Superman’s Car? Am I The Only One Confused?

Superman's Car? Am I The Only One Confused?

June 2, 2014– Dear Secret Diary.  As you can see in the photo, Superman apparently has a car?  This has me a bit confused as I thought Superman could fly.  Diary, why does Superman need a car? [ Read More ]

Tweets We Like: Travel Advice From Amelita

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Toothbrush, check. Tickets, check. Suntan lotion, check. The list goes on. There is perhaps one item you’ve overlooked that Amelita Lijek says, “Don’t leave home without it.” [ Read More ]

Destined to be Hitched

destiny

It was 1994, I was 17, and I spent my vacation working as a postal worker in a rural town south of Drenthe, Netherlands. I was looking forward to having a couple of days off from the duty. [ Read More ]

Water Sports for Families

funny travel stories

“Left. Right. Left. Right. Left.” Soldiers? In this case, it’s my mother, my father, and me, militant in our attempt to paddle a canoe out of the grasp of a Florida mangrove tree. [ Read More ]

New York…A City of Halves and Halve Nots

New York City Street Sign 61/2 Ave

Midtown Manhattan can be a very intimidating place to navigate through.  When I first moved to the city from the ‘burbs, my father, a Queens native, tried to boost my confidence as much as he could. “New York City streets are really just a grid,” he explained.  “It’s almost impossible to get lost!” [ Read More ]

What Not To Forget [PODCAST]

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Next time you have a gig you have to dress up for… here’s an example of what you should NOT forget.  But hey, we all have those moments! [ Read More ]

Big Bird is What?

big bird

My 2 year old son had heard me tell my older kids that most of the actors on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” were dead. Then we found Big Bird’s star… [ Read More ]

The Pancake Story

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I love pancakes. Plain-Jane, simple warm, golden pancakes. Throw some melted butter and delicious maple syrup on there and look out! [ Read More ]

No-Frills Lighting

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This is an actual light switch at a house I stayed at while traveling in Ecuador. I admire the family’s no-frills approach to lighting. Plus, the idea of potential electrocution definitely wakes you up in the morning!” [ Read More ]

The Fortune Teller

fortune teller

A week before I was leaving for my stint overseas, my fiancé, Gloria, stated that she had a co-worker at her office that had made a bold statement about me. [ Read More ]

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