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Cristina Vanthul (cvanthul)

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  • 25+ Ways to Prepare for a Hurricane
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    25+ Ways to Prepare for a Hurricane

    3 months ago

    The Atlantic hurricane season will be here before you know it, and now is the time to prepare for a hurricane. Getting a head start on hurricane preparedness can help you avoid last-minute expenses and unnecessary stress should a storm head your way.

  • The Best Money-Saving Strategies College Students Have Never Heard Of
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    The Best Money-Saving Strategies College Students Have Never Heard Of

    15 months ago

    Money saving tips and strategies for college students using money saving apps, digital coupons, freebies, and student discounts. Don't miss out on these money saving tips!

  • The 13 Scariest Haunted Places in the US
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    The 13 Scariest Haunted Places in the US

    9 months ago

    Ever wondered what the scariest haunted places in the US are? Here are 13 top contenders.

  • Tips for Hiring a Realtor
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    Tips for Hiring a Realtor

    15 months ago

    Hiring a Realtor is much like hiring an employee. It's important to find the right one for this big life decision. Use these tips for hiring a Realtor to help you hire the right Realtor.

  • 4 Natural Phenomena I Witnessed After Hurricanes
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    4 Natural Phenomena I Witnessed After Hurricanes

    21 months ago

    Hurricanes bring high winds and flooding. They also display more unusual natural phenomena many of us rarely see. I share 4 unusual natural phenomena I've witnessed during hurricanes.

  • A Hurricane Season of Panic
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    A Hurricane Season of Panic

    22 months ago

    This hurricane season social media is doing what it does best - connecting people and causing widespread panic before hurricanes. Is this season really any worse than previous ones?

  • 8 Obvious (and Not so Obvious) Reasons Why Homes Don't Sell
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    8 Obvious (and Not so Obvious) Reasons Why Homes Don't Sell

    15 months ago

    Despite hot seller's markets throughout the country, some people still see their home languish on the market week after week, month after month. There are two main reasons a home doesn't sell.

  • Florida Sinkholes - Everything You Want to Know
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    Florida Sinkholes - Everything You Want to Know

    24 months ago

    Last week, two homes and part of a road dropped into a 50 foot deep sinkhole in Land O’ Lakes. The sinkhole ended up stabilizing at about 225 feet across, and the surrounding homes have been evacuated

  • Father's Day in Other Countries
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    Father's Day in Other Countries

    15 months ago

    We love to shower Dad with tools and ties while he grills a yummy meal. We aren't the only ones who celebrate dads though and some other countries have pretty different ways (and days) to celebrate.

  • Slow Cooker Bone Broth
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    Slow Cooker Bone Broth

    4 years ago

    Make your own nutritious bone broth at home.

  • A Morning Spent with Nature - Brooker Creek Preserve
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    A Morning Spent with Nature - Brooker Creek Preserve

    4 years ago

    Spend a morning hiking through the various ecosystems of Tampa's Brooker Creek Preserve

  • Best Florida Beach Resorts for an Invigorating Getaway
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    Best Florida Beach Resorts for an Invigorating Getaway

    3 months ago

    With summer coming, dip your toes in the surf and sand at one of these beach resorts in Florida. Found all over the state, these beachfront resorts include all-inclusive resorts and resorts for families as well as resorts that include spas, amazing views, and incredible dining.

  • Hurricane Tracks - Can Early Storms Help Predict Later Ones?
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    Hurricane Tracks - Can Early Storms Help Predict Later Ones?

    4 years ago

    Do tropical storms and hurricanes follow the same basic tracks in any given year? If so, why?

  • 15+ Fast Facts You Should Know About the Triple Crown
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    15+ Fast Facts You Should Know About the Triple Crown

    3 months ago

    Horse racing's Triple Crown is one of the sports world's most coveted prizes. Here are 15+ facts you can wow your friends with at your Kentucky Derby party this year.

