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ACDF to Relieve Cervical Herniated Disc – Pain in the Neck

If you have ever experienced prolonged neck or back pain, my sincerest sympathies go out to you!  I had a cervical herniated disc – Its something that disturbs every aspect of daily – AND nightly existence.  It’s that nagging pain that keeps you awake at night not able to pay attention to anything that anyone
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Top 5 Destinations to Re~Discover this Fall/Winter

 a Special Feature for “Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There“ Wherever your dreams take you be sure to discover these Out-of-This-World Destinations with me this Fall~Winter
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Why I Stuffed my Boyfriend’s Body in the Trunk of My Car

As a travel addict you will do anything to get to your final destination This is the tale of my first desperate act in the name of travel addiction… Ok, you caught me… I did it!  I stuffed the body of my 6′-10″ tall dark & handsome boyfriend into the trunk of my car.  So
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Barcelona’s Basilica Sagrada Familia Artistic Wonder

“Oh My God!” is all I could think as my jaw dropped to the floor, breathlessly I entered into the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona’s city center. My body covered in chill bumps and tears of joy welled up in my eyes. The Basillica of the Sagrada Familia is the most harmoniously astounding religious structure that I
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Best New Restaurant San Gimignano San Martino 26

Gourmet Restaurateurs Fabio and Lidia have outdone themselves with their new restaurant in San Gimignano San Martino 26 – San Martino Venti-Sei.   The  new restaurant shares the name of the address, San Martino 26 San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy.  The menu is a contemporary twist on Tuscan Cuisine, perfect when you are turned off by the
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Marettimo – Sailing the Isole Egadi – Aegadian Islands

The reason that we decided to come Sailing in the Aegadian Islands in the first place was on friend’s recommendation.  Every year they go to Marettimo for a week on holiday.  They said, “You have to eat at La Scaletta, and say hello to Giovanni!” So like I do before any trip, I check it out
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Ice Hotel Sweden to Celebrate New Years Eve 2013-2014

Destination Ice Hotel Sweden in Kiruna to Celebrate New Years Eve 2013-2014 After many times hearing of the Ice Hotel Sweden I always thought it would be a COOL place to visit.  It’s an extreme destination, over-the-top-artistic-quirky, AND you can drink Absolute Vodka shots out of Frozen-Ice-Shot-Glasses in the Absolute Vodka Ice Bar!!! Ice Hotel Sweden is a remarkably unique place
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TaxiCab Confessions of our Sicilian Cabby

From the airport in Trapani we hop in a taxi, who I call Signor TaxiCab Confessions, to drive us to the seaport in Marsala to pick up the sailboat.  Traveling with 3 Italians plus me – my husband and a married couple friends of ours. What’s the first question an Italian asks to break the ice? FOOD! Where can
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Sailing the Aegadian Islands – Favignana – Isole Egadi

On a private sailing trip around the Aegadian Islands / Isole Egadi I found favolosa Favignana… a paradise for sea-foodies, sun-worshipers, castle ruins, rocky beaches, & Sicilian Delights where every body is a comedian!  Welcome to Favignana, Sicily a chill-tastic island in the Aegadian Islands, Isole Egadi… What day is it? Is it Friday or Tuesday, can’t remember.  What’s the name of
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Hiking to Castello Santa Caterina on Favignana Island

Castello Santa Caterina on Favignana Island today stands as a historic castle, or more of an abandoned fortress in somewhat of a deteriorating state.  Originally built as a Saracen Watchtower (an Arab or Muslim, especially at the time of the Crusades) around 500 or 600 it was enlarged into a castle at a date suspected around the eleventh
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Zip Lining Cancun Mexico at Selvatica Cancun Adventure

I got to experience Zip Lining Cancun Mexico at Selvatica Cancun Adventure during a group vacation in March 2013.  I could only rally up two other friends to join me because the others from the group had either already been Zip-Lining or had no desire to fly above the trees in the jungle like monkeys on cables.  The
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Best Places to Dine and Party on Vacation in St Tropez France

Best Places to Dine and Party like a VIP on vacation in St Tropez France. Just back from a 3-day trip to St Tropez, a week later!  There was too much fun to be had to leave after only 3 days.  Each day after spending a beautiful afternoon strolling the quaint narrow streets or relaxing at a VIP
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Le Club 55 St Tropez France

Le Club 55 St Tropez is the best place to dine in during a visit to the Ramatuelle Beachesfor a fabulous leisurely lunch.  Pronounced “Club Cinquante-cinq”, this beach-front restaurant is natural laid-back luxury at its finest.  Le Club 55 St Tropez features cozy dining tables placed right underneath the natural sea canopy of sea-trees intertwined with
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Best Hookah Bar Lounge St Tropez – Le Petit Bar

Looking for the Best Hookah bar lounge St Tropez? Au Petit Bar or Le Petit Bar has the most fantastic Bartenders, Elsa & Bruno who work magic in the already magical very petit lounge! The style of this bar lounge is very disco retro, & I believe it has looked like this for quite a
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Bagatelle Beach St Tropez

Bagatelle Beach St Tropez is the ultra-chic happening Beach Club Restaurant for luxurious sun bathing, exquisite French cuisine & an exciting DJ-pumping infused party scene!  We came here on a Saturday afternoon after local’s tip we met just the night before.  We left wanting to open a chain of beach club’s across the globe!
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Nikki Beach St Tropez France

Nikki Beach St Tropez France is where the serious party crowd goes to see and be seen!  They organize special Themed events like “White Parties” or “Gangster Parties,” really vibrant beach occasions.  We went for lunch on a Tuesday in May, to find it pretty much vacant and empty, likely too early in the season.  The
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How To Host an al Fresco Tuscan-Themed Lunch Party

