Events & Festivals

A Little Drama & A L’il Sauce at Misfit Cabaret

A Little Drama & A L'il Sauce at Misfit Cabaret

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 18, 2016

If you're an entertainment fan, especially of unusually interesting and creative performances, you'll love the alternative Cabaret mash-ups that Misfit Cabaret puts together in San Francisco. We recently went to their latest show, which is held at Great Star Theater. ...

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The 2016 AfroSolo Arts Festival

The 2016 AfroSolo Arts Festival

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 08, 2016

I love the diversity of San Francisco's art and music scene and while it's no New York, I am always surprised by new organizations I learn about who are trying to make the world a better place. Introducing the AfroSolo ...

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Midsummer Night Swing Dancing at New York’s Lincoln Center!

Midsummer Night Swing Dancing at New York's Lincoln Center!

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jul 02, 2016

Midsummer Night Swing is in full swing in Manhattan! For just a few short weeks in June and July, New Yorkers who are light on their feet (or even have two left feet, like me) have the chance to partake ...

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Annual Tomato Festival in Fairfield California

Annual Tomato Festival in Fairfield California

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 01, 2016

The 25th Annual Fairfield Tomato Festival is being held in Fairfield California from Saturday, August 20 to Sunday, August 21, 2016. Produced by the Fairfield Main Street Association, the two-day festival will include tomato eating contests, a salsa recipe competition, live ...

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5 Destinations for a L’il Sauce & Fun!

5 Destinations for a L'il Sauce & Fun!

by Robert Schrader on Jun 29, 2016

When you think of special events, the event is typically the most “special” part. While it’s true that many cities and countries have invested in unique and high-quality venues, events just as often take place in soulless convention halls in central ...

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North America

The Foodie Guide to Chattanooga Tennessee

The Foodie Guide to Chattanooga Tennessee

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 19, 2016

Let’s face it – if you’re a foodie, regardless of your preferences, you can’t ...

5 Quirks About Mexico For Better Mind/Body Balance

5 Quirks About Mexico For Better Mind/Body Balance

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 18, 2016

Heading to Mexico for some R&R would make sense to most people. Images of ...

Europe

Train It To 5 Memorable Bucket List Stops From Rome

Train It To 5 Memorable Bucket List Stops From Rome

by Robert Schrader on Jul 24, 2016

Ah, Rome. Known as the Eternal City, it’s a city of infinite possibilities for ...

Eating Our Way Through Poland’s Gdynia With Eat Polska

Eating Our Way Through Poland's Gdynia With Eat Polska

by Jonny Scott Blair on Jul 14, 2016

  Photo credit: www.dvo.com. (Not on the tour but a classic Polish dish) My fourth visit to ...

Lodging

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Offers Sweeping Views of Big Sur

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Offers Sweeping Views of Big Sur

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 15, 2016

I'm typically not a fan of chains, even high end ones, largely because I often feel that there's very few unique characteristics to a property. Of course, I have been proven wrong on this view point a number of times, ...

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CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, an Easy Escape from America’s West Coast

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, an Easy Escape from America's West Coast

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 10, 2016

There are places you know you'll always return to even if you haven't been hadn't been to in awhile and Mexico is one of those places, even more tourist-visited hot spots like Puerto Vallarta, largely because it's easy and quick ...

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3 Creative Stays in Chattanooga Tennessee

3 Creative Stays in Chattanooga Tennessee

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 05, 2016

Chattanooga was a new destination for me this past June. Truth be told, my first time to Tennessee was only last year when we made our way across country in a Pontiac named Vinny.  (those interested in following our journey can ...

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Oh So Quaint Antica Corte Milanese B&B, a Stone’s Throw From Milan

Oh So Quaint Antica Corte Milanese B&B, a Stone's Throw From Milan

by Jonny Scott Blair on Jun 15, 2016

Arrival back into Italy in June meant I would be based in and around Milan for my first few days. I flew into Bergamo airport, which is 45 kilometres from Milan city centre, so rather than be based in Bergamo or ...

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Discover Mediterranean Charm at Historical Hotel Los Gatos

Discover Mediterranean Charm at Historical Hotel Los Gatos

by Renee Blodgett on May 27, 2016

Given that I live and play in Northern California most of the time, I've been wanting to explore the hotel scene in the lower Peninsula for awhile now and I don't just mean well known Silicon Valley spots like Palo Alto and San Jose. ...

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Arts

Oh Goa, My Magical & Mysterious Goa!!

Oh Goa, My Magical & Mysterious Goa!!

by Sambrita Basu on Jul 22, 2016

Goa is not just exciting and beautiful, it’s intensely addictive too. I don’t know ...

A Little Drama & A L’il Sauce at Misfit Cabaret

A Little Drama & A L'il Sauce at Misfit Cabaret

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 18, 2016

If you're an entertainment fan, especially of unusually interesting and creative performances, you'll love ...

Food/Wine

The Foodie Guide to Chattanooga Tennessee

The Foodie Guide to Chattanooga Tennessee

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 19, 2016

Let’s face it – if you’re a foodie, regardless of your preferences, you can’t ...

