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Enter to Win: Universal Orlando Resort Package

  UPDATE:  The contest has ended and Yulia (@thefoodiemiles) is the winner of this great Universal Orlando Resort vacation package. Congratulations Yulia!  You all know that I’m a big fan of Universal Orlando Resort. From the three theme parks (including the newly opened Volcano Bay water theme park) to the CityWalk entertainment area to the […]

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lotus at Kenilworth Gardens, DC

I’m working on the May newsletter (it comes out on the first Sunday of the month) – have you subscribed? It’s a quick read each month and recaps where I’ve been and where I’m going, highlights some key articles from across my several blogs, and provides recommendations for your next trip whether it’s across town […]

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New Podcast: Where Else to Go

Today is a pretty big day for me. After months and months of research and practice (also known as dithering around), I’m launching my new podcast – Where Else to Go. The podcast focuses on value luxury travel – that sweet spot where price and experience intersect to create WOW! Value luxury helps you decide […]

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After spending last weekend in Seattle at the Motif Seattle, and trying all sorts of new restaurants for food and drink, it’s been tough getting back to a normal routine. How to Eat Street Food Without Getting Sick – I love eating street food, and have been fortunate that I’ve never had a problem. I don’t […]

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I’m in Seattle this holiday weekend, exploring the city and sharing my discoveries on the Motif Seattle Instagram account (hey – if you’re not following them, go take a look here and you’ll find plenty to like). One of the goals for the weekend is to find new places to try – or places that I […]

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lava rocks on Hawaii

  The first week of the year started thing off with a bang as I find myself back in Hawaii the first half of the month. When I’m in Kona (on the big island of Hawaii), it’s usually my time to relax, lounge by the pool or on my balcony with a good book, and […]

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Seattle Washington

Last week I mentioned that I’d be making some changes to the Sunday Stories feature. I’ve heard from readers that they enjoy my reading recommendations, but they don’t always read it on Sunday. Sunday is the day that I seem to do a lot of web surfing and reading, and while it made sense to […]

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Sunday Stories for December 27th, 2015

Outdoor exhibits at Topography of Terror, Berlin

It’s the last Sunday of 2015 and that means this is the last roundup of Sunday Stories for the year. I have a good time sharing interesting articles, blog posts, and bit and pieces of news that I’ve found throughout the week. The stories usually focus on the themes you’ll find me writing about – […]

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Sunday Stories for December 20th, 2015

Mango and sticky rice for dessert

It’s the countdown to Christmas and the end of 2015. I love this time of year – looking back, planning forward, and reveling in all the yummy food and drink floating around. I hope you’re enjoying this time of year as well! Here’s some reading for this week: Mango Hack! How to Cut A Mango […]

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Sunday Stories for December 13th, 2015

Hawaii

A few stories for your reading today. 7 things to know about what you can bring into, and take out of Hawaii The info about what I could and couldn’t take into Hawaii has always caused me confusion. I’ve heard various theories – no seeds, nothing fresh, no citrus, etc. Despite loving to pack some […]

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Five Fun Facts for Friday: Mall of America, Minnesota

The Mall of America features 520 stores featuring leading designer brands and no sales tax on clothing or shoes, the largest U.S. indoor theme park and many other leading family attractions, 50 restaurants, over 400 free annual events, two luxury on-site hotels, miniature golf, indoor zip line, and much, much more

The Mall of America is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. About one billion people from around the world have […]

Enter to Win: Universal Orlando Resort Package

  UPDATE:  The contest has ended and Yulia (@thefoodiemiles) is the winner of this great Universal Orlando Resort vacation package. […]

Splish Splash: A Review of Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

Last month I attended the media preview as well as the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s new water theme […]

5 Fun Facts for Friday: Irvine, California

Irvine, California, is located in the center of Orange County, just 45 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles […]