The city of Venice, Italy

I was in love with Venice before we even met. I was obsessed, watching Venice virtually through webcams and reading every story and blog about her. And then my opportunity to meet Venice in real life became a reality. We were able to have a brief affair, with only 24 hours together. Venice has a [...]

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USS New York arrives for Sept. 11 commemoration, sails past Ground Zero

Where were you on September 11, 2001? Where were you when the first plane hit the World Trade Center? Where were you when everyone realized this was an attack? Where were you when the Towers fell? We will never forget 9/11. Related Articles: Remembering those lost at Ground Zero on 9/11 A Christmas Tree at [...]

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Fall is in the air here in the High Country of NC. The cool crisp air, the leaves beginning to change and Mountaineer Football’s first home game are the three top signs that fall is well on it’s way to the North Carolina Mountains. Fall in the mountains brings so many fun activities for families. [...]

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Rayovac Indestructible Light

Have you ever gone camping only to have the sky open up and rain down on your family? I have and I can tell you it’s no fun when you have a little one who’s scared of the dark. If only we would have had a waterproof, shatterproof flashlight. This week, while browsing portable grills [...]

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If you’re like me, you didn’t get the chance to travel to NYC for Fashion’s Night Out. Macy’s, known not just for shopping but also for epic events like Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, wants to give EVERYONE the chance to experience FNO. Fashion’s Night Out, the fashion industry’s biggest [...]

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The 125-year-old Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana is celebrating its anniversary and giving away a trip to the city. The grand prize includes: two round-trip tickets to New Orleans,  a two-night stay* in a suite at the Hotel Monteleone, a signed copy of the Hotel’s 125th Anniversary history book,  and a set of limited [...]

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When I’m not writing, I’m painting. Before I travel, I always check to see what art exhibits are being featured at art museums and galleries. Throughout the month of September, guests at SpringHill Suites by Marriott can enjoy special art events at the hotels. ArtNight SpringHill Suites is a program that supports the local artists [...]

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BP volunteers sorting and packing food donations the week before Thanksgiving at the New Orleans, LA Second Harvest Food Bank 1

New Orleans is one of the top music destinations in the world, along with being a culinary destination. When you put together good food and good music, you can’t go wrong. This fall, the Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana will be hosting the Harvest the Music Concert Series in Lafayette Square. [...]

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I love hotels. What can be better than sleeping in a luxurious bed–that I didn’t have to make? Wouldn’t it be great to have free maid service at home for a year? Microtel Inns & Suites is giving away the perks that hotel guests love–gym membership, 42” plasma television and yes, maid service. Enter “A [...]

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This weekend Disney Cruise Line celebrated a major milestone in the construction of the Disney Fantasy. The final building block for this newest ship was placed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. What does this mean? It means the exterior portion of the ship is now complete and work will now focus on the [...]

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