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“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” — Saint Augustine.

I picked part of the quote for my web blog title since I enjoy both traveling and books. Initially, I wanted to use blog to keep my travel journal and to share photos with my friends and colleagues. When I ran into a couple of blogs, I began blogging and reading posts regularly. It has been a wonderful learning and sharing experience.

Traveling is always fun, exciting, uplifting, and inspiring.  It gives me a great pleasure to see the beauty of nature, taste different wonderful cuisines, and appreciate history, people and culture a little better. With limited vacation time, my husband and I have to choose places where are easier to access. Other than the major cities and a number of National Parks in U.S., we have been places in Canada, England, France, Italy, Greece, and part of Asia. Some of travel photos got lost during relocation…

Savory always makes us happy. When we travel, we like to try locally produced food. When we at home, I enjoy cooking and have learned to prepare various kinds of foods from blogs.

I find gardening is rewarding, when the temperature is right, water is plentiful, and you know about planting.  These don’t always happen at the same time.  So, I keep hoping.

Keep on blogging, keep on traveling.  Eat well, stay well!

Amy (worldisabook@yahoo.com)

 

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  1. Ah! The Riverwalk at Christmas—how I miss it! We used to go get hot chocolate there and look at the lights the week before Christmas. The lights on the campus of Incarnate Word University (where I went to graduate school) are also beautiful. Do you go there?

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    • I thought about you when I was posting the picture. We are taking our grandkids to see the lights tomorrow! IWU has a very beautiful campus, a friend of mine works there. I visit her every once a while.

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  2. Hi, I’m exploring your blog, following you back on your “like” over on my blog 🙂
    From the comments above, it looks like you are in San Antonio? That is my hometown, and I graduated from IWC (I guess it’s now IWU). Wow!! Small world. I’m looking forward to cruising through your blog. Nice to meet you.

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  5. a lovely blog, and thanks for popping over to mine – and I had to giggle about your words on gardening, so true !!
    But I have to ask, where was the photo used in your header/banner taken, it looks fabulous?!

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  6. Hi Amy!

    Thank you for dropping by and reading THE DIARY OF ME and for nominating me for The Very Inspiring Award! It’s overwhelming to know that I inspire you. You just simply made my day very special!

    ! I’m looking forward to read more about your inspiring posts.

    God Speed!

    Sincerely,
    Mack

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  7. Thanks for all your comments Amy! I had thought I’d subscribed to your blog but realized the posts were going to my WP Reader and not email. I’m so glad I clicked back today and resigned up! Where do you live?

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  8. Thank you for stopping by my blog…and from what I now have learned about you through some of your blog entries – I´m going to visit you more. We have much in common and I love your way of writing and photographing.

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  9. Amy, thank you for stopping and liking a recent post. You had me with the St. Augustine quote. The world is book and our lives are written as we travel through the pages. I look forward to joining you on your travels.

    Take care,

    Ivon

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    • Hi Ivon,

      Thank you for the inspiring thought — our lives are written as we travel though the pages. Thank you for letting me share my travels and I look forward to visiting you. Happy Friday!

      Amy

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  10. Hi Amy – thanks for visiting my blog. I’m glad you liked my photos. It’s so fun to have a new blog to share some of my shots. I, too, am an Italy addict, and have tons of photos of the place. I’ve only been once, though, to a writing workshop in Florence, with a side trip to Assisi. Must go back! Love the Augustine quote, too.

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    • Hello Mel, I enjoyed visiting you blog, will visit you more often. Italy is beautiful and has such a rich history. I haven’t been Assis, maybe next time… 🙂 Thank you for your comment. See you soon!

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  12. Hi there! This is just to let you know that because I enjoy your posts and comments, I’ve nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. I hope you’ll consider this good news – but even if you aren’t interested in accepting, I hope you may see some increased traffic as a result! The acceptance rules are at: http://wp.me/p2ekZU-ZC. All the best!

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    • I’m honored, TRS! Love awards and enjoy seeing the traffic, but being recognized by one of my favorite bloggers is a thrill. 🙂 We are starting the Thanksgiving feast in the workplace. 😀 Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  13. Sorry to hear you lost some photos! I have boxes full of old print travel photos from the pre-digital age. Someday I really want to look back through those.