  • 11 Tips for Eating Primal/Paleo on Your Cruise Vacation
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    11 Tips for Eating Primal/Paleo on Your Cruise Vacation

    4 years ago

    You've booked your cruise vacation but don't want to ruin your diet or new eating lifestyle. These 11 tips will help get you through your next cruise vacation.

  • Town of Firsts - History of Dunedin, Florida
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    Town of Firsts - History of Dunedin, Florida

    5 years ago

    Since its founding by Scottish settlers in the 1860's, Dunedin, on Florida's Gulf coast, has thrived through innovation. This brief history touches on the firsts the town claims.

  • Stories About Leprechauns
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    Stories About Leprechauns

    5 years ago

    A collection of the most popular stories about leprechauns, as well as a little leprechaun history.

  • Tilapia Fish Tacos
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    Tilapia Fish Tacos

    5 years ago

    Fish tacos are the new(er) taco rage, and why not? They combine healthy-for-you fish with the Mexican flair we all crave from time to time.

  • Jerky - Where'd It Come From and How to Make It
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    Jerky - Where'd It Come From and How to Make It

    6 years ago

    There doesn't seem to be any doubt that jerky is an American creation. Some say Native Americans were making jerky thousands of years ago, while others say that jerky derived from the Inca around 1500 years ago. The word "jerky" even appears to come...

  • The Art of Pumpkin Carving
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    The Art of Pumpkin Carving

    6 years ago

    Once upon a time I bought pumpkins every year, carved them into silly faces and put candles in them, lighting up crooked teeth and triangular eyes. Then I found the plastic variety, pre-carved, with electric bulbs, good year after year. The last...

  • Pumpkin Carving - A How-To Guide
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    Pumpkin Carving - A How-To Guide

    6 years ago

    Learning how to carve a spooky jack-o-lantern can add fun and atmosphere to your Halloween. Bunny Hugger Carving a pumpkin is an easy and fun activity around Halloween. Done on a Saturday, it makes for great family time. Carve the pumpkin, toast...

  • How to Build a Raised Herb Garden Sanctuary
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    How to Build a Raised Herb Garden Sanctuary

    2 months ago

    Here are step-by-step instructions on how to build a raised herb garden sanctuary, including photos of the project that I did myself.

  • Kayaking Adventure in Upper Tampa Bay
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    Kayaking Adventure in Upper Tampa Bay

    24 months ago

    Anyone can be an explorer in the mazes of this estuary.

  • The World's Best Beaches
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    The World's Best Beaches

    7 years ago

    Take a walk along the best beaches of the world. kdubachelor Any beach is a good place to relax, soak in the sun, build sandcastles with the kids, and enjoy azure waters. Not all beaches are the same though and the best beaches in the world offer...

  • Kayaking Adventures - Grasshopper Goes Solo
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    Kayaking Adventures - Grasshopper Goes Solo

    7 years ago

    The shallow protected waters of Cooper's Bayou make for an excellent place to kayak. For our first "solo" trip, we went to Cooper's Bayou. I say solo because it was the first time Nick and I were alone when we went out. Gone was the safety of...

  • Kayaking Adventures - Second Time's Better, Right?
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    Kayaking Adventures - Second Time's Better, Right?

    5 years ago

    Grasshopper gets a tow to the second kayaking adventure. The next time we took Grasshopper out was...well, the day after her maiden voyage. The plan was to tow her behind my parents' Catalina across the waterway to the spoil islands, where we had...

  • In the Beginning There was Grasshopper
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    In the Beginning There was Grasshopper

    7 years ago

    Nick and I get ready for the kayak's maiden voyage. In the beginning there was sea and sand and sailboats, and life was good. But there were also plentiful kayaks, none mine. To say I have always wanted a kayak would be a gross overstatement. I...

  • Anclote River: Florida's Gulf Coast
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    Anclote River: Florida's Gulf Coast

    3 months ago

    The Anclote River winds and twists along 29 miles in Florida’s Pinellas and Pasco counties. Its headwaters are located in Pasco near the Suncoast Expressway and it empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Tarpon Springs. Along its route, the Anclote...

