Skip Uber, Pedal Instead

Half the fun of traveling is seeing something off of the beaten path, the sites and smells of a city a Duck Boat tour can’t show you. I say skip Uber, park that rental car, and hop on a bike instead! Biking is a great way to experience a city! In the past few months, we…

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It’s All About the Avocado

People who enjoy cooking have a go-to-recipe for company or a frequently-requested dish to take to parties.  Mine is guacamole. I have a number of other dishes I make really well, but no one seems to care. They always want the guacamole! The first few times I made guacamole, I used The Little Black Book Of Hor…

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Soup Season Already?

Everyone appears to be excited about the weather turning cooler, pulling out the sweaters and boots, and putting the extra blanket back on the bed. Everyone, but me. I like warm weather! The return of cool weather means it’s time to make soup! My love of making soup comes from my mom Wilma. She use…

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Saving An Island From A Landfill

Do-It-Yourself projects are more than just pictures on Pinterest. Is Do-It-Yourself (DIY) upcycling popular because people are saving money, because they don’t want IKEA-ish furniture or because people want to throw less stuff into landfills? Or is it popular because people enjoy creating? This was a good topic broached on Quora.com last year. I enjoy DIY projects…

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24/7/365

A quick travel post about San Francisco.  This week a former boss and his wife were in town. Charles hadn’t spent much time in San Francisco and Sandra had never been to the City by the Bay.  I was excited when they asked me play tour guide! San Francisco was recently named the best food city in the…

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Saving Him Hundreds

I hope this is the first of many Do-It-Yourself (DIY) UpCycling posts.  As children my sister Erika and I enjoyed painting the bedroom we shared.  We had to keep the door closed when we painted in the summer because I caught a lot of butterflies and brought them in our room to live.  It drove my parents crazy,…

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Stop and Smell The Angel

My mom frequently tells my dad “Peter, you would walk across the street to say you have been somewhere today.” The travel gene was passed down to him from his mother, Pauline Schmitt. Grandma Schmitt loved to travel. There wasn’t a slot machine in Las Vegas that she didn’t think she should play, but only…

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