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Vail in Summer ~ 14 Things to Do Off-Season at America’s Biggest Ski Resort

Vail in summer overflows with fantastic off-season activities. While serious ski and boarding bunnies can’t swoosh through snow down the mountains, there’s still plenty of activities get your heart-pumping. Plus, Vail’s Colorado mountain beauty is undeniable year-round. If you’re looking for a gorgeous setting, delicious food and lots of outdoor fun, you need to check out these 14 fantastic […]

5 Reasons to Buy a Traeger BBQ Smoker for Dad

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

Huntington Beach with Kids – The Ultimate Surfer Town

California’s Pacific Coast is lined with darling beach towns, each with its own local flavor and stretch of beach. For the ultimate surfer town, take the kids to Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City USA.

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…

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Dublin, Ireland

So you’ve only got one day in Dublin? With a little planning, you can still get a taste for this fabulous city. No doubt you will be craving a return visit by the end of your day in Dublin. Luckily, the main tourist area of the city is relatively small and easily walkable. This introduction to […]

How to Host a March Madness Beer Tasting Tournament

March Madness is that time of year when you get to slip on that old college sweatshirt, invite some friends over to watch the big game, and cheer on your alma mater. If your team has made it to the big dance, that is. You already have the food down – wings, chips and dip, […]

What It’s Like to Use PlateJoy Custom Meal Plans

You know those nights when you stare hopelessly into the pantry and fridge trying to figure out what in the world to make for dinner? If you’re like me, that struggle takes place pretty much every night. PlateJoy custom meals plans make life so much easier for busy families. It’s not a meal delivery service, rather PlateJoy is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]