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Name: Sandy
Hometown: Kelowna, Canada
Location: Kelowna, Canada
Join Date: September 3, 2009
Contributions: goldensand has written about 16 places, shared 72 photos, left 28 comments, and smiled 1 time.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
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Most Memorable Travel Experience
Cruising in the Caribbean, my first big trip back in my twenties. I felt so pampered by the staff and the non stop food and entertainment was incredible. Not to mention it was my first time in the Caribbean and the water, beaches and sea life was so beautiful and amazing.

When I arrived back in Calgary again it was the end of November, cold, dark, and ugly brown (no leaves on the trees or green grass any more). I just wanted to get on the next plane out and stay in the Caribbean for ever.

It would be years later after the kids were grown and being single again I got on another cruise ship and headed to Europe for 4 months of traveling. Wow what an experience traveling around by train, staying in hostels, I felt like a teenager again.

For me the journey is certainly to see new places but it's the people you meet along the way that really make the trip special.

My long awaited 4 month trip around Europe began on April 14, 2012. It was an incredible journey!! Now that I have been settled back home for a few years I am itching to take my next great adventure, a few months traveling Asia. China, India, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand are on my list. I need a companion for all or parts of my next trip. Looking at the fall of 2015.

And I have been to the west side of Mexico since and I would like to do the east, Yucatan side next. Need somewhere to get away from these Canadian winters.

travelmate48 says:
Chechen Itza is fantastic
Posted on: Oct 16, 2017
X_Drive says:
Happy Birthday! :D
Posted on: May 07, 2017
X_Drive says:
Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your chocolate cake and laughter with as many friends as you can. Dream big and I hope all your wishes come true!! :D
Posted on: May 07, 2016
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goldensand's Travel Blogs

Europe At Last!!
Apr 05, 2012 – May 02, 2012
In Sept 2009 I joined TravBuddy and started planning a dream trip to Europe. Tomorrow 2 1/2 years later I begin my trip!! Thank…
Overview 144 words 0 1 5
3 Day Break to Southern BC
Sep 29, 2011 – Sep 30, 2011
I had a friend in town so I took a 3 day break to show her the towns/cities south of here i.e. Peachland, Summerland, Penticton…
Overview 435 words 11 0 0
Kelowna to Calgary via Hwy #3
Jun 05, 2011 – Jun 12, 2011
A driving trip along the most southern highway between BC and Alberta.
Overview 1,230 words 43 3 5
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goldensand's Travel Reviews

Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Grand Forks, Canada
A unique, good value place right in the center of town. The Romanian couple who built this pl…
Cheap "Hostels" in Penticton, Canada
Summer might be different but off season staying in this hostel was enjoyable and a great value.…