Tag Archives: travel

7 Seattle Secrets

22 Apr

Seattle From AboveHeaded to Seattle? Read this first.

Already live here? See if you know all seven of these Seattle secrets …

1. The Name

Legend holds that every time we use the word Seattle, we’re basically making death a living hell for its Native American namesake. According to folklore, the chief was uncomfortable when the settlers named their town after him, since his tribe believed the dead couldn’t rest in peace if their name was frequently spoken by the living.

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What’s a Tubkaak?

4 Apr

What’s a Tubkaak?

a. a rare bird
b. a naughty word
c. an eco-friendly resort
d. a Taiwanese game

….

Have your guess? Well, here’s your answer:

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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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Las Vegas!

31 Jan

In honor of my impromptu happy-birthday trip for my friend Dede, here are a few of my personal Las Vegas favorites. Viva!

Vegas Skyline Night

Vegas Tips & Recommendations

Hotels

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Wear a Story

23 Jan
Skirt: Spain trip with Sue. Earrings: Visit to a Balinese silversmith's home. Shirt: Minneapolis 3-Day 2011.

Skirt: Spain trip with Sue. Earrings: Visit to a Balinese silversmith’s home. Shirt: Minneapolis 3-Day 2011.

What are you wearing?

That’s kind of an intimate question isn’t it? But clothing is rather intimate. It comforts. It covers. It projects.

It can spark conversations and memories, too.

So look again: What are you wearing?

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

24 Dec

My Favorite ThingsIt’s my birthday, and I’ll do what I want to. Therefore, I’d like to personally recognize a few special moments I hold in my heart, all of which are far greater than any gift I could receive today or tomorrow.

These are a few of my favorite things—36 for my 36 years. What would yours be?

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Top 3: Apps for Traveling Tots

7 Dec

Travel with KidsI recently posted a “Top 3” about blogs for moms, and my friend Christa (talented author of the Lexy Cooper Videogame Mysteries, I might add) asked me to feature my Top 3 kids’ apps.

The category is rather broad (from age to interest), so I’ve narrowed it down to my picks for traveling with a toddler. I figure they might come in handy for many of you traveling with kids in tow this season.

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