  • 3 Islands with Must-See Historic Sites in the Caribbean
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    3 Islands with Must-See Historic Sites in the Caribbean

    3 months ago

    Whether traveling to the Caribbean for beach, watersports, or sun, the islands are filled with historic treasures. These historic sites in the Caribbean are places any history buff should check out and many are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

  • Cruise Information - Tips and More
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    Cruise Information - Tips and More

    8 years ago

    In this hub find great information about cruise vacations.  From the top 10 reasons to book a cruise to how to book, from inclusions to some of the top cruises, these tips and tricks will help you decide everything you need to know about planning,...

  • Water Parks - Florida's Best
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    Water Parks - Florida's Best

    8 years ago

  • Early Traditions of Mothering Sunday
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    Early Traditions of Mothering Sunday

    8 years ago

    Mothering Sunday is a festival not to be confused with Mother's Day.  It is a Christian event in Europe which falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Mothering Sunday, like many other Christian holidays, has roots in pagan festivals.  It is derived...

  • The Ancient Roots of Mother's Day
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    The Ancient Roots of Mother's Day

    8 years ago

    On the second Sunday in May - May 8 in 2011 - families and friends will gather to honor mothers, grandmothers and aunts in many countries of the world.  For some, church service will be followed by an elegant late lunch while mom is showered with...

  • The Why of Thanksgiving Naps
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    The Why of Thanksgiving Naps

    8 years ago

    Marisol Dayton Why do I get so tired after Thanksgiving turkey?  That's a question many of us are asking tonight.  It's a question we've been asking for years.  The answer may be more simple than you think.  Or maybe not. Marisol Dayton This...

  • Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes
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    Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes

    8 years ago

    Marisol Dayton Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory. ~Author Unknown Goody2230 God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. ...

  • Funny and Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes
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    Funny and Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes

    3 months ago

    Find humorous quotes, sentimental quotes, and thought-provoking quotes about Thanksgiving here.

  • Haiku 1
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    Haiku 1

    3 months ago

    Enjoy these haiku inspired by the nature I find around me daily.

  • 4 Kinds of Pumpkins You Didn't Know Existed
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    4 Kinds of Pumpkins You Didn't Know Existed

    15 months ago

    It's pumpkin spice season and pumpkin is everywhere. This overview will tell you all about the 4 main kinds of pumpkins, some of which you many even recognize. Who knew there were so many different types of pumpkins!

  • Classic Cookout Side Dishes
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    Classic Cookout Side Dishes

    8 years ago

    It's August.  School starts soon.  Labor Day is almost upon us.  Football preseason has begun.  Seems like summer is almost over, but there is still at least one more month of good cookout weather for most of the country and for many parts,...

  • Health Wise: Three Bean Salad Recipe
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    Health Wise: Three Bean Salad Recipe

    8 years ago

    Three bean salad has been a popular picnic and barbecue side dish since at least the 19th century. It is easy to make and a good bring-along dish because it requires little refrigeration. This recipe also makes a filling and healthy main dish. ...

  • Savory Salsa Recipe
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    Savory Salsa Recipe

    8 years ago

    A bowl of fresh salsa, surrounded by some of the ingredients used to make it. Salsa is a common Mexican and Central American side dish used with many of their main dishes.  Outside of the Latin countries, salsa usually refers to a tomato-based dip...

  • A Guide to USDA Hardiness Zones
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    A Guide to USDA Hardiness Zones

    2 months ago

    A growing zone—or more accurately, a hardiness zone—is an area that is defined geographically according to climate conditions including minimum temperatures. Gardeners use hardiness zones to know what category of plant is capable of growing in their area.

