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I'm a featured interview on a travel blog!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

There's this website, Travel Fashion Girl ( ) that is wonderful, full of all kinds of ideas and advice on minimalizing your travel wardrobe, multi-wear items, all that stuff.

I did her online interview, was accepted, and I'm this month's interview!!!! I feel famous!!!

Here's the link:

Check her out!!!!

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GOANNA2 8/27/2014 9:42AM

    Hi Phebes. That was such a great interview.
I guess you are really famous now.
Keep travelling and having fun. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 8/26/2014 6:24PM

    What a super interview -- you absolutely have this travelling fashionista thing nailed!!!

Especially love that evening bag/cosmetic bag trick!

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SUSIEPH1 8/26/2014 1:39PM

    Hey Phebe .. That's just great! ..congratulations ...
Love and Hugs Susie xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/26/2014 11:41AM

    How cool is that!!! I just love that picture of you with the Koala!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 8/26/2014 11:24AM

    Very nice! I loved your travel vehicle--could you tell us more about it?

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Just a day in the park - or two parks -

Sunday, August 24, 2014

with two carousels. Had a great day, even though it was our last day in New York.

With views of the Chrysler Building, and the Empire State Building at night, and the classic carousel in Central Park!

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SUSIEPH1 8/25/2014 7:03PM

    Loved your photos .. Thank you for sharing .. Hugs Susie xx emoticon

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PHEBESS 8/25/2014 2:56PM

    We had a great time, but left on Sunday.

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/25/2014 8:52AM

    I love the hat rack. Looks like you guys had a nice day!

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WENDYJM4 8/25/2014 8:42AM

    awesome photos thank you

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GOANNA2 8/25/2014 7:35AM

    I love NY. Thanks for the memories and loved
your blog and the photos. emoticon

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    You can come to New York again if you can name the lions and be clear on which is which.

I love the pic of you as Alice in Wonderland riding White Rabbit.

I thought you were staying 'til Tuesday and signed in again before going to bed to suggest some restaurants you might like if they were on your path tomorrow. Just in case, here's kosher Bukharan upstairs in the diamond district for lunch.

There's also Mendy's glatt kosher deli. Never been there, but it's well-known and has a large, loyal clientele. 34th St. & Park Ave.

Otherwise, imagine me standing on the platform at Penn Station. As your train begins to pull out, we wave and laugh.

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PLATINUM755 8/24/2014 10:48PM

    NYC...awesome place. Love the pics. They made me a little homesick but it was followed with smiles!

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MILLISMA 8/24/2014 10:48PM

    Just looked at the photos on your blog.....gorgeous. It's been some time since I've actually visited the city. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip!

hugs....Mary Anne

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SWEDE_SU 8/24/2014 10:17PM

    whenever we visit new york (my home town) we always wind up at central park, or a park in queens. guess that's why i left the big city for the wilderness...

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More New York!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

We're having so much fun in New York, we decided to stay two extra days! Having a great time - and I even met up with a Sparkie! Not only did we spend four hours talking, we both took away part of our meal - now THAT is a good Spark meeting, LOL!!!!

So this is the view from our hotel room:

Yes, that is the Empire State Building. You should see it at night! Wow!

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GOANNA2 8/24/2014 3:41AM

    I love NY. thanks for sharing the lovely photos.
Glad you were able to meet up with a Spark friend.
Enjoy the rest of your time there. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 8/23/2014 7:19AM

    awesome photo. thanks for sharing

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    But how long do you think my leftover blintzes lasted? No matter, so good.

Haven't been there, but Les Halles has a good rep.

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WATERMELLEN 8/23/2014 5:04AM

    Gotta get back to New York -- you remind me of how vibrant and fun a city it is!

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SUSIEPH1 8/23/2014 2:52AM

    Thank you for sharing .. Just love the photos xx hugs xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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USMAWIFE 8/23/2014 12:53AM

    I was born and raised in Queens and miss New York so much wanting to go back a lot.
enjoy the rest of your trip

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We're enjoying New York

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Having a wonderful time as well as new adventures in New York - we both grew up nearby, so it always feels kind of like home.

And a few artistic rendings (not mine) of the city:

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WATERMELLEN 8/22/2014 4:40PM

    New York is a great city and this is such a fun blog capturing both its quirky urbanity and the possibility of real connection with individuals!!

No wonder you've decided to stay longer . . .

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/22/2014 8:39AM

    Wow so neat! You should paint that sunflower picture you took. Looks like a painting already!

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TARABEAR 8/21/2014 1:00PM

    NYC is so amazing! I love your art teacher coincidence!

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    Vus? Going to the Carnegie without me?
Enjoy your stay.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/21/2014 6:28AM

    Thanks for the memories. At first I thought the shining tower was the Chrysler building, but that's further downtown. Great photos!

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SUSIEPH1 8/21/2014 4:38AM

    emoticon for sharing .. Hugs xxx emoticon

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GOANNA2 8/21/2014 4:11AM

    I love NY. Great photos, thank you! glad you
are having nice weather. emoticon

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ZRIE014 8/21/2014 12:47AM


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Wonderful time in Quebec

Monday, August 18, 2014

Finally got the blog to post - it's full of photos so I won't post anything here. (We're on the train from Quebec to Montreal and then on to New York City - how wonderful to have wifi while on the train!)

Anyway, we had a fabulous time in Quebec - I exercised my brain by dredging up my 40+ yr old French, we exercised our bodies by walking somewhere between 3 and 6 miles every day, and we both had fun trying various new French foods.

Quebec is probably gorgeous any time of year, but the summer features flowers everywhere - so I absolutely recommend this time of year for a visit.

C'est tres beau!!!!!

Okay, one photo, the flag of Quebec:

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PUNCHILOUIE 8/23/2014 9:18PM



Hopefully your recommendations to the President of Canada Railroad would be heard. Did you mention the lack of Wi-Fi in the train Vancouver-Toronto?

Great experience yours. Greetings! emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 8/18/2014 10:05PM

    You are really enjoying your trip to Canada - such a beautiful country!

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SUSIEPH1 8/18/2014 9:25PM

    Love that you are having such a wonderful time .. I would have loved to have gone to Canada and the USA ..but it was not to be ..
I did get to see Australia with my darling before he passed .. It was the greatest gift Colin could have given me ..
We spent many years on the Wallaby .. (This expression is what the Aussies use for travelling this massive island country )
The diversity is amazing .. I know you too spent many months here,and I hope you have many wonderful memories ..
Hugs and Love Susie xxx emoticon

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TARABEAR 8/18/2014 2:30PM

    Such a gorgeous city! haha, I live close enough to Canada that I'm used to pronouncing it "keh-BECK." Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

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WATERMELLEN 8/18/2014 8:30AM

    So very happy that you liked Quebec!! One of my very fave places in the world . . . and definitely trying to speak a bit of French evokes the best possible kind of response from the locals who appreciate the courtesy. The architecture is so interesting but also just the joie de vivre!!

(And how marvellous you got a chance to pass on your excellent suggestions to the head train honcho!!)

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/18/2014 8:21AM

    Wow looks beautiful there! So quaint and colorful.

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RIDLEYRIDER 8/18/2014 7:52AM

  Been there...winter (Carnaval!) and summer. Thanks for the memories!

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GOANNA2 8/18/2014 7:39AM

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. I hope
they use your recommendations for the showers
on the trains, lol. You brought back so many
memories for me yet again. emoticon

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WDIPIM 8/18/2014 7:19AM

  How wonderful! God Bless

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