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  • Panama City Beach:  Carillon Beach Girls Getaway #RealFunBeach

    Panama City Beach: Carillon Beach Girls Getaway #RealFunBeach

    Few things can compare to going on a beach vacation with a girlfriend. Panama City Beach proved to be the perfect combination of great weather, delicious food, with ample outdoor activities to cancel out any calorie intake and enough downtime for good conversation and plenty of laughs!

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  • Win a 7-day cruise on the Norwegian Escape #CruiseSmile

    Win a 7-day cruise on the Norwegian Escape #CruiseSmile

    October is Plan a Cruise Month, and there’s no better time to plan your next cruise vacation. Since we’re all about the Bucket List, when Cruise Smile approached us to write about Norwegian Cruise Line, we thought we’d design a Bucket List cruise, and our Norwegian ship would be our destination. All Aboard! They had us at private luxury and personalized service! The Haven by Norwegian™ is an exclusive on board enclave featuring their most luxurious, […]

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  • Reconnecting with Friends: A Journey Down Memory Lane

    Reconnecting with Friends: A Journey Down Memory Lane

    I love the art of discovery. My family calls it being nosey. So, with my newly upgraded premium account (compliments of Classmates.com) I began my journey down memory lane.

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  • Hyatt ‘Good Taste Series’

    Hyatt ‘Good Taste Series’

    I recently had the good fortune to attend the Hyatt’s “Good Taste Series’ at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa Bay. They showcased Hyatt’s culinary talent from throughout Florida and beyond. Each of the 13 chef competitors,  (some of the region’s top up-and-coming  Hyatt chefs) served up two delectable creations during the 3rd annual Good Taste Series Culinary Competition. Each chef competitor thoughtfully prepared one plate aligned with Hyatt’s Sustainable Seafood philosophy plus one healthy option […]

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  • Unforgettable Montana: The Road to Paradise #PictureMontana

    Unforgettable Montana: The Road to Paradise #PictureMontana

    Exploring the majesty and majesty of Montana

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  • Zen at 35,000'

    5 Tips to Stay Cool, Calm and Zen on Your Next Flight

    Call it what you will: manners, etiquette or common sense but it is a key ingredient in your travel arsenal.

    I always try to be on my best behavior when traveling even when faced with multiple delays and even flight cancelations. Things happen and most of the time they are unavoidable, so I grin and bare it. Weather induced turbulence is unavoidable, however, passenger turbulence inside the cabin should be avoided at all costs.

    I always follow these 5 tips to stay cool, calm and Zen on all my flights.

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  • Rachel Gaffney’s Real Ireland

    Rachel Gaffney’s Real Ireland

    It’s no secret that going to Ireland is on our Bucket List! Seeing Rachel Gaffney’s REAL Ireland however, is on the very TOP of that list! You may have seen her in Gourmet, Martha Stewart Living or in syndication on Hulu, ATT Uverse, AOL, and foodie sites such as iFood. However, her passion and her love for her homeland of Ireland really takes…

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  • Travel Inspired #Recipe Eggs Gargano

    Travel Inspired #Recipe Eggs Gargano

    Travel is inspiring in so many amazing ways. One of our favorites inspirations comes in the form recreating dishes for family and friends that remind us of destinations we have visited. This all-in-one breakfast dish we’ll call “Eggs Gargano” was inspired by a trip Rick took to Gargano, Italy.

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  • Strawberry Salsa 2-Ways #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

    Strawberry Salsa 2-Ways #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

    The two recipes below, one savory and the other is sweet, are easy to make, healthy and refreshing. They can be made in minutes, perfect for when the unexpected guest drops by, a flavorful super bowl party appetizer, delicious bites for an afternoon tea with the girls or simply enjoy as a healthy snack. You’re sure to enjoy strawberry salsa two ways.

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  • The Carry-On Bag is Prime Real Estate and Only Must Haves Make the Cut

    The Carry-On Bag is Prime Real Estate and Only Must Haves Make the Cut

    The back story….

    After travelling frequently (several times per month) for the past 7 years, my number one tip has become “Don’t check a bag”. With numerous cancellations, delays and multi-leg itineraries, the chance of your luggage arriving on time, if at all, is slim to none. With that said, space in my carry-on has become premium real estate. Only the must haves and essentials make the cut.

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