  • A Brief Guide to Climbing and Hanging Plants
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    A Brief Guide to Climbing and Hanging Plants

    22 months ago

    One of the best places for plants is one of the most often overlooked - overhead. Hanging and climbing plants live happily where other plants fall short. Many hanging and climbing plants live native in the tropics. Their addition to a landscape...

  • Health Benefits of Shopping at a Farmers Market
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    Health Benefits of Shopping at a Farmers Market

    8 years ago

    When we think of buying food at a farmers’ market, we usually think of fruits and vegetables. And while those are the kinds of food predominantly found at a farmers’ market, there is also cheese and bread, pies and pastries, and sometimes meat....

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Sustainable Hydroponic Farming
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    A Comprehensive Guide to Sustainable Hydroponic Farming

    2 months ago

    In hydroponic farming, plants grow in smaller areas and without soil, with nutrients absorbed into their roots from water. This comprehensive guide to sustainable hydroponic farming explores the basics, including the two main types as well as advantages and disadvantages of hydroponic farming.

  • Essential Kiteboarding Equipment
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    Essential Kiteboarding Equipment

    8 years ago

    Kiteboarding is a crossover sport that has gained tremendous popularity in the last few years. Kiteboarding uses a power kite with one of a variety of boards to skim riders across the surface of water, snow or land. There are three basic...

  • Everyday Nautical Terms
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    Everyday Nautical Terms

    8 years ago

    Many of the words and phrases we use every day have nautical beginnings. Here a few. Bet you never knew how these phrases really started! ALOOF - means to stand apart or be indifferent, but it came from the Old Dutch word loef ...

  • Home Canning Equipment
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    Home Canning Equipment

    9 years ago

    Home canning has become more popular in recent years.  Families are increasingly turning to growing their own vegetables to save money and have healthier food to consume.  Some years the garden produces much more than expected (or maybe more was...

  • Benefits of a Rooftop Wind Farm
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    Benefits of a Rooftop Wind Farm

    8 years ago

    Micro wind turbines on an apartment building's roof help offset energy costs in the building. With the rising cost of electricity and the increased public green consciousness, homeowners look for ways to cut their energy costs, and maybe also sell...

  • Great Ways to Celebrate Labor Day
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    Great Ways to Celebrate Labor Day

    8 years ago

    Labor Day parades and speeches celebrate the workers who fought for workers' rights in the 1800s. Photo courtesy of Capture the Flag (flickr). For many families Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, a return to school for the children, and the...

  • Flowering Plants for Late Summer and Fall
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    Flowering Plants for Late Summer and Fall

    22 months ago

    For many parts of the county, late summer and fall bring a relief from the unrelenting heat of summer that causes people and plants to wilt and wither. For other parts of the country, it’s one last chance to add color to the garden before the...

  • Home Canning - A Brief Overview
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    Home Canning - A Brief Overview

    9 years ago

    Growing up in the South, the end of summer and into fall brought neighbors to our front door, arms loaded down with colorful, packed Mason jars.  Mom gratefully (and gracefully) invited them in, put the jars away in the mysterious pit of the upper...

  • Top Ten Beaches in the US
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    Top Ten Beaches in the US

    3 months ago

    Every year Dr. Beach makes his predictions for the best beach in the US, an honor that beaches across the country hoard over each other for the entire next year.  A label of “Best Beach” drives in tourists and their money, and the title is used...

  • Attractions Along Texas Historic Route 66
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    Attractions Along Texas Historic Route 66

    22 months ago

    Route 66 passes briefly through Texas and offers historic attractions. These top attractions along Route 66 in Texas are must-see!

  • Restaurants Along Route 66
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    Restaurants Along Route 66

    22 months ago

    Route 66 is America's highway and features a lot of small diners and restaurants popular with tourists and locals. These are some of the most popular restaurants along Route 66.

  • Eerie Ghost Towns of Route 66 Will Leave You Quaking
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    Eerie Ghost Towns of Route 66 Will Leave You Quaking

    15 months ago

    When Route 66 first opened, it provided a nearly cross-country road for families to travel. Many towns and attractions popped up along the popular vacation route. However, as interstate highways bypassed these towns, they turned into ghost towns.

