Dawn Schoene

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From Pre-Christmas Tree to O Tannenbaum

Here's an excerpt from my <i>Rick Steves' European Christmas</i> book, explaining how our tradition of decorating Christmas trees came to be:<p>The Christmas tree's roots run deep into the origins of the midwinter celebration. When winter's gloom descended on ancient pre-Christians, they looked around and saw …

Christmas Trees

44 Rustic Barn Bathroom Design Ideas

We continue telling you about different barn interiors, and after bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens it’s high time for bathrooms! A barn means …

Childhood Dream Come True: Seriously, the Most Incredible Treehouse Ever

I'm willing to stake my reputation on the claim that this treehouse is the most amazing kids' treehouse. Ever.<p>Grandparents Steve and Jeri Wakefield …

A Savannah Kitchen With European Elegance

Inside a 100-year-old house's new kitchen.<p>In designer Mary Jo Bochner's Savannah, Georgia kitchen a mix of French antiques, second-hand-finds, and new open shelving creates a relaxed feeling with a touch of European elegance. For more decor and design ideas, read an interview with Bochner.

Georgia (U.S. State)

5 Pro Tips That Can Transform Your Closet

<i>We may not all have the double-doored, walk-in, shelf-lined, perfectly lit closet that we dream about, but that doesn't mean we can't make the most</i> …

Lonely Planet's top 10 USA fall trips

Roadtripping in Autumn can be an especially photogenic time, and the US affords some lush landscape to motor through. Here are 10 trips for fall across the USA from Lonely Planet's <i>USA's Best Trips: 99 Themed Itineraries Across America</i>:<p><b>1. Weird Vermont</b><p>If the Department of Tourism has convinced you …

Three leaders, one road trip: presidential places in Illinois

One of the best ways to brush up on US presidential history is with a leisurely Illinois road trip. Why Illinois? For American history buffs, the state offers insights into some of the country’s past and present leaders. Stop in the Obamas’ neighborhood from before their D.C. days and check out …