Your gift is hangin with family and friends. Happy holidays to everyone!
I love maps, globes and exploring the cultures in random towns around the world. That’s why Norad’s Santa Tracker always lit my imagination every Christmas eve.
It tracks “Santa’s” current location and includes the most obscure towns around the world.
Please check it out NOW to see where Santa currently is flying over.
A priceless gift for those who love all things travel.
Sometimes when taking a long flight, or a multi-day road trip, you get bored. I am very bad at being antsy when I have nothing to do.
That’s why I always make sure I have a pack of playing cards with me, or a game to play in the car when trekking around.
Any traveler would love these games:
There’s nothing like a good hike, especially when on a road trip, while stuck in the car for so many hours in a day. I really fell in love with hiking a few years ago, and am now addicted!
Here’s some handy items that I would absolutely love for a walk up the side of Mount Washburn, in Yellowstone National Park (I’m not sure why that one popped into my head…):
Ok – can someone buy me a plane ticket to Wyoming…Yellowstone is calling me for a hike!
Alas, it has to do with looking at maps and viewing pictures of random cities around the world…
The NORAD Santa tracker!
So many places to dream about!
Yep, it’s possible to take a vacation in the North Pole. Possible, but only a reality to people with a ton of money just hanging around for a snowy day. Check out the prices on some of these tours!
I am participating in secret santa at my work this week, and we are not supposed to spend too much moola on gifts, but make them from the “heart”.
For one idea, I cut up recipe cards and wrote up about 15 different cold-weather treats to try this winter.
This is the second idea me thinks I will try for tomorrow:
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 gingerbread boy-shaped cookie cutter
Use a clean 1 quart jar and press each layer down firmly. Put in half of the flour along with the baking powder and baking soda. Add the spices and the remaining flour. Add the brown sugar last. Tie a ribbon around the top of the jar and attach the cookie cutter and the directions below.
Attach these directions to the jar:
Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly. Mix in 1/2 cup softened butter, 3/4 cup molasses and 1 egg. Mix until completely blended. Cover and refrigerate 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes. Place cookies on lightly greased cookie sheet about 2″ apart. Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Decorate with icing.
Aside for paying for a trip for me (which anyone is more than welcome to!), here are a few gift ideas I know I would enjoy as a lover of all things travel: