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Mid-Atlantic Cities with the Best Outdoor Adventure

Sometimes you just need an outdoor adventure. Climb some rocks. Swing from the treetops. Bike down a mountain. Kayak class 3 and 4 rapids, either natural or manmade. You might think of the American West for these things but rest assured, these outdoor adventure cities on the East Coast have you covered, too.   Richmond more »

What Is the Best Florida Beach for YOU?

Want to know what the best Florida beach for you is? What beaches do you think of when you think of Florida? Miami is the first one for just about everyone, but what you think of next might betray your age. If you think Fort Lauderdale, you were probably a college kid in the 70s more »

Where to Get Your Mid-Century Modern Fix on Vacation

If you love teak wood, simple lines, and pops of color, why not satisfy your mid-century modern fix while on vacation? Whether you prefer the sleek lines of International Style city skyscrapers, the integration with nature of Frank Lloyd Wright, or the the kitschy 50s resort style, you can find it in its original or more »

A Welsh girl and her rabbit: Welsh Rarebit Recipe

This post was sponsored by Visit Wales. A Welsh girl and her rabbit: a recipe for Welsh Rarebit My grandfather said that his Welsh forebears were horse thieves, which is just about all I know about that branch of the family. I have no reason to doubt his story, except the twinkle in his eye more »

Rent a hacienda in the Yucatan for a great family getaway

The flowers! A blush of red above, a carpet below of the falling flowers of the flamboyán trees that bloom with not wild but distinguished abandon. They offer just a hint of the spectacular warmth that guests receive when they rent Hacienda Petac in Mexico’s Yucatán. Hacienda Petac is a vacation destination somewhere between a more »

How to Shop in Paris Department Stores

This post is brought to you by Galeries Lafayette. Freedom and Independence The white t-shirt with the breezy blue script reading “j’♥ Paris” was a staple in my wardrobe for many years, a souvenir of my very first trip abroad, the first time I tasted freedom and independence from my parents. (Ironically aided by the more »

Stylish Small Hotels in Paris

Stylish Small Hotels in Paris This post is brought to you by XL Airways. Do your summer plans include a trip to Paris? I wish mine did. If you’re going to the most stylish city in the world (according to an unscientific survey of just me), don’t just stay in a boring old hotel room. more »

Do You Know the Emergency Numbers in Brazil?

911-112-110-155-191-999-191-997-998-999-115-114-113-119-118-117-111-000-120-119-110-999-110-119-911-115-116-105-107-100-911-123-15-17-18 Wondering what sort of odd coding appears above? These are the emergency numbers for each of the countries I have visited in the past 5 years. If you’re planning to attend the Olympic games this summer, do you know the emergency numbers in Brazil? When we were traveling around the world for 11 months, more »

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