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writer, teacher, movie lover, traveler, reader

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shiny

  1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme … Continue reading

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Cocktail Hour in Kunming

Here’s most, but not all of what the Sofitel Kunming club floor offered for cocktail hour during my stay in June. Amazing, right? And just as delicious as it looks. Of course, there were sweets.

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Sofitel, Kunming, China

I used some points to stay at the Sofitel in Kunming. Although they were extremely busy with a meeting between Yunnan and Taiwan, the staff went out of their way when I checked in and whenever I was in the … Continue reading

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Economics of Airline Classes

Every wonder what drives the pricing of first class vs. business vs. economy airfares? This video explains the economics and history of the various classes of airplane tickets. I now understand a little more about the mysterious pricing of airline … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Must-See Chicago: Saints & Sinners Tour

If you’re in Chicago this summer on a Friday and if you like history, take the Driehaus Museum’s Saints and Sinners walking tour. I took it on Friday and learned so much about the reformers behind the Temperance Movement and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Budget Accommodations: Korea

A great option probably on par with a hostel, but you’d have more space.

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