Month: July 2011

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Art of the Paddle with Takaya Tours of Vancouver, B.C.

“Jennifer on,” my voice quivered while easing my body onto the largest canoe I’ve ever paddled. The 25-foot traditional style ocean canoe was docked at Cates Park in North Vancouver, B.C. , or as the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation call it, “Whey-ah-wichen” which means  “facing the wind.” Pronounced “slay-wah-tuth,” the Tsleil-Waututh Nation has inhabited the lands […]

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Clone of Spire’s Ultimate Escapes Sweepstakes: Win a Four-Night Stay in San Francisco and $2,500 Spire Travel Credit

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spire for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Golden Gate Bridge   Travel like an A-list celebrity but without the luxury tab with a flash-sale travel site. One such website is membership-only Spire which offers limited-time, unbeatable deals on luxury accommodations across the globe.  […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Final Space Shuttle Landing, July 21, 2011

Attending NASA Tweetup for the Endeavour launch in April and May was amazing. Viewing the final space shuttle launch EVER was incredible. Invited to watch the space shuttle landing was an honor and humbling.

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Loveland, Colorado Rocks!

Have ya traveled to Loveland, Colorado? It’s a gorgeous piece of the Rocky Mountains I visited two years ago for a quick weekend getaway to spend time with my aunt, uncle and cousins. With this recent heatwave, I’ve been trying to think cool thoughts and nothing screams coolness like mountains, valleys and Rocky Mountain air.

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Shake, Roll and Muddle: Evening at the National Bartenders and Casino School in Fort Myers, Fla.

On a recent Saturday night I did what most single gals do, I hit the bar. However, rather than drinking I was behind the bar learning how to properly shake, roll and muddle drinks during a 90-minute class at the National Bartenders and Casino School in Fort Myers, Fla.

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Give a Girl a Passport and Open Up Her World

Give a girl a passport and open up her world. That’s the philosophy of travel blogger Tracey Friley ( who runs OBG Adventure Camps, a travel and learning adventure excursions organization for girls. Earlier this summer, Tracey hosted the first Passport Party where she gave eight girls passports. Within the next 12 to 18 months, […]

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24 Hours: No Sleep, 400 Miles, Gallons of Caffeine, Business Luncheon and the Final Space Shuttle Landing Ever

BOOM-BOOM! That amazing, gut-feeling sound will stay with me forever because it’s the last time I, and anyone else, will ever hear it. Thursday morning it was the sound of NASA’s Atlantis signalling her return home on the mission STS-135, the final space shuttle mission. Oh, what a bittersweet day Thursday, July 21, was. Like […]

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Wordless Wednesday: ’60s Band Yesterdazye Rocked Van Wezel’s FridayFest

Oops! Thought this published on Wednesday! A week ago Friday on the banks of Sarasota Bay in the sticky summer heat, tie-dye shirts, love beads and bell bottoms were most definitely in style. The ’60s band Yesterdayze took to the stage during the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s Friday Fest concert series. According to Van […]

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Quirky, Fun Dining at King Tut Grill in Knoxville, Tennessee (The Food’s Good, Too)

My Diet Coke was served in a flower vase, the restaurant owner performed a magic trick, and an Egyptian headdress was available to wear while dining. Welcome to King Tut Grill in Knoxville, Tenn., offering a quirky, yet delicious dining experience in South Knoxville. Moe is the restaurant’s owner and although my colleague and I […]

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What It’s Like Visiting Cuba on a People-to-People Program

This post has been updated due to changes in policy regarding travel to Cuba. Check with the U.S. State Department regarding current regulations about U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba.  Have ya heard the news? Americans can now travel legally to Cuba on people-to-people programs with licensed operators. Although it was about eight years ago, I […]

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