Will the Great American Eclipse Be the Biggest Travel Day in U.S. History?
Aug16

Will the Great American Eclipse Be the Biggest Travel Day in U.S. History?

Where will you be on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017? It’s the day of the Great American Eclipse and it may be the biggest travel day in United States history. The 60 to 70-mile path of totality will sweep down from Oregon to South Carolina, meaning most people wanting to be in complete darkness for the two minutes when the moon moves between the sun and Earth will need to travel to view it.

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How I Found and Gave My Parents the Perfect 50th Anniversary Gift
Aug06

How I Found and Gave My Parents the Perfect 50th Anniversary Gift

Finding the perfect 50th anniversary gift for my parents was difficult, but once I found it, it was so easy to execute and Casey Kasem would agree it was a hit. The gift encapsulated my gratitude and appreciation for all they’ve done for my siblings and me and to this day, they continue to give. Before I share what this chart-topping gift is, let me briefly give you a glimpse into my childhood.

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I Met a Rocket Man at Heroes and Legends at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
May24

I Met a Rocket Man at Heroes and Legends at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

“One of my heroes was John Glenn. My mother let me play hooky from school to watch his mission. And the drama and the class with which he performed that mission was really neat,“ rocket man Jerry L. Ross told me when I asked the hero who his hero was.

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Mad Mo is Paving the Way for Girls in Pro Monster Trucks
Apr23

Mad Mo is Paving the Way for Girls in Pro Monster Trucks

Morgan Matheny is like most teenagers. The 14-year-old attends public school in Central Florida, plays basketball, and aspires to pursue a medical career. When not in school, chances are she’s buckled into Demolition Diva as her alter ego Mad Mo, paving the way for girls in pro monster trucks.

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Pet-Friendly Glamping Rentals Website Launches
Jun15

Pet-Friendly Glamping Rentals Website Launches

Dog packs around the world are yapping in glee over the news a pet-friendly glamping rentals website launched. Called Glamping Hub for Pets, the new site, which is part of Glamping Hub, is a community of pet owners offering a resource for booking pet-friendly outdoor lodging, trip planning and pet travel tips.

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Landmark Florida Resort Offers Legends of Boca Experience with Jimmy Connors
Nov15

Landmark Florida Resort Offers Legends of Boca Experience with Jimmy Connors

All legends have an intriguing story behind them and this one began with a phone call to the Director of Tennis at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. He was asked if the resort was interested in working with Jimmy Connors.

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An Astronaut Encounter at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Oct18

An Astronaut Encounter at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Looking for an out-of-this-world experience? Get up close to an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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Gaze into the Dark Sky During a Star Party in Death Valley National Park
Dec09

Gaze into the Dark Sky During a Star Party in Death Valley National Park

Have you ever attended a star party? When I worked at the Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park, one of the things we did for guests was place telescopes on the roof of the Furnace Creek Inn and offered evening stargazing. Why? The sky in Death Valley is very dark and is not washed out from light pollution found in urban areas.

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Seeing The King of the High Wire in Sarasota Before He Takes on Chicago
Oct24

Seeing The King of the High Wire in Sarasota Before He Takes on Chicago

Have you heard? Nik Wallenda, The King of the High Wire, will walk atop a wire across the Chicago River in what’s being called Skyscraper Live (#SkyscraperLive) on Nov. 2, 2014. And guess what? He’s been training in his hometown of Sarasota so of course I had to see him train.

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Does Your Nail Art Reflect Your Passions?
Oct10

Does Your Nail Art Reflect Your Passions?

Does your nail art reflect your passions? Time and budget permitting, I love heading to the salon and having my nails done. Honestly, I’m not very coordinated in painting them myself. But, I’ve never had my nails painted in something other than a color or if I’m feeling really fancy, the classic white French tip. So check this out… I’m attending an outdoor writers conference this week and one of the...

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#LOVEVA: See the LOVE in Virginia
Oct05

#LOVEVA: See the LOVE in Virginia

Y’all know “Virginia is for lovers,” right? Launched in 1969, “Virginia is for lovers” is one of the most brilliant tourism slogans EVER. The Virginia Tourism Corporation, the state tourism office, knows “love is at heart of every Virginia vacation” and has created LOVEwork, a 16 feet wide by 7 feet tall artwork of the word “LOVE.” Think of it as a piece of tangible love.

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#NASASocial: PUMA Golf Experimenting with Space Technology
Sep24

#NASASocial: PUMA Golf Experimenting with Space Technology

Fore! If you’re looking for a way to improve your golf slice, someday down the road PUMA Golf may have the solution and they’ll have space technology to thank. This is so cool!

I learned about this during the #SpaceX4 #NASASocial I attended last week. One of the research projects carried up to the International Space Station (ISS) by the SpaceX CRS-4 resupply mission on Sept. 21 will study plating metal with the goal of manufacturing a better golf club.

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Sometimes, a Good Story is in Your Backyard. Rick and His Antique Bus
Aug03

Sometimes, a Good Story is in Your Backyard. Rick and His Antique Bus

Sometimes, a good story is in your backyard. My travel this summer has been intentionally limited and in an earlier post, I shared how I’m using this time to regroup. One of the thrills of traveling is meeting interesting people willing to share their tale. Yesterday, I was reminded we don’t need to travel thousands of miles to hear a good story.

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TV Show Casting to Give Missed Travel Connections a Second Chance at Love
Jul05

TV Show Casting to Give Missed Travel Connections a Second Chance at Love

If you’ve ever connected with someone during your travels, felt a spark, then lost touch and down the road wondered “what if,” listen up. A major cable network series is NOW casting for a TV show to give missed travel connections a second chance at love.

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Book Review: Only in Spain by Nellie Bennett
Jul02

Book Review: Only in Spain by Nellie Bennett

Thank you, Nellie Bennett. Because of you I’m now dreaming of grabbing a floor-length skirt layered with ruffles and heading off to Spain to learn flamenco. Before reading “Only in Spain: A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love” the idea never crossed my mind but because you so eloquently shared your sacrifices to follow your passion to learn authentic flamenco, I want to run away with gypsies, too.

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