Land of Morning Calm – 50 Years Later

Over 400 Korean War Veteran’s names in the U.S. were drawn from as many as 5700 applications to attend the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the signing of the Armistice, July 27, 1953 in Panmunjom, Korea. My husband Doyle was one of them. They could take any guest they wanted but would be required to pay

Negotiate Like an Egyptian

When in Egypt, you had better negotiate like an Egyptian. Be sure to leave your cowboy hat at home since the rules are very different in the Middle East. Egyptian culture has five thousand years of recorded history, so I won’t be giving a history lesson today. Let’s just say that every aspect of life

Massage Therapists: Aloe Vera – Best Remedy for Sunburn

A sunburn, the literal burning of the top layer of the skin by overexposure to the sun’s rays, is best remedied by a liberal and frequent application of Aloe vera gel. It’s a natural product, provides immediate, soothing relief and promotes the healing process. It’s also a natural addition to any massage or bodywork therapist’s

How I Lost 25kg in 100 Days

A few years ago I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition and Fibromyalgia that has been both debilitating and life changing. Apart from the fact that it took over a year for a diagnosis, I felt like I rattled when I walked with the number of medications I was taking. Apart from becoming inactive after

Health and Nutrition During Pregnancy

Pregnancy Pregnancy is a nine month journey… It is a time in your life to feel happy, excited, serene and joyful. However it is also quite normal to experience anxieties about the birth and worrying about whether you are nourishing yourself properly, exercising, keeping, calm, positive, loving thoughts and emotions within your being. Pregnancy lasts

Bangkok Nightlife – Washington Square, Off the Beaten Track

People familiar with Bangkok or researching for a visit know about some of Bangkok’s more famous — and infamous — nightlife venues. The best-known is Patpong, which dates back to the 1960’s and was popular with soldiers on leave from the Vietnam War. Also well-known are Nana Plaza just off Sukhumvit Road on Soi 4

Sales Letter Example That Sells

Sales Letter Example That Sells, No Matter The Industry A sales letter is the page designed to sell your product. You can have a fantastic product, but you won’t earn a nickel if your sales letter lacks sizzle. Your sales letter should grab a visitor’s attention, prove you provide a solution, remove risk, state a

Best Chili Recipes – 5 Tips For Cooking Great Chili!

Chili is a metaphysical thing in the world of cooking. There are major competitions all over the United States, and believe me they can get really cutthroat. People take their chili seriously! Chili is a creation that is highly personal to the person that has created the dish. Lots of folks can work a lifetime

Ayurvedic Massage Therapy in India – Part One

I have come on a pilgrimage to India to find out if it is possible to cure all my ailments (excess kilos/fluctuating but generally high blood pressure/ high cholesterol and probably more) in two weeks. I have heard about Ayurvedic medicine and the excellent results that some people have experienced, so here I am at

Reflectons of Travel to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific

As a four-decade Certified Travel Agent, international airline employee, researcher, writer, teacher, and photographer, travel, whether for pleasure or business purposes, has always been a significant and an integral part of my life. Some 400 trips to every portion of the globe, by means of road, rail, sea, and air, entailed destinations both mundane and

Cooking With Nutrition in Mind

I was so excited to receive my copy of From One Small Garden – Over 300 Delicious Nutritious Recipes in the mail – for several reasons. First, I know the authors. They are our neighbors and friends. So of course I really was looking forward to holding their book in my hands and showing my

Disney Baltic Cruise

I would like to explain what my family and I did each day as we enjoyed our family vacation aboard the Disney Magic; Day 1; We arrived at the port in Copenhagen, Denmark around 1:00pm, though you can board as early as 11am. We gave ourselves 3 hours to board (the ship sets sail at

Pongal: A Tamil Festival of Showing Gratitude to Cattle and Sun

Introduction: Pongal Pongal is a harvest festival in Tamil Nadu, the south most state of India. It is also known as “Thai Pongal”. The word ‘Thai’ is one of the months name in Tamil language. In general, people across the state reap crops cultivated in their own lands in January of every year. Then they

Quirky Delicacies of South East Asia

Frog’s legs in France, huhu grubs in New Zealand, every country has its own version of a wild food. South East Asia is no exception, with an extraordinary number of exciting dishes that lure huge numbers of tourists every year – and send just as many running for the hills. Whatever your take on exotic

Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant in Bonita Springs, Florida

Hidden away in the posh Promenade shopping center in Bonita Springs is Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion restaurant. For over eight years Roy’s restaurant has been one of the premier destinations for special event dining in Southwest Florida. Birthdays. Engagements. Anniversaries. Graduations. Promotions. Whether you’re welcoming someone home, sending someone off, celebrating your last day of a

The Moral Necessity of Veganism

Please join me in imagining a planet where the following happens – billions of cats and dogs are raised in unpleasant conditions, killed and then eaten by humans. Now, imagine that these dogs and cats feel as much pain, if not more, than humans, that the planet’s scientists have shown how eating them is harmful

Thai Humor Lessons for Those About to Visit Thailand

Every culture claims to have a passionate family structure with grandmas firmly in the kitchen cooking grand meal, aunties gossiping, and kids chasing each other around the dinner table. The Americans celebrate the family with holidays like Thanksgiving and many groups throughout the world have similar festivities, though drunken jokes around a turkey varies slightly

More Plastic Than Plankton

I can remember growing up in the sixties in a world which was still relatively “plastic free”. Do you remember when foods were actually packaged in glass, paper and cardboard? Do you also remember when the paper and cardboard was thicker back then? I can still remember as a boy looking at one of those

Rice – A Lifelong Love Affair

Rice is loved and used all over the world. I was born in the Philippines and rice is a staple at every meal. It is a staple in Japan, China, India and pretty much all of Asia and the Pacific Islands (Hawaii, Indonesia, etc). Many meals in Spain, Central and South America use rice as

Barbados’ Top-Rated Restaurants According to Zagat – Part 1

For its Barbados restaurant rankings, Zagat compiled input from 1,520 diners to judge. The following are tops in Barbados, according to Zagat. Are they really the very, very best? Here’s what a serious foodie … with a restaurant tab to prove it … who’s eaten at these places many times has to say. Champers: Visitors

Expat Family Life in Bangkok

I moved to Thailand in 2003, simply because I was bored with my life in the United States. I had lived in Boston, studied in New York, and traveled the world. Traveling was my favorite thing to do until I went to Thailand. It was like I was searching the world for something, and finally

Molecular Gastronomy in Thai Food

Molecular gastronomy is the process of using science and chemistry to prepare food. It’s a modern movement of cooking that often changes the physical makeup of cuisine by using ultra creativity to come up with completely new and often abstract dishes and flavors. I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a Thai fusion meal where