Thursday, September 26, 2013

Visiting Tesla

World Co-ordinates: 41° 50′ 24″ N  -  87° 57′ 11″ W
Oak Brook, IL 

Its is a rare Indian Summer day, in late September. Warm sunny 75 degrees. Cool breezes. On the edge of Autumn, I drive. 

While traveling from Chicago's West Suburbs to the Southwest Suburbs on this beautiful day, I spontaneously stop at Oakbrook Mall to enjoy sunshine during lunch. 

To my surprise, I find a Tesla showroom! Tesla's vision began in 2003, unveiling the Roadster as the first all electric sports car. Based in California, Tesla reigns as an independent innovator in US electric car design and manufacturing.   Website:

Here are their latest cars and amazing technology!    


0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds
Love the Made in California plate!

the Engine is so compact
it is underneath this front storage area 

on which awesome electricness is built 
Yes, that's the revolutionary ENGINE !!
The Power of the Future ...

Photography :  Traci Elizabeth 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Live from Costa Rica !!

World Co-ordinates: 9° 56′ 0″ N -  84° 5′ 0″ W
Rainforest between Pacific Ocean and Carribean Sea
Central America

I am excited and honored to be a Guest Speaker on Sunday's radio show from the Rainforest! 

Join me on Carribean Radio Show CRS hosted by Roberta and Daniel of La Reserva Forest Foundation - for a dynamic discussion on "Climate Change WE CAN Solve It!"

Broadcasting live from Costa Rica, connected to Chicago and the World via the power of the Internet on Sunday July 28th, 2013. Time 12pm CST/1pm EST

Click blue link below to listen online, or call in and join the fun from the Rainforest!

Photos Copyright La Reserva Forest Foundation

Friday, June 14, 2013

Presenter/Public Speaker - Webpage

As a member of Climate Reality Leadership Corps, it is my passion armed with knowledge and power, to fight for a beautiful world.

I was trained by former US Vice President Al Gore, receiving my certificate of training August 23, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

As an Environmental Activist, and Nature lover, this is a great Professional Honor.

To view the Climate Reality Presentation and have me speak to your group, please book thru my official link below.   

Traci Elizabeth Presenter Bio

Friday, June 7, 2013

Defender of Nature

" Rising Force of Nature "

Saturday, May 25, 2013

War Poem - In Flanders Fields

World Co-Ordinates  50° 43′ 35.04″ N, 1° 36′ 52.92″ E
Boulogne-sur-Mer, France


Images - In Flanders Fields

Copy of original handwritten poem
by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD
Written May 3rd, 1915

Memorial @ John McCrae House
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons
file licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Right From the Soul

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Picnic For Earth 2013

World Co-ordinates:  41°52′ 55″ N87°37′ 40″ W
Chicago IL

Traveled by Train to Millennium Park to attend Picnic for Earth. Sponsored by the Nature Conservancy, this was a fundraiser, concert and celebration for our Planet.

"The Nature Conservancy protects Earth's natural resources and beauty. Our conservation efforts are driven by our members. The Conservancy has been named a Top Rated Charity  by the American Institute of Philanthropy."  Website:

Beautiful table decor


view behind the broadcast area

Friday, April 19, 2013

Chicago - City of Steel

Cathedral of Steel 

Chicago CityScape 2013

Jay Pritzker Outdoor Auditorium

View under Pritzker Stage
looks like a futuristic metal fantasy
out of HG Wells imagination

all photos taken by and @ Traci Elizabeth/Travel Your Dreams 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Prayer of the Woods

In Honor of the Woods - translated from Portuguese

This is a mysterious poem, that nobody knows who wrote.
The power of this poem has transcended time and miles.
It has been posted in many places around the world
especially at entrances to Forests.

Aries Star Art

One of my Modeling photos
added to Art by Sungod
He created this beautiful
digital background for me
as I love the night time and stars so much

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Another Visit to Herrick Lake - March 2013

glacial lake still exists today

World Co-ordinates:  41 49'12"N   88°8'26"W  
DuPage County Forest Preserves

Scenes from Winters' edge on the verge of Spring. Misty frozen ice-water swirls softly above deep blue.  Driftwood and a fallen tree spell a season's landscape.

Like the song "California Dreamin" - I went for a walk on a Winter's day. This was my second visit to Herrick Lake. Each time it looks different, but it's ethereal spirit remains. 

Herrick Lake is one of DuPage County's wild gems. This beautiful place on the planet is located just off Butterfield Road. This Western Chicago area was once covered by Glaciers.  

Technically, "Herrick Lake holds the distinction of being one of the few natural glacial lakes in the county. In addition, the preserve’s landscape provides flood control to the surrounding community and is a link in forming a vast natural greenway, in conjunction with Danada, St. James Farm, Warrenville Grove, and Blackwell Forest Preserves." (reference Wikimapia)

After the ice, prairie and forest developed naturally. This is Nature's creation that we see today.

Photography by Traci Elizabeth 
copyright Traci Elizabeth/Travel Your Dreams 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Travel & Adventure Show Chicago

Travel & Adventure Show 2013 by Slidely - Slideshow maker


Stephens Convention Center - Rosemont IL


I met a Penguin! 


Inside the Sea World Exhibit


Alaska Tourism Booth 

Taste of Travel

Cooking presentation & Food Authors area