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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I was invited to New York City to meet and interview Queen Latifah, star of Zyrtec Parks Unleashed video game on YouTube. Unfortunately, an unplanned surgery kept me in Louisiana, but Queen Latifah agreed to chat via Skype. We chatted about good food in Louisiana, allergies when we travel, Queen Latifah’s favorite trips, and her [...]

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When we travel, our preferred mode of transportation is our wheelchair-accessible minivan. Our van and my wheelchair have been modified allowing me to be the driver or the front passenger. I can remain in my wheelchair and there is no awkward transferring to a car seat. Even though I drive with hand controls (look  Mom–no [...]

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The Carnival Liberty is the first ship in the Carnival Fleet to get the Carnival Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements. After a 14 day dry dock service, she’s back in the water with tons of fun for cruise ship guests. Here’s a video recap of those 14 days. I can’t wait to experience the Fun Ship [...]

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General Motors Corporate lobby in Warren, Michigan

Quality. Safety. Comfort. Convenience. These words describe the Chevrolet Traverse for a family road trip. A few months ago, I took the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse on a mini road trip for a review and familiarization drive. I was able to enjoy the ride and the comfort of this family vehicle, but had no idea what [...]

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Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Movie Poster

You’ve read the Twilight Series and watched the Twilight Saga movies Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. You’ve waited patiently for the final installment of the series to come to the big screen, and like all epic films in recent years, Breaking Dawn will be released in two parts. Fans will get to finally witness the [...]

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Halloween can be as fun or scary as you dare. For the little ones, it’s always best to go for the fun and friendly Halloween celebrations, such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. For those with older kids and looking for something to scare the socks off of someone, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights [...]

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Lately I’ve been spending more time exploring my own state of Louisiana. I do enjoy the thrill of flying to a far off destination, but with school and football season in full swing, it isn’t always practical to venture far away. My home base is a suburb of Baton Rouge, LA and I decided to [...]

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