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    USA TODAY: Barton G. in Los Angeles: Play with Your Food

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Barton G. in Los Angeles: Play with Your Food Bring your celebration here for incredible edible creations with top service and style By Lisa Niver Los Angeles Local ExpertFEBRUARY 4, 2015 Barton G. is fine dining joined with fun dining. After years of success on South Beach in Florida, the restaurant created by Barton G. Weiss is […]

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    “Brindisi,” Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part 3

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part 3 (Read Part I) How many of you have asked yourself if you could go back and do it all over again it would be different, it would be better. How could you be so dumb and make those mistakes? You would have achieved your life long dream, your happiness. […]

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    The Cost of Sanity: A Bottle of Sprite in Honduras

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    When our cruise ship docked at Roatan—a small island off the coast of Honduras—I naively assumed my five coworkers and I were about to put on our explorer hats, don our khakis proudly, and head out on an adventure full of slithering, poisonous snakes, hikes up serpentine trails to ancient ruins, and run-ins with shrewd […]

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    Hope in the Dust in Uganda

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Orange Dust. That is all I could see through those dirt streaked windows of the small truck five of us were stuffed in. The thick, orange dust that hung over that anonymous African highway dimmed the light of the setting sun.  Our only company was the dark shadows of bodies and trucks moving down that […]

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    The Moorings Restaurant in Kenya

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

      I had made up my mind not to visit eateries along the coastal region because of the lousy service provided in some of them. I assumed they were all the same until I visited The Moorings Restaurant at a friend’s request, and was bowled over by the level of service and quality of food. […]

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    Glacier National Park

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    The mountains stand as majestic sentinels over the land, and the mountain goats are everyday yard pets. Many Glacier Valley is filled with a series of deep, rich glacial lakes, and on one stands a giant brown hotel. Many Glacier Hotel, built in 1914, sits at the base of Mount Allen, hugging the shores of […]

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    Leagues of water in Venezuela

    Monday, March 2, 2015

          You cannot really tell how immense the sea is when you are looking at it from the beach, you know is huge, is right there in front of you, expanding for miles and you know that when you go to it you cannot just keep on walking inside it since eventually you […]

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    Salt Water and Fears in the USA

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    Salt Water and Fears in the USA Cole and I strolled down the side of the highway with our thumbs pointing out and our backpacks weighing us down. The salty air was caressing my face and the warm wind enveloped me, gently assuring me I was in the right place. The humidity was thick and […]

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    Ambitious Adventurer in Sierra Leone

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Your contemporary shoe fervently feels the comfort of the bumpy uneven street ground establishing an intimate connection that you hope will be everlasting. You are stood on top of the ground – a ground reflecting that of it’s people, a ground so sturdy it resembles its state, a ground so mighty it hints its experiences, […]

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    From Row A on the Red Carpet: @United #FilmFriendly

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    From Row A on the Red Carpet with United #FilmFriendly Bloggers 2015 the 87th Academy Awards #LosAngeles Video: From Row A on the Red Carpet Our day started at 10:30am with check-in at security. We had all had criminal background checks in order to be on the list. Maybelline offered makeovers and manicures during the […]

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Mar
4

The Cost of Sanity: A Bottle of Sprite in Honduras

When our cruise ship docked at Roatan—a small island off the coast of Honduras—I naively assumed my five coworkers and I were about to put on our explorer hats, don our khakis proudly, and head out on an adventure full of slithering, poisonous snakes, hikes up serpentine trails to ancient ruins, and run-ins with shrewd […]

Read More
2015-01-30_54cbd37270d50_dancing.jpg
Mar
3

Hope in the Dust in Uganda

Orange Dust. That is all I could see through those dirt streaked windows of the small truck five of us were stuffed in. The thick, orange dust that hung over that anonymous African highway dimmed the light of the setting sun.  Our only company was the dark shadows of bodies and trucks moving down that […]

