I was sipping my morning cup of Community Coffee this morning when this came through my inbox. While I’ve always been a big fan of this Louisiana brand, I also love how they give back to the community, with the Community Cash for Schools and the Military Match program. This news comes just in time [...]

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Sunrise at Eagle Island

Eagle Island is a private island in coastal Georgia. I visited a few years ago and spent each morning on the pier watching the sun wake up.

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November 24, 2011 is one of the most exciting days of the year thanks to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Paradein NYC. I wonder if puppeteer Tony Sarg could ever imagine that his helium balloons would make this day so famous all over the US and world? There’s even a book out about his story, written by [...]

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This outstanding cruise discount came across my desk and I just had to share with our readers who are military families. Carnival Cruise Lines is offering discounts on not just one cabin per family, but amazing discounts on up to three cabins! Here’s the Deal: In recognition of Veteran’s Day, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering [...]

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Spending quality time as a family, even when on a vacation can sometimes be hard to manage. If going to theme parks or other lively destinations, sometimes members of a family go off in smaller groups. One fun aspect of travel as a family is staying in a condo or vacation home where there are [...]

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Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge lobby

It’s been a pleasure for me to see the changes going on in downtown Baton Rouge. When I was growing up, it consisted of a few neighborhood bars, restaurants to feed the area office workers, and office buildings. In the evenings and on the weekends, downtown Baton Rouge was a ghost town. Fortunately that’s changed [...]

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King Bar and Bistro at Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge

The King Bar and Bistro is the onsite dining venue at Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge, a boutique hotel located downtown in Louisiana’s capitol city. The restaurant is located just off the lobby of Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge and also has street access on Lafayette Street. I spent a wonderful evening with a few friends and [...]

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Tomorrow, Lonely Planet releases their highly-anticipated title Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012 (affiliate link). I always enjoy reading this annual volume that highlights some the best places to visit and things to do for the coming year. The best part? I love the quirkiness of many of the lists. They reflect the humor and [...]

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Open a bottle of bubble for Champagne Day

Today the world celebrates the second-annual Champagne Day. Started as a grassroots online effort to celebrate the sparkling wine that comes exclusively from the Champagne region of France, Champagne Day is celebrated worldwide in wine stores, bars, restaurants, at private events, in homes and online. Events include Champagne discounts at retailers, tastings, TweetUps and spontaneous [...]

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Forget waiting around for those 11/11/11 travel deals – we’ve got some scary getaways for those looking for a haunted thrill. Groupon Getaways and Expedia, have scoured the country to curate a collection of Haunted Getaways involving the eeriest travel destinations nationwide. Spooky spots include:  Two-Night Stay for Up to Five in Suite or Themed [...]

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