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North America » United States » Virginia » Virginia Beach February 20th 2011

Just how many people go on a cruise every year? Even if you have never done it yourself, I be you know someone who has. Apparently, we love our cruises! With an earth that is made up of roughly 80% water, we can access any continent on the planet in the comfort of our floating bedroom. People who cruise to South America often want to see some of the big sights and Machu Picchu is one of the most popular. Built by the ancient Incans, Machu Picchu is a world heritage site and important historical destination. But honestly, even if you know nothing about it, it will blow your mind. High in the Andes Mountains, just getting there is like no other destination on the planet. To see the Roman Coliseum, Stonehenge or the Great Wall, ... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Virginia Beach December 24th 2010

My eye is attracted to odd things. (but don't tell my husband!) When I travel, I look for small, lightweight gifts for my family & friends. This year I traveled to Ecuador and China. It makes for a little confusion on Christmas morning, "did this scarf come from Quito or Changdu?" Even I get confused! This is one of the hazards of international travel. I know there are people who shop all year round and store their stash until the holidays. But I forget. I'm pretty sure the funny-looking, wool hats came from South America, but the scarves are confusing. I shopped at the famous Otavalo market in Ecuador and picked up several scarves. That was June. I came home, put them in my closet and promptly forgot about them. In October, I jetted off to ... read more
Galapagos Island Coffee
Andes Textiles
Floating Reed Islands

North America » United States » Virginia » Virginia Beach December 16th 2010

Jacquie Whitt & daughter Hannah demonstrate how to make homemade Peace Cookies for all their friends around the world. If you'd like the recipe (any sugar cookie recipe will work) just send email to and we'll send it to you. Happy Holidays wherever you are!... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Virginia Beach October 28th 2010

28 October 2010 Female Supply Corps Officers Selected for Submarine Service The Supply Corps has selected 8 female officers for duty aboard submarines. These warfare qualified Supply Corps officers were selected from a group of talented individuals based on their demonstrated superior performance and leadership. The 8 Supply Officers will attend the Submarine Officer Basic Course beginning in September and will be assigned to submarines upon graduation. The selectees are as follows: LT Britta Christianson LT Kelly Chufo LT Heidi Davis LT Rebecca Dremann LT Melissa Gonzales LT Sohnhwa Lee LT Krysten Pelstring LT Helen Ringer Please join me in congratulating these outstanding Supply Officers on their selection as they continue the Supply Corps ... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Virginia Beach August 12th 2010

Hi everyone Well we are now in Virginia have been here 3 days have been shopping again. Gus and Betty are great people they have made us feel very welcome, they treat us just like their own children. Tomorrow we will be travelling to Buffalo NY then going on a tour of Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. Will be staying in Buffalo for two nights then back to Virginia for a day. Hiring a car and leaving on Tuesday for our road trip, we will be travelling South however we are already starting to fall behind in our schedule. We haven't heard from Dizzy since arriving here he must have fallen in love somewhere & is to busy to let us know where he is. No pictures as yet to post hopefully we will get ... read more


North America » United States » Virginia » Virginia Beach April 16th 2010

So Caras gone. I think we all sort of felt it coming. she just wasnt liking much about the trip or the smell of our feet. we stayed at a Rest area last nite with a bunch of truckers. we left richmond so late, it didnt make any sense to pay to stay somewhere. in the morning cara proclaimed that she had been petrified all nite, hadnt slept, and never wanted to stay at one again. a rest area. so, without coffee, we pushed on for williamsburg and VA beach. we stopped at colonial williamsburg, at caras suggestion, and walked around for a few hours. it was such a nice day out that i didnt really care that the place looked the same as the last time i was there. after that, we shook off for ... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Virginia Beach April 16th 2010

Well today, were just trying to untangle all the possibilities in front of us. jeremiah putt a call into julia at the conserviters center in burlington, nc. its some kind of big cat rescue/ zoo/ wildlife refuge. from what i understand they require a lot of training, but due to our inherent radness, and their lack of staff, they may be willing to overlook our lack of experiance. How does one recieve experiance with lions? furthermore, what assistance will that training be when the lion snags your leg with his GI Joe kung-fu grip? Training tip #1 never approach lion without a bull whip and a chair. Tip #2 If one cannot find either, keep several animal crackers in your pocket, when the lion attacks toss cookies in his face to disorient him with there life-like ... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Virginia Beach January 16th 2010

A whirlwind trip to the US included a roadtrip through the Outer Banks from Virginia Beach to North Carolina riding four ferries and staying in the picturesque town of Beaufort for the first night. Pronounced ''Bo-furt'' by locals, the historic town was established as a seaport with the right to collect customs in 1722. During the American Revolution, it was the third largest port in the state. In 1997, Beaufort was highlighted in national and international news as the wreckage of what is presumed to be Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge, was discovered in 20 feet of water -2 miles from Beaufort Inlet. The next day onto Oriental where we found ourselves looking at real estate. With deep water in short supply in many parts of Virginia, North Carolina offers more possibilities for providing a home ... read more
Bearing gifts from afar
Mr Jingles - the Christmas cat
Making friends in North Carolina

North America » United States » Virginia » Virginia Beach December 18th 2009

9am: We were supposed to see a bit of the city before we leave in the afternoon. But Sanak woke up only at 10am. Hmm, not a good sign for the trip given that we plan to wake up early and do most of the driving during the day to avoid driving at night. Dhiraj called to warn us about the huge snowstorm headed our way. We are gonna be driving right into it. Definitely not the best start to the trip! 1pm: Alright, so finally made it out of the house and decided to show Sanak a bit of New York.. which basically meant making a few rounds of Times Square and keeping him happy with a couple of trips to the M&M and Hersheys store. 5pm: Bags - check. Soda - check. Chips - ... read more
Times Square
Times Square
M&M Store

North America » United States » Virginia » Virginia Beach August 16th 2009

Aug 16, 2009 City official name :Virginia Beach Founded date : Location :Virginia State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? kmĀ²). Facts :Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads area of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Although Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction, Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia and the 41st largest city in the United States, with an estimated population of 440,415 in 2008. Its median household income in 2007 was $61,234. Virginia Beach is the easternmost of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads that make up the core of the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA. This ar... read more
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach

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