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8 Places to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

Tea is the second most popular drink in the world, the first is water, and while here in the United States we haven’t embraced many of the rituals surrounding tea, our consumption of the drink is growing in leaps and bound. The idea of tea being for blue haired little old ladies, full of pretentious […]

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2014: A Year of Travel in Review

I log a lot of travel miles each year, and every year I say that I’m going to keep track of just how miles that is. And every year, about half way through, I forget to update my miles and then I never seem to get back on track. Maybe next year I’ll stick with […]

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Travel Product Review: Neo-Cover Luggage

  Neo-Cover Art Inspired Luggage Product:  Lady Harvest 2-piece Hardside Spinner Set from Neo-Cover Value Luxury Rating:   (of three hearts) Features:  This multi-colored luggage set features a brilliant artistic polycarbonate exterior with a special matte finish. The fully lined interior has multiple pockets and zippers while the multi-directional spinner wheels provide a convenient mobility. The aluminum […]

Tuesday Deal Day: Pamper Your Pup at The Pierre, New York City

Make it a memorable trip for you and your favorite canine companion by treating yourselves to New York City luxury with the Pierre Pampered Pups Experience. The package add on is limited to dogs under 15 pounds and gives your pooch the luxury pampering you’ve come to expect from The Pierre. The package includes the […]

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Sunday Stories for March 1st, 2015

I’m packing up – or trying to – and getting ready to head off to Berlin in the morning. It’s been two years since I’ve been there, and last time the weather looked like this.

A snowy day in Berlin

Since I do have to be out and around, I’m packing plenty of warm clothes, but doing so makes me realize that I really don’t have clothes for this type of weather. Especially the type of warm clothing that gets you through business meetings as well as traveling. Oh, I’m not thinking of this as an excuse to go buy something new; I’m just thinking that picking up a pair of lightweight long underwear (silk maybe) and some closely knit light weight sweaters might be a good future plan.

Here’s what I’m reading this week:

How to Host a Soup Swap

Despite the nice weather we’ve been having in Seattle, I know that it’s still winter and anything can happen weather-wise. I’d like to try this soup exchange idea, filling my freezer full of yummy comfort goodness for a cold day. Anyone game?

Chances are you’ve heard of this fantastic newish way for foodies (and those just looking to get together with the gals – or guys!) to connect; it’s called a Soup Swap. It’s a wonderful excuse to hang out with good friends, make some new ones, or even get to know some of your neighbors. Oh, and I almost forgot – you also get to try lots of great new soups and you get to stock them in your freezer.

Read original article here: How to Host a Soup Swap

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

RIP Mr. Spock! He lived long (although not long enough) and prospered. And for many of us, he was our first exposure to sci-fi, alien beings, and other worlds. I’ll always enjoy my favorite Star Trek episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.”

Read original article here: Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83 –

The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

If follow the brouhaha around the internet this week, you may have seens this dress. It really is blue, but this article explains (finally) why some of you may have seen it as white. I saw blue with black lace. What color do you see?

The fact that a single image could polarize the entire Internet into two aggressive camps is, let’s face it, just another Thursday. But for the past half-day, people across social media have been arguing about whether a picture depicts a perfectly nice bodycon dress as blue with black lace fringe or white with gold lace fringe.

Read original article here: The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

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Springtime Spa Escape to BACARA

I’m always looking for an easy spa getaway destination. This one near Santa Barbara looks worth the time to check out.

Perched high on a coastal hillside in lovely Goleta, Bacara Resort & Spa is the type of retreat you never want to leave once you drive through the gate. This Mediterranean-style resort boasts luxe guest rooms, spread out among various villas, that come with a complimentary bottle of wine and a stunning view.

Read original article here: Springtime Spa Escape to BACARA

Fame, Fortune or Eternal Misery – A Tourist’s Guide to Japanese Omikuji Fortune-Telling

I saw these fortune telling boxes all over Japan on both my visits, although I never took advantage of seeing what they had to say. After reading this story, I realize how much I missed out on. It’s not just about a fortune, it’s about Japanese culture.

Omikuji is a type of fortune-telling that’s prevalent at Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines across Japan, whereby you ultimately receive a small piece of paper on which your fortune is written.

Help Support The World or Bust!

It’s been a little over a year since I was in Kuala Lumpur, and this story makes me want to go back.

What I was most impressed about Kuala Lumpur was its clean, tree-canopied roads and modern architecture. I had steered clear of Kuala Lumpur for some time because I heard it was the most Muslim country in the region.

Read original article here: Help Support The World or Bust!

100 trips everyone should take in their lifetime

Everyone has their list of the places you need to go and the things you need to see, and I’m sure this one will attract as many haters as fans. Still, you’ve gotta love the photos. I’ve done only 9 things on this list, although have done a variation of about 15 of them. There are serveral things that don’t interest me at all. But I stil loved going through the list and checking out the phots.

From eating pizza in Naples to sleeping in a luxurious overwater bungalow in the Maldives, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their lifetime.

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Happy Kahlua Day

Kahlua-tina from Ellis Hotel, Atlanta

I think I first tasted Kahlua, the coffee flavored, rum-based liqueur from Mexico, in some sort of coffee drink whose […]

Instagram Moments

I’m trying to grow my Instagram following, so if you’re not following me, please head over here and do me that […]

Tuesday Deal Day: 15 day Bike & Hike Wild Madagascar


Jump on your bike and head off with SpiceRoads’ Bike and Hike Wild Madagascar, a 15-day adventure to a biodiversity […]

Sunday Stories for February 22nd, 2015

Blue skies and snow on the ground in Denver, Colorado

This week was an opportunity to visit two cities that I haven’t seen it awhile — Denver and St. Louis. […]