Archive - November 2013

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Tower of Pisa at Dawn – Photo Essay
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Thanksgiving – It’s Not All About the Turkey!
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Homemade Italian Gnocchi – Recipe Tuesday
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Flying with Ear Pain – The Traveling Pharmacist
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Using an Unlocked iPhone and Local SIM Cards Around the World
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The Sea Dragons of Southern Australia – Photo Essay
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Traditional Pecan Pie – Recipe Tuesday

Tower of Pisa at Dawn – Photo Essay

Few images are as iconic as the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Opened in 1372 as a freestanding campanile (bell tower) to accompany Pisa’s Cathedral and Baptistry of the Piazza del Duomo or Cathedral Square. The tower was constructed in three stages across 199 years. Work on the ground […]

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Thanksgiving – It’s Not All About the Turkey!

  While Thanksgiving is typically associated with the Pilgrims of Massachusetts in the United States, early Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the time of King Henry VIII in England and were intended to celebrate special events or blessings. These original celebrations in England could occur at any time following one […]

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Homemade Italian Gnocchi – Recipe Tuesday

We fell in love with Italy. The food. The people. The scenery. Did I mention the food? Fresh pastas that barely needed a sauce. So flavorful and hearty they were practically a meal themselves. While making your own pasta may seem like a daunting task, the taste of those fresh […]

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Flying with Ear Pain – The Traveling Pharmacist

Airplane flights aren’t always pleasant and if you are flying with ear pain, it can make it that much more unbearable.   What Causes Ear Discomfort While Flying?  When you fly, pain in the ears can occur because of a blockage in the eustachian tubes.  These are the tubes that […]

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Using an Unlocked iPhone and Local SIM Cards Around the World

When planning our latest round the world trip, we spent a lot of time researching the best alternatives for a smartphone to use during our travels.  There was a lot to consider, not just which phone, but the best plans and associated costs. I am an Apple fan, love my […]

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The Sea Dragons of Southern Australia – Photo Essay

Did you see that piece of seaweed move? Look closer! Not only did it move, but it has eyes! This unique and fascinating marine specimen is the Leafy Sea Dragon. Their ability to camouflage themselves is extraordinary.  In the wild, you’ll mainly find these relatives of the seahorse in Southern […]

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Traditional Pecan Pie – Recipe Tuesday

It’s that time of the year for classic traditions. Holidays spent with family and friends. Good food, fun and recipes passed down from generation to generation. In America, we celebrate Thanksgiving by counting our blessings and stuffing ourselves with turkey and all of the trimmings. The Thanksgiving feast just wouldn’t […]

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