Quirky Travel: from Bizarre Toilets to Moongates in Bermuda

August 4, 2013
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Quirky robot in Jefferson, TX (photo by Tui Snider)

Welcome to the Quirky Travel blog carnival I’m proud to present a brand new blog carnival highlighting quirky, offbeat and overlooked travel destinations. In this first edition, you will learn about bizarre toilets, a bike trip through tree tops, what the heck a “moon gate” is and much, much, more. Read on: Vicky Philpott presents…

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Haunted Travel – A Brand New Blog Carnival!

August 1, 2013
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Marble angels at the Athens, TX cemetery (photo by Tui Snider)

  Welcome to the Haunted Travel blog carnival I’m pleased to present a brand new blog carnival focused on paranormal travel and tourism. Have you ever stayed in a haunted hotel or motel? Have you ever driven out of your way to check out the site of an infamous ghost story or joined a ghost…

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Guest Post by YA Sci Fi Author Patricia Lynne (Snapshots Birthday Bash)

July 23, 2013
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Snapshots by author, Patricia Lynne

Who is Patricia Lynne? Patricia Lynne is a fellow writer who I met through a weekly writing chat on Twitter. The chat is called #StoryDam and if you wonder why I mention it so often on my blog it’s because it’s such a fun group. In fact, if you’re a writer, feel free to join…

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Famous Texas Tree: The Turner Oak in Fort Worth

July 19, 2013
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Famous Texas Tree: Turner Oak in Fort Worth, TX (photo by Tui Snider)

Gold Buried Beneath a Fort Worth Tree Seceding from the United States was not an easy decision for the State of Texas, and many Texans, including Charles Turner (1822-1873) a farmer, merchant and Texas Ranger, were against it. Even so, once the state voted to withdraw from the Union, Mr. Turner reluctantly went along with…

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UFO Shaped McDonald’s in Roswell, New Mexico

July 17, 2013
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Roswell, New Mexico UFO McDonalds (photo by Tui Snider)

This McDonald’s is Worth a Road Trip Detour I usually avoid McDonald’s restaurants on road trips, simply because I want to taste local flavors and support small, non-franchised family restaurants whenever possible. Plus, we all know what the menu is like, and if we’re really craving one of their burgers, we can always get one…

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Ghosts of Denton, Texas: Haunted History Tour

July 15, 2013
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Ghosts of Denton, TX - haunted history tour (photo by Tui Snider)

Historical Ghost Tours Led by a Professional Storyteller “Sometimes folks come to Denton and never want to leave – ever!” – Shelly Tucker, tour guide for the Ghosts of Denton, Texas: Haunted History Tours My husband, Larry, and I recently popped over to Denton, Texas so we could experience the Ghosts of Denton haunted history…

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StoryDam Writing Chat Blog Hop

July 11, 2013
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Florida Keys palm tree sunset (photo by Tui Snider)

StoryDam Writing Chat Blog Hop If you are a member of the StoryDam writing community, or would like to join us, check out this post via Morgan Dragonwillow. For you skim-readers out there, here’s an excerpt from that page so you can learn a little more about StoryDam: The mission and purpose for Story Dam…

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Traveler’s Show & Tell: It’s a Big One!

July 8, 2013
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Texas road trip sunset (photo by Tui Snider)

  Welcome to the July 2013 edition of traveler’s show and tell. As you can see, this edition of the Traveler’s Show & Tell is a big one. Some of the bloggers have included their Twitter names, so you can look them up there as well as leave comments on their posts. I hope you…

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Literary Nails: Fashion Fun for Readers & Writers

July 4, 2013
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Literary Nails (photo by Tui Snider)

Nail Polish as an Ice Breaker According to The Colorful History of Nail Polish, the custom of painting fingernails dates all the way back to ancient Babylon, when males wore different shades to denote their social status, with lower class wearing green and upper class wearing black. For me, nail polish became a part of…

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