The Real Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic  holds the distinction as the most popular Caribbean destination, with Punta Cana, on the southeast part of the island, the number one choice. Tourists go for the countless hotels, the sun, the white fairy sand, turquoise water, limitless rum drinks.  Most go for their all-inclusive resorts, and some go to explore the […]

Webcam of the Week: The Ark Kenya

The Ark Kenya Webcam

I’m bringing back webcam of the week since this is one of the coolest ones I’ve ever seen. It’s a live feed from a safari lodge in Kenya and every time I log on there’s animals feeding.

Product of the Week: BarkCode

BarkCode scan-able dog tags

If you travel with your dog you will definitely want to get one of these scan-able dog tags ($15.95) as they use the latest mobile technology to recover your pet. If your pet wanders off all a stranger has to do is scan the QR code and it will list all the dog’s pertinent information […]

Video of the Week: Walking across America with their dogs

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Here’s an inspiring story of a couple walking across the United States with their two dogs. Kait and John Seyal and their dogs Max & Grace are beginning their journey in Delaware and ending up in California. They are walking to promote pet therapy and animal rescue. Along the way, they are stopping at hospitals, […]

Lexington, Kentucky – The Southern Starting Line

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You may feel like you’ve outdone the staycation thing as we continue down the road of tightening the belt buckle in the U.S.  There are other options. After you tally up the expenses of getting into overpriced theme parks, paying for gas to get there and feeding  the troops $7 hot dogs, other vacation choices […]

Lexington, Kentucky — Horses

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Three Chimney’s Farm If you love horses, farms or the incredibly interesting business of horse racing and breeding, Three Chimney’s Farm is a fascinating place to spend some time learning the process rearing and raising superior race horses.  This is the home farm of the renowned Seattle Slew, the only horse to win the triple […]

Lexington, Kentucky — The Races

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Keeneland Keeneland Race Course ties together the heart, soul and guts of Lexington. This is a not-for-profit course where the horses, bourbon and people converge into a big day out.  Horse racing is exciting to begin with, but being in Kentucky, let alone Lexington, raises the fun to a whole new level. From the general […]

Lexington, Kentucky — Shaker Village

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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Only 25 miles outside of Lexington, a stay at Shaker Village is the antidote to a stressed out citified life.  Though the Shakers are no longer in existence, they left behind a legacy of tranquility and simplicity. As I often do while traveling, I went for a run the morning […]