About Lynne

I live on an island. Paradise.
When I’m here, I boat, fish, shell
And enjoy the sunsets with the love of my life, my husband.

When I’m there…traveling…I savor the sunsets
In awe of being half way around the world.
Different culture…same sun.

I have boated up the Mekong River into Cambodia.
I have picked up shells and pottery shards in Vietnam.
I would like to fish in Belize and Costa Rica.

Wherever I am, I have learned to appreciate the moment.
To draw inspiration from the experience.
To write about the journey and not just the destination.

And to have fun…while I can still bend over to pick up a shell
And to cast without tangling my line.

For more about Lynne…read Hello World, my first blog.


56 Responses to About Lynne

  1. Barb Peckinpaugh says:

    Love it Lynne! Barb P.

  2. Gigi Galore says:

    This is lovely! What an introduction! So light and of the essence! Lovely:)

  3. boomiebol says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and liking some of the posts

  4. My pleasure.Your love for writing shows through in your prose and verse.

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Hi Lynne, I love your blog and nominated it for the One Lovely Blog Award. You can see your nomination here: http://www.themuseisworking.com. Have a blessed day!

  7. Thank you, Ellie. It will be awhile before I can respond, but thank you for the nomination. I look forward to exploring other new and lovely blogger’s websites.

  8. letizia says:

    Thanks for filling out my questionnaire; I appreciate it! I look forward to following your blog and catching up on past posts 🙂

  9. Trish says:

    Would you be interested in trading guest blog post on our blog, http://onetravelbloggers.com/? We are a blog whose audience enjoys reading anything about travel (e.g. “Best spots in Philly”, “Top 10 beaches in Spain”, “How to travel around Tokyo on a budget”, etc). And, of course, you’ll receive a FOLLOWED link to your blog or page of your choice.
    Please let me know if you’re interested. I think you’d be a great fit with our audience, and we’d also like to talk with you about other partnerships.
    Talk to you soon

  10. Hi Lynne, I nominated you for the Capture the color competition, deadline, August 29: http://catbirdinoman.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/my-world-in-five-colors/

  11. “To write about the journey and not just the destination.” A great line and it is the best way to look at life. Thank you for stopping at my blog.

  12. Lynn, I’ve been reading your blog most of the day…well at least when I have a strong internet connection and after I rake my mangoes. 🙂 I knew you were a kindred spirit when I saw that you are a retired teacher, a writer, live on an island, and have a passion for travel. Thank you for your insights into an amazing world. If you decide to island hop…stop by my little island paradise, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. I’ll have the hammock ready for you.

    • Debbie, I too am glad we connected. Yes, I believe we have a lot in common. In fact, I probably read that issue of Mother Earth your article was published in…when we were living in a log house,teaching, growing all our own food, raising dairy goats…you get the picture. Your hammock sounds inviting as well as your part of the world, Ometepe Island.Best of everything to you and husband Ron with your ongoing and meaningful projects.I want to spend more time on your website and will do so after a short little get a way.

  13. Sydney Fong says:

    Hi I like your blog,warm and sweet,cheer!

  14. Heya Lynne,
    I nominated you and your lovely blog for (another? ha) One Lovely Blogger Award! For more details:

  15. Hi Lynne
    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. For more details, see here! http://denisediscovers.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/other-great-blogs/

  16. Hmmm. Here’s one more! Your always-cheerful spirit makes you a very popular wordpress gal!

  17. Thanks Lisa for the award and making me smile with your gracious comment.

  18. Jeanette says:

    Thank you for inspiring us to get off the beaten track and meet real people everywhere in the world. We’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! http://globalgrazers.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  19. Subhan Zein says:

    Hy Lyn,

    You said you live on an island. In paradise. And the picture in the headbar reminds me of Ubud. It really arouses my curiosity, so now I would just ask you: are you living in Bali? 🙂

    I used to live there and it is a great place! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    • I live on Pine Island which is off the coast of SW Florida.USA. It is one of those places that is under developed and reminded me of my childhood, so when we retired eight years ago, we moved here.Since we love all things exotic, my picture of the rice fields in Bali became my signature. We visited there over a year ago and loved it.I’m sure you have many happy memories of once living there. Thanks for your comment. I love your poetry.

  20. Kavita Joshi says:

    very nice to know you…loved your post 🙂

  21. Hi Lynne!

    Congrats! You are hereby awarded a “lifetime’s exploration” badge, and you can claim it here: http://insearchofperfect.com/2013/03/03/a-lifetimes-exploration/

    Yulia 🙂

  22. terrytrekker says:

    Wow! You are so adventurous! I envy your great travels! Thank you for such a great blog!

    • Thanks Terry for your visit and comment. Traveling is fun, but writing about it is experiencing it all over again. Welcome to the world of blogging. I look forward to reading more.

  23. Ahoy, Lynne! I nominated you for a Pirate’s Admiration Award here: http://insearchofperfect.com/2013/04/14/joie-de-vivre/

    Happy travels!

  24. Lynne, you have a very beautiful blog and such lovely photos! Thank you for stopping by Island Vignettes and taking time out to like the content!

  25. Alison says:

    Hi Lynne, nice to meet you. I’ve been travelling around your blog. I knew I’d been to Cuba recently – it was on Ron’s blog. Your blogs really complement each other. I love the way you tell a story, and his photography is wonderful.
    Thanks for visiting our blog, and for liking the post on Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang. We loved it there.

    • Thank you Alison for your kind comment and visiting my blog.You and Don have had some incredible adventures in traveling and I look forward to reading more. Safe journeys.

  26. mushtaqtariq says:

    Your blog is good about traveling. I think you can also make some video presentations with audio effect about your travel, coupled with Satellite Views. To see How?.. Welcome to my blog

  27. mapes24 says:

    Hello Lynne,
    I just wanted to say thank you for sharing these moments of your life and experiences with your readers. You write in such a lyrical manner, and the photos you include always add a beautiful dimension to your stories. I’m a relatively new blogger so I haven’t really been able to able to find my ‘voice’ yet in my posts, but you’ve definitely set a beautiful template for what consistutes an exceptional blog! Kudos!

    • Thank you for your kind words. After visiting your blog, I see your interests are travel, music and photography. You definitely will find your voice with those exciting topics. Best to you.

  28. Sindhu says:

    Wonderful blog. I really enjoyed looking around!

  29. Hi Lynne,

    Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope that 2014 brings new discoveries and the thrill of travel to you.


  30. Kamila Pala says:

    Hi, nice to meet you! You have so interesting blog. I like it! I look forward to read new post. Bye. Kamila

  31. Kamila Pala says:

    Thank your for kind words!

  32. aaanchalk says:

    Hi Lynne

    Love your blog. Travelling brings people together, I share the same passion as you do for travel. It starts running in your blood after a while. I will be following you to get more updates and read your stories.


  33. Learning experince in every travel is priceless. Thank you for your blog. It inspires me a lot. Cheers!

  34. Don Orris says:

    Are you the Lynne Mayhew who studied with Fred Wetzel in Kempton PA?
    This is Don Orris who was on the field trips with you such as field trip to Cape May and Hawk Mountain?


  35. Liston kibassa says:

    Sounds Well.L

  36. restlessjo says:

    I used to enjoy your company so much. Occasionally I see your name in my ‘manage’ Readers list and wonder. I hope that all is well for you and Ron, and that you have simply tired of/have no time for blogging. I was looking for an email address to contact you but can’t see one. Wherever you are, hope you’re well. Sending best regards. 🙂

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