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I am the master of my own domain!

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | Views [1103]

Okay, if you're a Seinfeld fan, you know that "web domains" isn't exactly what he and Elaine were talking about, but it's a fitting title all the same. It's been quite a journey. After six years (and over 100,000 hits!) of blogging about ... Read more >

A woman on her way...

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | Views [1146]

I am happy to announce that I have been selected to be a part of Women On Their Way's (WOTW) Local Nation sounding board for another great year. Last year, I blogged on behalf of WOTW about my experience in Bangkok and in Paso Robles wine country, and ... Read more >

Tags: adventures

Colleen Finn: Woman Road Warrior!

Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | Views [1290]

I was recently profiled by Woman Road Warrior. I wonder if this new persona comes with a Viking helmet and leather mini skirt...(let's hope so). Check it out: http://www.womanroadwarrior.com/featuredwrw/colleenfinn.html

Tags: adventures

An interview on blogtalk radio...

Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | Views [1200]

I was recently interviewed by Kim Orlando of Traveling Mom for her blogtalk radio show. Have a listen! (Tip: If you don't have the patience to listen straight through, my part begins at around 20:00 into the show--just slide the cursor forward.) http:... Read more >

Tags: adventures, voluntourism

Saying farewell to Esalen...

Saturday, 17 Oct 2009 | Views [1595]

There are lots of reasons people do yoga. Some people practice it purely for spiritual reasons, while others for the mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Not being a particularly spiritual person, I do it for the mental and physical aspects of the ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

Gallery: Esalen

Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

All photos taken by Colleen Finn
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Braving the storm...

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [995]

I mentioned an unseasonable October storm. It reminded me of the storms we get in Portland with powerful gale winds blowing rain in sideways—the kind of thing that renders umbrellas completely useless. During yoga classes yesterday, the wind was powerful ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

On the notion of "clothing optional"...

Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | Views [1842]

I think one of the jewels of Esalen is their magnificent mineral baths, which appear to be carved right into a cliff overlooking the rocky beach below. As you enter the modern stone baths, there are bathrooms, a large dressing area, showers with sliding ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

Escaping to Esalen...

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Views [2258]

I normally don't feel the need to journal during 'staycations' (for me, a "staycation" is any vacation within the continental U.S.), but the moment I arrived at the Esalen Institute for a week-long yoga workshop, my mind immediately went into ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

2008 World Nomads Book of Travels

Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | Views [612]

World Nomads, the great company that hosts these online journals, has published their very first book—a collection of journal entries and photographs from people like me. In fact, a part of my journal was selected to be in the book. To find out more, ... Read more >



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