Sunday Stories for July 26, 2015

Sunday Stories for July 26, 2015
narrows bridges

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

I’m back home after a fun-filled three days in Gig Harbor. Just across the Narrows Bridge (in photo), Gig Harbor has become a popular destination for visitors wanting to enjoy its parks and historic waterfront. Our stay was full of food and drink, lots of walking and wandering, and some time with friends, old and new. I’ll be having some stories and photos coming up.

Here is a short list of what caught my eye this past week.

21 Ways to Keep Food Safer this Summer

Summertime means outdoor dining and soaring heat that may affect your meal planning. Keep in mind some food safety tips and you can enjoy your picnic, rather than suffering from a gastrointestinal problem.

Summer is here, picnics, barbecues, block parties, pool parties, and food poisoning! This time of year toting food around can be risky business, don’t take chances, take action!

The latest trend in stress relief is adult coloring

I’ve always loved coloring!

The latest trend has adults around the world picking up crayons and filling in the lines in an effort to zap stress.

Read original article here: The latest trend in stress relief is adult coloring—and it may actually work

50 free things to do in Stockholm

Sweden has a bit of a rep as an expensive place to visit. Having visited there earlier this year, I can tell you that the criticism has some merit. While I was there I had a chance to catch up with my friend Lola Akinmade Akerstrom, who now shares ways to put some value in a trip to Stockholm with some free things to do. Lots to choose from!

That said, there are many ways you can enjoy lots of free things to do in Stockholm and I’ve compiled activities, local experiences, and events that appeal to a variety of tastes.

Six great cemeteries for tourism

Cemetery tourism. It’s a thing. And while it might sound morbid, it’s a fascinating look at history and culture. I remember the profound sense of awe that I experience touring Arlington Cemetery.

Because no one escapes death (or taxes), the possibilities of cemetery tourism are countless. If you look at a travel guide or Google the destination you’re visiting, you can see which cemeteries dovetail with your interests and itinerary.

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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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