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Our regular guest blogger, Wendell Gaa holds a big space in our hearts and with and through this article, askalo would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends, full of joy and adventure, just like Wendell.

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2013 will soon be over, and for this Christmas season, the best gift our family could have asked for has been a year marked with travel, adventure, fun and discovery. It has been truly a year in which we carried on with our lives delighting in God's gifts.




Time has flown so swiftly that I now find myself almost on my third year with the Philippine Consulate General in New York as an assistant in the political/economic section. Meanwhile, my parents continue to realize the blessings of retirement in their tranquil environs at Alabang Hills in Metro Manila. While lending their time to their Foundations of choice: Philippine Ambassadors' Foundation, Inc., Philippine Ambassadors' Ladies Association; Department of Foreign Affairs Retirees' Foundation, Inc., they were still able to explore places where no Gaa has treaded before.

Love That Dirty Water

     The Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts doesn't have the cleanest reputation, but 'that dirty water' is a celebrated piece of the city's tenacious history. The river was initially named the 'Massachusetts' after the local Native American tribe, but England's King Charles I wasn't thrilled. Since then its simply been 'Thah Chaahles' for locals.



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Amarillo the Yellow City

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While taking a trip on route 66, why not stop by the yellow city of Texas? Amarillo offers many family attractions in its non-green but yellowish desert like city.
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In our series "Around the world with askalo", we feature cities from all over the world, based on personal experiences of our guest bloggers. This time around, our contributor Frank shares his experience in the Georgia Aquarium. 

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MESMERIZED.

That is the only word I could use to describe my visit to the Georgia Aquarium's whale shark exhibit.

"Mesmerized".

I had always enjoyed watching the guppies and angel fish swim back and forth in my dad's fish tank as a boy growing up in Queens NY. Little did I know that 40 years later I would be standing in the presence of this BEHEMOTH of a fish.

In less than two weeks on November 24th, one of the most popular holidays in the United States will be taking place: Thanksgiving 2011. This is a time where we gather with our friends and family over a delicious turkey dinner, and we celebrate everything that we are thankful for in life, such as our friends, family and even our jobs.

Thanksgiving is also a holiday full of local activities such as parades, charity running events known as turkey trots, and the typical American family tradition of watching American football games on television.
Happy Veterans Day! Veterans Day weekend is the perfect time to do some additional sightseeing in Washington D.C. Veterans Day is a federal holiday honoring U.S. military veterans. Washington D.C. is well-known for its' monuments, memorials and museums honoring these veterans, so if you want to use your day off to check them out, first check out our list of the top places to visit in Washington D.C. on Veterans Day weekend.

voting_ballotToday is election day in several polling places across the United States. Do you know where to vote in your town today for your local election? Or did you forget to register to vote in this election and need to find out where to register to vote for the next election? Are you having a hard time deciding who to vote for in your election? Are you trying to find out whether your city or state is even having a local election today, and if so, who is running for office?

Now you can ask any question that you may have about local politics and share your own tips and recommendations in the askalo Politics community for your city.
Halloween is just around the corner in the District of Columbia! But are you ready for it? What are you doing for Halloween in D.C.? Have you picked out your costume yet? Where will you go trick-or-treating? Finally, are you planning on visiting any scary local attractions like Haunted Houses? Whatever you decide to do for Halloween in DC, make sure you consider visiting these top 3 haunted attractions in DC:
dc_bulletin Are there interesting local experiences or resources in your area that you would like to share with your community?

askalo provides you with a platform to easily share your local tips and discover new local experiences. We also invite you to share local tips and resources in more detail on the askalo blog.


Our guest authors Orlando Watson and Bert Mueller created DC Bulletin, an online bulletin where you can find the most interesting local news from Washington D.C.:
compass_columbus_dayHappy Columbus Day 2011! Columbus Day marks the day in 1492 that Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas on his quest to discover a New World. Columbus Day also marks a federal holiday in the United States, allowing Americans to enjoy a longer weekend each year on the second Monday of October.


We invite you on your day off to re-discover America with askalo and help everyone in the USA discover your city by asking questions and sharing tips about any local topic. You can even earn a special Columbus award for sharing your tips.