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Become a Cyber Traveler via Webcams

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Without leaving your home, you can watch rescued donkeys frolic in a sanctuary in the U.K., see what’s happening at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, and check the status of darling hummingbird babies in Southern California.  Time it right and you can view a glorious sunset in real time in Key West, Florida.  How?  By becoming a cyber traveler and visiting the world via webcam at the Webcam Traveler website.

A new pin is posted at the website regularly and announced in detail at the companion Webcam Traveler blog.  You can be among the first to know when a new post occurs by signing up for the free e-mail notification or RSS feed at the blog site.  It’s as simple as that.

Travel writer and blogger Carole Terwilliger Meyers maintains the website and blog, also blogs at Travels with Carole, and is the author of Miles of Smiles:  101 Great Car Games & Activities.

Happy trails!

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young man looking through video camera
young man looking through video camera

Take a Gas-free Virtual Vacation via Webcam

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Travel from Japan to Germany to Wyoming in a matter of minutes.  You can easily do this as a cyber traveler visiting the world via the Webcam Traveler website.  Through the magic of webcams, you can see storks building nests in Germany, snow monkeys soaking in hot springs in Japan, and Old Faithful erupting in Yellowstone National Park.

A new pin is posted at the website weekly and announced at the Webcam Traveler blog.  Be the first on your block to find out when a new post occurs by signing up for the e-mail notification at the blog site.   It’s as simple as that.  

Travel writer and blogger Carole Terwilliger Meyers maintains the website and blog, also blogs at Travels with Carole, and is the author of Miles of Smiles:  101 Great Car Games & Activities.

Happy trails!

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Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games & Activities

Put Smiles in Family Car Miles

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Anyone who has ever been trapped in a hot car with bored kids is well aware that the world needs a sure-fire way of easing the resulting tensions.  Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games & Activities fills that need.  In fact, according to one enthusiastic user it just “may be the ultimate solution for back seat squabbling.”

Written by travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers, who also blogs at Travels with CaroleMiles of Smiles is filled with games and activities that have travel-related themes.  Ninety-seven require just your minds and mouths to play, and the other four need only simple props:  a penny, a pencil, and some crayons.  A helpful index categorizes each game and activity according to age-appropriateness, and humorous illustrations that kids can color add to everyone’s enjoyment.  Measuring just 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, the book fits conveniently into a car’s glove compartment.

The title game, “Miles of Smiles,” was invented by Ms. Meyers in her own car.  She admits, though, that “many others have re-invented it–as I probably did, too.”   Here’s how it’s played:  “All players smile their biggest smiles at people in the cars next to them as they are passing.  See how many people you can get to smile back.  Waving is OK, too.  Making faces isn’t.”

Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games & Activities is available from Amazon.

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MILES OF SMILES:  101 GREAT CAR GAMES & ACTIVITIES
by Carole Terwilliger Meyers
ISBN:  0-917120-11-6  •  revised 2002  •   $8.95  • 128 pages  •  26 line drawings/1 map
2 charts/2 indexes  •  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Miles of Smiles cover

Put Smiles in Family Car Miles with Free coloring Map

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One of the most popular games in the family car-game book, Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games & Activities, can now be downloaded for free.  Written by travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers, who also blogs at Travels with CaroleMiles of Smiles is filled with games and activities that have travel-related themes.  Download the U.S. License Plate Coloring Map.

Happy trails!

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