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Winter Getaway: Christmas in Quebec City

Living in warm sunny temps year round, we try to plan a pre-Christmas getaway where we can immerse ourselves in wintry weather and holiday vibes before our busy season goes into full swing. This year, we chose to venture to Quebec City and Montreal...
by The Traveling Scholar on Dec 20, 2016

Book Review: "The Whole Town's Talking," by Fannie Flagg

About the Book: Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it's called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town's Talking, a novel in the traditio...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Dec 17, 2016

Kauai's Hanalei no ka oi (is the best)

One look at Hanalei from above (in this case, from hidden Hanalei Organic Park in Princeville on the north shore) and you will be hot to get down there and look around. Taro fields flank the Hanalei River—part of a National Wildlife Refuge—an opp...
by Hawaii Photo Bank on Dec 13, 2016

Personal Heroes

I’m not inclined toward hero worship. Sometimes I think it must be a personality flaw on my part. The cult of celebrity is so pervasive that I feel desperately behind the times when I read what web-savvy authors write. Or … Continue reading &...

Living In Maine, Small Rural Town Decision Making.

Common sense and being forward thinking are two skills true dyed in the wool Mainers possess in great supply. Small Maine towns survive if resistance to change is removed, if creative brainstorming is done. To figure out what do we do now? Way way be...
by MeInMaine Blog on Aug 20, 2016

Charlotte’s 3-D Tour of the Day: The Towns at Hamorton!

Two Midwood classics yet brand new in one of the hippest ‘hoods in Charlotte! Feels like a single family and is so dang cute + charming! Note the judges paneling, archways, coffered ceiling, built-ins, fireplace, large kitchen, doggie niche and...
by Hip Hoods on Jul 11, 2016

Travel: Exploring Carmel California’s Beauty & Sites

We love exploring, traveling and making new adventure memories. Do you? We travel to unwind, experience different places and reconnect with one another. Sometimes those travels are far from us, some travel can be almost in your own backyard, or...
by Dear Creatives on Jun 23, 2016

Getting Away From Store Bought, Turning Toward Home Grown In Maine.

The term home grown extends way way beyond just where the food comes from that you serve up, put down on the family table. What you cultivate on the local level is a known product though and takes away the mystery of where did this stuff come from an...
by MeInMaine Blog on Jun 14, 2016

Kusatsu Onsen – stunningly unique hot spring town

Kusatsu Onsen (草津温泉) is a hot spring town in the Japanese Alps, and popular with Japanese tourists. Foreign visitors should not expect to find they are the only non-Japanese tourists here, but the town is one of best for hot spring experience...
by Cheapo Japan on Jun 7, 2016

Kusatsu Onsen

Kusatsu Onsen (草津温泉) is a hot spring town in the Japanese Alps, and popular with Japanese tourists. Foreign visitors should not expect to find they are the only non-Japanese tourists here, but the town is one of best for hot spring experience...
by Cheapo Japan on Jun 7, 2016

2015-16 NBA Wire Troll All-Star Team

After a slow start to the season (arguably because of usage), he emerged as one of the top rookies in the league, finishing with averages of 9.9 points (on 51.2 per cent shooting), seven boards, 2.4 assists, and one steal in just 21.7 minutes. The ke...
by RotoRob on May 15, 2016

Narita City

Got some time to kill before or after a flight at Narita Airport? Narita City (成田) has a few things to check out, and can definitely occupy a good day of travel. Budget travel tip When booking with an LCC airline, don’t be afraid to book th...
by Cheapo Japan on May 9, 2016

Izu Peninsula

Izu Peninsula (伊豆半島) is a famous hot spring and sightseeing destination, and a popular side trip from Tokyo. While not that popular with foreign tourists, it is becoming increasing well-known. A host of passes make it a great travel idea for...
by Cheapo Japan on May 1, 2016

Tom Thibodeau is the New Head coach of my WOLVES!

Playoffs! Guaranteed I dont care if Tom Thibodeau had negatives after leaving the Bulls but this young core will learn a lot from this guy and they also added Scott Layden as the general manager in place of Milton.The Wolves definitely stepping up to...
by Powcast.net Sports blog on Apr 20, 2016

Exploring Lake Atitlán by Boat

Delving into the lakeside towns of Lago de Atitlán With its lakeside towns, volcanic landscape, and the ever-present lanchas, Lake Atitlán is best seen by boat and tuk tuk. We rented a car to get around during our stay, but mostly used that to get...
by The Traveling Scholar on Apr 13, 2016

Guatemala: At Home in Lake Atitlán

Caelum et Terra, a true heaven on earth After our brief 24 hours in Antigua, we said our goodbyes to our El Salvadoran family and made our way to Lake Atitlán. The region is home to a number of basic hotels and hostels that dot the perimeter in to...
by The Traveling Scholar on Apr 8, 2016

Small Maine Town Driving, Everyone Pays Attention On The Open Road.

Small Maine towns, where everyone is more connected, somehow related through DNA or work, social, church or volunteer endeavors. Driving in a small Maine town is more personal too. I have been looking up and down I-19 in Clearwater, Tarpon Springs Fl...
by MeInMaine Blog on Mar 18, 2016

Short A Few Dollars, That’s Where A Mainer Shines.

When you live in a rural state not flush with cash but drop dead gorgeous in the looks department, a true Mainer gets highly resourceful. Lack of funds does not restrict the can do with what you have attitude found through out Maine. Dealing with eco...
by MeInMaine Blog on Mar 7, 2016

OUR 2016 NBA Rookie of the YEAR! Karl Anthony Towns against the Raptors! A Monster INDEED!

I don't think anyone would disagree with me on this one. KAT has been phenomenal from the get go. Towns has been awarded as the Rookie of the month for 4 months straight now and he has even upped his performance from 19.7 points with 9 rebs last Janu...
by Powcast.net Sports blog on Mar 5, 2016

Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

Beach Town Hopping from Manuel Antonio to Herradura We had originally planned for Manuel Antonio National Park to take up the majority of our day, but we found ourselves with an entire day ahead of us to explore after exiting in the early afternoon.
by The Traveling Scholar on Feb 29, 2016


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