Primavera in Italy calls for celebrations of the beautiful Spring-Time sunshine and cool breezes.  What better way to do that than with a 3-hour long lunch with friends and family out in the grounds!  One of my favorite pastimes in Italy is eating & Italians sure know how to throw a lunch party! Viene a pranzo da me! Recently
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Wedding in Romania Bucharest Photo Essay

I was invited to a Wedding in Romania in 2013… This destination-wedding took place in the bride’s home-town of Bucharest, Romania.  Being able to experience Romania on this cultural level was priceless. We were honored to share this truly romantic special day with our very dear friends.   Weddings expose the richest cultures and customs of a society
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Florence Italy Points of Interest for a Walking Day Trip

Florence Italy points of interest: Duomo, Uffizzi Art Gallery, Shopping, Bistecca ala Fiorentina, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza Signorina, Living Sculptures… Firenze is a town enriched with history, art, fashion, & culture!  The following photos of Florence Italy Points of Interest were all taken in a single afternoon in a leisurely afternoon in Firenze, Italia.  Enjoy the beauty
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Americans Put Ketchup on Everything!

I was warned in advance, don’t sit beside any Italian Mamma at the dinner table; they will continuously shovel spoonfuls of food on your plate.  “Mangia! Mangia! Too skinny… you need to eat!”  It was the summer of 2003, one of the most scorching summers in Italy’s record the first time I met Grazia, my adorable
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Life Works Best When We Prepare for the Unexpected

Did you ever really think your life would be what it is today? Did you plan it out to perfection only to realize the exact opposite of what you had always visioned? Trust me when I say, Life Works Best When We Prepare for the Unexpected. For my entire life growing up, I always imagined I’d
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Red Velvet Voyage joined Bloglovin

Follow my posts through Bloglovin at http://www.bloglovin.com   Bloglovin is an application that organizes the blogs you would like to read into one simple email.  Sign up for bloglovin to get the latest information about the blogs that share your interests! <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12240561/?claim=kc6949cy3d8″>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>
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Gary Goldschneider calls me a “Grounded Wanderer”

In the Book “The Secret Language of Birthdays” Gary Goldschneider calls me a “Grounded Wanderer” meaning traits typical of my birthdate are IMAGINATIVE, FREE-SPIRITED, GIVING, NERVOUS, UNSETTLED, & NEUROTIC, your typical Travel Addict!   At sixteen years old with hot-pink hair, exaggerated baggy wide-legged skater pants, and a tiny midriff, I came across the most amazing
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Are you at Risk of Identity Theft while on Vacation?

Could you be an easy target for Identity Theft? Do you put your mail on Vacation Hold in the USPS while on vacation? Do you use the same passwords for multiple accounts? Do you still use the same online passwords from years ago? Do you use your full real name on Social Media Sites? If
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Il Palio dei Micci or The Donkey Derby

Have you any idea what is Il Palio dei Micci or The Donkey Derby ?  Finally after three years of attempting to witness this Palio dei Micci, or as I call it… the Donkey Derby, I now fully comprehend this Fantastic Event!  I have been every year only to have it rained out due to
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Il Palio dei Micci – The Donkey Race

Il Palio dei Micci is a famous festival near the beach in Tuscany, near Forte dei Marmi & Viareggio Italia.  It’s an annual Medieval Festival that incorporates all of the different neighborhoods, le contrade, to compete against one another. http://www.dovealucca.it/da-vedere/curiosita-folcloristiche/252-il-palio-dei-micci-di-querceta One of my very good friends is in charge of her team’s very elaborate &
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Top 5 tips to Survive Public Restrooms in Italy

Traveling in Italy is one of the most amazing experiences in life, BUT make your trip better with these travel tips beforehand: 1-   Bathroom Doors in Italy are almost always shut, often with a rickety door latch.  First try by pulling or pushing really hard on the door handle.  If you think its locked, Knock
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Primo di Maggio translates as Labor Day in Italy

Primo di Maggio in Italy is the 1st of May, translated as Labor Day in Italy when Italians go on picnics or attend festivals or concerts.  For Primo di Maggio I attended a picnic organized by my husbands best friend since he was 12 years old.  The location, an old family-built stone Tuscan Farm House
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Top 10 Tips on How to Dine in Italy like a True Italiano

1   Aperitivo – You can have a full dinner of light appetizers (usually pizza, pasta and bread based) when you pay for one drink in a bar or a lounge.  In any town in Italy ask the locals about the APERITIVO spot.  This is a usually the most swank bar or a lounge that entices people
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Volare! Travel Tips to Fly to your Destination Stress-Free

The dreaded part about going on a vacation is often all the preparation and time mounting up to actually arriving there.  Stuffing all the necessary belongings into a tiny suitcase, careful not to forget anything.  Arriving to the airport two hours in advance, security lines, disgruntled airline employees.  Sitting still for 10 hours-straight stuffed like
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Travels to a Nursing Home

If you have never stepped foot in a Nursing Home, let me tell you that its NOT an easy place for anyone to enter, especially for the people who reside there.  For you and me, we take it as scary entrance into Old and Deathdom Valley.  For those who move in, its taken as an
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We all Gotta Start Somewhere

For my first blog entry it seems only fitting to start with a road trip to my HOMETOWN of Augusta GA … Or Disgusta as I call it. But don’t get any ideas thinking that you can bad talk my hometown, it’s like you saying my mamma is fat… And don’t no body say nothing
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