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10 Tips for Visiting a Brewery with Kids

Should you visit a brewery with kids? As a beer enthusiast and dad, I answer that question with an emphatic, “Yes!” At the same time, I understand why children in breweries could annoy some patrons. But I believe we can all get along and enjoy a pint (or sippy cup) together. This is why I […]

Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Around the World

Is there anything more comforting than a good grilled cheese sandwich? Definitely not, in my humble opinion. As a kid growing up in the U.S., nothing could beat the melty goodness of Kraft American cheese nestled between two pan fried slices of white bread slathered with butter. My love of a good grilled cheese made me wonder […]

Edmonton Girlfriend Getaway Tips for a Hip Trip in Alberta, Canada

Looking for the perfect trifecta of shopping, spa and splurge-worthy restaurants for your next girlfriend getaway? You’ll find all this and more in Edmonton ~ Canada’s most Northern provincial capital. I went to University in Edmonton, but since I graduated oh-so-many years ago, I haven’t made it back much. There’s a bit of rivalry between […]

Milwaukee Guys Weekend – A Destination for Manly Men

Guy getaways tend to follow the same broken record of trips – a bachelor party in Vegas, a golf trip somewhere, or a weekend of debauchery in Mexico. Put on repeat. Over and over again. Men, I’m here to tell you that there are better options than unsuccessfully trying to relive your youth in an […]

15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids

San Diego County overflows with fun for families. There is plenty for all ages to enjoy in this sunny Southern California town. As a mom who lived San Diego for 15 years and who returns regularly with her brood, here are my picks for the best San Diego attractions for kids. I’ve also included my favorite restaurants and […]

Thoughtfully Themed Gift Boxes Review and Giveaway

Why wrack your brain and waste your time trying to find the perfectly themed gift? Thoughtfully.com will do the work for you! Choose from gift boxes for men, women, and families. This new website offers gifts for Christmas, New Years, birthdays, or any time of year. Plus, now you can enter to win your choice from their Thoughtfully […]

Try these 8 Traditional British Foods with Funny Names

Toad in the hole may not sound very appetizing. Despite the odd name, though, this comfort food is very popular and delicious in Great Britain. As an American expat living in the U.K., I have discovered lots of traditional British foods with funny names. For a little taste of life on the other side of the pond, give […]

Halloween Cocktail Recipes To Die For

There’s something in the air, and we don’t just mean the leaves blowing off the trees. Spirits seem to swirl around us in October. Or maybe it’s the spirits we’re stirring up here, in our roundup of Halloween cocktail recipes. We asked bartenders to tell us about their favorite cocktails for the spookiest time of year. Replicate them if […]

Tailgate Burger Bar ~ Turn Condiments from Ho-Hum to Touchdown!

My family’s fall weekends are filled with football. On Saturdays, we cheer on our alma mater, the Miami Hurricanes, and on Sundays, we yell at the TV for the hometown Carolina Panthers. But bland hamburgers and hot dogs are a bore. Interesting condiments are key to a tasty game day. Plain old ketchup and mayonnaise? Ho-hum. We spice […]

Fluffy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe with a Surprising Ingredient

You’ll never guess the secret ingredient of these impossibly light and fluffy pumpkin muffins…prunes! You might ask, “How could muffins made with whole wheat flour, pumpkin, and PRUNES be fluffy forcryingoutloud?!” Well, you would not be the first to question this. But trust me. You will be amazed and delighted by this fluffy pumpkin muffins recipe! Not a […]

10 Ways to Keep it Weird in Portland with Kids

This city in Oregon prides itself on being offbeat with its slogan, “Keep Portland weird.” Public pianos implore passersby to play them. Dogs wear sunglasses. Doughnuts come topped with bubble gum. Intrigued? Check out these 10 ways to keep it weird in Portland with kids. 1. Eat weird Portland doughnuts. Kick off your Portland explorations with some […]

Tour of the Best Fall Cocktail Recipes in the USA by Region

All over the United States, as summer slips into her fall sweaters and wraps up against the coming chill, bartenders are creating tasty concoctions to warm us from the inside. Join us on a tour of the country’s best fall cocktail recipes. Northeastern Fall Cocktail Recipes Autumn’s Ambrosia from Crimson & Rye in New York, New York […]

5 Reasons to Choose a Virginia Beach Romantic Getaway

Yearly vacations with just my husband and me (no kids!), keeps our relationship strong during the downs and ups of life as a married couple. Dreaming about where to go on our next couple’s retreat is part of the joy. This year we did a city escape. For next year, I’m craving a beach vacation. After […]