Kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland

A Bucket List is a wonderful thing. For those of you who have started one, either mentally or on paper, you might want to consider visiting Ireland. Kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland was my number one, on the top of my list, top of the morning to you all, for 2013.

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Renewing vows on a Princess love boat

Last February 14, as my husband and I cruised on a Princess ship, we were surprised but pleased to learn that couples could participate in a renewal of vows that evening.

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Think Wisconsin Dells for fall fun

Spread along the scenic Wisconsin River northwest of Madison, the Dells make a terrific fall trip.

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4th of July in Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Ocean Grove, New Jersey is as American and as patriotic as my mama’s apple pie. And on the 4th of July, Ocean Grove proudly wears its red, white and blue.

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Fractional vacation home ownership: Options for a second home

Fractional ownership homes and time shares. There is good news for those wanting to have a second home in a favorite vacation spot while spending only a portion of what full time owners pay. You can own a fraction of a home for a fraction of the price of full ownership. You aren’t going to be there year ’round anyway, right?

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Appalachian Independence Day: Who Needs Fireworks When You Have an Anvil?

Knoxville’s Museum of Appalachia is an authentic re-creation of mountain life, skills, and traditions. The 4th of July celebration features an anvil toss, with anvils sent skyward by exploding black powder.

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