Month: July 2014

Change is Heavy But Good
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Change Can Be Heavy But It’s Good

Change can be heavy but it’s good. “You’re in the beginning of your seventh year. Of course everything will be okay,” the medium at Florida’s Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp told me after I asked, “Will I find a place to live in Tallahassee?”

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Rocking Out During KISS at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Fla., July 23, 2014
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Did I Score Big on Concert Tickets From

Did I score big on concert tickets from Summertime means outdoor concerts and earlier this month, for one night I felt like a giddy teenager again (except for the beer in my hand). On a steamy Florida night I was dancing like a fool and singing at the top of my lungs as Def Leppard and KISS rocked the stage of the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, thanks to

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Light Blue Cat Eye Bifocal Reading Sunglasses Are Polarized and UVA and UVB Protective, Making Them Ideal for Wearing Outdoors
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Pack These Cat Eye Bifocal Reading Sunglasses from ICU Eyewear for Your Summer Vacation

No matter where the road leads you this summer, pack along these groovy Light Blue Cat Eye Bifocal Reading Sunglasses by ICU Eyewear. Aren’t they retro-fab?

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Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va., is Participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!, Sept. 27, 2014
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Free Museum Admission Sept. 27, 2014 for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

The date is set for one of my favorite days to soak up culture, Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! is Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Marking its 10th anniversary, more than 1,000 museums across the U.S. will offer free admission with a pre-ordered ticket.

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Beer Brunch Menu at OPUS Restaurant with Fat Point Brewing, June 29, 2014
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Beer Brunch with Fat Point Brewing and OPUS Restaurant in Punta Gorda, Fla.

You read the headline right. I recently attended a beer brunch featuring craft beer from Fat Point Brewing at OPUS restaurant in downtown Punta Gorda, Fla. I’ve attended wine dinners where wine is paired with an entrée and I’ve attended my share of wine tastings but attending a beer brunch was a first. I have to say, it was pretty marvelous and I’m hoping more beer brunches are in my future.

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Staunton, Virginia is Cute as a Button! If it Had Cheeks, I'd Be Pinching Them!
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Travel to Virginia: Staunton is Cute as a Button

Heat from the donut radiated through the to-go container and warmed my hands as I watched vanilla ice cream, strawberries and whipped topping melt together to create a divine sundae. How did it taste? Oh, boy. Sinfully delightful. I mean, a sundae anchored with a freshly-made donut? How could it not be delicious?

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The Amazing Live Sea Monkey's Ocean Zoo
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Health & Beauty Review Plus a Giveaway: Viva Labs Krill Oil & Sea-Monkeys!

Viva Labs, formerly Everest Nutrition, is offering my readers a giveaway of a one month supply of Krill Oil and I’m tossing in a family of Sea-Monkeys! Why am I talking about Krill Oil when this is a travel blog?

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I Totally Dig the ChargerGenie for My Travels
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Travel Gear Review: ChargerGenie, the World’s First Charging Tote Bag

Last year I shared with you information about ChargerGenie, the world’s first charging tote bag, being funded through the crowd funding site Indiegogo. I’m thrilled to share I’ve received one – in Pink and Black Cheetah Print, no less – to review and it’s pretty nifty.

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TV Show Casting to Give Missed Connections a Second Chance at Love
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TV Show Casting to Give Missed Travel Connections a Second Chance at Love

If you’ve ever connected with someone during your travels, felt a spark, then lost touch and down the road wondered “what if,” listen up. A major cable network series is NOW casting for a TV show to give missed travel connections a second chance at love.

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Nellie Bennett, Author of "Only in Spain."
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Book Review: Only in Spain by Nellie Bennett

Thank you, Nellie Bennett. Because of you I’m now dreaming of grabbing a floor-length skirt layered with ruffles and heading off to Spain to learn flamenco. Before reading “Only in Spain: A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love” the idea never crossed my mind but because you so eloquently shared your sacrifices to follow your passion to learn authentic flamenco, I want to run away with gypsies, too.

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