Great Travel Game

December 31, 2007

If you think you know a lot about geography, try the Travel IQ Challenge. It’s an online game that provides you with a map and then asks you to locate places as closely as possible with your cursor. The goal is to come as close as possible in the least amount of time (you score points for both). They start out easy with well-known world cities and then it gets more difficult with each succeeding level. Can you locate Hamilton, Bermuda?

http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq

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Baby Safety And Childproofing

December 28, 2007

From Bob Vila’s One Step Ahead comes information on childproofing your home. There are tips for every room–including the stairs, and links to other child safety sites.

http://www.bobvila.com/Showrooms/OneStepAhead/index.html

PBS Kids: Managing Money

December 27, 2007

Here’s a great site from PBS Kids to help teach your children about managing their money. Topics presented include: needs vs. wants, set money goals, expect expenses, track your cash flow, create a budget, make a saving plan and more.

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/money/managing/article4.html

Landmark Trust Properties

December 26, 2007

If you have ever wanted to stay in a historic building or one that is architecturally interesting while on vacation–look into The Landmark Trust properties in Great Britain. They own a collection of marvelous buildings all over England and Scotland with a handful in Italy (including a Palladian villa) and the U.S.

http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/

Wired Magazine presents their list of holiday gift possibilities for everyone on your list.

http://www.wired.com/gadgets/gadgetreviews/magazine/15-12/wl_gifts

Last Minute Holiday Gift Tips

December 21, 2007

The New York Times has put together a Holiday Gift Guide for those of us you who may need some last minute ideas.

http://www.nytimes.com/ref/arts/2007_holiday_guide.html

Liftopia–Ski More, Pay Less

December 10, 2007

Liftopia offers lift ticket discounts for ski resorts across the U.S. and Canada. Many of these great deals stem from the tickets being pre-paid and non-refundable but that’s fine as long as you understand the rules. You can search for deals by region or resort. They provide a list of the Top Deals on the front page and you can also subscribe to receive e-mail notification of exclusive offers and deals on discount lift tickets.

http://www.liftopia.com/