It’s all fun and games till someone spills the paint.MY HUSBAND AND I just bought our first house. Before we even closed, we had dreamt of all the imaginative, colorful ways to decorate and renovate our house. We felt prepared, excited, and optimistic.Then we started the renovations.Like so many other newbie home renovators, we experienced a very steep learning curve under the tutelage of trial by fire.
I’m slightly suspicious of superlatives— you know, the best of this or the worst of that– so I tend to approach them with some skepticism.Professor and researcher Dr. John W. Miller of Central Connecticut State University has just released the results of the 2008 study of America’s most literate cities.
WHEN I WAS GROWING UP in New Jersey, my family rented a house on Long Beach Island almost every summer. It was awesome. My grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousins all came down for all or part of the time, and the whole family spent time together. To find the right digs, my parents would drive down to the island one Saturday during the winter, meet with our LBI realtor, Miss Joan Heart, look at photos in her office, and then drive around looking at houses.
Emmy Award-winning Equitrekking is a travel series that explores the world on horsebackThe world looks different from five feet higher. Well-produced and catering to a special niche of traveler, Equitrekking calls to mind how transformative different modes of transportation are on travel experiences.
Using a cell phone in Europe is relatively easy once you understand the system.IF YOU’RE HEADING to Europe for a long trip, you’re probably trying to count the ways you can save money, not spend more. But while it might sound expensive to buy a European cell phone—a “mobile,” as it’s called there—it’s an investment that will deepen your experience by making it easy for you to meet up with fellow travelers, contact local hosts or friends, or change your itinerary at a moment’s notice.