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

snow-diving fox

And all you have to do is go to the store!

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




Wednesday, December 11, 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.


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.



Friday, November 8, 2013

winners of the 2012 Junior Division National Carolina Shag Dancing Championships

Go Jeremy go!  They're dancing to dancing to Joe Turner singing “Flip, Flop and Fly.”

More dancing.

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



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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.



Friday, November 1, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

mommy has a scary nose

This baby isn't sure what to think when his mommy blows her nose. 

More laughing babies.   

More babies.

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


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



idea submitted by reader Jeff Feiffer

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

the Rat Pack in action + Johnny Carson

The Rat Pack minus Joey Bishop (Johnny Carson subs) live at the "Kiel Opera House", St. Louis.

More Frank Sinatra.

More Johnny Carson.  

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



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. 

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


Friday, October 18, 2013

booster bag scam


Here's another thing to look out for next time you travel. 

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



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Carrie is coming

Not your usual movie trailer.

More scary stuff. 

More movie trailers. 

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



idea submitted by reader Gene Meyers

Monday, October 14, 2013

unusual cocoon

Watch this video and learn something new--about cocoons and butterflies.

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




Friday, October 11, 2013

cigarette trick

This trick reminds me of something I saw Kramer do on "Seinfeld."

More tricks.

More "Seinfeld."

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



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

mop your floor with kitties

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

More cats.

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



This idea submitted by reader Barbara Carlson. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

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

how to make the best baby announcement ever

Try this one out on your mother next time you have a new baby announcement.

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


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

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

morphing movie stars

Watch as these 50 beautiful female movie stars morph from one to another.

More morphing videos.

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


Monday, August 12, 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.

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

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

two buses cross waterfall

OMG, these people in Nicaragua were lucky!  Don't try this at home.

More scary stuff. 



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

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?



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

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. 



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

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

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

we still need paper


More commercials. 

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

Idea submitted by reader Jeff Feiffer.


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.

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


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

impala antelope being chased by cheetahs jumps into tourist's safari car

In case you missed seeing this on TV, this impala picked an unusual escape from cheetahs chasing it.



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

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.


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

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.


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


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 this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. 



Friday, June 21, 2013

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

a cockateil whistles along with a piano tune

This cockatiel is whistling the theme song from the Japanese anime movie, "My Neighbor Totoro."

More interesting birds.

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




Wednesday, June 12, 2013

how to say "hello" in Fijian

This is the "bula" greeter at the lush Outrigger resort in Fiji. 

Bula arrival drum at the Radisson Hotel Fiji.

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

video c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


Monday, June 10, 2013

Friday, June 7, 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.

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




Idea submitted by reader Christine Kemp.

Monday, June 3, 2013

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.

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

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. 

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

 

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.

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


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple roasted curry cauliflower

Looking for a SuperSimple recipe for cauliflower for dinner tonight?  Look no more.  And its healthy, too.

More SuperSimple recipes.

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

image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers