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Aloha From Hawaii: Let’s Plant Some Fruit Trees!

Warm aloha from Maui, Hawaii!! I have been spending the last 7 months on the islands, eating lots of tropical fruit, growing veggies, living closer to nature, and enjoying the beach and the rainbows. Hawaii is truly a tropical paradise, and one thing that makes it so is that so many people here are growing food! Not necessarily … Continue reading »

Weekend Getaway: Pickle Springs, BIG Cats & Jour de Fête

“Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder”, and every once in a while I leave Washington, MO to come back with new appreciation for what we have. Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary has been on my mind ever since I found out about it more than a year ago, and since I like exploring I went to the … Continue reading »

Community Matters: Daniel Myers on Washington, MO, Life Abroad and Appreciation

It’s not a secret that I love coffee. But what I love even more are coffee shops. The ones where you can sit for hours with a friend and chat. The coffee/tea is just a bonus. Mannwell’s downtown is sadly missed, but we are lucky to have another coffee shop in town: Cafe Tinto, that … Continue reading »

Vegas, Baby: A Make-Believe City Like No Other

Las Vegas – my favorite desert mirage. ~Val Saintsbury I visited Las Vegas for the first time last September. It’s a city like no other. A man-made oasis in the middle of the dessert, full of tourists, neon signs, concrete, casinos, buffets, show girls, people-watchers, dreamers, losers, wannabes, snobs, singers, beggars, rejects, people who want to … Continue reading »

Two Days In Paris: A Sweet Bliss

“Paris is always a good idea.” Audrey Hepburn Paris: a world of its own impossible to be explored in two days only, but this is all we had on our way back from Bulgaria to the USA. Having been there before (lucky me, I know), I had a pretty good idea where to go and … Continue reading »

My Bulgaria: Far Away, Yet So Close

I miss home today, so I decided to show you where I come from. Bulgaria is a small, but beautiful country in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. We have magnificent mountains with amazing ski slopes, gorgeous beaches with fine golden sand, … Continue reading »

Ancient Egypt Part II: Cairo, the Nile, and the Pyramids of Giza

When in 2008 we went on a Mediterranean Cruise, one of the reasons we wanted to go so bad was to see the Pyramids in Egypt. The ship was going to be docked in Alexandria for two days, giving us ample time to admire one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After spending … Continue reading »

Ancient Egypt Part I: Alexandria

When in 2008 we went on a Mediterranean Cruise, one of the reasons we wanted to go so bad was to see the Pyramids in Egypt. The ship was going to be docked in Alexandria for two days, giving us ample time to admire one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. As the … Continue reading »

Jamaica Mon!

We went to Falmouth, Jamaica last November, and I loved it! It’s warm and colorful, friendly and inviting, laid-back and easy-going. We spent the first part of the day at Dunn’s River Falls,  “a famous waterfall near Ocho Rios, and a major Caribbean tourist attraction that attracts thousands of visitors each year.” We did not climb the Falls, we watched others … Continue reading »

Santorini, Greece: An Island With A View

“Travel” is the new section of the blog. It has nothing to do with Washington, Missouri, except the fact that sometimes you need to distance yourself from home to appreciate what you’ve got. I’ve been lucky to have traveled with my husband quite a lot, so decided to share with you some beautiful corners of … Continue reading »