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Lavender in the Village Photos

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Lavender in the Village New Mexicans dress to impress. Established in 1994, Lavender in the Village is a lavender-focused event held in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM every July. It's the largest Lavender Festival in the Southwestern USA and is fun for lavender-enthusiasts and lavender-newbies alike. The mission of the Lavender in the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is to preserve and enhance Los Ranchos public open space, stimulate an interest in sustainable agriculture, with an emphasis on educating the public, including such matters as historic agriculture, lavender and its uses, and fostering community spirit. Lavender in the Village Festival Activities Learn how to paint lavender plants and bring a memento of the event home. The 2022 family-friendly festival included: Night Market with Chris Cordova Latin Jazz Concert Special Lavender Menus at Local Restaurants 5K Run New Mexico Beer, Wine, and Spirits Local Arts, Crafts, and Home Decor Creators Henna and Face Painting

Travel Hacking 101

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 Travel Hacking Travel hacking expert and guest poster, Laura, shares tips to save $ on your next vacation. No time? She'll even help book your discounted trip for you! I like to think of myself as quite the travel hacker. Sexy Nerd and I have a Southwest Companion Pass  and we've taken cruises for around $25 per person, per night.  Compared to expert travel hacker, Laura with Travel Hacking 101, that's nothing. Travel Hacking 101 teaches you how to use credit card points and miles to make your travel dreams a reality. Just by using your regular everyday spending, you can earn valuable points and sign-up bonuses that can drastically reduce the price of travel.  For example, my family’s recent trip to Egypt only cost us: • $155 round trip for 3 people • $600 for 13 nights in five-star hotels Next we’re headed for Thailand, with three round-trip tickets from the US for $203 total! All of this is possible without incurring any debt, and without hurting your credit score. Follo

How to Cook New Mexican Green Chile Cheeseburgers at Home

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Here in the Land of Enchantment, we're known for our green chile. You can easily eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts every day without thinking it's weird. (Yeah, I see you out-of-staters over there thinking it's weird. It's not.) We even have Hatch Green Chile wine - delicious!  Gloves? Pshft, who needs 'em. Also, I am totally an expert, despite making the biggest BBQ mistake you can make .  Phsft, just go with it.   In anticipation of our annual Edible New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown  at Santa Fe Brewing, coming September 10th, 2022, here are tips for creating your own award-winning burger right on your very own grill. A self appointed award counts and you should be proud. Great job! This green chile cheeseburger would be even better if that cheese was melty. Yes, melty is a word, thankyouverymuchsppellcheck. Top 5 Rules for Making the BEST, Most Authentic New Mexican Green Chile Cheeseburgers at Home You don't eat 7 green

15 Fun Things To Do in Hobart, Tasmania

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After our 2-week Tasmania road trip , my plan is to retire in Hobart one day. There are so many fun things to do! Just call us Tasmaniacs. For the Hobart portion of our grand Australian adventure, we did not need a rental car. Other than an occasional Uber (the Hobart airport is much further away than we'd expected), we found Hobart to be a pleasantly walkable city, even in May. Remember kids, May in the USA = nice. May on the opposite side of the world = well, still pretty darn nice. Don't miss out on Tasmania when you visit Australia. Here is our complete guide to the best things to do in Hobart , plus a couple of places you can skip: Things to Do in Hobart I'll start with everyone's favorite, the food. Food is what travel is all about, isn't it? If I could go back in time, I'd shake my younger self by the shoulders and say, You're on Vacation!   Stop eating at McDonalds! If your fondest vacation memories are of the things you ate, you can't

My Favorite Memes

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Super wholesome and inspirational memes, mixed with inappropriate ones no one should ever see. The order? Completely random.  Why? Because this is me and I need memes for insomniacs: Damn, this one is like a selfie: Also me: Enjoy! Newest Memes