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  • The Simple Life
    October 15, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Simple Life

    Several years ago, I became a member of a family tree software program.  I was surprised to learn that in the mid-1700s some of my ancestors lived in Pennsylvania and appeared to have Amish roots.  As a child I had...

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  • Travelling Alone
    December 6, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Travelling Alone

    Often people are shocked when they hear that I love to travel alone. Some state that they would be afraid to do this while others imply that they just don't think they would enjoy the trip without having people accompany...

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  • Amish Values
    December 6, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Amish Values

    In August, I decided that I needed a rest! My son suggested that I go to a spa. I really wanted to go where I had never been before and told him that one of my goals had been to...

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  • Enjoyment Comes with Planning
    July 3, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Enjoyment Comes with Planning

    This fall I will be travelling to India for the first time. Even though I have been to several other destinations over the years and didn't know what adventures were ahead of me when I chose them, this trip to...

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  • Three of My Favourite Places to Visit
    April 8, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Three of My Favourite Places to Visit

    I have been very fortunate to have had an opportunity to travel to many interesting places. Whenever I am asked by others about which was my favourite, I find it difficult to give one answer. In fact, I usually talk...

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  • Tips for Travelling to Workshops and Conferences
    April 3, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Tips for Travelling to Workshops and Conferences

    So often I meet up in elevators as people are hauling their luggage to the hotel desk during a coffee break or stating that they need to miss sessions of their meeting or workshop because they have commitments at home....

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  • How to Handle a Cancelled or Delayed Flight
    April 2, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    How to Handle a Cancelled or Delayed Flight

    I am always so surprised when I am in an airport and see distraught people who are running around and swearing because their flight was cancelled or delayed. They frantically pull out their cellphones to call family and co-workers with...

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  • O Canada
    August 8, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    O Canada

    Often, I hear Canadians complain about our country and it not only surprises me but also throws me into a more pronounced form of patriotism.  Although I have always been proud of my homeland, my feelings in this regard have...

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  • The Psychology of Travel
    August 10, 2006 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Psychology of Travel

    I have been on as many as eighteen flights in a month! It is very easy to determine who the "seasoned" travelers are and who the "first timers" are. Airports are designed to not only control the flow of traffic...

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