Traveling Europe by train…does the phrase conjure up old world elegance ala “Murder on the Orient Express” or no frills, high-speed efficiency for you? Take a peek into top European destinations by train and see what you need to add to your bucket list.
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Are you tired of paying high prices to stand in line to take off your shoes and then stuff yourself into a barely-big-enough seat that might be next to a miniscule window you can barely see out of? (I’m speaking of air travel, in case you didn’t recognize it.) Consider traveling by train, for business and especially for pleasure.
Niche. It’s a funny word that has lots of different meanings and pronunciations. It can be a sheltered or private place, a place or activity best suited to a person or thing or even a habitat necessary for the existence of a species. Whether you say “neesh”, “nish” or “nitch” it means special.
Armchair traveler…it seems an ambivalent term to me. I think I would always rather be an active traveler, getting out there, doing and experiencing rather than just watching. But the library has so many great travel DVDs that I decided to see if I, too, could be an armchair traveler.
If you can’t manage an African safari this year, consider a different kind of safari. A trip to the zoo can provide lots of opportunities to vew exotic animals but with all the amenities close by…like bathrooms, drinks, ice cream and hot dogs. Almost every major city in the U.S. boasts a zoo and so do many not-so-major cities. Here is a top ten list from USA Travel Guide.
More than any other room in the house, the bathroom can become a private oasis, a place to get away to and shut out the world.
This year marks the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. If you’re a history buff or if you just want an interesting summer vacation for the kids, think about traveling to one of the many states where this never-to-be-forgotten conflict has left its mark.
London has it all–history, art, music, shopping, theater, ballet, great architecture, scrumptious food, fantastic hotels and this month, a royal wedding.
Before the farmers and the homesteaders, before the Kansa, the Pawnee and the Kiowa there was the little bluestem, the pale prairie coneflower and the butterfly-weed.
When you’re looking for information, inspiration and entertainment that’s environmentally friendly–the library is the place to go. Not only do we have what you need but it’s one of the best ways to recycle.
Walking is a great low-impact exercise that can help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, lower your cholesterol and improve your mood. If you’ve resolved to get more exercise this year, why not get it in a great location.