Dorothy Conlon
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  • Sarasota, FL
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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Not professionally, but some of my travel articles have been published in e-zines. My book "At Home in the World: Memoirs of a Traveling Woman" was published in 2007. I am a globe-trotting octogenarian who shares my travelogues at retirement homes in this area several times weekly.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
International volunteering, budget tour companies
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, Uganda
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South Pacific

I'm just back from 5 weeks in the South Pacific. Wow!

First half of the time I was volunteer teaching in a small elementary school in the picture-perfect island of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. Beautiful people, stunning blue lagoon, unspoiled small-town feel to the island of only 2,000+ people.

Next I was in Papeete, Tahiti from which we sailed on the Aranui III for two weeks among the Marquesas Islands. Each island was different, amazingly enough, and each of the 180…


Posted on October 27, 2011 at 12:38pm — 2 Comments

Shai Hills in Ghana

I had a couple of free days in Accra recently while winding up my month in Ghana. I decided to visit the Shai Hills Resource Reserve for a change of pace. By tro-tro to Ashaiman and then another one got me to the Reserve in less than 2 hours, a distance of 33 miles. I had booked a room at the Shai Hills Resort, supposedly 300 m. down the road from the main entrance. Actually, it's more nearly 1 mile, which I walked instead of waiting for another tro-tro. Hot!

There are extensive jungley… Continue

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 5:40pm

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At 4:17pm on September 4, 2011, Sandra Kennedy said…

I believe I was there 7 years ago and many years before that.  Yes, the water shoes are essential!  I am happy for you to have this experience.  

All the best,


At 5:11pm on September 2, 2011, Sandra Kennedy said…

If you love snorkeling, Atutaki is a great place to do it.  I went on a day long tour for snorkeling, swimming and lunch at 'One Foot Island.'  If you think of questions, please email me.  Of course, you will want to have lots of sunscreen!  It is a paradise.

All the best,


At 1:35am on September 1, 2011, Sandra Kennedy said…

Hi Dorothy,

It is great to meet you on Tripatini.  You are amazing and I hope to have your enthusiasm and energy in future years.  With regards to your question about the Cook Islands, I apologize but can not think of helpful information.  Atutaki is surreal in its beauty. I hope that you can snorkel while you are there.  Please let me know where you are volunteering.  I would like to do that also!  Perhaps you have specific questions and I will try to answer them.

All the best to you,

Sandra Kennedy

Freelance Travel Journalist & Photographer

At 2:21am on November 24, 2010, Ruddy Nartey said…
falls,the bead market,the krobo mountains,the clay pot factory,the green wich meridian at krobo,the shrines,the festivals that comes up in march April and October November.
you will love it in Krobo with night life that is trilling on weekend with fun.Reply
you can email me at ( and i will send you photos if you wish
At 2:03pm on January 9, 2010, David Paul Appell said…
Happy Birthday, Dorothy! I hope you're enjoying your weekend despite the temps in the 40s and 50s.

xo Dave
At 10:48pm on November 29, 2009, Betty Shaw said…
I am going to New Zealand in January. Where are you off to?
At 9:52pm on October 24, 2009, David Paul Appell said…
Sorry about that typo, Dorothy! The person who made the mistake will be severely punished! :-)
At 12:08pm on October 10, 2009, EnLinea Media said…
Good afternoon, Dorothy, and a hearty welcome to our site! It's great to have you with us -- and we think you'll find it productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.

To get the most out of us, you may want to take a few minutes to join several other of our many groups which you might find of particular interest, such as Florida, Volunteer Vacations, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jordan, Eco/Sustainable Tourism, Eating/Drinking the World, and plenty of others covering many topics and most destinations throughout the world.

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Many thanks for joining us, Dorothy; we wish you an outstanding rest of 2009 and look forward to hearing more from you...!

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