  • How to Spool Line on a Reel
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    How to Spool Line on a Reel

    8 years ago

    Fishing is a popular sport and hobby throughout the world.   For many thousands of years, fishermen were restricted to fishing very close to shore or close to their boats.  Then in 1667 came the brilliant invention called the fishing reel. ...

  • Thunderstorms - Why They Develop More in the Summer
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    Thunderstorms - Why They Develop More in the Summer

    9 years ago

    A typical thunderstorm. In the summer the air temperature heats up, driving many people to local lakes, rivers, pools and beaches to cool off.  After a fun day of water play, those people warily watch clouds build in the distance, then listen as...

  • The Types of Lightning
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    The Types of Lightning

    5 years ago

    As a child I remember a particularly stormy afternoon at summer camp.  We were racing away from the large stream where we had been cooling off when a huge (to my little mind at the time) bolt of lightning struck in the field beside us.  It was...

  • What is the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale?
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    What is the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale?

    9 years ago

    Hurricane Wilma (2005) was a Category Five hurricane for a brief time and the strongest hurricane ever recorded. In 1992 we moved to Homestead, Florida on a clear and beautiful Thursday after a headache of a closing. The house needed a lot of work...

  • The Costliest, Deadliest, and Most Intense Hurricanes in History
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    The Costliest, Deadliest, and Most Intense Hurricanes in History

    8 months ago

    From June to November, hurricanes pose a potential risk to the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of the US, the Caribbean, and Central America. The worst hurricanes in history have caused devastating loss of life and property.

  • Factors Affecting Replacement Cost of Windows
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    Factors Affecting Replacement Cost of Windows

    9 years ago

    Replacing your old or broken windows can cost a pretty penny but will save you money in the long run.   There are windows and then there are windows.  In this area of your home improvements, quality does count and you DO get what you pay for. ...

  • How to Increase Curb Appeal - Paint Your Foundation
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    How to Increase Curb Appeal - Paint Your Foundation

    22 months ago

    How do you increase your home's curb appeal? There are lots of ways, and one of the least expensive ways to increase curb appeal is by painting your home's foundation.

  • Monumental Moments In Belmont Stakes History
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    Monumental Moments In Belmont Stakes History

    9 years ago

    Call to the post. Belmont Park, a 430-acre race track facility in Elmont, New York, first opened in May 1905.  Continuous racing meets have opened here annually since then except for when the track was closed in 1963 for remodeling until 1968 when...

  • Cheese is Golden in California
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    Cheese is Golden in California

    9 years ago

    Photo by CW Beucheler   Going back several years now, Wisconsin has always been considered the cheese state.  The Green Bay Packers fans wear huge wedges of cheese on their heads at football games.  When you think US cheese, you think...

  • Beans, Beans, Good for the Heart... Yes, They Are!
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    Beans, Beans, Good for the Heart... Yes, They Are!

    8 years ago

    Beans really can be considered a magical food. Well, as magical as a food can get.  Beans have the highest antioxidants of any other food, they taste great, they’re low in calories and fat, and they fill you up.  They help fight cancer and heart...

  • Everything You Want to Know About Black Beans
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    Everything You Want to Know About Black Beans

    9 years ago

    Black beans, also known as turtle beans, have a long history has a dietary staple. Seven thousand years ago in what is today Peru in South America, Mesoamerican Indians discovered the nutritional qualities of beans, among them black beans.  Like...

  • The Ultimate Guide to High Humidity Houseplants
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    The Ultimate Guide to High Humidity Houseplants

    2 months ago

    High humidity houseplants create a green and tropical flair in our homes. We love them in our living areas and especially in our bathroom where the inherent humidity might hurt other plants. This ultimate guide to high humidity houseplants is filled with tips and information to use in your own home.

