The Weird Factor

photo 1A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how much I enjoyed using Airbnb on my recent trip to Paris and Brussels. How staying in an apartment, as opposed to a hotel really helped me tap into that live like a local experience that I crave. If you’re not familiar with Airbnb, it’s basically an online service that helps people who want to rent apartments, houses or rooms connect with travelers who want to rent them. They handle the “introductions” and the exchange of money, and you coordinate the details of your trip with the property owner.

There’s another service that recently arrived in my town, that I’ve been really excited about as well,– Uber. It’s sort of like the Airbnb for driving. Continue reading

I Crave a Different Kind of Buzz

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Want to know what my favorite part of our trip to Paris and Brussels was? The grocery store. I know, I know — there’s the Eiffel Tower in all it’s lacy steel glory and the breathtaking architecture of the Grand Place. We walked the banks of the Seine, wandered the galleries at the Pompidou, and toured a brewery that has been in operation since 1900. Amazing things all– but not my favorite. Nope, my favorite was

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