words of Wisdom" - a place to find encouragement for the times when we all need support in our lives.
The magazine is new - first published this February - and already it is becoming widely popular. Their facebook page has well over 800 fans already - we are hoping for a 1000! (you can come and join us if you want - just click the LIKE button on the home page of the magazine - I'd love to see some of my follower's faces there!)

I hope you will take some time to check our this new magazine -Living Better at 50+ - and also my travel feature. If you want to leave a comment for me on the feature website - I would be thrilled and probably blush in 7 colors! (seriously -it would mean the world to me if you have the time to leave a comment!)
I hope you will join me in this exciting new venture~~ (every month I"ll take you someplace new and exciting~~


Vicki

46 comments:

PoetessWug said...

Congratulations Vicki!!!! :-)

audrey said...

Congratulations, Vicki. How very exciting for you. I went to the article and read it. Wow, you did an outstanding job. I truly enjoyed reading the entire article ~ filled with interest, stunning photos, and so well written. I left a comment ~ it was a joy to do so.
♥ audrey

Petite Michelle Louise said...

are you KIDDING me?? you now get to wear the hat of journalist as well? not only a nurse....not only a fiber artist but a JOURNALIST as well? wow...i'm impressed and soooooooo excited for you mon amie! Bonne Chance! Bonne chance!! :)

Rustique Gal said...

Vicki, Nice article! I was there with my best friend in ,09. It is spectacular, and you have nailed it. Now I want to go back and see the things I missed! I'll keep my eye out for more!
Sherry

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Congratulations! I'm eager to check this online magazine out!
Cowgirl V

Joyful said...

Congratulations. That's wonderful news. I will go and read your article ;-)

yaya said...

Congrats to you Vicki!! I can't imagine anyone else more qualified. Your travels on this blog are always so fun, informative and the pics are breathtaking! I'll head over and visit this new site.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Well isn't this exciting!!!! I will go read your article and leave a comment after I get caught up on all your travel posts! Oh my you have been busy. ox

Shirley said...

Vicki, Congratulations on your new adventure. You are definitely deserving because I felt as though I was right there with you on your Canadian trip. I have always want to take a train trip through the Rockies, but it will only have to be a dream with hubby's health issues. Have a wonderful 4th of July. Your Missouri Friend.

diane said...

congratulations!

Ann Somerset Miles said...

A quick CONGRATULATIONS - I'll catch up with this later today, but am so excited for you. Ann from UK.

francis said...

How wonderful Vicky !
You are a true inspiration to me .
You have found this wonderful new "job" that brings all together .
Who you are , all in the here and now from your travelling through life"s experiences who made you who you are .
I am also happy to follow you because it's a chance to see the beauty of the world .....overhere in holland .
Wish you lots of amazing journeys .

Whimsey Creations said...

Wow congratulations Vicki! I'm on my way out there now to read your article. I'm sure it will be wonderful. Hugs!

FlowerLady said...

Congratulations and thank you for the link to this magazine.

You are blessed with many talents.

FlowerLady

Mereknits said...

Congrats Viciki, what fantastic news. You take us on such fun adventures it is no wonder that magazine swooped you up.
Hooray!
Meredith

Jules said...

Congratulations! You must be tickled pink as we say over here :) I might have to join you even though I'm not 50 yet - might be good preparation for me for the years not so far ahead. x

myriamkreativ said...

Hi my dear Vicki,
congrats! Wonderful.... I am sure everybody will simply love to follow your exciting travel features.... when I have a little spare time I will have a look at that new mag. Lovd & kisses Myriam

Paula said...

Congratulations, Vicki! A well deserved recognition to a woman with a most beautiful soul and spirit! You make a fabulous tour guide!

Lululiz said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thats really great news, and so very exciting! Does that mean you'll be off travelling all over the place all the time?

Joy said...

Congratulations! :-)

Vintage Sandy said...

Vicki....congrats what a great article on your travels you have so many wonderful talents now to add writing to them will be looking forward to the next one...happy 4th.

suziqu's thread works said...

Amazing new Vicki! Your life is definitely opening up more and more for you. Congratulations to you! I'm going to check it out! Iso enjoy reading about your travels!
Hugs,
Suzy

Thistle Cove Farm said...

