Maggie Fischer

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8 Unusual Uses For Bananas

Nothing ticks me off more than having to trash bananas that I bought four days earlier. I love the tropical fruit just as much as Baby Bop, but I shouldn't have to force feed myself bananas before they become overripe. But it turns out the old yellow fruit can be made new in the form of homemade …

11 Keys To Happiness From Other Cultures

You can hoard all the shot glasses you want on your next trip, but they’re not going to guide you to a higher echelon of personal fulfillment.<p>Take home a cultural souvenir instead! These 11 habits from other cultures are small changes that could mean big payoffs in your happiness levels. Try one …

Vine Times: Must-Do Events of California Wine Month

September is grand for a number of reasons, not least of which is that glorious event that is grape harvest. And there is no state in the U.S. that harvests more grapes than California (which produces 90 percent of the nation's wine).<p>Need more reasons to make a <i>grape</i> escape to California? Try one of …

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Fall 2013 Guide to Hawaii

Fall is a great time to visit Hawaii—the hottest summer months have passed and the winter rains usually haven’t started yet. And once the kids are …

10 Best Weekend Getaways for Fall

Most weekend getaways, come fall, replace ice cream with hot chocolate and beach trips for fall foliage. But if you’re in the market for year-round …

Beautiful Beach Town Bargains for Fall

Photo Courtesy of Lee Coursey/Flickr. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.<p>To tell the truth, we've never signed off on the notion that summer ends on Labor Day. Not only does the season officially extend into late September, but balmy beach breezes, warm sun, and lobster rolls remain …

Expat Recovery Room: The Only Wine I Ever Loved

The wine began appearing outside my door soon after I moved into the ground floor studio apartment of the 700-year old Venetian building. Poured into reused plastic water bottles, the deep purple liquid needed no label to tell me the vintage. On the coast of Slovenia, there really is only one kind …