Archive for September, 2008

TTT: Place no age limit on family trips

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

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September 30, 2008 at 7:45 am Leave a comment

NC Eatin’: Randolph County

Saturday, August 30, 2008
Carolina’s Diner
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.

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September 27, 2008 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

PSA: Let’s Dance Anniversary Open House

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.

September 26, 2008 at 7:05 am Leave a comment

PSA: Free ColdStone ice cream today!

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)

Images from Hoboken411 and Make a Wish Foundation.

September 25, 2008 at 11:21 am Leave a comment

Happy blogiversary to me!

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:

  1. The mystery of Stonehenge “revealed”…
  2. Mission: NC Eatin’
  3. TTT: Get a beach safe or waterproof wallet
  4. 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.

September 25, 2008 at 7:03 am 3 comments

Stonehenge “solved”… again?

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.

September 24, 2008 at 8:37 am 2 comments

TTT: Flight 001

This Travel Tip Tuesday is brought to you by Samantha Brown – shop at Flight 001 for your next trip.  Some of the best bets:

  1. Dual time zone travel alarm clock ($52)
  2. A multitude of passport cover options
  3. Travel bar ($58)
  4. 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!
  5. Paper soap ($6)
  6. Pill towels ($8)
  7. Bra stash ($10)

Images from Flight 001.

September 23, 2008 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

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