Forget everything you've heard or read since the GOP announced Cleveland, Ohio as the host city for its 2016 Republican National Convention. As an Atlantic seaboard snob who has now lived longer in Cleveland than anywhere else (26-plus years), and couldn't be happier about it, here's where you need to start your online education about Cleveland - and then share it.
Vacation planning for couples or singletons usually means shopping for new attire, packing all essentials, planning trips or outings, and checking off items on their must-do lists at the holiday destination. Travel time during flight journeys or train/bus rides is leisurely spent by watching movies, listening to music, or reading books.
In anticipation of the assumed chaos that will be #BlogHer14, I flew across the country a couple of days early to be alone. And to write. And to think. And to be alone. And to write more. Plus, I knew that it would be crazy to fly 3000 miles just to sit in conference rooms for three days.So, today is my first day completely alone. This is the first time in my life that I’ve ever done something like this. Usually, someone is waiting for me on the other end of my trip or I plan to meet quickly....more
What Five Travel Apps Are a Must Have?You run into many obstacles when traveling: delayed flights, local transportation, language barriers, where to go, and even how to get there. Luckily we live in a tech savvy world, filled with smart phones and apps. There are hundreds of apps to help you with all your travel needs, however the following five are must haves....more
I don't believe in changing ones lifestyle once children arrive, you adjust and go on with it. Since having children, we have been avid travelers, even seeing more than we ever did before adding three kids to our lives. We take every opportunity we can to see new things, travel and share the world with our children. My daughters have been to 27 different countries and we are always looking to add more (read about all the places we've been and all the things we've seen)...more
On a walk through my neighborhood the other day, I passed a mom, a dad and 4, count em' 4 little girls between 10 and maybe 6. They had stopped at the steep concrete "hill" under the overpass. The girls had climbed up the hill and all but one had made it back down. The little one was stuck at the top, lacking confidence in her ability to get down. They all waited as she squirmed and turned this way and that, trying to muster some courage....more
I was going to do a packing list of essentials to take camping, but instead, I thought it would be more fun to show you the contents of my own, always-packed toiletry go bag. Inside it i've got all the essentials, along with some admittedly, not so essential items!...more
Citrus County Scalloping 101Authors note: There a hundreds of reasons why I love my small town and even hundreds more things that make it unique. One of the more popular activities in our community is scalloping. Each summer tens of thousands of people from all over the country descend upon my beloved community to scallop. If you have never done it or never been here – you have until September 24 when recreation scallop harvesting closes – so get here soon!...more
We were absolutely delighted to get our hands on a FieldCandy tent for our most recent camping trip. Hardcore campers tend to be a little suspicious of camping gear that looks a bit different, and lets be honest, camping isn’t an area renowned for having high design values – practical and functional is where it’s at....more
The only reason one would travel to Pisa is for the Leaning Tower. FYI: There is nothing in Pisa; just the leaning tower! But even though you can only spend a maximum two hours there; anyone who is traveling to Italy needs to see the tower and do a cliche pose! My pose was a little bit out of the ordinary! ...more
Bridgestone asked 8 bloggers to share personal stories of their own busy, multi-tasking lifestyles and what in their life they most rely on to “keep it all together.” Check out their posts and learn how you could win a set of Bridgestone tires to keep you moving. Read more