Month: November 2010

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What to do with the Cats when Traveling

I’m the mother of two cats. Never thought I would be but after two very long stories, I have a senior cat (13.5-years-old) and a young kitty (1.5-years-old). I take several one and two-night overnight trips throughout the year and although I’m gone for a short period of time, it takes some planning to leave Read More »

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Happy Holidays! 2010

Pictures In Blue Christmas Card Shop Shutterfly.com for elegant Christmas photo cards. View the entire collection of cards. A friend is known for sending her Christmas cards the day after Thanksgiving. Although I haven’t made it to the mailbox yet, here is an electronic image of this year’s holiday greeting card. It’s difficult to encapsulate Read More »

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Chasing Wild Horses on Cumberland Island

I’ve just returned from a magical land, one only existing in fairy tales. This land, Cumberland Island National Seashore, is a Georgia coastal island. It houses castles, land for wild horses to run free and beautifully bizarre trees with twisting branches unlike I’ve ever seen.

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Wordless Wednesday: Sunflowers in Sarasota

Sunflowers warm anyone’s heart and I always smile when seeing them. Here’s a snapshot from last weekend’s Sarasota Farmers Market taken at the Worden Farm stand. The farm specializes in organic produce. Enjoy!

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Get Paid to Blog, Eat through Asia from Pei Wei

Pei Wei Asian Diner is looking for one fab blogger to eat their way through five Asian countries over two weeks and document it through new media. Oh, the lucky chosen one will receive $10,000. Are you up for the task? All you have to do to enter is visit the Pei Wei Asian Diner Read More »

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Magical Sand Masterpieces on Siesta Key

Yesterday was the second day of the three-day inaugural Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition (Nov. 18 – 21, 2010) and thanks to my friends at the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, I was able to see the magical sand masterpieces being created out of the quartz sand.

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5 Best Exhibits at The Trade Show, Sept. 2010

Employed in the travel industry and as a travel blogger, I attend trade shows to connect with new people and reconnect with those I already work with. In September I attended The Trade Show as a travel blogger for The Travel Bloggers Show in Orlando. Walking the trade show floor, there were a handful of Read More »

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Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Plop! Went the iPhone

iPhone owners listen up. You may think it won’t happen to you but it will. Trust me. I’m very careful but when I tucked my dear iPhone into my skirt’s shallow pocket, I didn’t realize what would happen until I heard a “plop” before sitting on the porcelain thrown. Yes. My iPhone fell in the Read More »

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Wordless Wednesday: Ortiz Flea Market

Sunday I joined the Slow Food Southwest Florida group for a tour of the Ortiz Flea Market in Fort Myers, Fla. Santiago De Choch was the guide of this ethnic market. It’s primarily dominated with Mexican vendors but the market is full of all sorts of treasures such as fresh produce, leather boots and belts, Read More »

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Did I Watch “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”? You Betcha!

Sunday night was the much-anticipated premier of the eight-week series, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” on TLC. Of course I watched and so did 4.96 million other viewers. Back in the 2008 presidential election cycle, I attended a Sarah Palin rally (I have the autographs to prove it) and although I’m not a political supporter, I’m fascinated Read More »

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