The 16 Reasons You Need To Drop Everything And Travel Right Now There’s a characteristic of our generation that can only be described as severe restlessness. I am not specifically referring to the number of friends you have who are prescribed Adderall; although that’s definitely another cultural trend I could discuss in length. What I’m talking about is a restlessness of the soul, the wandering spirit, a culture of nomads. We’ve been bred on this notion that we are going to do it differently than our parents; we’ll be adventurous, experience life to the fullest. We’ve sat over lunch with our friends choosing our post-graduation plans, always teetering over the line of what we knew as the safe choice and what we knew as the adventurous, spirited one. We talked about living in Brazil in a house by the beach, spending days on the hammock and driving taxis at night. We thought about moving to London, buying expensive rain gear and renting a studio on Piccadilly Circus. You’re young You’re more willing to take risks With less to lose, there’s more to gain.
Hillman Wonders of the World 8 Underrated City Breaks in Europe Heroes' Square, Budapest, Hungary When it comes to city breaks, the usual Euro hotspots like Paris, Rome, Madrid or Berlin, quickly come to mind. But, there are so many more cities to explore in the diverse continent; you just need to search them out. With Easter fast approaching, now is the perfect time to book your city getaway. Here’s our pick of the top eight underrated European cities that you should visit (scroll down for gallery). The capital of Hungary has so much to offer visitors, including; great restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and best of all, some of the best spas in Europe. Dubbed the “Queen of the Danube”, Budapest is a city best discovered on foot. For cheap city breaks to Budapest, click here . One of the oldest cities in Poland with a deep history and a fascinating royal past, Krakow is where you should head for a cool urban break. For cheap city breaks to Krakow, click here . For cheap city breaks to Seville, click here . For cheap city breaks to Dusseldorf, click here .
one of the best days i have ever had. our second photo shoot scheduled in utah.......the models never showed.we were disappointed.and hot.and wendy says "let's do it ourselves!"and we did. this is 7 photographers getting to have a BLAST while the other 11 practiced their action shots in sunlight.that was the point.a COLORFUL shoot....with action and light......ready GO! (all of these photos were taken by Kelley and Kim....both excellent photographers!) this is powder...not paint.it was a little hard to breathe but not bad.it was only bad if it went right in your eyes....but still you could recover....i did....and tyler did too. it was the best time.i LOVED doing it.i laughed and laughed.it was soooo fun! i am so glad the models never showed.it was so much better this way. and it all came off in the shower.:)
The Best of British - The American's guide to speaking British... Ace - If something is ace it is awesome. I used to hear it a lot in Liverpool. Kids thought all cool stuff was ace, or brill. Aggro - Short for aggravation, it's the sort of thing you might expect at a football match. All right? Anti-clockwise - The first time I said that something had gone anti-clockwise to someone in Texas I got this very funny look. Any road - Up north (where they talk funny!!) Arse - This is a word that doesn't seem to exist in America. Arse about face - This means you are doing something back to front. Arse over elbow - This is another way of saying head over heels but is a little more descriptive. Arse over tit - Another version of arse over elbow, but a bit more graphic! Arsehole - Asshole to you. Arseholed - Drunk! As well - You chaps say also when we would say "too" or "as well". Ass - Your backside, but mostly a donkey! Au fait - Another one of those French expressions that have slipped into the English language. Baccy - Tobacco. Biggie - This is unusual.
7 reasons Lisbon could be Europe's coolest city Think they stay out late in Madrid? In nightlife areas such as Bairro Alto, Lisbonites stay out until dawn -- then keep going. Lisbon has some of the world's most fascinating cobbles, a "street art" obsession shown off here in the city's giant mapa mundi. Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa eloquently summed up the prevailing national outlook: "I'd woken up early, and took a long time getting ready to exist." Portuguese custard tarts have conquered the world. Few European capitals have such easy access to great beaches, like this one at Sintra. Lisbonites have a sharp eye for design, fashion and architecture, such as the Gare do Oriente station. The city is bursting with world-class galleries, including the Oriental and Western collections of the Gulbenkian Foundation. Party stamina World at your feet Expert with the irony Delicious tarts Beaches Style city Art full (CNN) -- What makes a city "cool"? Here's why. 1. If you think Madrid stays out late, try a night out in Lisbon. Lisbon: color equals cool.
