Month: September 2013

Dessert at Place Loretta in Marseille, France
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Sunday Brunch at Marseille’s Place Lorette

Today reminds me of the scrumptious Sunday brunch at Marseille’s Place Lorette I enjoyed earlier this month. The Moroccan feast was light yet fulfilling, flavorful and unexpected.

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Who's Heading to Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, this Summer?
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5 Luxury National Park Camping Lodges

Camping is a rite of passage for many Americans. Like apple pie, communing with the wilderness is a point of patriotic pride. America’s National Park System ensures that many of the most breathtaking locations remain undisturbed and pristine so that visitors can feel revitalized again and again by visiting crystal clear waters, hidden forest groves and the summits of snow-capped peaks.

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I Just May Be Eating More Dishes Like these Lovely Vegan Entrees Prepared by Vegan Fusion Chef Mark Reinfeld at Worden Farm, Punta Gorda, Fla., Jan. 2013
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Sarasota Nutritionist and Coca-Cola Are Leading Me on a #StepsToWellness Journey

I’ve embarked on a different kind of journey thanks to the assistance of Sarasota nutritionist Nora Clemens of Nutrition and Wellness Solutions and Coca-Cola. It’s a journey following the steps to wellness.

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Bricks of Marseille Soap at Marius Fabre Soap Factory
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Travel to France: Family Continues Tradition at the Marius Fabre Soap Factory

Ms. Julie Bousquet Fabre stood before me explaining how her great-grandfather started La Savonnerie Marius Fabre (Marius Fabre Soap Factory) in 1900. Today, her parents, sister and she carry on the tradition of manufacturing Marseille soap.

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Eating Like a Local at a McDonald's in Marseille, France
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Should Eating at McDonald’s Be Part of Your International Travel Experience?

Should eating at McDonald’s be part of your international travel experience? I’ve struggled with this question during my travels both abroad and domestically but why?

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"Double Disc Hallowed Out by the Roofs" by Artist Felice Varini, in Salon-de-Provence, on Display Until Dec. 1, 2013
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Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture: Double Disc Hallowed Out by the Roofs

Cultural treasures were everywhere I looked during my trip to Marseille-Provence, France. Ranging from classical to contemporary, these pieces further solidifying why its the 2013 European Capital of Culture. One of those gems is an installation in Salon-de-Provence called “Double Disc Hallowed Out by the Roofs” by Swiss-born artist Felice Varini. If you want to see it, book your travel now because it will be on display until Dec. 1, 2013.

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Join Solo Travel Girl on a Day Kayak Trip in the Lower Florida Keys, Dec. 8, 2013

Looking for a good paddle? Here’s an invitation to join me on a day kayak trip in the Lower Florida Keys on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The plan is to join Burnham Guides during a full-day excursions on the Seven Mile Bridge Crossing. If you’re not familiar, the Seven Mile Bridge was originally built to carry […]

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Travel to France: A Fisherman Brings in His Fresh Catch from the Mediterranean into Marseille's Port.
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Travel to France: A Walk through the Marseille Fish Market

A short distance from my Marseille hotel, Hôtel la Résidence du Vieux-Port, I took a walk through the Marseille Fish Market. Boat after boat docked at Quai des Belges on Marseille’s Old Port just after 8 in the morning.

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Free Admission into Select Museums, National Parks on Sept. 28, 2013

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! and National Public Lands Day on Sept. 28, 2013 mean more than free admission into select museums and national parks. It’s the perfect opportunity to feed your soul by doing something different while saving on your budge

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Health & Beauty: “Eye” See a Difference After Using Fysiko Lash Growth Serum

  “Eye” see a difference after using Fysiko Lash Growth Serum and for four months (that’s 16 weeks!), can you? Way back in May when this beauty experiment began I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it really give me #LongerLashes as it promised? Would my lashes become more lush?

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