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Start Saving on Airfare, Today!

September 22, 2014

Getting a good deal on airfare can make or break a vacation. Airfare and lodgings typically account for the two biggest expenses when you sit down and map out your trip. There has been a lot of talk about when is the right time to buy a ticket and when is the best time to fly. Questions also popup like, where should I be getting these tickets from and should I even bother with a mileage program. We hope to clear some of that mystery up for you, so let’s get started. read more

Road Tripping: Frederick County, MD

September 18, 2014

The pooch nosed open the door and proclaimed that it was time for his morning walk, and before I could wipe the sleep out of my eyes Glinda topped that with the announcement that we should head out on a road trip. Just like that our house became a beehive of activity while we packed, showered and chose a destination. Glinda had read an article that named 6 places to visit close to DC, so she asked me to pick a number between 1 and 6 and away we went. Chance had picked our destination and it was Frederick County, Maryland. On the Trail: read more

Take Composition and Your Photos by the Reins

September 15, 2014

In the first installment of our series on Photography we talked about the 3 main camera controls Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO. If you missed it or want a refresher check it out here. Now we are going to talking about framing your photo, this is often referred to as composition. Don’t let this word composition give you stress, it is nothing more than the arrangement of the items in your photo. Whether that is a group of people, a dog and a chair or lake and some mountains behind it; it all stems from how you choose to arrange it through the lens. read more

Famous for all the Wrong Reasons, Robben Island

September 11, 2014

Sitting nearly seven kilometers off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa is a small island that is famous for all of the wrong reasons. Robben Island, named by the Dutch which translates to Seal Island, served as home to Nelson Mandela for 18 years. Although Mandela won a Nobel and served as the president of his country, first he was a political prisoner for 27 years. Robben Island was first used as a prison in the 17th century and finally completed its role as such in 1996. Over the years it also housed a leper colony, a whaling station and even an artillery battery during WWII. read more

Milestones, Lavish Mansions and Burgers in Newport, Rhode Island

September 8, 2014

[Maynard's View] Rhode Island might be the smallest of the states, but big things come in small packages. We only had one day to see what we could of this great state, and the consensus seemed to be to head for Newport. On top of the excitement of exploring new territory, Rhode Island marked the culmination of Glinda’s quest to visit all 50 states; that’s a huge milestone. I used to joke with my friend all the time that if you blinked you could miss her home state altogether that would not turn out to be the case at all. Newport has character; from classic homes with sidewalks shaded by grand trees to ocean views. read more

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