The Top 10 See, Eat, Do Guide to Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta

The Top 10 See, Eat, Do Guide to Mexico's Puerto Vallarta

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 16, 2016

One of things that I love so much about Mexico is its vibrant colors regardless ...

Asia

Oh Goa, My Magical & Mysterious Goa!!

Oh Goa, My Magical & Mysterious Goa!!

by Sambrita Basu on Jul 22, 2016

Goa is not just exciting and beautiful, it’s intensely addictive too. I don’t know ...

On a Bright & Beautifully Lit Ladakhi Afternoon…

On a Bright & Beautifully Lit Ladakhi Afternoon...

by Harsh Mehta on Jul 21, 2016

It was a bright Ladakhi afternoon and she was boiling Maggi when I first ...

Pacific

5 Destinations for a L’il Sauce & Fun!

5 Destinations for a L'il Sauce & Fun!

by Robert Schrader on Jun 29, 2016

When you think of special events, the event is typically the most “special” part. ...

5 Reasons to Love Fiji’s Turtle Island

5 Reasons to Love Fiji's Turtle Island

by Megan McDonough on Jun 23, 2016

If you read my first post on Turtle Island on how I transformed a ...

Products

Busy Lifestyle or Always Traveling? The Dyson V6 Absolute is a Godsend

Busy Lifestyle or Always Traveling? The Dyson V6 Absolute is a Godsend

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 11, 2016

Dyson has been around for awhile and no doubt, if you love a clean home, you're heard of the brand. Why? They're known to have "super suction" and have a variety of stand-up models, including cordless models. Dyson machines now ...

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Go Ergonomic & Comfy With Goldtouch Mice & Keyboards

Go Ergonomic & Comfy With Goldtouch Mice & Keyboards

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 05, 2016

If you happen to be a serial techie, you probably think of Logitech or Microsoft when you think of keyboards and mice and likely know that both offer ergonomic solutions as well. I often find that lesser known brands have ...

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A Parents Guide to Pokémon Go

A Parents Guide to Pokémon Go

by Beth Blecherman on Jul 03, 2016

What started out as a nice walk between my son and I a few days ago ended up being an important discussion on Internet and gaming safety. My son kept looking at his phone and I asked him why! We ...

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6 Off-the-Wall Technology Products for the Avid Traveler

6 Off-the-Wall Technology Products for the Avid Traveler

by Robert Schrader on Jun 27, 2016

Technology is weird by definition and travel, as you can observe by clicking through the articles on this channel, can be pretty darn weird, too. It should come as no surprise, then, that travel tech is a decidedly weird sphere. Then ...

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5 Ways To Give Your Smartphone a Luxe & Elegant Look!

5 Ways To Give Your Smartphone a Luxe & Elegant Look!

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 24, 2016

You carry a cell phone around everywhere, right? It goes with you to work, to the gym and when you travel. While we're huge advocates of keeping them at bay when you talk and in another room when you sleep ...

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South America

5 Destinations for a L’il Sauce & Fun!

5 Destinations for a L'il Sauce & Fun!

by Robert Schrader on Jun 29, 2016

When you think of special events, the event is typically the most “special” part. ...

You’ll Love Medellín’s Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

You'll Love Medellín's Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

by Megan McDonough on May 24, 2016

Medellín is one of Latin America’s most progressive and innovative cities so, of course, I wanted ...

Central America

A Visual Wonder of Costa Rica’s Natural Beauty

A Visual Wonder of Costa Rica's Natural Beauty

by Robert Schrader on Jun 05, 2016

I came to the Costa Rica party late. Costa Rica, as I saw it, ...

Women Adventure Seekers: Head to Nicaragua to Surf & Rejuvenate

Women Adventure Seekers: Head to Nicaragua to Surf & Rejuvenate

by Jessica Festa on Apr 28, 2016

The women of Chicabrava Photo credit: Chicabrava You are built not to shrink down to ...

Africa

What Humans Can Learn From the Moon!

What Humans Can Learn From the Moon!

by Rich Laburn on Jul 20, 2016

Last week I got the chance to sleep out in the bush with a ...

Honoring Nelson Mandela Day Across the World

Honoring Nelson Mandela Day Across the World

by Rich Laburn on Jul 18, 2016

Regret is a funny thing. I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my life, both small ...

Green

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

by Jessica Festa on Mar 04, 2016

Photo: Bill Williams/Unsplash; Edited: Epicure & Culture Though Simon Smedberg may have saved 50 dollars ...

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Oct 01, 2015

  I was born with the travel bug. As often as I could, I was ...

 

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Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

by Renee Blodgett on May 17, 2016

It's ironic that so many things come full circle in ...

An Applause for Mother’s Around the World

An Applause for Mother's Around the World

by Renee Blodgett on May 08, 2016

The truth is, I used to reflect about Mother's Day ...

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An Applause for Mother’s Around the World

An Applause for Mother's Around the World

by Renee Blodgett on May 08, 2016

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A Little Drama & A L’il Sauce at Misfit Cabaret

A Little Drama & A L'il Sauce at Misfit Cabaret

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 18, 2016
The 2016 AfroSolo Arts Festival

The 2016 AfroSolo Arts Festival

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 08, 2016

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