Visitors From Top 15 Countries

This blog is not one of those with heavy hits like you so often hear about. But I am pleased that I do get so many views from around the world.

Sometimes it seems that the ones that are hardest to engage are those you know and see often. But that is human nature.

Here is the list of the top 15 countries that have people who
have visited my blog pages in the past 30 days. These are the top 15 countries but a total of 55 countries are represented.

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The total comes to 1,038 visitors in the last 30 days, including the unlisted countries.

My all time total number of views are 19,138.

I know this isn’t impressive. Many blogs get 10,000 plus views a day.

In October 2012 the total visitors was 1,987 for the month. Since then I have not posted regularly. At this time, I am revitalizing the blog by regularly publishing.

Thank you loyal readers!

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Passions Other Than Travel

Globe Trottin Granny loves to travel. Some seasons of life includes a lot of travel. In 2012 when I was in Sweden with my husband, who was there for a work assignment, every day was travel. Whether I was in Sweden exploring cultural differences, or traveling in another country. From the base of Sweden, traveling to other parts of Europe is much like traveling to other states in the US. I was blessed with traveling to Denmark, Italy, Greece, Greek Isles, Sicily, Crete, Turkey, Spain and France. Now back in the states, I still do some travel, but not with the frequency as before.

Introducing to you new passions close to my heart. I love to create art with fabric. Art quilting, and other varieties of creating with fabric, color and fiber.

Another passion that developed long before I became Globe Trottin Granny is missions, and charitable giving. As far back as the 70’s when I took my first mission trip to Indian tribe towns in Oklahoma, I have been drawn to a desire to help in missions. Later, I traveled with groups to Vero Beach, Fl, Roanoke, Va., and the Kenai peninsula in Alaska. In all those cases, helping with hurricane recovery, or helping elderly people build wheel chair ramps, or decks as improvements or repairs to their home. Trips to Honduras, and El Salvador showed me other needs.

Thus, I have set up a site to sell things I have created. I have been able to combine my creative desire, with my desire to give to missions and other charitable causes. All profits from the sale of my creations will go to these charitable causes. It will not go to me traveling for mission trips, that is separate, but will go to causes that I have identified that may be mission related, or other needs.

I find my fabric at Fabric.com! Click here. They have a wide selection of quality fabrics, and offer international shipping.
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You will find my creations at Couch Bee Creations.

An Historic Time at the Vatican

Have you always wanted to visit the smallest country in the world, the Vatican? Yes, Vatican City is a separate country within the city of Rome, Italy. With the recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, and the subsequent search and confirmation of a new Pope coming up, visiting the Vatican, and witnessing history in the making, now would be a wonderful time to visit. Continue reading

Exploring Taormina, Italy

When our cruise ship docked at Messina, Sicily region of Italy, the tour package we chose included some free time to explore the charming little town of Taormina before heading back to the ship. Although it is never enough time to really explore the area, it is the favorite part of a trip for me.

Our cruise was fabulous, but as this type of travel goes there is never enough time, and too many people to really enjoy what the place has to offer. But especially the first time that I have traveled to an area, I like to take a cruise and the crowded tours, because I don’t want to go there and not have seen some of the famous sites. This type of travel also gives me information on places I would like to visit again, and spend more time.

Here is what Daren, my husband did while I was exploring the shops in Taormina.

Spending time with a Cappuccino

Here are some pictures he took of the area around where he was waiting.

Photo by Daren R. Couch Taormina

Photo by Daren R. Couch Taormina

Photo by Daren R. Couch Taormina

Photo by Daren R. Couch Taormina

Photo by Daren R. Couch Taormina

Photo by Daren R. Couch Taormina

Photo by Daren R. Couch Taormina

Photo by Daren R. Couch Taormina


Oh, and shopping… this is what I got.

Oil and Vinegar Set from Taormaina, Italy Photo by Daren R. Couch