April 17, 2017 The Traveling Gals 3Comment

*This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of these links, we may make a commission at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting The Traveling Gals!* Is Flamingo Friday a thing? If not, it should be! When you are in Florida, you might see quite a few plastic flamingos adorning front lawns. While the flamingo décor is fun, you might be wondering where you can see real live flamingos. Luckily there are some great places to go where you can see flamingos and learn more about them. There are actually six known species of flamingos…

June 21, 2016 The Traveling Gals 25Comment

Bloggers Share Breathtaking Places From Around the World While there are many beautiful places around the world, sometimes you visit a place that really takes your breath away. Without further ado, here are some of those breathtaking places. Thank you to all of the bloggers who participated! Giza, Egypt from The Traveling Gals: “Seeing the Pyramids and Sphinx in person was an amazing experience we will never forget!” ∼ Bora Bora – Toniya from The Travelling Panda: “Our trip to Bora Bora was something that completely took our breath away. The beauty of this small gem in such a vast ocean is just…

June 14, 2016 The Traveling Gals 9Comment

Where is your hometown’s Sister Cities? Post by Kary While on a walk through Bayfront Park, I noticed a plaque recognizing Sarasota’s sister cities with a Ceremonial Tree Walk on March 17, 2003.  Sarasota has 8 sister cities!   The placard whose mission and objective reads “To Foster Peace and Understanding and to Develop Respect and Cooperation through Citizen Diplomacy” piqued my curiosity.    The Sister city program was developed by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.  His vision was to promote citizen diplomacy after having seen the severe hatred and after-effects of World War II.  Sarasota got involved early on in 1963…

April 13, 2016 The Traveling Gals 1Comment

5 Ways to Inspire Your Wanderlust Today READ A Walk Across France By: Miles Morland Be instantly transported to a wonderful place of travel adventure and want to hop on a plane and walk across France. WATCH Best Exotic Marigold Hotel We have been reading and researching India with both excitement and trepidation. This movie definitely made us more excited to hopefully go one day. YOUTUBE Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Just watching this quick video of the new Ovation of the Seas will make you want to hop on board immediately and plan a cruise to an exotic location….

January 8, 2016 The Traveling Gals

Which do you prefer…Lunch in Paris or a Picnic in Provence? Lunch in Paris, A Love Story with Recipes Picnic in Provence, A Memoir with Recipes By Elizabeth Bard Elizabeth Bard is an American journalist who moved to Paris, fell in love and settled in Provence.   She was raised in New Jersey and New York City.   Both of her memoirs received much critical acclaim and commercial success. (more…)

December 10, 2015 The Traveling Gals 1Comment

The Nutcracker Nothing says Christmas like a performance of The Nutcracker ballet!  The Nutcracker ballet is adapted from The Nutcracker and The Queen of Mice by ETA Hoffman.  The basic story is of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle of against a Mouse King.  The first ballet was commissioned in 1891 by the Moscow Imperial Theater.   The music is by Tchaikovsky and it was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa.  The composer selections known at the Nutcracker Suite Op 71a became instantly popular, but the ballet did not achieve its great prominence as…

November 19, 2015 The Traveling Gals 1Comment

The Versatile Bloggers Award Another award for our blog! Very exciting! Thank you to Taylor’s Tracks for nominating us for the Versatile Bloggers Award. Here are the rules of the award after being nominated: Display the award on your blog Express thanks to the individual who nominated you. Share seven different facts about yourself. Nominate 15 blogs of your choice. Provide links to your nominees and notify them that they have been nominated. (more…)

November 6, 2015 The Traveling Gals 2Comment

The Vacationers By Emma Straub The Vacationers is a novel about a family in crisis forced together on vacation in a rented house in Mallorca for 2 weeks.  Each person is at a crossroads and inadvertently work out their problems together in a witty and funny way.  Although set in gorgeous Mallorca, this book is far more than a beach read. The Post family has drama involving each generation and a couple friends to boot!  While they each have problems on their own, they also have lingering issues with each other that are masked at the beginning of the trip…

October 16, 2015 The Traveling Gals 2Comment

Getting Genki in Japan: The Adventures & Misadventures of an American Family in Tokyo By Karen Pond | Illustrations by Akiko Saito Every time I visit Mitsukoshi at the Japan pavilion in EPCOT, I peruse the rather large book section.  I have read many interesting books from there and Getting Genki in Japan is no exception! A good book and a glass of wine. GENKI = Energetic, Exciting, Full of Life Getting Genki in Japan is a very clever and delightfully illustrated book about the adventures of an American family living in Tokyo.  Tokyo is a character…

October 14, 2015 The Traveling Gals 3Comment

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