Interesting links from the past week:
Wedding Superstitions From Around the World – At my wedding, I most certainly had something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue on my person for the big event. This article describes some of the wedding superstitions from other countries around the world. I especially love how Finnish brides often carry a match down the aisle to “make sure their love keeps burning throughout their union”.
Coolest New Gear From the Olympics- I’m not sporty, but I do love the Olympics. I also know plenty of you are sporty, so check out the cool gear that Olympians are using, and which you can now purchase too. My favorite is the recharge suit that Michael Phelps supposedly wears to bed.
How to Bargain for Souvenirs in 6 Easy Steps- At some point, you’re bound to visit a country where bargaining is part of the shopping experience. Here’s a great tutorial on how to bargain effectively. I just wish I had found this a few weeks ago when my husband and I went on a souvenir-buying binge!
25 Great Things to Do with Your Spare Change- My husband always dumps the change from his wallet at the end of the day. Usually we save it up and then exchange it for a gift card at one of those little kiosks in the grocery store. Here are some other options for spending that extra cash. Obviously, my favorite idea is to use it to buy ice cream from the ice cream truck.
10 Wild and Wacko Lodgings- Have you ever spent the night in a treehouse hotel? What about in a lighthouse? This article highlights 10 American hotels that have something unique to offer visitors. I hope to stay in the Jailer’s Inn someday.