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Tuesday Deal Day: Variety Cruises Starts 7 Night Aegean Mosaic Itinerary

Variety Cruises launches its new seven night Aegean Mosaic itinerary this summer, departing from either Athens or Istanbul onboard the 36-cabin mega yacht, Variety Voyager. The cruise covers both mainland port cities, as well as islands, as it travels between Greece and Turkey. This Variety Cruises itinerary includes the ancient cities of Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus […]

Kahlua-tina from Ellis Hotel, Atlanta

Happy Kahlua Day

I think I first tasted Kahlua, the coffee flavored, rum-based liqueur from Mexico, in some sort of coffee drink whose purpose was more to stave off winter chill, rather than to tantalize my taste buds. It took many years into adulthood, and many trip to Mexico where I brought home Kahlua as the value proposition […]

Postcard from Nintendo World, NYC

Located by Rockefeller Center, the Nintendo World Store is the only store of its kind, offering games and merchandise that are otherwise only available through online purchases. With two floors of interactive games, it’s an assault to the senses – like being a kid in a candy shop.

Acropolis in Athens

Tourism Economics: As Explained by a Greek Cab Driver

I learned a lot about the impact of Greece’s tourism economy from my cab driver. This isn’t trickle down economics. This is real. This is personal. Enjoy the story and photo essay here.

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Sunday Stories for April 5th, 2015

Safeco Field, The Safe

Just a few quick stories to recommend this week, but I think there’s worth the time to read. Here you go:

Best baseball stadiums for craft beer in the US

Nothing surprising about this. . . for those of living in Seattle or who are big Mariner fans.

Granted, you should probably have to have a reason aside from beer to actually go to these places — say, you want to see a baseball game? But if you end up at one of these ballparks, you can count on finding a good pint of beer instead of the lame beer options you’d have to settle for elsewhere.

Read full article here.

21 Collective Facts Why Epsom Salt Should Be In Every Home

I knew some of the uses on this list, but there were some surprises as well. Think I’ll stock up on some epsom salts.

Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning, and detoxifying the body.

Read full article here.

1893 Chicago World’s Fair, Field Museum and the Ferris Wheel

The book, the movie, the reality. The stories around the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair intrigue me (and a whole lot of others apparently).

The 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago was a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the New World. The fair ran six months from May 1 to October 31, 1893.

Read the full story here.

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A snowy day in Berlin

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Sunday Stories for March 15th, 2015

Last week I traveled to Germany for ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel and tourism show, followed by a long […]

Sunday Stories for March 1st, 2015

A snowy day in Berlin

I’m packing up – or trying to – and getting ready to head off to Berlin in the morning. It’s […]