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  15. Greetings from Australia,
    What a beautiful opening quote from St. Augustine so very rich and true indeed. I love your attitude to life it is refreshing and beautiful to behold. All the best on your journey through life.
    God bless you.

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  16. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections,
    I feel you may find something of your interest.

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  19. Thank you for liking my posts and your Follow. So pleased to meet you on blog sphere. I love travelling and reading too, and just musing about life. I am your Follower now. 🙂

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  20. I like the quote and what you wrote! Yes, travelling is great – I agree! Since I work as a flight attendant I get to see so many different places….. and what I never thought: sometimes I really get tired of it. Because this is now my normal life, I LOVE staying at home in my free time =) that is how things can change…. =)

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  21. I love traveling… I have gone to many places in India…Its really a very beautiful place…Now I want to go outside India..

    All your images are awesome..And now I want to come here…

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    • I’m so flattered, Opalla! I feel fortunate to have the connection with you. It’s so wonderful we could develop our friendship through blog enabling us to exchange thoughts and share our experience.
      Thank you so much!

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  22. It`s always great to visit your log! Thank you very much and thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.
    With greetings from the sunny coast of Norfolk and have a happy weekend
    Klausbernd

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  23. Hi Amy! I recently participated in the Capture the Colour Photo Competition and have nominated you to participate. It is like an invitation and it’s no problem whether you choose to enter or not. The details are on my recent blog post. It might be fun. Eric

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  24. Hi Amy,
    I am glad to find you ,You have an wonderful blog.It’s good to see like minded people since my wish is to travel around the world.When I find time,I will look at your archives.Have a great day ahead !!!

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  25. Hi Amy,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you liked my photos of the horizon for this weeks challenge.
    It looks like we have a lot in common. Fellow travelers, book lovers and Texans! I live about 50 miles S of Galveston in Lake Jackson. I was in Austin at UT for a year and loved it, but I love the water more. 😉
    I’ll be back…

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  26. I love following your travel blog Amy! I am addicted to traveling and taking photos of all the places and things I experience and I love that I can travel with you through your lovely blog and beautiful photos!! Thanks for taking us along on your journey.

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  27. I’m so flattered, Janaline! You’re a world traveler, I love to let you take me wherever you travel 🙂 Thank you so much for letting me share my small world of book.

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  28. I gotta say, Amy. I’m so glad with your blog success. I’m happy that a lot of bloggers are now recognizing your awesome posts much so than before. Keep up the great work and have fun blogging.

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    • I had a lot of encouragement from you when I knew nothing about blogging 😀 I’ll always appreciate your patience and confidence you have had with my humble blog 🙂 No success, maybe more connections. I can’t never do post like you do and no one can… 😀 Thank you for spending time here, Rommel!

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  29. Hey,
    Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved your work. Its very subtle. I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Great work

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  30. It was great. We all enjoy the food, the kids ate a lot too 🙂 They went to the Sea World on Friday and we took them to the zoo yesterday. I should do laudry, clean the room and kitchen today 🙂 How are you doing this weekend?

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    • I’m absolutely honored by your words. I’m shaking, don’t know what to say…. But, Cindy, you’re the queen of the blogdom, Cindy. Like hundred of your followers, I’ve been admiring you and your dedication and perfectionism!
      I often think I have nothing to offer to my blog friends, but everyone has been so supportive. Your comment means so much to me! Thank you, Cindy!

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  31. Happy to see you, Paula! Thank you for remembering my b-day. Some years ago, I decided not to worry about my b-day and others, but to treat myself every day and treat other with respect, and thought it’s better way to celebrate 🙂
    I have had a bad week, flu/allgergy,work, and short travel all happened in the same week 😕
    I have been making chicken soup and ginger/honey instead of taking antibo…
    How are you doing?

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  32. So lovely to meet you Amy and to come back to your beautiful blog. Thank you so much for following my blog and all your lovely comments over there. I’m now following you too as I can’t wait to see more of your travels and adventures! So glad that Jo introduced us 🙂

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    • Hi Sherri, I feel fortunately to meet you on the blogosphere. So many of us are interested in posting photos, but not many write eloquently like you do. Thank you so much for sharing your writing, thoughts, stories, and sentiments for nature and people. I look forward to reading more 🙂 Have a great week!

