As soon as my local book club (the fabulous Sleuth Sisters!) first heard about special wine pairings being offered at The Canebrake Resort and Spa in Wagoner, Oklahoma, we knew we needed to “book” one for our group as soon as possible. And the day DEFINITELY did not disappoint! Right before Christmas, we […]
Good Grief! Charlie Brown, Snoopy at Clinton Center in Little Rock
Review of New Traveling Exhibit on the Peanuts Gang Yesterday was Opening Day for two new exhibits about Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts Gang at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. And boy, the kid part of me was super excited to check it out – especially when I heard that […]
Bacon Bowl 2014 Part 2 – Video Fun!
Earlier this week I wrote about once again attending Petit Jean Meat’s Bacon Bowl, held this year in Bentonville, AR with proceeds benefitting local charitable organization Youth Bridge. While there, I also took some video clips I wanted to share. First up is a small video showing my Mom and Dad’s first ever time […]
Visiting Remarkable, Mysterious Stonehenge
Stonehenge… is there a place shrouded in more mystery?? I’ve had a strong interest in this UNESCO World Heritage Site since I was a little girl and first heard about its ancient circle of stones. (That interest actually increased after seeing the hugely famous and silly scene in the movie Spinal Tap that featured an […]
Dining in a Viennese Cellar Dating Back to the 1100s
The quirky and unusual Zwölf Apostelkeller restaurant in Vienna is quite literally a buried treasure. In fact, its name translates into the “12 Apostles’ Cellar.” And this keller/cellar is one popular (although kind of hard-to-find) gem. Located in Sonnengelsgasss, behind St. Stephan’s Cathedral and down some winding streets, this subterranean tavern is worth hunting down. […]
5 Top Reasons to Visit Vienna
Vienna, Austria is like an elegant, beautifully adorned grande dame of European cities. Its wide streets lined with intricately designed buildings, green spaces, and lavish sculptures, plus a truly impressive list of great artists and composers that are still celebrated, make this locale a fantastic one to check out. There are many famous as well […]
Happy 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters!
“Who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!” Can you believe that movie and its joyful song came out 30 years ago today?? It’s a bit hard to believe that 3 decades have passed since I first saw the cuddly-yet-deadly Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man stamping around, and heard Bill Murray utter my two favorite lines: “Human sacrifice, dogs and […]
Let the Fun Begin! The 30-Day 2014 Freelance Success/Wordcount Blogathon Starts Tomorrow
Just a quick note to let everyone know I’m going to be participating again this year in the Freelance Success/WordCount Blogathon, which runs from June 1 through June 30. In other words, I’ll be posting every day for the next 30 days, including tips and hidden spots to check out in Barcelona, Spain, as well […]
Checking Out Sex and The City Movie Locations at the New York Public Library
The free-to-tour New York Public Library is beautiful, stately, and rivals pricier sites with its gorgeous architecture. And the fact that it played a part in my beloved first Sex and the City movie is just one more extra bonus! New York City is known for expensive attractions, restaurants, and fashion. So it’s a relief […]
Collective Bias’ SoFabCon: The Best Conference for Taking Blogs to Next Level?
Last week I had the opportunity to attend SoFabCon 2014 – the most intensive, informative, and helpful blogging conference I’ve been to yet. And… I loved it! The 2 1/2 day event was put on by Collective Bias for its Social Fabric community members. And yep, it’s actually “SoFabCon” and NOT “Sofa Bacon” like several […]