A few weeks have passed since I have participated in #Frifotos, but when I found out that this week’s theme was #Chill, I jumped on it. I am currently spending the winter in Alberta, Canada with my husband and my dog. We are totally #chill today. It is -24 degrees Fahrenheit. Inspiration is all around me. Here are a few photos of me #Chillin’ in fun some fun places.
We recently had the pleasure of spending some time in the beautiful little city of Sedona Arizona. While there we found a wonderful community filled with warm hearted and friendly locals that lived up to the great reputation that Sedona has. What was surprising to us though was how pet friendly Sedona ended up being. Normally towns that are focused on tourism don’t have lots of pet friendly options, but Sedona was quite the opposite. With that in mind we’ve put together a short guide of some great pet friendly activities and accommodations while visiting Sedona,Arizona.
The holiday season is upon us once again. Here is a neat and tidy gift guide for all of the travelers in your life (hint hint). Here it is - TheConstantRambler Travel Holiday Gift Guide 2013! This list is made up of travel products that we’ve either used or are dying to have. We’ve also included links to where you can buy these items for the travel lover in your life. Most of our list contain some coupons and deals to save our readers a bit of extra holiday cash.
In the heart of downtown Boone in North Carolina is a culinary hidden gem called CoBo Sushi. Opened in May of 2013, CoBo was started by Joseph Miller who is also the head chef. Joseph lived in Steamboat Springs, CO for 5 years learning and apprenticing under multiple accomplished sushi chefs. Upon returning to his home town, he brought his passion here to fill a void the downtown area of Boone has had for a long time. In homage to his Colorado training, he named the restaurant CoBo (Colorado/Boone).
Tucked away in a corner of Northern Miami Dade County is one of Miami’s best kept secrets. No, it’s not a private beach for the ultra rich or some ultra exclusive bar where musicians and starlets hang out. It’s a place open and accessible to average Joe’s like you and me (even though you might find some notable Hollywood movie stars there). I’m talking about the recently opened Miami Automobile Museum featuring the Dezer Collection. If you even think you might have a passion for cars or are looking for something cool to do in the Miami area, you have to check out this car museum.
Anyone who knows us or follows this site has to know that Lauren and I are huge animal lovers. No matter how big or small, fluffy or scaly, on land or in water, if we have a chance to go spend some time with critters we’re going to take advantage of it. When we found out that the Maryland Zoo was conveniently located right outside of downtown Baltimore we had to plan a trip! I’m happy to say that we weren’t disappointed. We spent the day going wild at the Maryland Zoo!
While visiting Tampa, we had the pleasure of checking out The Florida Aquarium. One of the best add-ons while visiting this amazing aquarium is the Wild Dolphin Ecotour. The Wild Dolphin Ecotour can be purchased at the Florida Aquarium and leaves from the a dock right outside the building. The Bay is home to more than 500 bottlenose dolphins. Dolphin sightings are not guaranteed however with the Tampa Bay waters being a perfect habitat for these amazing creatures, there is a 92% success rate of seeing dolphins.
Cozy on up to one of Tampa’s biggest attractions, The Florida Aquarium. The aquarium is found in the heart of Tampa’s downtown area called Channelside. The location is on the waterfront and really stands out. The Florida Aquarium is a not-for-profit organization that is home to over 20,000 aquatic plants and animals. Our visit here was an extremely exciting way to spend a day in Tampa Bay.
I open the door of Charmed Life and quietly walk into the room. I hear the faint “ZZzZzzzzZZZz” and it chills me to my bones. The hairs raise up on the back of my neck and I start getting that butterfly feeling deep in my belly. The clean antiseptic smell enters my nostrils and my heart starts thumping. Do you know what time it is boys and girls??? It’s time for some epic new ink!
Love is one of the most powerful forces that can have an affect on us humans. We’ve seen timeless examples of the extremes that love can drive us to, from the works of Shakespeare to the majesty of the Taj Mahal, there are countless world renowned examples of love-driven art. There are some tributes to love though that come from love that has been lost or worse, unrequited. The Coral Castle in Homestead, Fl is just one of those places. Tucked away in a small town, far away from the hubbub of Miami is a castle built of solid stone dedicated to one man’s love for a woman that chose to spurn him. What makes this place incredible is that every stone was cut by hand and laid over the course of 20 years by only one man: Edward Leedskalnin.