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South American Souvenirs

South American souvenirs are different from things you’d pick up in the Caribbean islands or in Europe.

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Weird Vacation Incidents on My South America Cruise

Whenever I travel with Merry Ellen, we have weird experiences (“adventures” as we like to call them).

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South American Cruise: Ushuaia, Argentina — the End of the World

If you occasionally have a bad day and want to take off for the “end of the earth,” Ushuaia, Argentina, is the place for you. It’s the last city on the southernmost tip of the South American continent, followed only … Continue reading

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The Know-It-All: A Book Review

The Know-It-All was so good! It’s the quirky-but-true story of A.J. Jacobs,  a 35ish New York City magazine editor who undertakes a one-year odyssey to read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica so he can become the “smartest person in the world.”

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Kindness Counts: Make the World a Better Place

Kindness counts.

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How to Get a 5 Percent Discount Every Day at 3 Popular Stores

Many stores have occasional sales, but these three stores are unique because they give you  5 percent off the purchase price of everything you buy every day.

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South America Cruise: A Day in the Falkland Islands

Before my South America cruise, I’d never heard of the Falkland Islands — a remote group of 700+ islands off the tip of South America — but a day exploring Stanley, the capital on the largest island, was really fun.

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South American Cruise: Penguin Rookery at Punta Tombo National Reserve, Argentina

Visiting a penguin rookery is an amazing adventure!

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South America Cruise: Adventures in Punta Del Este, Uruguay

If you’re like me, you’ve never heard of Punta Del Este, Uruguay. (It’s very close to Buenos Aires, Argentina.) I went there on a cruise around South America, and discovered it’s a very cool place. Here’s my story:

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Fun New Fitness Activity: Disc Golfing with Frisbees

If you can walk and throw a frisbee, you can take part in one of the latest fitness activities — disc (frisbee) golfing! There’s probably a course or two in your area — and this type of golf doesn’t require … Continue reading

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