  • The Economic Impact of the Gulf Oil Leak on Florida's Tourism
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    The Economic Impact of the Gulf Oil Leak on Florida's Tourism

    9 years ago

    Playing in the surf of Clearwater Beach near sunset. Photo by cvanthul. Tourism means business, huge business, in Florida.  Most often when people think of Florida, they think beaches, but tourism also extends away from the beaches into the...

  • 9 Beach Essentials You Need for a Day at the Beach
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    9 Beach Essentials You Need for a Day at the Beach

    15 months ago

    When planning a day at the beach, don't forget these nine beach essentials. These nine items are must-haves for a great day at the beach.

  • Tips For a Better Hotel Experience
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    Tips For a Better Hotel Experience

    8 years ago

    Photo courtesy of timsmith on sxc.hu Whether for business or pleasure, for a one-night stay or for a week-long vacation, hotels are basically the same.  Some are more expensive and more exclusive than others.  Some offer more perks or amenities...

  • The Gulf Oil Spill
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    The Gulf Oil Spill

    9 years ago

    Aerial photo shows the oil slick in relation to Louisiana's bootheel. On April 20, 2010 the drilling platform on the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 workers and two days later sending the rig to a watery grave below 5,000 feet of water. The...

  • How to Add Curb Appeal with Landscape Stones, Boulders, and Retaining Walls
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    How to Add Curb Appeal with Landscape Stones, Boulders, and Retaining Walls

    15 months ago

    One of the best ways to add curb appeal to your home is by landscaping with stones and boulders. Use landscape stones, boulders, and pavers for paths, walls, and focal points.

  • How to Maintain Concrete Patios, Driveways and Walkways
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    How to Maintain Concrete Patios, Driveways and Walkways

    22 months ago

    Maintaining concrete patios and walkways renders them beautiful for outdoor entertaining and living. (Photo courtesy sxc.hu) Patios create one of the great living spaces in our lives.  On a patio, parents sit back and watch their children play,...

  • How to Extend Your Concrete Patio With Pavers
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    How to Extend Your Concrete Patio With Pavers

    2 months ago

    Have a concrete patio but want a bigger outdoor space? These DIY steps show how to extend your concrete patios with pavers.

  • Philippe Park - For History, For Fun
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    Philippe Park - For History, For Fun

    8 years ago

    Philippe Park is a 122-acre park in Pinellas County, Florida. (Photo by cvanthul) When we checked the next day’s weather on Saturday, it called for rain, a real damper on our plans.  But the clouds pushed through overnight, and the day dawned...

  • The 6 Best Indoor Water Park Resorts to Visit This Summer
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    The 6 Best Indoor Water Park Resorts to Visit This Summer

    16 months ago

    The best indoor waterpark resorts and lodges allow guests to enjoy the fun of waterparks year round, coupled with the convenience of a resort. The best indoor waterpark resorts and lodges are here!

  • Best Amusement Parks for Kids
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    Best Amusement Parks for Kids

    22 months ago

    Kids and amusement parks go hand-in-hand like ice cream and summer days.  From the first great Americana parks like Coney Island to today’s amusement resorts, the great family vacation includes an amusement park somewhere along the line. In...

  • A Guide to Six Flags Water Parks
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    A Guide to Six Flags Water Parks

    8 years ago

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ishmaelo/ / CC BY 2.0 In 1961, Six Flags opened its first amusement park, Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas.  This first park included a Native American village, a gondola ride, a railroad and Skull Island – a...

  • Best Movie-Themed Rides
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    Best Movie-Themed Rides

    9 years ago

    What do movies and amusement rides have in common? Nothing much unless the ride is modeled after the movie (or vice versa in the case of Pirates of the Caribbean). A great movie-themed ride is made up first and foremost of a blockbuster movie. Add in a themed roller coaster or dark ride (or both),...

  • The 5 Scariest Roller Coasters in the World
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    The 5 Scariest Roller Coasters in the World

    16 months ago

    If you love an adrenaline rush, you'll love these 5 scariest roller coasters in the world. They are the most thrilling rides around!

