Sunday Stories for December 13th, 2015


A few stories for your reading today.

7 things to know about what you can bring into, and take out of Hawaii

The info about what I could and couldn’t take into Hawaii has always caused me confusion. I’ve heard various theories – no seeds, nothing fresh, no citrus, etc. Despite loving to pack some healthy food to take with me on my trips, it’s just become to darned much work to figure it out. That’s why I love the simplicity of this list. Maybe you’ll find it helpful as well.

We called Hawaii Dept. of Ag. Plant Import Specialist Lance Sakaino and scoured the websites of the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture, the USDA and the CBP to compile these seven useful tips for the average traveler heading to and from Hawaii:

‘Ansel Adams’ Job Opening in US Govt Pays ~$100,000 Per Year

Black and white large formt photographer wanted. Not much longer to apply for this photography job – but if interested, it’s a chance to follow in the footsteps of Ansel Adams.

In 1941, legendary photographer Ansel Adams began working for the US Department of the Interior to shoot large format photos of National Parks and other notable locations out in the great outdoors.

Guess what? The same job opening has appeared again: the National Parks Service is looking to hire a black-and-white large format photographer, and the salary is up to $100,000 per year.

Read original article here: ‘Ansel Adams’ Job Opening in US Govt Pays ~$100,000 Per Year

Looking Good in Thailand:  Buying Custom Made Clothes

I wronte this story on Traveling with MJ yesterday and wanted to share the information again. When I was in Bangkok, I ordered some custom clothing from Jackie’s Tailor and was impressed with the quality, fit, and service. One of the brothers who owns the shop will be in the U.S. (including Seattle) meeting current and new customers. You can read about the process and my experience in this article. And if you want to meet up for you own fitting, let me know.

Aman will be in Seattle next weekend, December 18-19th, meeting with customers to make wardrobe selections. Tony and I plan to meet with him to look at some new fabric selections and order a few items. We thought you might be interested, too.

Read original article here:  Looking Good in Thailand:  Buying Custom Made Clothes

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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