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Prepare for Extended Travel – 7 Steps to Mentally Prepare Yourself

It took us a while to realize the simple problem: in our pre-departure packing fervor, we’d taken no time to mentally prepare for our travels… Learn from our mistake. Take these steps to get ready for your extended trip so you can start enjoying your destination as soon as you arrive.

Washington DC view and Cherry Blossom

Things to Know about Washington, DC Monuments at Night

I’ve lived in Washington, DC for almost five years and am getting ready to move. As with many places I’ve lived, I’ve enjoyed “playing tourist” while I living here. However, even after doing so many things and seeing so many sites, I still have a few things I either want to do again or to experience for the first time. I also put together a list of what I will miss and won’t miss living in Washington, DC as it helps me appreciate what I had and at the same time, it helps me to remember what I didn’t like, hopefully making moving a little bit easier. Here are some things to know about Washington, DC, whether you are visiting for a short stay or moving here. Things to know about Washington, DC I always heard that, second to Washington, DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival, the best time to visit are … Read more

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In Defense of Food – Quotes, Guidelines, and Review

Partly because my last book review post Eat, Pray, Love Quotes was well received and partly because selfishly I want to have my notes from this book in one place for a reference I pulled together my favorite quotes from In Defense of Food…. But I contend that most of what we’re consuming today is no longer, strickly speaking, food at all, and how we’re consuming it — in the car, in frongt of the TV, and increasingly, alone– is not really eating, at least not in the sense that civilization has long understood the term.” “But who knos what else is going on deep in the soul of the carrot.