Did I Score Big on Concert Tickets From ScoreBig.com?
Jul27

Did I Score Big on Concert Tickets From ScoreBig.com?

Did I score big on concert tickets from ScoreBig.com? Summertime means outdoor concerts and earlier this month, for one night I felt like a giddy teenager again (except for the beer in my hand). On a steamy Florida night I was dancing like a fool and singing at the top of my lungs as Def Leppard and KISS rocked the stage of the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, thanks to ScoreBig.com.

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Finding Old School Treasures and Pop Culture at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia
Jun30

Finding Old School Treasures and Pop Culture at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Given the choice of thrifting at a flea market or visiting a shopping mall, I’ll always choose the former. I was in my element browsing the aisles and piles of Black Dog Salvage during my spring visit to Roanoke, Va., seeking a treasure with personality to add to my home.

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What Have You Damaged in a Hotel Room?
Jun26

What Have You Damaged in a Hotel Room?

What have you damaged in a hotel room?? If it hasn’t happened to you already, someday it will. Oh, trust me.

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Putting My Hot Air to Work With Glassblowing in Staunton, Va.
Jun16

Putting My Hot Air to Work With Glassblowing in Staunton, Va.

I huffed and puffed yet didn’t inhale while putting my hot air to work during a glassblowing session at Sunspots Studios in Staunton, Va. Receiving a consultation with a glassblower was like having a consultation with my hairstylist.

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VIDEO: Sweet Reaction From Kids in Guatemala When They See Their Photos
Jun01

VIDEO: Sweet Reaction From Kids in Guatemala When They See Their Photos

There’s nothing more precious than a kid’s genuine smile. I met amazing people during last month’s trip to Guatemala with Clean the World to distribute recycled used hotel soap and educate people about the importance of hygiene. Although I (still) don’t speak Spanish, I was reminded of the power of a smile in communicating.

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Memorial Day 2014 at the Sarasota National Cemetery
May26

Memorial Day 2014 at the Sarasota National Cemetery

As I drove to Orlando, I thought it was appropriate to mark Memorial Day with a stop at the Sarasota National Cemetery.

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May 2014: An Overdue Update to the Escapades of Solo Travel Girl
May26

May 2014: An Overdue Update to the Escapades of Solo Travel Girl

I’m not quite sure if I’ve ever written a post updating you on what’s been happening in my life but I feel to do so. Since the beginning of the year, it’s been a wild and wooly ride but with June in sight, I’m beginning to breathe.

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Travel Gear Review: Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes Are Pillows for My Feet
May20

Travel Gear Review: Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes Are Pillows for My Feet

My feet never knew life could be so good until I slipped on a pair of Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk shoes, the perfect travel shoe for my adventures.

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Research Family Heritage on Ancestry.com then Plan Your Vacation
May12

Research Family Heritage on Ancestry.com then Plan Your Vacation

I recently read an article about what’s on people’s travel bucket list and “researching family heritage” was one of the top activities. Rather than visiting a travel planning site during your first step in planning a family heritage trip, give Ancestry.com a try. You may be surprised by what you find.

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A Letter from the Department of Homeland Security Lands in Your Mailbox, But It’s Not Addressed to You. Now What?
Apr09

A Letter from the Department of Homeland Security Lands in Your Mailbox, But It’s Not Addressed to You. Now What?

Here’s the scenario, a letter from the Department of Homeland Security lands in your mailbox. It’s not addressed to you BUT, it’s your address. Now what?

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Video: Cigar Rolling in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
Mar11

Video: Cigar Rolling in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

Meet Ramón, a cigar roller at La Leyenda del Cigarro, a Cigar Shop and Factory in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He rolls about 200 cigars a day!

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Coffee-Mate Girl Scouts Thin Mints Green Smoothie Recipe
Mar10

Coffee-Mate Girl Scouts Thin Mints Green Smoothie Recipe

Here’s a healthy dose of March for your NutriBullet , a Coffee-Mate Girl Scouts Thin Mints green smoothie recipe.

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Infographic: Science Behind a Happy Relationship
Feb11

Infographic: Science Behind a Happy Relationship

Turns out, there is a science behind a happy relationship and the website Happify demonstrates it in this groovy infographic.

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Jenna Bush Hager Inspires in Sarasota, Fla.
Jan20

Jenna Bush Hager Inspires in Sarasota, Fla.

“It wasn’t a philosophical moment,” Jenna Bush Hager told more than 500 members of the Ringling College Library Association last Monday at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Fla., it was about “a man, his daughters, a stuffed animal and a little joke.”

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Scariest Thing I Did in 2013 Was…
Dec30

Scariest Thing I Did in 2013 Was…

I wholeheartedly believe being a little scared brings out the best in a person. With the end of 2013 I’m looking back and remembering an incredible year. I traveled to three continents , met inspiring and good people, and emotionally grew by pushing personal boundaries.

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