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10 Uses for Postcards and Travel Brochures

21 Feb
Photo courtesy of Robin Stubbs, Flickr Creative Commons

Photo courtesy of Robin Stubbs, Flickr Creative Commons

What do you do with all those postcards and travel brochures amassed on trips?

  • Store them, only to ditch them on a future organizational rampage?
  • Add them to that scrapbooking basket gathering dust on the shelf?
  • Hope they’ll magically transform into something amazing?

Well, it’s time to save them.

Here are 10 easy ways to put those treasures to good use:

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Elect to Party

5 Nov

John Vechey 2008My fellow Americans, we’re lucky enough to live in a democracy where we can affect our future.

So why not elect to party?

Get your friends together tomorrow night (from both sides of the aisle) for an impromptu Election Day Party. Then when people ask, “Where were you when [insert candidate or your choice] was elected?” you’ll have a memorable answer.

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St. John Souvenirs

30 Jan

Mentally, I returned with a mixed bag of St. John souvenirs. Most are them are happy, unforgettable, illuminating … but a teeny tiny one is sad.

I’ve been building up this pilgrimage,  and now that it’s complete, it’s left me a little adrift, so to speak. I’m no shrink, but I’m guessing it has to do with the fact that we made this trip for Sue, and it has passed, just as she has passed. It makes me feel even farther away from her.

Again though, this “teeny tiny sad” is just one souvenir of my trip.

The most useful souvenir

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St. John Tips and Photos

26 Jan

The Sun Sets on St. John

Need a little sunshine on this dreary winter Thursday? Check out these pictures from our recent trip to St. John USVI (U.S. Virgin Islands).

That’s right, U.S. So if you’re traveling from the States:

  • You don’t need a passport.
  • Most of your phones will work there (check with your carrier).
  • You don’t need to transfer your cash to a foreign currency.

See if these pictures inspire you to go. And if so, here’s what you need to know …

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