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For several years I dreamt of starting a blog but my fear stood in the way. I worried about how it would look. Told myself I couldn't do it. Concerned people would view it as silly. But one day I pushed all those fears to the side, sat down and started writing stories about all the things I love. What are the things I love? Life, travel, food, style and a good night out with loved ones and friends. Embracing life and not letting age make me old. So take a look, grab a cup and I hope you enjoy what I want to share with you!

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As life returns I'm finding out my "old normal" may no longer be a part of my "new normal."


Read about my most recent culinary experience at Fonda Chelsea NYC


Uncomfortable eating alone?  Read my most recent blog about how dining alone can sometimes be a really good experience and night out.

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The Only On Paper Series

Welcome to "The Only On Paper Series!"  This section of TravelChic340 is a place for everyone but focuses on self care, style and life for women (men are always welcome) over 50 looking to embrace and/or rediscover their inner youthfulness and radiance.

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” ~Sophia Loren

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The Style Series

Welcome to "The Style Series!" This section of the TravelChic340 blog explores style for any age.  But we will focus on remaining stylish over a particular age regardless of current trends.  Keeping up with current trends but avoid becoming a trend victim.

"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” – Gianni Versace

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The Closet Collection

Come into the closet!  Explore the pieces in my closet new or old.  The solid reliable pieces that carry me from season to season, year to year.  Or new pieces that help to build a reliable wardrobe for many occasions.

“I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet.”

Carrie Bradshaw

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The Travel Series

Welcome to "The Travel Series!"  This section of the TravelChic340 blog is dedicated to all things related to travel.  We will explore how traveling can shape your mind and spirit.

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

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The Traveling Foodie

Welcome to "The Traveling Foodie."  This section of the TravelChic340 blog explores and shares some local foodie spots within walking distance to those requiring a bit more transportation and planning time.  Within "The Traveling Foodie" we also have the "Restaurant Collection" which lists some of my favorite places to eat and "The Market Place" which will explore local markets and those I discover during my travels. 

“Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonald’s? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head?” – Anthony Bourdain

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The Foodie Series

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." - Virginia Wolf

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“A million years ago - some hairy bastard daubed a horse on the wall of his cave, he saw it, he drew it - well done! Flash forward: 'Hello, welcome to my vlog. Today I bought a plum” -

Patrick Marber, Don Juan in Soho: After Moliere

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The Blog Collection

"When you decide to put yourself forward in a public way starting a blog you mentally set yourself up for failure but hope for the best. It becomes more about you fulfilling a dream and a fantasy. A journey, an exploration and expression of yourself. That's where you feel real satisfaction. At the end that's the real success." - Tracy@TravelChic340

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Give Yourself Some Love!

Happy Valentines Day! It's the one day of the year when everything is about LOVE. I mean we do have other days that are dedicated to...

Thoughts On Pen And Paper?

In this month of love, I am sharing the things I hold dear and close to my chest. One of those things is writing. Not writing in the...

What Does The Magic Mirror Say?

"Mirror mirror on the wall who's the fairest of them all?" We all know this line from the story of Snow White. We've said it over and...

Let's Talk About That Face!

So one of my obsessions, since I was a young girl and that first purchase of my very own skincare beauty essentials, is caring for my...

I'm Taking Back My Sundays!

It occurred to me it's been a long while since I've had a proper Sunday lie-in. I honestly think it's the psychological effect of the...

Wave That Dusty Dust Somewhere Else!

Another year older! It's better than the alternative. When I was younger I used to think by the time I was 50 I would feel old. The...

What In The Brows Have We Become?

When did we all become obsessed with our eyebrows? I thought about this the other day while looking at myself in the mirror and becoming...

Skin Care: Habits Of A Lifetime

Skin Care: Habits Of A Lifetime Consistently following a skin care regime for glowing and youthful skin

What is "Only On Paper?"

Well, it all began a couple of years ago, this seed that's rolled around in my head for the past two years or maybe a little more. I...

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