Friday, January 31, 2014

BYO drinking glass to the hotel

I've seen this before, and perhaps you have, too, but I realize I can use a reminder.  I am going to to start packing plastic glasses along with the bottle of water I always carry in my suitcase.  Geeze.

Travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular local and foreign getaways.  Don't forget to bring your own drinking glasses! 



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

kitties help the mailman

Is your kitty a hinderer?



or a helper?




More cats.

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

Friday, January 24, 2014

backyard roller coaster

This backyard must be the most popular on the block.  I wonder if this daddy is going to quit his day job and market his wonderful device.

More roller coasters.

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



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

celebrating National Pie Day is easy as apple pie

National Pie Day rolls around every January 23.  Are you ready for tomorrow?  If not, consider this SuperSimple recipe for my Mom's Apple Pie

Here is a less simple way to make Mom's apple pie, demonstrated in videos by Joyce Maynard, author of the novel Labor Day, which is coming out soon in movie form.  For the film, she taught actors Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet how to make a pie.

More pies.

More SuperSimple Recipes.

Great places to enjoy pie.

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

image © 2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, January 20, 2014

dancing across China

This guy spent 3 months dancing across China to a Bruno Mars song.

In case you missed Matt dancing around the world.


More dancing.  

More China.  

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


Friday, January 17, 2014

recipe: SuperSimple Lentil Soup

This SuperSimple recipe for Lentil Soup is perfect for a family meal.

More SuperSimple recipes.

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

image © 2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

doggie pinwheel

Check out this living pinwheel formed by some darling Scottie pups.

More dog items.

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

item contributed by Irene Lloyd




Monday, January 13, 2014

very sleepy cats

"Anyone who has a cat knows they have the marvelous ability to sleep wherever they want, however they want. These pictures will show you just how funny or weird their sleep positions can get . . .
Check out this blog posting of "30 Cats Who Have Mastered The Art Of Sleep-Fu."

More cats.

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

item contributed by Suzanne Flores
image depicts one they forgot; photographer unknown



Friday, January 10, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

most popular baby names

Isabella--the name my daughter is thinking of for her baby girl--was the #1 female name in 2009 and 2010, and #2 in 2011.  If you're curious about which baby name is #1 this year, check out Name Voyage at Baby Name Wizard.

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

item contributed by Peter Czukor

image c2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


Monday, January 6, 2014

iPad painting of Morgan Freeman


Artists have been painting with the iPad for a while.  I recently saw an exhibition by David Hockney in San Francisco that showed some of his amazing iPad paintings.  This video shows you how it is done.  I gather it took artist Kyle Lambert more than 200 hundred hours and almost 300,000 strokes to achieve this image.

More iPad items.

More artists.

More how-tos.

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



Friday, January 3, 2014

amazing card trick

Does anyone out there have any idea how he does this?

More card tricks.

See more magic.

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