May 052015
Mother's Day 2015: Traveling with Mom

For the past few years, I’ve really looked forward to publishing my special TWS Mother’s Day edition. I’m always impressed with the variety of contributions and the perspectives that the writers chose. Each amusing, poignant, or insightful memory is special and touching in the sentiment it represents. I hope that you’ll love these stories and photos as much as I do.

Jul 182012
Songs for the Road

Update July 10, 2013: Suzanne Fluhr of Boomeresque is hosting a blog carnival with a theme of “Travel Down Memory Lane”. I’m posting this musical journey down the road as my contribution. Hope you’ll enjoy the memories and the tunes. Then be sure to check out Suzanne’s site to find links to other great stories […]

Jul 162012
Traveling with Flying Colors

TravelSupermarket’s fun new contest focuses on the essence of color in travel photos. In the Capture the Colour competition, bloggers share their photographic interpretations of these colors: white, blue, green, red, and yellow. Winners in each category will receive an iPad3 and one overall winner will receive £2000 for travel. I was honored to be […]

Apr 232012
Supporting Walk MS: Running for Roni

My niece, Veronica (Roni), lived with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for over 20 years before passing away on September 3, 2010. Veronica had a vivacious spirit and vibrant smile even as she spent her final years with severe limited mobility, lovingly cared for by her husband and daughter at home. Walk MS Veronica’s daughter, Heather, has […]

Feb 042012
Sweeney's Seven Super Shots

Thanks to Michael Figueiredo of Strux Travel for asking me to join in the 7 Super Shots series. The project was started by HostelBookers, who created the categories for which I’ve submitted the photos below. I hope that you enjoy them and have the same reactions as I do. Here’s a photo that …. Takes […]

Jul 052011
Traveling With Sweeney Looking Back: My 7 Links

It was very nice to be nominated by Linda of Islandmomma for the My 7 Links project initiated by Tripbase. I expected that I’d be able to do my part very quickly. It sounded easy just to pick seven Traveling With Sweeney blog posts appropriate for each of the assigned categories and share any lessons […]

Mar 302011
How to Help Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Survivors

In support of Blog4Japan’s efforts to help the survivors of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, I’m reposting this article by Todd of Todd’s Wanderings. How to Help Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Survivors by Giving to Japanese Organizations By Todd Wassel This page is dedicated to helping the survivors of the Friday 11 March 2011 earthquake and […]

Mar 292011
Symphony in Samar

I was touched by this story about a special trip to Samar, a province in the Philippines, by Junfil Olarte. A former Aeronautical Engineering Technician in Singapore, Junfil’s passion for writing as an international travel writer began in early 2003. His interests are travel, culture, history, lifestyle, languages, food and wine. Junfil believes the spirit […]