How to Pack Light for Business Travel: Wardrobe Tips for Men

Packing for business travel takes some practice. If you choose to pack too much you can find yourself inconveniently travelling with heavy baggage and paying additional costs for handling. If you pack too lightly, you can easily find yourself undressed and stressed on your business trip, or possibly making an expensive side trip to a local retail store to augment your wardrobe.

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Top 5 Places Must Not Miss For Christmas Celebrations In USA

Christmas holidays are considered best time of the year by most people around the world. During this time, people engage in different celebratory activities ranging from singing, sending gift cards and enjoying different delicacies.

4 Great North American Travel Destinations for 2015

With the United States having 50 states to visit, big cities like New York City, Las Vegas, Chicago and Orlando are often the go-to choices. Yet some of the best destinations are those off the beaten path and not packed with thousands of other tourists.

Mardi Gras in Cajun Country

Mardi Gras
in Cajun Country

Trip Report by Marv Watson

Yoga Disaster - Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

Alice, our eldest daughter moved to Louisiana in St. Bernards Parish for the winter, where she worked with Emergency Communities's relief kitchen from October until May. Read her full story here.
These photos of calm amid disaster were taken in April, 2006, eight months after Hurricane Katrina hit the area.
Yoga Disaster


Alice's Story of the Hurricane Aftermath

6-1-06 Emergency Communities disembled the kitchen because electricity has been restored to the area and local businesses are once again open (ten months after the hurricane hit). They have moved to an area that still needs help. Please continue your support for this fine organization.

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Alice's Story of the Hurricane Aftermath

Alice just got appointed to the Board of Operations at Emergency Communities. We are very proud of her.
I am posting a few new pictures that I took on my visit to St. Bernards Parish in January. This was a very enlightning visit. Quick, but I got to see the area and meet some of the residence who have weathered the hurricane and to hear their stories. I am heartened by the human spirit. -Dianne

Alice's Story of the Hurricane Aftermath

Email from Emergency Communities 3-10-06
In December, when we opened, we served 300 people each day. We are now serving over 1,600 meals daily, and climbing.

Alice's Story of the Hurricane Aftermath

1-11-06 Phone call from Alice
The dome is up. They have a library, kid's space and their distribution area is going nuts. The kitchen is now serving over 1,200 meals per day. Dianne is going down for a short volunteer visit on 1-19-06.

Alice's Story of the Hurricane Aftermath

Emergency Communities' relief kitchen, is now set up in the city of Chalmette in St. Bernard’s Parish (next to New Orleans). They plan on serving 252,000 meals over the next twelve weeks.  With the kitchen their central focus, they intend to provide a safe space for local residents to connect and rebuild their community.