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ways to earn a little extra spending money

Back in August 2007, we started including an ad from BlogHer to the sidebar of our blog. The point was to see if we could make a little extra money on page views without annoying the heck out of our...

our new wine-related website

About two years ago I created an online page that listed as many of the local wine tastings as I could find in my spare time. Two weeks ago, I went ahead and registered a domain name and designed a...

The US, interactively

I'm a sucker for data, and today I saw an interesting interactive map of the US on the MSNBC news website that lets you view data such as age of population, education, wealth/poverty levels, etc by...

postcrossing

We read about the website postcrossing.com a few months back but finally signed up this week. We've shipped off five postcards (the maximum allowed at one time) to Finland, Austria, Germany, Hawaii,...

oh, Hillary…

For those of you who haven't wasted a whole afternoon on the website, hillaryismomjeans.com, here's your chance. (You simply refresh the page and each time you get a new "outrageous characteristic"...

This just makes me mad

A recent article on the American Association of University Professors website caught my eye with details of international scholars that have been denied entry, or in some cases, re-entry, to the US....

Traveler comments

I'm not a big fan of top 10 or top 25 lists, but this one made me laugh out loud so I felt the need to share it: Traveler comments that make you say "Duh!" Sadly, I'm sure these are all real. I...

History via Wikipedia

For those that don't know, Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that is editable by nearly anyone on the internet. It is a great resource - but, as with any information source, some skepticism...

how not to welcome visitors to Zion NP

I saw this blog post today titled, "The Disneyland Price Comparison for Park Fees" and a few of the comments got me stirred up again about a recent experience at Zion National Park. We received a...

The war on tourism?

The New Zealand Herald story "America's war on tourists" has been making its way around travel blogs, providing a viewpoint on visiting the US from other countries. Unfortunately, I'm not surprised...

An interesting opinion piece in Newsweek

Fareed Zakaria is one of the few journalists who consistently writes insightful and well-researched opinions on politics and world affairs. His most recent piece, Hassle and Humiliation in Newsweek,...

ahh, mix tapes…

Damn, It Feels Good to be a Gangsta: A Pop-Culture Mix Tape This is a great article about some movie-moment songs that you still associate with certain scenes even when you hear the song played...

Idle words

The occasionally updated Idle Words blog is a rarity on the internet—well-written. A quote from today's Hong Kong post: "In some areas, our civilization had even regressed. In the 1980's, the bad...

Interesting opinion piece

Frankly, we're rather tired of the Mel Gibson story, but Newsweek's Rabbi Marc Gellman wrote an interesting opinion piece on the whole saga this week - "What really matters in the Gibson case."...

Google maps

This morning I was using Google maps, and while there, I checked out the updated satellite imagery of South Africa. The resolution is really pretty amazing. Below I posted two screenshots that give...

Mule racing?

Interesting story on MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13149218/ ) - I had no idea that people raced mules...

caring for your introvert

Eric sent me this article a while back and I recently rediscovered it while cleaning out my bookmarks. I will say that as an extrovert, I am immediately suspicious of anything in this article. :)...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Long Island, NY (July)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)
Grand Rapids, MI (Nov)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)