Read More
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Mar
3

The Moorings Restaurant in Kenya

  I had made up my mind not to visit eateries along the coastal region because of the lousy service provided in some of them. I assumed they were all the same until I visited The Moorings Restaurant at a friend’s request, and was bowled over by the level of service and quality of food. […]

Read More
2015-01-28_54c9431a6cf50_allen.jpg
Mar
2

Glacier National Park

The mountains stand as majestic sentinels over the land, and the mountain goats are everyday yard pets. Many Glacier Valley is filled with a series of deep, rich glacial lakes, and on one stands a giant brown hotel. Many Glacier Hotel, built in 1914, sits at the base of Mount Allen, hugging the shores of […]

Read More
2015-01-29_54cabbb03eb99_Leaguesofwater.jpg
Mar
2

Leagues of water in Venezuela

      You cannot really tell how immense the sea is when you are looking at it from the beach, you know is huge, is right there in front of you, expanding for miles and you know that when you go to it you cannot just keep on walking inside it since eventually you […]

Read More
2015-01-30_54cb0360cffd7_kauai.jpg
Mar
2

Salt Water and Fears in the USA

Salt Water and Fears in the USA Cole and I strolled down the side of the highway with our thumbs pointing out and our backpacks weighing us down. The salty air was caressing my face and the warm wind enveloped me, gently assuring me I was in the right place. The humidity was thick and […]

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Oct
9

8 Interesting Things to Do in Manchester

Manchester is a great jump-off point for a European vacation. Vacationers can fly direct from New York, Miami, Orlando and Las Vegas and then hop on to other popular tourist destinations like Turkey, Spain, Greece, the Canary Islands and other countries on Thomas Cook flights. But before you move on to the other spots, first […]

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Aug
26

Perfect Autumn City Break: London

As a budget traveler, ever since my very first independent trip, I’ve started to learn how to keep my costs down while still affording to travel. I’ve been traveling since I was in University and at that time my only source of money was the freelance work I would do (translations and ghost-writing). Shoulder season […]

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Oct
7

Vieste, Italy: That’s Amore

When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie That’s amore When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine That’s amore Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling And you’ll sing “Vita bella” Dean Martin – That’s amore That song was the first thing to come to my mind the second […]

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Sep
11

Baltic Pride, Vilnius: Different People, Same Love

  I was sitting in Cathedral Square when the drum circle arrived. Or what looked like a drum circle. If drum circles also had clocks, like the kind of clock you would hang in your kitchen. Large roman numerals, round. Gold frames. They were walking straight toward me, carrying white blocks the size of trumpet […]

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Lisa Niver 10 best usa today 3 articles march 2015
Mar
5

USA TODAY: Barton G. in Los Angeles: Play with Your Food

Barton G. in Los Angeles: Play with Your Food Bring your celebration here for incredible edible creations with top service and style By Lisa Niver Los Angeles Local ExpertFEBRUARY 4, 2015 Barton G. is fine dining joined with fun dining. After years of success on South Beach in Florida, the restaurant created by Barton G. Weiss is […]

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Mar
1

From Row A on the Red Carpet: @United #FilmFriendly

From Row A on the Red Carpet with United #FilmFriendly Bloggers 2015 the 87th Academy Awards #LosAngeles Video: From Row A on the Red Carpet Our day started at 10:30am with check-in at security. We had all had criminal background checks in order to be on the list. Maybelline offered makeovers and manicures during the […]

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Feb
21

#RedCarpet Ready with @United #FilmFriendly #Oscars

Thank you to United Airlines for inviting me to see the glamour of the OSCARS tomorrow! I will be sharing from the bleachers with FIVE other amazing writers! Follow these accounts below to enjoy what we will be seeing! United Airlines is the official airline sponsor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences […]

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Feb
20

The Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica is Fantastic!

The Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica is fantastic! I loved my stay in the Presidential Suite Bungalow One. Enjoy these photos and videos and make a plan to see it yourself very soon. From theFairmont Miramar website: “The moment you arrive at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows you will notice the magical transformation that has […]

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