Severe Weather At-Home Survival Tips

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Snow Break Saturday

Where Does Lost Luggage Go?

We’ve all seen it: that one lonely suitcase on the baggage claim track at the airport that goes around and around with no owner in sight. What happens to it if no one shows up? Well, it might end up at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. That’s where you can visit a store that takes up an entire city block and find everything from the expected (clothing, toiletries, books) to, well, the unexpected. Here are 10 of the strangest items that have gone unclaimed. -- Mental Floss ...more

I couldn't find my bags while at the Atlanta airport about ten years ago, and I felt instant ...more

Is safe for me to ride the MP3 250?

Mystery solved....more


For those of you who don't know the backstory, in 1999 I was in the ICU for two months. I had necrotizing fasciitis as the result of a surgical procedure to remove an ectopic pregnancy. Surgeons performed daily debridements to remove dead flesh from my abdomen. They did this for three weeks until the 30 muscles of my abdomen were entirely removed. During this time I was in a medically induced coma because the infection was so severe that the medical team believed (not sure what the following part of the sentence means - something is missing) they needed all my bodies every to fight it....more

Seychelles - Let's Get Those Pants Off!

For more of my posts, please visit my main blog at Do this and I'll love you forever!Yay, I finally have internet access! Well, actually, I am writing this without internet access, but I am optimistic that I will be able to find an internet café tomorrow, (Saturday,) where I can send this. ...more


#1 son living in Manhattan said you couldn't find a hotel room in the Big Apple for under $200 a night.  Scored the Grand Hyatt at Grand Central through Priceline for $119.  After taxes $150.  With Hyatt loyalty card - free coffee and bottled water for the day (and the rest of the stay!) Mama knows best. Girlphyte....more

Everyone's got a funny - no, make that embarrassing - story to tell

My latest project...working with Berlitz Publishing hide this™ series, we want to collect all of your funny language faux-pas in one spot...So, click on Up Your Bottom!, share, read & weep (with laughter)...!francesca maggiburntbythetuscansun...more

Living on the Road Together

With Valentine's Day around the corner, my inbox is a swamp of cliched press releases, each one of them attempting to sell me the idea of romantic travel -- a trip to Paris, perhaps, or exotic chocolates from far away places, or little extras that you can pack to transform the sturdy beige interior of your hotel room into a rose colored tent in the desert. Yeah, okay, maybe. ...more

Do you have friends? Even friends without kids? Trade off a weekend. They watch your kids ...more

Machu Picchu Flooding & Evacuated Tourists

Police in Peru say they have airlifted the last of the tourists stranded near the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu after floods destroyed road and rail links. Nearly 1,300 travellers were flown out by helicopters on Friday, a local policeman told the Associated Press. A total of nearly 4,000 tourists and local residents have now left the area following last Sunday's heavy flooding. --BBC ...more

would you mind updating your blog with more information? to find more information about Machu ...more