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Welcome to This Awful/Awesome Life! My name is Frances Joyce. I am the publisher and editor of this magazine. We'll be exploring different topics each month to inform, entertain and inspire you. Meet new authors, sharpen your brain and pick up a few tips on life, love, entertaining and business. Enjoy and please share!

Around the World in Pictures

It's impossible to discuss every possible venue for a vacation, so I thought it might be fun to make up a photo collage of some of the incredible places around the world. All of these photos are free use photos from

 Can you recognize the location of each photo? How many of these places have you visited?


Alaska Bucket List - See a Bear in the Wild by Ann K. Howley