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Epcot Blooms During The International Flower & Garden Festival Welcome to Part 2 in our series on The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (click here to catch Part 1). In our last post, we focused on incredible Disney character themed topiaries: Tick Tock Topiary Fun, right? Well, today, we’re going to focus on […]

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: Part 2


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    Fun is in Bloom at The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in Orlando, Florida Spring has finally arrived and Epcot’s yearly flower & garden festival is bursting with color! This truly is an event for all ages; featuring sponsor HGTV’s designer presentations, interactive play zones for the kiddos and heart-pumping entertainment via The Flower Power Concert […]

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: Part 1



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A prismatic mural by Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra, of George Mendonsa and Greta Friedman’s iconic kiss, which was originally photographed in Times Square on VJ Day 1945, by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Love Art & Heading to NYC? Don’t Miss The High Line Park! Located on Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line (founded […]

High Line Park: The Ultimate in NYC’s FREE Public & ...


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  What is Chelsea Market?   A brisk walk from the Hudson River, in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, brings you to New York City’s Chelsea Market. This unassuming brick building takes up an entire city block and is the former National Biscuit Company, which later  became known as Nabisco. (You know, the nice […]

Chelsea Market: Food Porn Paradise or Tourist Trap?



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You’ve Heard That Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend?      In addition to working on this week’s regular blog post, I had to throw together a quick mini-post to show you guys these fantastic  jewelry pieces for the traveler in your life. Yes, male and female! Why should the girls have all the fun? I stumbled […]

Forget Diamonds: These Jewelry Items Are a Traveler’s REAL Best ...


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    Making Money Via Blogging Without Turning Off Your Readers   The purpose of this post is two-fold: To keep my followers updated on exciting changes in, and how I feel about, advertising here at The Caffeinated Day Tripper. To welcome other bloggers, advertisers, critics and experts into a conversation […]

Making Money Blogging: The Fine Line Between Profitable or Pestering



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  So You Want to Learn to Drive a Race Car? “Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games.” – Ernest Hemingway     With the Daytona 500 coming up, we wondered…have you ever fantasized about sitting, white-knuckled, behind the wheel […]

Learn to Drive Like a Daytona 500 Race Car Driver


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It’s Valentine’s week and I’m getting a little punny. No worries, though, it’s going to be owlright. If puns are your thing, stick with me. We’ll have a hoot together! *hears the sound of stampeding feet exiting the blog* What? Too much?? Okay, okay! Wait! Come back! The real purpose […]

Owl You Need Is Love



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8: A Thrilling Eco-adventure! 7: A Seriously SWEET Ride! 6: Over 360 Different Species of Birds! [Show Photos as Thumbnails] (The National Park System has them all listed here.) 5: Cute Chicks! 4: Osprey [Show Photos as Thumbnails] Thanks to a ban on in-shore commercial netting, the once endangered Osprey has […]

A Photo Tour: 8 Reasons to Go Airboating in Florida’s ...


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 Can the Seahawks and Broncos break through a defensive Superbowl lineup of bitter cold temperatures? Will The New Lunar Year of the Horse be reined in by blizzard conditions?   It’s a big BIG weekend here in the Northeast U.S! We Americans adore our football and The Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos at […]

Super Bowl XLVIII and The Chinese Lunar New Year, NYC: ...



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Let me just set the scene for you, last weekend, here in New Hampshire: Run for your lives! Race to your local supermarket!! Ignore the traffic lights!!! Double-park in the fire lanes!!!! Tackle anyone, in your way, to get that last loaf of bread…gallon of water…carton of milk! Yes, even […]

Snowpocalypse! Run For Your Lives! (A White Mountains Adventure)


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My Top 15 Inspiring Travel Related Quotes #1 “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” –Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums I want to ride, shotgun, with Kerouac, for a week. That’s right, we’ll be beat versions […]

Riding Shotgun with Kerouac: 15 Inspiring Quotes on Travel From ...



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  How I Caught a Peeping Moose On Camera This is the only shot of a moose I’ve ever gotten. Admittedly, it’s sort of lame…so I had to lie embellish the story a bit. This moose actually served no time and is free on his own personal recognizance. Just be wary, […]

Bald Mountain Menace: Suspected Peeping Moose, Caught On Camera!


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How Does Poor Monte Rosa Stand Living in Mount Monadnock’s Shadow? Remember your best friend’s little sister/brother? That runny-nosed kid that followed you all over the neighborhood, for years, but you can’t quite remember what s/he looked like because you were always too busy trying to ditch him/her? You and […]

Monte Rosa: The Less-popular Sister, Living in Monadnock’s Shadow



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Who knew it would come to this? I’m seriously considering spooning with a groundhog. I come to you today from the wilds of New Hampshire and we’re being walloped with snow! It’s what we, in New England, call a N’oreaster. Essentially, that means the snowpocalypse. I’m thankful that we have […]

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  Have you ever felt conspired against? You know, by circumstance…distraction…delicious Mexican food? Yeah, me too. It’s Friday. It’s the holiday season. I’m working, diligently, on a group of photos for an upcoming blog post. Okay, maybe not so diligently, if I’m honest. I mean, I WANT to blog more. […]

The One in Which My Sister’s Taco Dip, Real Life ...



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Happy Holidays! In the spirit of the season (and to help reduce YOUR gift-giving stress ), The Caffeinated Day Tripper has compiled a collection of gifts that we think your favorite day traveler would love to receive! We’re featuring Amazon products because, yes, they are an advertising partner but also because […]

Looking for Last Minute Holiday Gifts for YOUR Favorite Traveler?


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“Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you art crunchy and good with ketchup.” ― Unknown Yes, YOU Can (accidentally) Celebrate The Chinese Lunar New Year! According to Chinese Zodiac.com, those born in the year of the dragon “prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, […]

How You Too Can (Accidentally) Celebrate at the Chinese Lunar ...



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  This is, the dreaded, Coyote Mountain. It is an accursed place that my husband and I stumbled upon, back in March of 2009, during a late-winter hike along Ted’s Trail*; one of several less-traveled trails leading up  North Pack Monadnock in Greenfield N.H. Encountered in the false security of daylight, this  hill would […]

Ted’s Trail (or the Legend of Coyote Mountain)


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In the interest of full disclosure*, I ADORE the Yankee Candle Flagship Store in South Deerfield, Massachusetts; all 90,000 fantastic square feet. I could pussy-foot around, trying to sound objective, and distance myself from the explosion of emotion that, just the very thought of, visiting this place brings me but I dare not lie (even […]

Bavaria, back roads, burials and beer (Did we mention schnitzel?)