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Funky Signs: No Standing on the Toilet Seat

Funky Signs: No Standing on the Toilet Seat
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. MATAMATA IS A peaceful little Kiwi town not far from the city of Hamilton. At least it was peaceful, until March 1999 when tons of heavy machinery moved in to transform the surrounding farmlands into The Shire. Yes, the Bagginses come...
October 17th, 2011 | FUNKY SIGNS, NEW ZEALAND, STAFF | Read More

Ausable Chasm, New York

Ausable Chasm, New York
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. AUSABLE CHASM, known as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is one of the many scenic beauties of the Adirondack Forest Preserve in upstate New York. Situated about twenty minutes south of Plattsburgh, next to Lake Champlain, this natural...
October 14th, 2011 | Scenic Wonders, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Water | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Costa Rica Highlights

Becoming Location Independent: Costa Rica Highlights
By staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. WHEN JON AND I told friends and family we were coming to Costa Rica for three months, it was incredible how many people had been here—or knew someone who had. Statistics show that approximately 2 million visitors come to this tiny country every...
October 12th, 2011 | COSTA RICA, Critters & Wildlife, DINING, LOCATION INDEPENDENT, SERIES, STAFF | Read More

Movies Under the Bridge, Poland, Ohio

Movies Under the Bridge, Poland, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. I WAS IN Poland, Ohio in July taking photos for a story (Summer Vacations at My Grandma’s House by Julia Munroe Martin) when I met a local who showed me the bridge over Yellow Creek. At first glance, this bridge is nothing special. Sure,...
October 10th, 2011 | QUIRKY PLACES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

How I Spent My 12 Hours In Vienna

How I Spent My 12 Hours In Vienna
By guest blogger Samantha Wilson. Photos Copyright © Samantha Wilson. ON A RECENT trip to Europe, I had a layover in Vienna, Austria. I must say that I wish I had included the city on my holiday’s itinerary. Vienna is absolutely gorgeous and offers so many wonderful sights and attractions. Though...
October 7th, 2011 | EUROPE, GUEST BLOGGERS, TIPS&SECRETS | Read More

Considering a career break? Here’s the scoop.

Considering a career break? Here’s the scoop.
Reprinted with permission from BootsnAll. Graphic used with permission. HOW MANY TIMES have you thought “I could get used to this” while mid-vacation? Every time? Yeah, us too. If you currently have a case of the cubicle blues, you might want to consider a career break. What is a career break?...
October 5th, 2011 | DEALS, TIPS&SECRETS | Read More

Finding an Oasis in the Desert – Review: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona

Finding an Oasis in the Desert – Review: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona
By guest blogger Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. BOOKING A TRIP to Tucson, AZ, was never on my “bucket list.” But with a daughter who decided the University of Arizona is the place she would like to attend college, it suddenly became important for me to figure out where the rest...
October 3rd, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, HOTELS & MOTELS, KID-FRIENDLY, Reviews, USA MAINLAND | Read More