Monday, December 30, 2013

skiing without snow

No snow?  Ski the rain forest!


More extreme sports. 

And here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.




Monday, December 16, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple playdough

Here's a SuperSimple recipe for making playdough from scratch.  Try it next time you're lucky enough to be spending some time with a child.  My grandkids ages 2 through 14 absolutely loved playing with it. 

More SuperSimple Recipes.

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.

image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Epic Volvo Truck Split performed by Jean-Claude Van Damme

These Volvo trucks are going backwards as Jean-Claude Van Damme stands on the side mirrors. This took place on a closed airfield in Spain and demonstrates the precision of Volvo Dynamic Steering.

More trucks.

More interesting commercials.

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

a grain of sand


Seen under a microscope, grains of sand are as different from one another as are snowflakes.


Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.



Monday, November 18, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

twin magicians cut lady in half

This is clearly impossible.  How do they do it?

See more magic. 

More twins.

And here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.



Monday, November 4, 2013

amazingly talented juggler

French Juggler Alexander Koblikov performs his Sea Story juggling act and makes it look  easy to juggle 10 balls at the same time.


More juggling items. 

Some travel articles to inspire and help you plan spectacular getaways.



Monday, October 28, 2013

scary ghouls video

I saw this a few years back at the Metro Hotel in Petaluma, California.

More Halloween.

Some travel articles to inspire and help you plan spectacular getaways.  


Friday, October 25, 2013

cats stealing dog beds


What happens when a cat steals a dog's bed?  Sometimes they share!


More cats.

More dog items.

More dogs and cats together.

Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.


idea submitted by reader Jeff Feiffer

Monday, October 21, 2013

this dog drives a car


What would be the expression on YOUR face if you saw this dog driving down the street?


More dog items. 

Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.
 


Friday, October 18, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

mop your floor with your cat


Save time and money by mopping your floor with your cat!


More cats.

Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.


This idea submitted by reader Barbara Carlson.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Beach Police

Summer is almost over.  There's still time to get caught by the beach police.


Some travel articles to inspire and help you plan spectacular getaways.  



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

world's best card trick

James Galea makes magic at the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.

See more magic. 

Some travel articles to inspire and help you plan spectacular getaways.


Friday, August 30, 2013

flash flood/debris flow in southern Utah

Though the danger of this phenomenon is taken a little too lightly by the filming participants, seeing this flash flood full of debris is an amazing sight.

Some travel articles to inspire and help you plan spectacular getaways.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple lemon curd

This SuperSimple lemon curd is simply THE BEST!

More SuperSimple Recipes.

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.

image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, August 26, 2013

virtual roller coaster ride

It's that time in summer when we need a good jolt from a roller coaster ride.  Let's try the scary Griffon Roller Coaster at Bush Gardens Williamsburg.

More roller coasters. 

Some travel articles to inspire and help you plan spectacular getaways.  


Friday, August 23, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple one-crust galette

This little pie is a personal favorite recipe of mine and those around me--SuperSimple one-crust galette. 

More SuperSimple Recipes.

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.

image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Friday, August 16, 2013

baby panda meets its mommy



This baby panda is reunited with her mother after the birth at the Taipei zoo.


Another place to visit pandas.

Watch pandas live via webcam.


More bears.


Travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular local and foreign getaways. 

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

shark cat on Roomba


In case you're not aware this is Shark Week, check out these tolerant, well-behaved pets.  It looks like this is the original Shark Cat video.




More Roomba kitties

More cats.

Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

the German language is NOT the language of love

I admit this is in questionable taste, but I also think it is quite funny.  What do you think?


Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.





Monday, July 29, 2013

kids with road rage


Feeling particularly cranky this Monday morning?  Check out these probably crankier kids with great accents.


More commercials. 


Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.




Friday, July 26, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple morning pie

This SuperSimple recipe for morning pie is usually among the stupendous array of goodies featured in the breakfast buffet at Elk Cove Inn in the teeny town of Elk located just south of Mendocino in California.  Wow your own guests with it!

More SuperSimple Recipes.

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.

image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, July 22, 2013

cheese crackers on cats


Silliness reigns here today.  Polly is our Maine Coon cat. Inspired by another video I saw, I wondered how many cheese crackers we could place on her before she woke up and dumped them. I thought maybe 10 max. I thought wrong! My husband managed to place 34 crackers on her. We used Annie's Organic Cheddar Classics to keep everything wholesome. OMG, it was so much FUN! It was all I dreamed it would be. I laughed so hard after that I was relaxed enough for a good nights' sleep. When I asked my husband if it was good for him, too, he said, "Not as good as it was for you." You can see the smile on his face in the video, but sometimes he can be a party pooper. Believe me, he had as much fun as I did! How many crackers can you place on your kitty before it wakes up?
Music video and movie director Dave Meyers calls this video "hilarious."


More cats.

More silly items.

Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.



video c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

This is the original that inspired me.  Though it is shot vertically and the participants are very slow--they quit at 18--I do especially like the figernail polish.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

the world's worst airplane meal?


Ever have a bad airplane meal? It probably wasn't THIS bad, but this is a fun, funny read:


More airplanes.


Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

image courtesy of Virgin Atlantic

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

revolution-themed photos


Travel bloggers were asked to submit a photo with a short description to a blog posting themed "revolution."  It is interesting to view the 27 thoughts on that topic.  My own image is among them at #24:

 

In 2010 hundreds of thousands red-shirt protesters gathered in Bangkok to demand that the current prime minister resign and that the former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, at that time a fugitive, be permitteded to return.  I saw this t-shirt stand through a bus window.



Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

posting and image copyright 2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple veggie chili


This SuperSimple recipe for veggie chili is perfect for a light and satisfying meal. 

More SuperSimple Recipes.

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.

image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, June 24, 2013

ugly dog contest


I think the world's ugliest dogs look quite similar.  Here are some of the contestants in a 2015 World's Ugliest Dog Contest.



Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.



Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

extreme mountain biking

This is the finals of the Red Bull Rampage for 2012.  Click to make sure you watch it full-screen. 

More bicycle items. 

More extreme sports.

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.



Friday, June 14, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

dog is cheetah's best friend

This interesting experiment is taking place at the San Diego Safari Park.


More dogs and cats together.

More cats.

More dog items.


Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.





Idea submitted by reader Christine Kemp.

Friday, May 31, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple sesame kale chips

This SuperSimple recipe for sesame kale chips is a less spicy take-off on the delicious Trader Joe’s version.  The chips are especially nice to leave out for guilt-free snacking as you wander in and out of the kitchen.

More SuperSimple recipes.


Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.

image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

cat on drums

This enthusiastic cat seems to play as well as his human.



More cats.

More drums.


Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

Idea submitted by reader Linda Randolph.

Monday, May 20, 2013

laughing baby


This video claims to be the original one to depict the laughing baby. 



Here's another laughing baby.

Which one do you think is the funniest?

More babies. 

Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

Friday, May 17, 2013

goats in trees


If you want to see goats in trees, take a trip to southern Morocco where they climb into the Argon tree to munch on its fruit.

Or, maybe you would prefer a wall calendar depicting goats in trees!

More goats.

Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.




Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013