As we welcome in 2014, I hope it will be a happy and productive year. This past few years have been challenging for many, we’ve cut spending and worked harder, but optimist that I am, I’ve faith in the ingunity of man to overcome obstacles. Like all of you, I get tired of making the next hurdle and wish they would get easier, but at least I make them. I live my live by saying, “What’s good about it,” and that helps. I hope you will find much good in 2014.

Norm and I will be toasting in with bubbly, but my guess is it will be on East Coast time as the ball drops in Times Square. We may be watching the clock strike twelve from bed when it hits mountain time.

We both with you a Happy New Year.


Maralyn D. HillThe Epicurean Explorer

International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA)

Board Member, Co-Chair Conference & Media Trip Committee, Past President

Member: Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

Member: Society of Professional Journalists

Executive Editor, Luxe Beat Magazine (Launching Fall 2013)

Freelance Lifestyle Journalist

Blogs: Where and What in the World & Success with Writing

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