Snorkel with whale sharks and whales - scuba dive and snorkel with whales and whale sharks You float quietly, until the humpback whale senses you are there and swims toward you. Or, you're snorkeling and suddenly a whale shark, one of the world's biggest fish, rises from below to eye you. Either way, it's an experience to cherish and remember. Several companies around the world offer these special experiences. EcoColors Offers Snorkeling With Whale Sharks in Mexico EcoColors Tours EcoColors offers the chance to snorkel with whale sharks, one of the world's biggest fish, off the coast of the Yucatan Penninsula. Aquatic Adventures in the Dominican Republic On an Aquatic Adventures multi-day tour, you can snorkel with 80,000-pound humpback whales that gather in the Sanctuary of the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic. Swim Among Dwarf Minke Whales with Dive The Reef in Australia If you intend to dive Australia's Great Barrier Reef, investigate snorkeling and scuba diving in the water with dwarf minke whales. Whaledive.Net
Water Worlds: 15 Real Floating Towns & Ocean Cities There’s only one Venice, but you might be surprised to find that you can get the same scenic and historic feel – complete with canal ‘streets’ and gondoliers – in several other towns across the globe. In fact, there are dozens of picturesque floating villages and islands that are so heavily populated, you can barely tell that there’s land under all the man-made structures. Here are 15 of the world’s most fascinating water-based communities. Santa Cruz del Islote, Colombia (images via: smilepanic, noticiasinteresantes) From above, you can barely see a spot of land on this island, so completely covered is it with houses. Ganvie, Benin (images via: hugo, erik cleves kristensen) The largest lake village in Africa can be found in Lake Nokoué, in the nation of Benin. Ko Panyi, Thailand (images via: wikimedia commons, luxury thailand travel) Loreto Island, Lake Iseo, Italy (images via: jon shave, imgur) Halong Bay Floating Village, Vietnam (images via: andrea schaffer, saragoldsmith) Flores, Guatemala
you knew i was going to make one. they are all over pinterest....(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) so we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! and it dries really quickly too. seriously. what could be happier than this?? GREAT project. loved it today is the first FULL day with ALL my kids in ALL day school.yeah...i am smiling as i type that. it's good. it's quiet. i am rockin' it. removing wallpaper.....making code for craft weekend stuff.....doing my hair....going to lunch..... it's all good. hooray for school!
Harry Potter 7.1: The Drinking Game | FM Though it may be hard to believe, it’s already been nine years since Potter-heads around the world were introduced to the silver-screen personalities of Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Maybe it seems kind of creepy that we’ve been watching them grow up right before our eyes (oh hey, Emma Watson), but we’ve been growing up right alongside them, and now it’s time to celebrate the bittersweet—but still triumphant —beginning-of-the-end. FM thought of no better way to celebrate than to grab our friends and a mug of our favorite wizarding libation (toss-up butterbeer or firewhiskey) and get in touch with our inner spell-caster as we watched “The Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” —Whenever somebody casts a spell, take a sip (take a gulp if Hermione casts it). —If you hear the full name “Harry Potter,” take a sip (two if the person saying “Harry Potter” sounds particularly surprised or confounded). —If somebody casts “Avada Kedavra,” kill your drink.
Stumblers Who Like The Cool Hunter - Amazing Places To Experience Around The... Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland Petra - Jordan (at night) Verdon, Provence, France Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia Norway Alesund Birdseye of City Benteng Chittorgarh, India Riomaggiore, Italy Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands. Sky Lantern Festival - Taiwan. Mount Roraima - Venezuela. Seychelles East Iceland. Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. New York City.