Month: April 2012


Z is for “Zed”

From my previous post, you know I’m a Yankee but what you probably don’t realize is I grew up a stone’s throw from the Canadian border. This meant my siblings and I grew up somewhat influenced by Canadian radio and television.

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Y is for Yankee

Hello, I’m a Yankee. There. It’s out in the open. I was born and raised north of the Mason-Dixon Line and never really thought about it until I lived in Tallahassee, Florida’s capital, for three years. Although I had lived in the Sunshine State for three years, it wasn’t until my Tallahassee days that I […]

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X is for Xanterra Parks & Resorts

Summer is around the corner and many of you will be packing up your car or boarding a jet plane to visit America’s National Parks. If you’re planning on visiting Crater Lake, Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone or Zion National Parks, you’ll be staying with Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the country’s largest park-management company.

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W is for What is Art?

What is art? Growing up, I wanted to be an artist (among other things). I loved drawing, painting and photography but I never felt I could make it as an artist and traveled down another path. Merriam-Webster defines art as a : the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of […]

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OK, That Was Scary

What’s the worst thing that could happen to a blogger? For me, having all of my content disappear is probably one of the worst things that could happen and when I logged into this site Friday, my stomach sank. Where were my posts? Why couldn’t I modify the comments? “Oh, boy. Not good,” I thought. […]

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V is for Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of the grooviest cities I’ve ever visited. It has a bohemian, creative, chic-vibe similar to San Francisco with a dash more international flavor. Granted, I’m basing this on only visiting twice plus a visit to nearby Victoria, but it’s a destination I hope to visit again.

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U is for Universal Orlando Resort

“U.” What the heck am I going to blog about in this A to Z Challenge that starts with U? Doh! Universal Orlando Resort in Florida! Of course, now I’m thinking about “V” for the next post.

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So, You Want Work in Yellowstone National Park? Here’s What to Expect

Thousands of seasonal workers spend the summer employed in Yellowstone National Park and can anticipate everything from answering “odd” questions to feeling geysers rumble and sitting in a bear jam to counting twinkling stars in a pitch black sky. I was once one of those employees and if you’re interested in working in America’s first […]

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T is for Travel and Tourism Week, May 5 – 13, 2012

Ready to do something fun? May 5 – 13, 2012, is National Travel and Tourism Week and the perfect opportunity to get out and be a tourist in your own town. Established in 1984 and presented by the U.S. Travel Association, National Travel and Tourism Week celebrates and educates the public on the economic and […]

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My Budget Business Trip to New York City

I welcome business trips to New York City with mixed emotions. Sure, it’s terrific my employer picks up (most of) the tab for the trip but I also cringe because of the expenses I’ll have to personally incur, expenses associated with travel but not reimbursed by my employer. I love visiting New York and exploring […]

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