Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Hello from Cape Town-Part 1

November 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

[Please Note: While on our vacation (through 11/19), I am blogging mostly about our travels and sharing photos. When we return, I will get back to my usual “finds”- I promise!] The second stop on our 10th anniversary trip is Cape Town, S Africa. People raved about Cape Town to us and, boy, does it live up to the hype! We are staying at a…

Friday Finds: A Bit About Zambia

November 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Today’s “finds” will be focused on what we learned in Zambia rather than deals or finds. I hope that’s OK! And in the spirit of being honest, it will be heavy on the pictures and light on narrative, so we can carry on with our holiday in Cape Town. We spent 2 days in Zambia at Livingstone visiting Victoria Falls. A few things we learned…

Hurricane Help, Storm Travel & New York Mouth Helps…

October 30, 2012 at 5:46 am

As I sit here feeling helpless and far away as many of my favorite places, people and farm animals (at By Pond Farm) are being hammered by Hurricane Sandy, I was happy to find a helpful article on 5 apps that can help turn your smart phone into an emergency kit from Mashable. (And these are all good suggestions for the next storm or emergency…

Friday Finds: SideTour, HowAboutWe, Travel Intelligence & Great Deals

October 26, 2012 at 5:48 am

Need one more reason to love New York City (or Chicago)? Check out SideTour – an online marketplace for experiences that help you explore your city (or one you are visiting – so far just NYC and Chicago). They offer “handpicked activities, tours, and memorable things to do, all hosted by talented local people.” Options are grouped into categories: > Meet (i.e., in NYC “Dine…

Friday Finds: Splitwise, Instawatch, TravelDudes & Great Deals

October 19, 2012 at 5:39 am

I post about cool apps that I may or may not have use for (or time to use), but Splitwise is an app that definitely meets my needs – especially on my many girls trips for running and celebrations. What is it? Splitwise is a free web and mobile app for managing IOUs. You can create groups for your activities/transactions. Then anyone in the group…

Eat Like a Celebrity, See How the Other Half Lived & a Few Deals

September 18, 2012 at 7:32 am

I always read about celebrities who have personal chefs or high-end gourmet meal delivery of healthy, fresh, delicious food and personal trainers and think to myself, that is what I would do if I were famous/won the lottery. Of course, I do have a (shared) personal trainer, a great gym and lots of friends to run & bike with, so it is more the nutritious,…