PHUKET, THAILAND

PLAYLIFE PRIVATE YACHT

If you go all the way to Phuket and you want to get out on the water, you may as well do it right on Playlife, a Searay Sundancer 40 owned by a great Aussie named Dennis.  We had the boat for a full day in Phang Nga Bay and it was awesome.  We had all the amenities, including full bathroom, couches in and out, dining, and even great bean bag chairs up on the bow.  Dennis, the Captain, had all the inside scope on the geology and places to see on the bay.  We anchored and took a dingy to visit caves that led to small paradises, and later grabbed two kayaks and took off on our own around beautiful beaches, swimming whenever we wanted throughout the day.  The food and drink (beer, wine, spirits...oh, and water) were outstanding, and Annie is an great chef and will make sure you are never hungry or thirsty.  It was a day we will never forget.  

Visit the Prague Christmas Markets

All around town there are Christmas markets serving traditional foods and drinks of the region, as well as lots of gifts and artisan crafts

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

Typical market shop with a hot beverage

Christmas Market at St. Vitus Cathedral

Beautiful Karlův most, or Charles Bridge, in winter - this delightful & charming city looks like it came to life from a Disney movie

Shihan Mark Smart visits Sri Lanka and works with students in a Buddhist temple.  What an amazing experience and many new friends!

Use an AIR TAXI instead of car, boat or train!  AIR TAXI SRI LANKA with Cinnamon Air was awesome and cut our transit time dramatically...And it lands and takes off on water

PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, SRI LANKA.  From the beginning of the 70th decade a boom in the development sector of Sri Lanka caused the loss of an immense area of forest habitat. This resulted in the creation of a human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka. And Subsequent injuries to elephants and abandonment of baby elephant in the wild. In order to provide a permanent solution for this the elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala Was created in 16.02.1975. It started off with 5 baby elephants. Namely “Neela”,”Kumari”,”Vijaya”,”Kadira” and “Mathalee”. Although they were brought in as babies now they have grown up to become grandparents. To date Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is home to 88 elephants    http://nationalzoo.gov.lk/elephantorphanage/

ZAHARA Sparkling Beverage

Kuwait is a 'dry country' so we had to find creative ways to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine - at the Four Seasons, we bought a whole bottle of ZAHARA sparkling wine - I ordered the flavor violets and wild berries and not only was it delicious, it was beautiful.  The drink 'swirls' with some kind of silvery stuff, like a drinkable lava lamp - super cool, especially for a girls 'alcohol free' party!

PRIM Watches : The only manufacture made watch brand in Czech Republic

The Prim brand is known for its quality, reliability, endurance and classical design, which is why the brand has lasted for over 60 years and will continue to tick for generations to come.  Get a VINTAGE PRIM WATCH at PROSTEPRIM.CZ.  For more info and shipping details, email reischl.vasek@seznam.cz.

TRAVELS LANKA - CUSTOM, GUIDED TOURS OF THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND.

Kris is an EXCELLENT guide and you'll have the trip of a lifetime that is totally worry-free!

MITSUWA MARKET, TORRANCE, CA

Spend some time at an asian and/or Japanese market like Mitsuwa Market and go exploring!  And, grab a bottle of cold sake for later..Kursawa tasty and good value.

GRANVILLE ISLAND PUBLIC MARKET, VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA

So much to discover and taste a GRANVILLE ISLAND PUBLIC MARKET in Vancouver...bring cash, an appetite and plan to spend some time.  Be sure to visit Oyema Meats and do some tasting!

LOS ANGELES GRAND CENTRAL MARKET

Visit with an appetite and graze!

BERLIN CURRYWURST-a definate FAVORITE

THE OYSTER GOURMET. Best oysters we've ever had from a master ecailler in LA.

DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB

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Cheaper and easier for all your shaving needs...Men AND Women!  Stop wasting money and get the cleanest shave ever.

SET YOUR SIGHTS ON YOUR DREAM CAR!  2016 LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR IS DALLAS' (HE'S JUST 12!)

2016 Lamborghini Aventador Coupe White Color
2016 Lamborghini Aventador Coupe White Color

MOST PEOPLE LAND SAFELY--GO SKYDIVING!

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If you're in San Diego, check out Sky Dive San Diego in the south bay.  First time, go tandem with a highly experienced and trained jumper!

GIFTS FOR 1ST YEAR - - THE PAPER ANNIVERSARY

For Her - custom jewelry made with paper from Anna V. Mark had part of his wedding vows to Jennifer sealed inside...

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For Him - A Watch made from Wood

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VISIT A FOOD MARKET IN ITALY

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Make sure in Rome to visit a food market - we love Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio

VISIT JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN JAPAN

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BUY A UNIQUE JAPANESE WATCH FROM KYOTO

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A favorite brand of watches from Kyoto, Japan, Dedegumo.  If you can hop in the shop, that's the best.  If not, check out their site!

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TAKE A RIDE IN A POLARIS SLINGSHOT AND GIVE EVERYONE ELSE 'SLINGSHOT ENVY'

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Rent this and take a ride for two...super fast!

In San Diego, we recommend Cycle Visions

USE THIS AT HOME

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You'll love the power and feel of this awesome showerhead!

GET A COOL WATCH

Love watches?

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One of our favorite brands -

U-Boat by Italo Fontana

DATE NIGHT IDEA

Mark blew my mind -

he can even paint pretty good

and it was his first time!

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BITTERS

With so many different flavors, add BITTERS to your bar.  Splash into vodka with soda, sprite with vokda (or try gin), or just some splashes in your sparkling water.  Rhubarb and grapefruit are Jenn's personal favorites...