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Confessions of a Disneyophile: Making Disney Friends

Confessions of a Disneyophile: Making Disney Friends
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. I’M VERY HAPPY with my Disney obsession. I’ve met many wonderful people because of it. In 2001, while searching for discounts for one of our first Disney World vacations, I found a Disney message board. I learned a...
October 21st, 2011 | MEMORIES, SERIES, STAFF, Theme Parks, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Lothal, India: Pushing the Frontiers 5,000 Years Ago

Lothal, India: Pushing the Frontiers 5,000 Years Ago
Story by guest blogger Roona. Photos Copyright © Roona. THERE IS NOTHING like stability to drive some people nuts and my guess is that even 5,000 years ago, human beings were no different. The people of the Indus Valley had mastered urban planning and maritime engineering, trade, commerce and art but...
October 19th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Historic/Museums, INDIA | Read More

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