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5 Awesome Travel Backpacks for Hags – Video

5 Awesome Travel Backpacks for Hags – Video

In this video, Travel Hag, Mindie Burgoyne shares 5 awesome travel backpacks she uses for travel and everyday use. Three are by Vera Bradley Company, one is by Sakroots and the fifth one is by Evecase and doubles as a camera bag. 5 Awesome Travel Backpacks Every Hag Can Use   […]

 
 

My Name is Mindie B. and I’m a Vera Bradley Addict

Vera Bradley Hipster Crossbody in Heather

I admit it. I am a Vera Bradley addict – a Vera Bradley freak. My 30-something children all make fun of my flowery, paisley, vibrantly colored quilted bags that I carry around everywhere. I had to unsubscribe from Brad’s Deals because they feature a Vera Bradley sale every two weeks that […]

 
 

REVIEW: A Fine Romance – by Susan Branch

REVIEW: A Fine Romance – by Susan Branch

A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside If you love Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Beatrix Potter, Tasha Tudor and high tea, you will love A Fine Romance by Susan Branch. A non-fiction writer and artist specializing in Home and Garden genres, Susan Branch makes her home on […]

 
 

Sony Cyber-shot Camera – Review

Sony Cyber-Shor Camera affixed to the iPhone

The Sony Cyber-shot Camera model DSC-QX10 looks like a lens but is a complete camera in itself except for a viewfinder – or LCD screen.  A smartphone can provide the viewfinder. I purchased the Sony Cyber-shot online 30 seconds after I saw the news release.  And it was still back-ordered […]

 
 

Chesapeake Book of the Dead – Stories & History for Graveyard Lovers

Chesapeake Book of the Dead – Stories & History for Graveyard Lovers

Graveyards fascinate me. There’s something about wandering around old tombstones in tall grass that fires up my imagination. I’m always thinking that so many hopes, so much love, so many stories lay buried beneath them. Helen Chappell’s book, Chesapeake Book of the Dead: Tombstones, Epitaphs, Histories, Reflections, and Oddments of the […]

 
 

#10 Find the Perfect Chesapeake Blue Crab Cake

#10 Find the Perfect Chesapeake Blue Crab Cake

Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach Series If you’re looking for the perfect crab cake, the Eastern Shore is a good place to start.  What makes the difference between a great crab cake and an ordinary crab cake?     Being a life-long […]

 
 

Top Ten Kayak Trails on the Eastern Shore (Delmarva)

Top Ten Kayak Trails on the Eastern Shore (Delmarva)

The Eastern Shore – that piece of land on the east side the Chesapeake Bay has scores of paddle trails for canoes and kayaks. With thousands of miles of shoreline lacing in and out of three states and with thirteen counties, there are a few trails that are worth traveling […]

 
 

#3 Pocomoke River Canoe Company – Kayak and Paddle in Flat Water

Pocomoke River Canoe Company in Snow Hill

Pocomoke River Canoe Company Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach series   The Pocomoke River Canoe Company can outfit you with a kayak or canoe, and offer guidance on traversing one of the most scenic flat water trails for kayaks and canoes. Every […]

 
 

#2 Unicorn Books – 30,000 Used and Rare Books

Unicorn Books, Ocean Hwy (westbound), Trappe, MD - Talbot County

Unicorn Books in Trappe, Maryland Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach series       For 30 years, Unicorn Books has been located on the west bound side of Route 50 between Easton and Cambridge.  Who would guess that there are over 30,000 […]

 
 

Travel Cheap by Rail – Amtrak’s Rail Pass

California Zephyr pulling into the station at Granby Colorado

  Amtrak has a U.S. Rail pass for as little as $439.  That will get an adult 8 segments (stops) in 15 days.  It’s an affordable way to see the country with enjoy riding a train as part of the travel experience.  My husband and I traveled from Baltimore to Truckee, […]

 
 

Get the Lowest Hotel Room Rate – It’s HOW you ask

Westin Harbor Castle Hotel - Toronto Canada

Who knew that language mattered when negotiating a hotel room price?  When quoted a rate for a hotel room, ask if that is the lowest rate for that time frame.  Language matters.  According to three hotel reservation clerks I interviewed, reservation desks are only required to give you the lowest […]

 
 

Fisherman’s Inn – Crab Cake Heaven

Fisherman’s Inn – Crab Cake Heaven

Love crab cakes? You can get one of the best crab cakes on the Eastern Shore at Fisherman’s Inn located about six miles east of the Bay Bridge along the Kent Narrows. As a lifelong Marylander and lover of all-things-crabby, I’m always searching for that perfect crab cake.  Tons of […]

 
 
 
 
 

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