Archive for September, 2008
For Travel Tip Tuesday this week, I highly recommend that you refrain from placing an age limit on taking vacation with your family. Like Gab from Lonely Planet, I enjoy traveling with my husband and friends, but the trips with family are the ones I love best. Combining friends and family can be tricky, but it can also make for the most fun trips.
|From Mykonos, Greece|
Saturday, August 30, 2008
10102-W South Main Street
Archdale, NC 27263
My husband and I went down to Sparkle City for Labor Day weekend to visit some friends, and I planned a stop at Carolina’s Diner for brunch along the way. Technically it’s a chain since it has multiple locations, but, with just four locations all within a 50 mile radius, it definitely counts as a local establishment.
Tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, Let’s Dance is hosting an open house in celebration of its first anniversary. The party is from 7-10 pm at 239 Grand Heights Drive in Cary, NC. There will be live music from Charlie Chiklis and the Moonlighters and refreshments. Come on out and join the dance party. I’ll be there.
Today! “[D]on’t miss the 7th Annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Social at participating Cold Stone Creamery locations nationwide, a special night to join together and share the simple pleasures of life with a FREE ice cream and family fun. On September 25th from 5:00 – 8:00PM, guests will be treated to a 3 oz. serving of Jack or Emily’s Creation. All donations will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.” (ColdStone)
I’ve been blogging here for one year as of today! I’ve made over 230 posts and had over 16,000 views. My most-viewed posts have been:
- The mystery of Stonehenge “revealed”…
- Mission: NC Eatin’
- TTT: Get a beach safe or waterproof wallet
- Review of RCI’s Splendour of the Seas
Hope those of you who have stumbled across my little corner of the ‘net have enjoyed getting to know me a little and have found something useful for your own travels.
Image from Adrift.
Some of you may recall that I wrote about the mystery of Stonehenge in May. Those folks decided Stonehenge is just a cemetery. Well, now these two archeologists have decided they have figured it out: “Stonehenge’s purpose was to draw prehistoric pilgrims from Europe.” (CNN) They think the proof is in the use of the bluestones, which were prized for their supposed healing properties. I think this is just something “the world may never know.” What do you think?
Image from Michael Balter.
- Dual time zone travel alarm clock ($52)
- A multitude of passport cover options
- Travel bar ($58)
- Various cult cameras – Diana (lomographic, $60), wrist (waterproof, shockproof, $88), Holga ($80), Lomo fisheye 2 ($70), Lomo Holga green edition ($80), Lomo Oktomat ($50), Super Sampler ($55). I want them all!
- Paper soap ($6)
- Pill towels ($8)
- Bra stash ($10)
Images from Flight 001.
I just read on CNN that 11 tourists and their guides have been kidnapped in Egypt and taken to Sudan. It is so sad and scary that they were not safe even though they were with locals. A bit more history on tourist targets from the same article:
No previous instances of tourists being attacked in the Western desert have been recorded, but several clashes took place in Egypt’s Nile Valley during the 1990s when President Hosni Mubarak’s government battled Muslim militants.
Militants killed 58 foreign tourists in the southern temple city of Luxor in 1997. After 2004, attacks on foreigners moved to the resorts of the Sinai peninsula, where 121 people, including tourists, were killed in several bombings.
I hope everything turns out okay this time. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers – and keep this incident in mind when you’re planning your next vacation. Egypt may not be the safest choice just yet.
Now THIS is what I call good news. In 2009, Disney is offering everyone free admission to a park on the person’s birthday. Isn’t that cool? Additional details are available at http://www.disneyparks.com, where birthday visits can be registered in advance.