The Woman Behind “Caring for the Children of Africa”

Originally posted on VICDA:
Annie Annie Copley of Adelaide, Australia first journeyed to Kenya as a GVN volunteer in 2006. Little did she know, the three months spent counseling HIV/AIDS patients in Nairobi’s slum areas would completely change the direction…

A Point of Clarification

I’ve been really touched by the positive response I’ve had to a misquotation in the Winnetka Current. Please take a moment to read my actual views on marriage and travel.

A Lady Away

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On November 21 an article about my DTour experience was published in The Winnetka Current, my local hometown paper. I was interviewed for the article and provided photographs about two weeks before it ran. For the most part, this was an informative piece about my experience with DoubleTree, my trip through Europe and highlights from the adventure. I have had several people contact me in regards to the write up and wanted to clarify a glaring misquote.

The second to last paragraph reads:

At 30-years-old, Winter is glad she didn’t wait until she was married to travel because then she wouldn’t have gone anywhere, she said.

I don’t know what I could have possibly said during my interview to have led the author of this piece to that ridiculous conclusion. It is so, extremely far off base from what I feel and believe about marriage and travel. I have worked far…

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Christmas Dinner for families at Manjani Mingi

Most of you who either know me personally or who have read this blog for a while know about my connection with Kenya. Seven years ago I left my marketing job, packed my bags and journeyed to Nairobi where I … Continue reading

My Balloon Ride Over Cappadocia

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One of my favorite experiences of my DTour with DoubleTree by Hilton was the hot air balloon ride I got to take over Cappadocia, Turkey. To see more images of this incredible travel moment check out my post on A Lady Away!

Tune into my DTour!

If you haven’t done so already, I invite you to follow my new travel site, A Lady Away. The past week has been very exciting and the next two promise to bring even more adventure! I’m currently enjoying my European DTour compliments of DoubleTree Hotels. So far I’ve visited Costa Brava in Spain, Cappadocia and Istanbul! Up next is Amsterdam, Dublin, Chester and London – whew! A busy 3 weeks for sure, but never a dull moment!

Enjoying Cappadocia, Turkey!

Enjoying Cappadocia, Turkey!

I’ve also been posting regularly to A Lady Away’s Facebook page and my Instagram – please take a look!