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      • Ahh, wow, thank you so very much Amy, I can’t say enough what this means to me! I really hope that you will continue to enjoy my writing, that is what makes me want to write even more! Bless you my lovely new friend, and I hope you are having a good week too, although it is almost the weekend, so I’ll wish you a very happy weekend 🙂

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    • Thank you, Leya! I’m so flattered by the award, especially it’s from you. I apologize for being late, I just came back from my two-week vacation yesterday.

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  33. love your motto – and it fits you
    “Keep blogging, keep traveling. Eat well, stay well!”
    and so glad to have crossed paths with you my ARTSY friend……

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    • Thank you for reading, Yvette! I was just thinking about update my “about” yesterday. So glad we are connect via the WP. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in arts. Love to learn more from you. I’m out-of-town this week, will start making posts and keep up with blog as soon as I’m home this weekend. 🙂 See ya!

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  34. Hi. I have nominated you for a new Virtual Blog tour. I was nominated by Wandering Iris for this award. I love your photos and editing would love to find out a bit more of your creative processes. Anyway there are tour questions to answer.
    1. What am I working on that the moment?
    2. How does my work differ from others of it’s genre?
    3. Why do I write/create what I do?
    4. How does my writing/creating process work.
    I would love you to accept and if you do your post is on the 4th August.
    (Sorry about being so late in asking your permission.)
    Cheers. 😀

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    • Thank you, Raewyn! I’m flattered by your nomination. I haven’t done and received blog awards for a long while. I think it’s a great thing, it’s kind of time consuming. I appreciate so much you thought about me and my blog.

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    • Thank you, Woolly! I’m honored for the nomination. It’s a great feeling for being acknowledged by my blog friend.
      So much we blog, typo is inevitable. I do more often than not 🙂

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  35. I have nominated you for the new Virtual Blog Tour. I was nominated by Wolly Muses.
    I hope you will accept and post ypur response on Seotember 22nd.

    I have linked back to your blog from my site where you can find all the information.

    Cheers!

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  36. Black is beautiful…or so I learned from your chosen stunning Theme page. The stories that go along with your perfect photos are precise and meaningful thoughts. I’m pleased to have stumbled by your blog. I too blog about my travels, markets and like savouring local food…that I then try out in my home kitchen.

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  38. Hi Amy, I have nominated you for The Creative Blogger Award ! I bet you are quivering in excitement… or perhaps you might be hitting your head against a wall repeating the phrase “Not another award, not another award!” You don’t have to accept this award, but I would love for you to pop over to my blog and come celebrate! There will be imaginary champagne, disco balls and a drumming cat! What more could one want? Hehe.

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  39. First line quote by St. Augustine and I have to read on. Few quote him but I love that man and his work.
    Browsed around a little and like what I see but it is late so will be back… 🙂

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  40. Your photographs are amazing Amy. And I so agree with your quote! Traveling fuels my life too – even more so after moving to South Africa and giving up my working life. Had it not been for books, travel and my blog – I am not sure i would have made it this far!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Look forward to seeing more of your beautiful pictures.

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    • Your sweet comment made me smile, Namz! I also think travel makes us be more open-minded allowing to appreciate culture, people, scenes … even more. So glad we are connected. Looking forward to visiting your blog. 🙂

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  42. Hi Amy,

    I have recently been nominated for the Liebster Award. As a result, I am to nominate five other bloggers with under 3,000 followers.
    I would like to nominate you. I think you have a brilliant blog that I enjoy to follow. I will post a new blog post tomorrow with the details.

    xo P!

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  46. Amy, I’m just thrilled you stopped by my blog so I could find my way back to yours. Your photos are phenomenal. I have never traveled–I feel St. Augustine was talking about me 🙂 , but I’d love to, and it’s those travel photos that make me yearn to see other places. I look forward to following your blog 🙂

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  49. Dear Amy, I changed my blog to private and I sent an invitation to you too as all my blogger friends. But I noticed that in all other word press notification my invitation can be missed. I think you did too. If you wish you can send a request to me or I am sending another invitation for you through word press. Please be sure, I would be so glad to see you again in my blog as before. Thank you, Love, nia

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