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Archive | February, 2009

Shopping in NYC on a Non-Existent Budget

It's never been a better time to visit New York City for the shopping. Stores are practically begging you to take the merchandise off their hands by offering steep discounts. But if you've blown your limited clothing budget on dining, Broadway tickets and museums entry fees instead (hey, nothing wrong with that!), fear not. A […]

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Travel Photo Contest: Win Cash From Peterman’s Eye

It's very nice to win a chance to live on the Great Barrier Reef for six months or an all-expenses-paid destination wedding in the Bahamas, but some people would prefer to win some cash and spend it however they'd like — especially during this recession. Well, those people should definitely enter the travel photography contest […]

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Casa Batllo: Get Your Gaudi Fix With This Barcelona Beauty

On a warm-ish sunny day in Barcelona, the best way to appreciate Antoni Gaudi‘s work is definitely to head to Parc Guell. But if the weather isn’t cooperating for a stroll around acres of Gaudi structures and mosaics, you might want to consider visiting Casa Batllo instead. Located on the Passeig de Gracia (which has […]

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Beyond Obama: Shepard Fairey at Boston’s ICA

(photo by Christian R. Holland/Flickr) On Sunday, I went to the Shepard Fairey exhibit at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art. Even if you're not familiar with Fairey's name, you have probably seen his work. He's the one who created the iconic Obama poster, which has now been acquired by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. While […]

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Bahamas Bridal Bailout Giving Away Five Free Weddings

Calling all brides on a budget: the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is giving away five free weddings through the Bahamas Bridal Bailout contest. Each "Bahamas Dream Wedding" includes flowers, a photographer, a wedding cake and a wedding planner. This means that if you win, your biggest problem may be transporting the wedding gown. Perhaps the […]

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Kayaking in Key West

As you drive down to Key West, you'll see lots of mangroves in the clear turquoise water. You may find yourself with the urge to get closer to those mangroves, as we did. So we decided to take a two-hour guided kayak tour with Lazy Dog. For $35 per person, we set out with a […]

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