Month: May 2012

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What I Learned from Miss Lori During the SheCon 2012: New Media & Brand Expo

Confident. Responsible. Happy. Strong. Beautiful. When I grow up, I want to be like Miss Lori. If I were a 10-year-old, making that statement wouldn’t be so strange. See, I didn’t know who Miss Lori was until I heard her dynamic keynote speech at the closing of the SheCon 2012 New Media & Brand Expo Read More »

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How Many Hidden Mickeys Can You Spot at Disney World?

I’ve been visiting Walt Disney World since I was knee-high to Jiminy Cricket and it wasn’t until I was in my teens when I noticed a hidden Mickey Mouse in a mural. Over the years, I’ve heard about more of them and would try to find as many as I could.  Well, I just learned Read More »

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Explore Disney World As a Foodie or from a Guy’s View with these Travel Blogs

Walt Disney World in Florida isn’t necessarily a place most solo travelers think about visiting but why not? Sure, it seems “the most magical place on Earth” is crawling either with families with overly-excited kids in tow or with couples permanently joined hand-in-hand. Then there are the solo travelers who plan our own day and Read More »

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Melted Candles in Death Valley Part 3: Busted! and Relief

Continued from Part 2. It was one of the most uncomfortable sleeping nights I had in Death Valley. I ended up napping on the living room floor because it was the coolest (all relative) spots in the house. Come morning and no relief in sight, with animals in tow I headed to a Best Western Read More »

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Melted Candles in Death Valley Part 2: Animals in a Bathtub

Continued from Part 1… Those who had lived in Death Valley for more than a year were smart. It wasn’t their first rodeo and as soon as the electricity went off, they hopped in their cars and hightailed it to air conditioned casino civilization, most to Pahrump. They knew a few hours could add up Read More »

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Melted Candles in Death Valley Part 1: Dry Heat in the Summer

Sitting in my non-air conditioned Southwest Florida apartment earlier this month reminded me of the time when electricity went out for a day in Death Valley. Granted, the hottest it reached in my Florida apartment was 85 degrees Fahrenheit compared to glue and wax-melting heat in Death Valley. Yeah, my beloved candles melted in our Read More »

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Women & Co Offers 10 Budget-Friendly Summer Travel Tips

Summer, summer, summertime…is around the corner and if you haven’t already, it’s time to begin planning those summer vacations. Not sure about you, but I’ll be going the frugal route this year and Linda Descano, President and CEO of Women & Co, a personal finance site for women, has provided me with 10 budget-friendly summer Read More »

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Feeling Young at The Villages, A Not So Sleepy Florida Retirement Community

I felt like a pretty young thang walking around downtown of The Villages the other night. I had assumed this 20-acre planned Central Florida retirement community would be a sleepy little village, similar to the well rated Hermitage nursing home in Richmond Virginia. Boy, was I wrong.

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Happy Mother’s Day! Travels with Mom Across the U.S.

In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’d like to share my most memorable trip with my mom. Growing up, as a family we always took short road trips departing from our Buffalo-area home, whether it was to Titusville, Pa., to meet up with my mom’s childhood friend and her family, or around Western New York. Read More »

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