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Last Chance To Win The $50 Gift Card From SmartyPig

June 21st, 2008 · No Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Apparently (and thankfully), my dear Travel Betty blog readers are not suffering the negative effects of the prime mortgage meltdown or insane gas prices this year. They’re not fearing creditors’ harassing phone calls or worrying if they’ll have to settle [...]

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Tags: Shopping

Start Saving For That Next Trip: Win A $50 Gift Card To SmartyPig

May 6th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Every Travel Betty knows how much I love pork, so you shouldn’t be surprised to hear about my fascination with SmartyPig.  Although inedible, SmartyPig is the tastiest new way to save money online and share your goals with family and friends (who just may be willing to contribute too, once they see how responsible you’re being). [...]

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Travel Betty’s 30-Second Vacation: Making Fortune Cookies In Chinatown

December 9th, 2007 · 4 Comments

In a tiny Chinatown shop in San Francisco, no bigger than a one-car garage, in an alley barely wider than an airplane aisle, there lives a very special cookie company, The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company. Every day they pump out bags and bags of your favorite post-kung-pao-chicken treat. Some are even flavored with chocolate. [...]

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Tags: 30-Second Vacations · California · Food and Drink · Northern California · Pop Culture · Shopping · USA

Travel Bride Series: Four breasts. One dress. Is This A Problem?

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

So there I am standing in Lucy’s Alteration & Dressmaking Shop for the second time, staring straight on at my wedding-dressed self in the mirror thinking I look quite lovely. I turn around, raising my arms up like chicken wings as Lucy weaves the ribbon in criss-crosses across my exposed back. She finishes, I lower [...]

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Tags: California · Northern California · Shopping · Weddings

Travel Betty Fans Rule!

September 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Yes, it’s better to give than to receive. But, that doesn’t mean receiving is a total hit to the chin. Case in point: My extreme delight to find this awesome lau zoo t-shirt sitting thoughtfully in my mailbox, sent in by Travel Betty fan, friend and fledgling fashion icon, Linus Lau. Linus and I met [...]

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Tags: California · Shopping · Southern California · USA

5 (+1) Shops For Unique Souvenirs Or Just Cool Things In New Orleans

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

New Orleans has no shortage of awesome little shops. Most owned by the locals. The only problem is hunting them down. But if you just let yourself meander around the city (I focused on the French Quarter and a small section of Magazine Street), you’ll bump into a bunch that are worthy of your cash. [...]

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Tags: New Orleans · Shopping · USA