Thursday, November 21, 2019

LIST: Top 20 Travel Destinations per AIRBNB

Surprisingly, Paris, France did not make it on this list for either Yr 2019 nor Yr 2020.  Surely people are missing-out on a fabulous city; one that remains the travel destination for many from around the globe.  But then, the Parisian visitors may not be using AIRBNB??

I am also very surprised at who got the #1 spot; but further reading gave the explanation.  BTW, years ago, I worked with a gal whose parents went to this town on their honeymoon.  She was so embarrassed on their behalf 'coz  in her estimation it was low on the totem-pole of exciting cities to visit, LoL. 
Personally, #5, #8, #17 and #18 are on my bucket list. May the Lord God make it possible!

20 for 2020: Airbnb Reveals the 20 Destinations to Visit Next Year (w/ links) :

1. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

2. Bilbao, Spain

5. Romania
pc: wikipedia

10.  Vanuatu

17.  Tokyo, Japan

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Airbnb's Trend Predictions are In for 2020

Millennial Travel Destination 2019


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Best US Cities for Thrifting

Protea flowers with Asian vase
As many of us shop-till-we-drop during the holiday season, one idea to lessen the expense of purchasing Christmas gifts for many is to peruse and purchase from re-sale shops. Thrift is always in! 

Do you live near any these cities?

According to our data, the top five cities for thrifting in the U.S. are Riverside, CA, Atlanta, GA, Columbus, OH, Orlando, FL, and Tampa, FL. While we’re proud to see a California city represent the top spot, it was interesting to note that some smaller cities made the cut, such as Columbus and Orlando, while New York City wasn’t even in the top 25. 
With a high score of 37 out of 50, Riverside came out on top as the best city for thrift shopping in the United States. It has a decent number of thrift stores per 100,000 people, strong Yelp ratings, lower prices than many other cities, including Los Angeles, and the most home organization services in the country per 100,000 people by a landslide. - Joybird
a few of my own thrift-store finds in my area

Read the entire Joybird article H E R E

Every wise woman buildeth her house: 
but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Care of Echeveria Plants

My trio of succulents from COSTCO  became a duo, waaah!! 

Bye, Bye, beautiful Echeveria Orion.  My ignorance and overwatering probably did it in. So, I had to try again with another Echeveria plant. 

This time, I bought an  Echeveria Agavoides from Mariano's. 

pc: Britannica
Here is a short article on the care and propagation of ECHEVERIA

Bottom line: 
- do not overwater; 
- watch out for MEALYBUGS