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3 hours ago @ The Traveling Type - Our Type of Traveler: ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I very much enjoyed the interview and commentary with Travel Hacking pro Clint Johnston. He's a young man who certainly gets around, with a good 70 countries under his travel belt!

I haven't compiled my country count yet, but I'm sure it's much more modest. I'm the "like it once, return again and again" type of traveler. Unless I'm on a cruise, and it's an "in and out of ports-of-call experience," I like to spend anywhere from several days to a month getting to know an area in depth.

Some of the destinations Clint mentioned are familiar and brought back good memories; particularly the charming towns of Cape Cod, the impressive old walled city of Carcassonne, and coming soon, the beaches of Punta Del Este and European sophistication of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Yet while I've missed the splendor of Angor Wat, Cambodia, I've been fortunate to have toured the ruins of the ancient Thai capital in Sukhothai and the UNESCO World Heritage site of the second Siamese capital of Ayutthaya.

Wadi Rum and Petra in Jordan have also escaped my travels so far, but I've compensated somewhat by thorough explorations of Ephesus and Cappadocia in Turkey.

Thanks go to Travel Channel's Kwin Mosby for his post featuring Clint Johnston, author of 'The Art of Travel Hacking.' Since there are, however, nearly two hundred countries in the world, Clint still has a wealth of travel adventures ahead of him. I hope that he and his wife, Tori, will have many more memorable journeys. http://blog.travelchannel.com/the-traveling-type/...

4 hours ago @ The Traveling Type - A Destination Wedding ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Talk about a hands-on approach, this colorful Indian-style wedding along the white sands of Cancun takes the cake! http://blog.travelchannel.com/the-traveling-type/...

7 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Behind the Build at HG... · 0 replies · +2 points

TWO-BIT Tidbits -- well-known and not so well-known English proverbs

"If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times."

At my age, if I've said it once, I've probably said it twice! That's why I need a house that's smarter than I am.
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7 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - The Giveaway Entry Per... · 2 replies · +3 points

TWO-BIT Tidbits -- well-known and not so well-known English proverbs

"The best cure for an obsession is to find another one!"

Sounds logical. Once the Urban Oasis 2014 winner is revealed, move on to Urban Oasis 2015!
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7 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - The Giveaway Entry Per... · 0 replies · +1 points

We're counting on you then, StormyWV. The second the Urban Oasis winner's name pops up in a new post, send out the smoke signals, beat the drums, get on the wireless or maybe even post a News Flash on the blog -- whatever it takes to assemble the troops for some rapid-fire repartee!

7 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Dream Home 2015 S... · 1 reply · +3 points

TWO-BIT Tidbits -- well-known and not so well-known English proverbs

"Better late than never."

Whoever came up with that one obviously never had to wait for a Dream Home reveal.
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8 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - The Giveaway Entry Per... · 0 replies · +2 points

LOL -- that is funny, TwoCorgis! Even Terri got a kick out of it.

You've taken it from the implausible to the very likely! I can't wait to see the winner's surprise video and follow-up interview. ^_^

20 hours ago @ Blog Cabin - Blog Cabin 2015 Locati... · 0 replies · +2 points

In a previous Blog Cabin comment, Laurie, I posted the following link to Coeur d'Alene's North Pole light show and suggested that just maybe, if we're very lucky, you or a member of the Blog Cabin crew might get some first-hand photos to share of this December's festival. (Dress warmly, head-to-toe. It could be a tad colder than Las Vegas this time of year.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkT0EGLpTW8

20 hours ago @ Blog Cabin - Blog Cabin 2015 Locati... · 0 replies · +2 points

I'd love to see it in person, but I'm afraid I've already booked up the holidays with a raft of adventures.
(Well, not a REAL raft mind you, but in the sense of a whole lot of commitments!)

Maybe the eventual winner of the Blog Cabin will get to experience this amazing North Pole light show next year and send along some photos -- or a video.

On the subject, do you think we could get Laurie March of 'The House Counselor' and Blog Cabin fame to show up at the festival of lights this coming December as our proxy?

1 day ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - The Giveaway Entry Per... · 6 replies · +2 points

You'll have to remind me, Eugenia -- which bloggers have promised to have multiple blogger parties? Is there any ONE in particular, aside from Terri, who you'd consider the best candidate to be named the second chance Urban Oasis winner? ^_^