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I have decided to give cruising another chance

Roughly six years ago, I took my first cruise and I can distinctly recall declaring that it would be my last.  As luck and life would have it, I am eating my words.   I think sometimes when we have time to look back on things and the resulting decisions, your vision becomes a little less [...]

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TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY

One of the special delights of traveling is that you find yourself in extraordinary and unexpected circumstances.  We decided to spend a little time in Miami before boarding our cruise ship the next day.  As an avid gardener and a fan of architecture, I thought a visit to the National historic landmark, Vizcaya Museum and [...]

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What is this 1000-1000 Challenge that you speak of?

Todd Wassel, a travel blogging friend of mine who runs the Todd’s Wanderings blog has issued a challenge to his fellow bloggers.  The 1000 – 1000 Challenge is a call to arms for bloggers to increase their readership to 1000 unique visits per day and their blogging income to  at least $1000.00 per month.  Initially, [...]

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The Foodie’s version of Heaven: The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

I first heard about the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (1505 2nd Avenue West , Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y4) while watching Rachael Ray’s $40.00 a day show on The Food Network’s channel back in 2006.  Rachael was tasked to buy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for under $40.00.  This particular show had her searching the city [...]

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TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY

Today’s photo was taken during my trip to Bar Harbor, Maine.  We had taken a trolley tour of the beautiful and picturesque Acadia National Park.  This picture affected me because it was a gentle prod that, in the scheme of things, we are but a speck of lint floating around the universe.  That alone should [...]

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11 of the best FREE things to do in Atlanta

There are so many delightful surprises that I could share with you about my adopted home, Atlanta Georgia. I could start with the Georgia Aquarium, the largest in the world….or I could tell you about the Margaret Mitchell House and point to the old sewing table where she penned “Gone With The Wind” over the [...]

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