WOW, Vicki...FABULOUS and congratulations! Even better, thanks for letting me know there's something out there for the over 50 woman. Seems like almost every blog I visit is geared toward the much younger woman who has very young children at home. I'm so happy to find something that fits my season of life.

Sherri said...

Vicki woooohoooo!!! Congratulations to you!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

That is great, Vicki!!! I just reached the big five O earlier this year..., I'm heading over to their facebook page.

Have a great weekend!!

Shell said...

Congrats My Friend! That is fantastic! Your photos are always wonderful and I love seeing the places you go to!
Now, before you get to the Pacific NW, we need to talk! I've lived here all my life and will gladly share some ideas and places with you! Of course,,,,,you can pick and chose as you please!

Hugs love and a "Wondering" Bus on the Cheek!
Shell

Karen said...

Vicki,
You never cease to amaze me! I'm a jumping for joy here and wish you much success as a travel writer.
Wow! I think you are a natural as I've been a fan of your blog writing for some time now. Hugs!

Lois Evensen said...

Congratulations! You are certainly the right person for the job!

Retired Knitter said...

Oh my God, Vicki, you are living my life!!!!!

I was wondering who was, since I wasn't!

Congrads.

Zuzu said...

Congratulations, Vicki!!! I'm on my way now to check out the magazine...
Hugs,
Zuzu

Dorthe said...

Vicki, dearest Congratulations, how fantastic wonderful for you.
I know from here how well and beautiful you alwayes write, so you so deserves this.
Everything is a bit out of normal here this dayes, so I have to come back to read the artickle later.
Love and hugs to you.
Dorthe

MosaicMagpie said...

Oh, the places you will go and the people you will see! How wonderfully exciting! So happy for you and them, you will make a fantastic travel reporter!
Deb

SuZeQ said...

Rock on, Sista!

Susan said...

Congratulations Vicki. How wonderful to be part of a new magazine. I have already read the article, very nice. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Vicki,
Congratulations. This is so exciting and I can't wait to read your article. I am sure that it will be fabulous based on your blog writing and beautiful photos. I am off to read it now
Thank you for the tip on leaving comments - it seems to work on some blogs but not others!!.
Have a lovely day.
Blessings,
Erin

Klik said...

Cool! My congrats!

Eileen said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!!

Donna said...

Congratulations Vicki!!! You would be an excellent resource four this magazine! Your pictures are just phenomenal as well as your fascinating info on your travels. Youd be the perfect choice! I'll be heading over now to check it out! You GO girl!

Charlene said...

Congratulations in being aske to contribut to this project!!! I can't agree more... Living is GREAT in your 50's

Just wanted to let you know I showed the shore nest my friend Sandy bought from you as my Christmas gift. I have linked back to you so HOPE you have some new visitors. Good luck on your new project.
Charlene

Pat said...

Vicki, I left a comment on your new article! Congratulations and ENJOY yourself!!! pat

Jenny said...

Congrats, Vicki! That's so exciting! I love your knitted nests so much that I awarded you the Seriously Cute Blogger Award! You can pick it up here

Have a great rest of the week!
Love,
Jenny at The Modest Peacock

Kathryn Glover said...

How exciting to be published! Congrats!

elvira pajarola said...

Carissima Vicki............I just come back from your magnificient, fascinating MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE.....!!!

You are an incredibly talented Lady, an Artist, a Fotographer...and a sublime Writer and outstanding storyteller.........and a truly wonderful and very, very sweet and loyal friend.....:
Thank you, carissima Vicky...for your lovely and warm words you left..... I appreciate it soooooo very much!!!!

I am soooo very happy to be back in bloggyland and back in your fantastic artistic and creativ world.....what a wonderful inspiration you are!!!!!!

....I can't wait 'til you will write about your visit in TUSCANY......!

Un abbraccione forte cioa ciao elvira

Lili said...

Oh my dear Vicki I am SO excited for you!! My vote is for you to also submit essays and tips on the fashion and beauty sections too. I just love your style, you always look so fabulous. I'm so impressed with your first article too, very very professional. You are a natural for sure! Congratulations Vicki, this is such an exciting and well deserved opportunity you have been given! xoxo ~Lili

Cathee said...

Lovely blog..I too was not prepared this year for psoting photos of the studio but it is just nice to see that we all have hectic days and have grown our chaos since last year!! our lives are full!

DogsMom said...

Congratulations. I am a new follower here and am headed off to check out the magazine.