Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Visions of France and Italy

My husband loves to travel. He began acting on his love for faraway places as a young adult. We've been married only a few months, and I realize that I have a lot of catching up to do!

Hubby knows that one of my dreams is to go to France. Neither of us is into the traditional tourist sites, so a bed and breakfast just might foot the bill.

When it comes to accommodations, first on my list would be Apartment Paris. We've discovered BedAndBreakfastParis, an online site for booking apartments in this romantic city.

The home to the Eiffel Tower is not the only place we would like to visit. When I think of Apartment Cannes, I envision luxury accommodations -- perhaps a villa with a wonderful view of the sea. I hear the the south of France is just beautiful.

If we don't make it to Paris or Cannes, I'd be thrilled to book accommodations at another romantic destination. has the hookup for Apartment Venice. I've discovered a free online directory that lists dozens of available apartments.

Whether I go to France or Italy, I can't lose.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The 411 on urban legends

One of my biggest pet peeves is receiving urban legends and hoaxes via email. My favorite site to use in researching such stories is

Snopes has compiled it's "25 Hottest Urban Legends." According to the website, Barack Obama, cell phones, and missing child alerts are among the current hot topics.

To learn more about the popular email rumors, and whether they're true, click here. If you're not familiar with, I encourage you to click through the site. Bookmark it. It's a great reference.

Tags: , , ,

Monday, February 15, 2010


You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
~ Nietzsche ~

Thoughts give birth to a creative force that is neither elemental nor sidereal. Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow. When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven.
~ Philipus A Paracelsus ~

Don´t ask what the world needs.
Rather ask – what makes you come alive?
Then go and do it!
Because what the world needs is people
who have come alive.
~ Howard Thurman ~