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5 Reasons to Buy a Traeger BBQ Smoker for Dad

I know, I know. A Traeger electric BBQ smoker may sound like just another toy that will get tucked away in some forgotten corner of the garage – like that exercise machine Dad swore he’d use. A Traeger grill is different, though. My wife bought me one a couple of years ago and I still […]

Keystone Wagon Ride Dinner – Way More Than a Meal

I didn’t think the Keystone Wagon Ride Dinner at the ski resort in Colorado could possibly live up to my high expectations. My family had gone on the Keystone Sleigh Ride Dinner a couple of winters prior and I thought there was no way the summertime version could compare to the magical, snowy experience. Boy, […]

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 delicious and popular 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 […]

Best Travel Snacks for Families on the Go

The easiest way to keep children’s hands and mouths busy on road trips or flights is with snacks, snacks and more snacks. Snacks that travel well keep kids content during the journey and fueled up for fun on the go. Let’s dig into these nine time-saving travel snacks and food suggestions for kids that are […]

Best San Diego Restaurants for Families

As a travel writer, former San Diego resident, and self-proclaimed foodie, I am often asked for restaurant recommendations in America’s Finest City. For delicious eats and fun places to take the kids, read my picks for the best San Diego restaurants for families. 1. Corvette Diner If dancing servers doling out thick milkshakes and tempting […]

11 Backyard Barbecue Party Tips to Impress Your Guests without Stress

As a self-proclaimed grill master, summer is one of my favorite times of the year. It means I get to roll out my grill and use it pretty much every night of the week. But, as much as I enjoy grilling up a few juicy ribeyes for my family, it’s even more fun to invite friends […]

Taste Albuquerque’s Growing Farm to Table Food Scene

Albuquerque’s farm to table food and restaurant scene might surprise you. From trendy restaurants to craft breweries and organic chocolatiers — you’ll find it all in this New Mexican city. Here’s a delicious sampling of local-focused, sustainable and organic restaurants and food makers in Albuquerque. CAMPO Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm grows their […]

Best Fall Cocktail Recipes from Across the USA

All over the United States, as summer slips into her fall sweaters and wraps up against the coming chill, bartenders create tasty libations to warm us from the inside. Join us on a tour of the country’s nine best fall cocktail recipes you can make any time of year. Autumn’s Ambrosia Crimson & Rye in New […]

Best San Miguel de Allende Restaurants for Families + Other Local Food Tips

So much of the soul of a place can be revealed through local flavors and food traditions. My family’s love of Mexican cuisine is part of the reason we chose San Miguel de Allende, Mexico as the location of our month-long expat experience and why we long to move to this city. I must admit […]

Munich with Kids ~ Beyond Beer and Pretzels in Bavaria’s Capital

Ninety minutes after our flight touched down in Munich from LAX, my husband was downing a liter of beer at a picturesque beer garden. Meanwhile my children stuffed hunks of giant pretzel in their mouths and I gazed at swans floating in a nearby lake. This scene sums up our glorious week in Munich with […]

6 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 […]

Tips for Traveling with Children with Life Threatening Food Allergies

Travel is awesome. Food allergies are not. Vacations should be about relaxation, exploration and connection. With one in 13 children under the age of 18 facing life threatening food allergies, however, close to 15 million parents worry about how to handle a severe allergic reaction while away from home. I don’t let my children’s allergies keep our family from seeing […]

Which Disneyland Character Meal Is Best for Your Family?

Each of the five Disneyland character meals has its own feel, special touches, and star character. But how do you know which character meal is best for your family? Let me break it down for you…