Sunday Stories for July 28th, 2013

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I’ll call today’s list of stories the Road Trip Edition.  This is the kind of stuff that keeps me amused while on the road. Short list this week, no internet access for much of the trip, but I hope you’ll find something to enjoy.

Introverts vs. extroverts: who has an easier time traveling?

I’m not sure which I really am, but I think there’s something to this theory about which personality type does better at traveling. Do you think so, too?

There’s a lot of interesting psychology behind frequent travel. Unfortunately I’m neither bright nor a psychologist, so I wouldn’t be the one to know it.

Food of New Mexico

One of the states I haven’t visited yet, but the food alone has me eager to visit. And reading food stories like this may have you looking to book a ticket.

People come to New Mexico and ask where they can get Mexican food. While there are Mexican restaurants, including some really authentic ones, the cuisine to sample here is Northern New Mexican or Norteño as it’s sometimes called.

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The Marvelous Soaps of Marseille

Permit me a girly-girly moment, but don’t these soaps sound wonderful? I’ll be looking to see if I can find any here in the U.S.

Soaps made in traditional fashion and within the city limits of Marseille, France, are the only ones allowed by French law to use the coveted name: Savon de Marseille. What makes this simple, mild soap so special?

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Two Paris Hot Spots Film Buffs Shouldn’t Miss

Another reason to love Paris and all that it has to offer.

This film-loving city in the land where cinema was invented is home to a handful of state-subsidized cultural institutions dedicated to preserving the history of French film and document the city’s past and present.

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There’s No Crying in Lawyering

This one’s for my lawyer friends. Or those who want to make fun of them. Would it surprise you to know that zombies are mentioned in it?

Lawyers are not supposed to cry, no matter how bad things get.

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Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

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