Now I know why they call them “vanity plates”…

Hello, dear readers. Normally, I try not to jump up on my soap box when blogging...but this morning, I saw something that really burned my biscuits. Since moving to the southern coastal area of Maine, I've noticed a strange phenomenon: people really love their vanity plates up here. Most of them are some sort of … Continue reading Now I know why they call them “vanity plates”…

A Bucket List Visit to “Derry,” Maine

Let's get this straight--I have been a Stephen King fan for over 35 years. I have read all of his books, and own all but a handful; I'm currently in the process of replacing all of my paperbacks with hardcovers...anyone out there have a first edition of Carrie they'd be willing to part with, by … Continue reading A Bucket List Visit to “Derry,” Maine

One Travel Destination to Rule Them All

This is SO added to my bucket list…I want to go so badly that my heart hurts.

for the love of nike

Hobbiton in Matamata New Zealand may very well be one of the most magical places on earth. It was the real set for the Lord of the Ring movies–perfectly perched in the unique farmland hills of the north island. The attention to detail is unreal–you can’t help but get butterflies in your stomach as you wander around.

At the end of the tour, you get to have a drink (and maybe a meat pie) and The Green Dragon Inn. Good George, a local brewing company, came up with the different varieties they offer there.

As you make your drive to and from this amazing destination, keep your eyes peeled. It’s one heck of a beautiful drive, and it doesn’t hurt to blast the LOTR soundtrack on your adventure. It also doesn’t hurt to mask your excitement from the locals a bit. Most of them are over the craze to visit…

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