Month: November 2012

Cool Stuff Others are Doing Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Thanks to American Standard I’m the Best Daughter in the World!

This past Mother’s Day I was a bad daughter. All I got my mom was a card, albeit a Hallmark (and trust me, my parents flip the cards to see if it is a Hallmark ) but thanks to American Standard, I’m the best daughter in the world! (At least for a year.) Now before […]

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Disclosure Florida Fun Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Heigh-Ho! D23 Membership is a Magical Holiday Gift for the Disney Fan

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah! We’re in full swing of the holiday season and I bet you’re making a holiday gift list, checking it twice and making note who’s naughty and nice. If you’re like me, then you’re on the quest for unique, practical gifts that will be appreciated by the receiver. Here’s a suggestion, give a little magic […]

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Culinary Travel Girlfriend Getaway

Learn How to Prepare a Brazilian Meal with Cook in Rio

The saying, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” can also apply to travelers. The way to understand a culture is by learning how to cook and eat like the locals. My trip to Rio de Janeiro in October included the usual tourist sites including a visit up Corcovado Mountain to get […]

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Disclosure Florida Fun Solo Travel

Things to do in Central Florida: Mount Dora Guided Segway Tours

The best way of overcoming fear is facing it head on and moving forward. A Mount Dora guided Segway tour helped me conquer a fear this summer and reminded me when life knocks you down, just get back up, learn from mistakes and carry on.

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Culinary Travel Florida Fun Solo Travel

Learning How to Eat Florida Weeds with Green Deane

“The birds were eating them!” This was the explanation I, then three or four years old, told my mother nearly forty years ago. She frantically peppered me with questions after I told her about the red berries I had just plucked off a neighborhood bush and ate. Although they were juicy, I distinctly remember the […]

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Nature Travel Travel Resources

11 Least Crowded National Parks of 2011; S’mores Brownie Recipe

Say “national park” and most people think Yellowstone, Grand Canyon or Great Smoky Mountains.But let’s change that mindset and show some love to parks like Lake Clark, North Cascades and Dry Tortugas. If looking to get away from the crowds, head to one of these 11 national parks. According to visitation figures published by the […]

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Girlfriend Getaway Solo with Others

Lost in Brazilian Portuguese Translation: When the Security Guard Rings Your Bell

“Do you sleep here?” my sister Lizzy asked the tall, dark and handsome hotel security guard who joined us in elevator. We had seen him morning, noon and night during our week-long stay in Rio de Janeiro and had exchanged smiles and little waves. On our last in night in Rio, this was the first conversation we had with him.

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Florida Fun

Follow Your Dream: How to Soar with the Blue Angels

I feel the need…the need for speed! – Top Gun One of the most interesting people I met this year is Capt. Benjamin Blanton, U.S. Marine Corp, during the 2012 Florida International Air Show in Punta Gorda, Fla. Capt. Blanton has been the aircraft commander of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels‘ C-130 for three seasons […]

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Disclosure Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” Debuts Nov. 13, 2012 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand

Strong-minded Merida of Disney•Pixar’s  “Brave” is the princess I wish was around on the big screen when I was growing up. Unlike Disney princesses of my day, the determined Merida isn’t waiting around for her Prince Charming but determining her own future. In this original tale set in the Highlands of Scotland, the princess challenges tradition […]

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Florida Fun Solo Travel

Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center: ‘That’s One Big Spaceship!’

You’ve probably figured out by now I have a slight space exploration addiction. I was there for the final space shuttle Atlantis launch last July and thanks to Eileen Ludwig of Freelance Tourist, I saw Atlantis make its final landing. Friday, Nov. 2, space shuttle Atlantis made one last journey to its final home at […]

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