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Selfie Sticks Get a Bum Rap

Okay, before you roll your eyes in disgust, please know that I get it.  Selfie sticks are annoying. I get it.  Heck, selfie sticks were banned at Disneyland, Wimbledon, the Palace of Versailles and the Colosseum with most sighting safety reasons.  Many museums have banned them as well to help preserve the art (i.e. preventing selfie…

We made it!

Top 10 Road Trip Tips

After having recently been in a car with three other people for 48 hours on a Road Trip from Vancouver to Los Angeles and back in just four days (that’s 4100km/2547miles!), I learned a few things along the way: 1.  Travel in a Large Vehicle – our options were limited: a Mini Cooper, 2 trucks…

Winning the Game of…Marriage?

Armando left this morning for a two-day business trip.  He is the sweetest of husbands and left me these gifts to enjoy around the house: Armando is infamous for leaving papers around the house. Receipts from his business trips live in our home wherever they may fall, be it on the kitchen table, the living…

Pickpocketing in Paris

On our first trip to Paris, this was my travel purse: On our first trip to Paris, this was Armando’s travel wallet: Yes, a picture is missing of Armando’s wallet because it was pick-pocketed by a gang of gypsies.  I was standing right next to him as we rode the train.  I didn’t notice a…

Talking in Circles, Mexican-Style

Okay…it’s time for a more light-hearted post after my stint as an investigative couch reporter these past few days. This post is courtesy of my ever lovely husband, Armando.  He’s one of those people who has the gift-of-the-gab.  But at times, he doesn’t know when to stop talking.  It is perhaps a bit cultural.  I…

The Next Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Coming soon to a TV near you…..Tamara and Armando!! Well, that’s what we had envisioned when we saw postings all over our condo lobby and elevators, notifying us that for four days, Steven Seagal and the cast and crew from his TV show True Justice would be filming an episode around our condo building.  Our…