  • A Guide to Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Mexico
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    A Guide to Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Mexico

    15 months ago

     Twenty years ago, the mention of Cinco de Mayo probably brought questioning stares from many Americans.  Today, the day is as much an unofficial holiday as St. Patrick’s Day.  In the United States, it is a celebration of the Mexican heritage...

  • The Origins of Leprechauns: Where Did They Come From
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    The Origins of Leprechauns: Where Did They Come From

    16 months ago

    Where do leprechauns come from? What are their origins? Let's take a look at their history.

  • The Best Farmers Markets in the World (in No Particular Order!)
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    The Best Farmers Markets in the World (in No Particular Order!)

    22 months ago

    Farmers Markets are relatively new idea in our suburban lives; however, farmers markets have typically been where the town buys, sells, trades. These are some of the best farmers markets in the world.

  • Support Your Local Farmers Market
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    Support Your Local Farmers Market

    8 years ago

      Saturday mornings gingham-covered tables stand under umbrellas.  Boxes tipped sideways on the tables spill out fresh yellow squash, bright red heirloom tomatoes, and firm orange sweet peppers.  Bunches of orange and green carrots and red...

  • A History of St. Patrick's Day
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    A History of St. Patrick's Day

    8 years ago

    St. Patrick   Every year across the world hundreds of thousands of people celebrate St. Patrick’s from Ireland to Australia, the United States to Argentina.  Flocks of green-clad folks pack the streets for St. Paddy’s parades, crowd into...

  • Travel Destination: Dunedin, Florida
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    Travel Destination: Dunedin, Florida

    22 months ago

    Shells on Honeymoon Island. Dunedin is a small town on Florida’s West coast, located just West of Tampa and just North of Clearwater.  It is a remarkable town with a vibrant feel, mostly due to the large number of residents and visitors who...

  • Booking a Cruise - Online or Travel Agent?
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    Booking a Cruise - Online or Travel Agent?

    9 years ago

    There are many options available to cruisers for booking their vacation – online discount cruise outlets (cruisedeals.com), online discount vacation outlets (expedia.com), the cruise lines, and a travel agent.  Which you choose to use for booking...

  • Your Cruise Vacation - What's Not Included in the Price
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    Your Cruise Vacation - What's Not Included in the Price

    9 years ago

    You have booked your dream cruise vacation.  You have memorized the brochures and know what shipboard activities you will enjoy, which shows you want to watch, and what shore excursions appear the most fun.  Glittery seas, sparkling sun and the...

  • Tips For Getting Great Deals on Alaska Cruises
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    Tips For Getting Great Deals on Alaska Cruises

    9 years ago

    An Alaskan cruise is the vacation of a lifetime for many people. Early planning can save you money. An Alaskan cruise is the vacation of a lifetime. Unlike Caribbean and other common cruises, an Alaskan cruise brings many people into the folds of...

  • Cruise Travel Insurance:  Do You Need It?
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    Cruise Travel Insurance: Do You Need It?

    9 years ago

    Cruise ships in port. Approximately 70% of their passengers bought travel insurance. You have leafed through the cruise brochures, browsed the cruise line and travel websites, decided where you want to go and what you want to do.  You have just...

  • Top 10 Reasons to Book a Cruise
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    Top 10 Reasons to Book a Cruise

    8 years ago

    Cruises have become one of the most popular vacations the world over.  Luxury ships become floating all-inclusive resorts taking passengers to the tropical beauty of the Caribbean, the frosty frontiers in Alaska, the golden sun of the...

  • Travel Intro to Guyana
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    Travel Intro to Guyana

    9 years ago

    The beautiful and sometimes wild South American country, Guyana, offers many historical and unique travel destinations. Eco-tourism is one of the country's fastest growing industries. Intro to Guyana discusses various regions of the country as well as its history.

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