Month: December 2011

A Girl in London
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Will You Be Visiting London for the 2012 Summer Olympics? Consider Booking an Apartment

A new year means new travel opportunities and 2012 promises exciting reasons to travel. Have you considered visiting London to attend the 2012 Summer Olympic Games? Having visited London several times for business, I’m pretty comfortable navigating through the city and am considering a trip across the pond to see some of the 2012 Olympics. […]

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Nature Travel

Celebrate the New Year with a First Day Hike in a State Park Near You

Rejuvenate and connect with your inner tree-hugger on New Year’s Day by participating in a First Day Hike in a state park near you. Here in the Sunshine State, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service is sponsoring free, guided hikes in nine state parks on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, as part […]

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Culinary Travel

To Market, to Market to Buy Smoked Turkey Butts? Visiting Buffalo’s Broadway Market

It’s been a long time since I last visited Buffalo, N.Y.’s Broadway Market, the city’s beloved ethnic food market since 1888. When my great-grandmother traveled up from New York City to Buffalo by train in the 1950s to visit family, she enjoyed shopping the market because she could speak Slovack with vendors. As a kid, […]

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About Me Snapshots

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! 2011

It’s been an interesting journey this year and I truly appreciate everyone who’s believed in me and supported this blog. Looking forward to a better 2012, after all, it is a leap year meaning there’s one more day to enjoy life! Merry Christmas, best wishes and happy travels in 2012!

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It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Ho! Ho! Ho! Arrived in Buffalo yesterday and it’s a little green around here (although as I write this, snow flurries are drifting down from above). Here are a few snapshots of my dad’s red tractor decorated with holiday cheer for the season.

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Florida Fun Snapshots

Good Morning Over South Florida!

Yeah, I know. I didn’t get a Wordless Wednesday post uploaded yesterday. Only the second time since I’ve launched this blog. Enjoy this shot somewhere over South Florida between Fort Myers and Orlando. You can see the moon, Mercury and the ribbon of red is the sunrise.

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Scrape Hotel Soap at Clean the World and Save Lives during an Orlando Vacation

“I feel like I’m peeling potatoes,” I said to the Clean the World worker while using a dinner knife to scrape the outer layer off a used bar of hotel soap. She smiled and handed me a vegetable peeler. During a recent business trip to Orlando, Fla., I planned my itinerary to arrive a few […]

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Florida Fun

Sunshine, White Sand and Exploding Sand Sculptures: Travel Channel Filming New TV Show on Sarasota’s Siesta Key

Saturday I hit Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida, (ranked Best Beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach) and stumbled upon a war. I witnessed two sand sculptures get blown up and a sand sculpting team win $10,000. Don’t worry, this wasn’t the start of WW III but a competition arranged by Travel Channel for […]

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Nature Travel Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Charlotte County’s Wildflower Preserve

The first weekend of December I joined about a half-dozen amateur photographers walked through the Lemon Bay Conservancy’s Wildflower Preserve for a photography contest which runs through Feb. 15, 2012. This inaugural competition will help document the flora in this new preserve, which was 80-acre Wildflower Golf Club located in Cape Haze, Fla., the western […]

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Learning Vegan Cooking with Vicki Chelf and Punta Gorda’s Worden Farm

Watching and listening to food writer Vicki Chelf as she moved through the Florida House kitchen in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday was much like observing an artist handed a box of materials and told “go create something.” Chelf is an accomplished artist but she’s also a twenty-first century Julia Child. Rather than constructing Boeuf Bourguignon, […]

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