Welcome to my New Website!

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I say “Sweet Travels!” at the end of all my blogs because of learning the phrase “Tea, Sugar, a Dream” when I was in Turkey in 2004. That phrase taught me how to pronounce “thank you” in Turkish, teşekkür ederim. I really liked the phrase “Tea, Sugar, a Dream” when I first heard it – I thought it sounded sweet.

Debbys Departures Tea

Tea seems to be a universal drink. Many countries have their own version of tea, and have special rituals surrounding tea. Usually when one visits a home, tea is offered to drink. People get together over drinking tea. Tea is often sweetened with sugar. And it has always been my dream to travel. From all this, I transformed “Tea, Sugar, a Dream” into “Sweet Travels!” to sum up the universality of travel, the sweetness of dreams, and to say Thank You to all my readers.

Debbys Departures Tea

After over 8 years, and more that 260 blogs on Wanderlust and Lipstick, I am now departing on new adventures – this new website! I have traveled to at least 35 countries since 2002. I have walked, trekked, hiked, and backpacked well over 1,000 miles. And I have created stories with information and pictures on my travels. All my previous blogs are on this new website, and I will continue to write about my travels here.

Debbys Departures Tea

Some of my upcoming blogs include beaches along the Olympic Coast in Washington, completing my bucket list of visiting all lighthouses in the state of Washington, and some lighthouses in the state of Michigan.

Debbys Departures Tea

Welcome, Thank You, please pour yourself some tea, and
Sweet Travels!

Welcome to Debby’s Departures

Hello and welcome to my new blogs. Thank you for joining me as I depart on new journeys! Since October 2007, I have been blogging under the name “Tea, Sugar, a Dream.” I have taken you to places like The Galapagos Islands:

Blue Footed Boobie Galapagos

Vietnam:

Vietnam Smiling Woman

Europe:

Venice Italy

The Wonderland Trail:

Mirror Lake Mt Rainier Wonderland Trail

Just to name a few. I thank all of my readers over the years that have read one, some, or all of my previous blogs. You may continue to read those blogs at any time, as they are available on my new Debby’s Departures.

As I continue sharing these adventures with you on Debby’s Departures, I shall also be taking you to new destinations. Through my writing and photography, I’ll be blogging about my varied ways of travel: solo or with others, planned or spontaneous, culture and people or nature. I’ll write about pre-travel planning and post-travel memories. And all things in between.

Including my upcoming travels into Bhutan!

Thank you, once again, for joining me as I depart on new journeys!

Sweet Travels!

Debby’s Departures

I’m taking off on new adventures. I’m traveling to new destinations. I’m going in new directions. But wait, I’m really not going that far. At least for my blogging, that is. I’ll still be blogging on Wanderlust and Lipstick. I’m just changing the name of my blogs from “Tea, Sugar, a Dream” to “Debby’s Departures.”

I’ve been blogging under the name “Tea, Sugar, a Dream” since October 2007. That’s three and a half years. Wow! I’m not sure how many blogs I’ve written. You would think I would have kept track, since the accountant in me likes numbers. But nonetheless, a big thank you to all my readers over the years, whether you have read one blog, all of them, or some number in between.

Through my stories and photos, I have taken you to places like The Galapagos Islands:

Blue Footed Boobie Galapagos

Vietnam:

Vietnam Smiling Woman

Europe:

Venice Italy

The Wonderland Trail:

Mirror Lake Mt. Rainier Wonderland Trail

Just to name a few. I will continue to blog about all of these places, plus future trips planned, such my upcoming travels to Bhutan.

I hope that you will continue to read my blogs and join me as I depart on new journeys!

Sweet Travels!