The 'unsinkable'' British liner Titanic sails out of Southampton, England, at the start of its doomed voyage in 1912.
A recreation of the voyage will depart from Britain on April 8, 2012 and head for spot where ship sank on April 12, 1912--The Globe and Mail
It may seem like a post about a restaurant in Washington, D.C., where I haven't lived for over a year, comes from out of the blue (ha ha!). But I read at Obama Foodorama that the Obamas recently went to Blue Duck Tavern to celebrate their wedding anniversary and it brought back memories of Mike and me dining there. During our last week in the States we wanted to treat ourselves to some of the finer points of American life....more
Whew! When fall hits, so do a slew of official "months." October is now swathed in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month; less expected, however, is this sudden influx of pink National Football League merchandise. For the latter, it seems, we can thank Tanya Snyder, 47, whose husband Dan owns the Washington Redskins. She told the New York Times about the way cancer changed her life:
He told me on a Tuesday morning before work. I didn’t make it in to work that day. I didn’t make it in to work for three days. I couldn’t eat more than a protein bar a day for two weeks. I lost ten pounds. And it was all in my heart. ...more
On Tuesday, Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga, were hit by a tsunami. There's currently a travel warning suggesting that those intrepid types who are Pacific island bound stay away while the island populations grapple with the aftermath of the big waves.
Those warnings don't always work -- plus, those who had planned to do aid work are going anyways. Here's a post from a soon to be Peace Corps volunteer:
I have the opportunity to talk with many women who travel ... women who travel for business, conferences and pleasure. When I share what Smart Women Travelers is all about, I get asked many questions on health and beauty while on the road. For this edition of Pearls of Travel Wisdom, I'm sharing these questions and solutions with you:Q: I really do not want to check a bag. So how do I bring my favorite facial care products with me in 3 oz. sizes or less?...more