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  • Priceless Experiences in Los Angeles #PricelessExperiences #ad

    Priceless Experiences in Los Angeles #PricelessExperiences #ad

    IHG Rewards Club recently hosted me on a trip to Los Angeles to help kick off and promote their #PricelessExperiences promotion. I was super excited about the assignment because: I love Los Angeles. The IHG Rewards Club member event included incredible food, great swag, and a private concert from triple platinum recording artist, Andy Grammar. The #PricelessExperiences promotion offers members a chance to win some awesome prizes including a three night stay at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent […]

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  • Turkey a la King, Fit for a Queen

    Leftover Turkey: Turkey a la King #Recipe

      There are so many great dishes to make from Turkey leftovers it’s almost impossible to narrow it down to one. Turkey a la King is simple, filling and can be put together in minutes. It may be called Turkey a la King, but it’s fit for a Queen! Turkey Peas Carrots Celery Onions Mushrooms Milk Flour Butter Sage Thyme Puff Pastry Shells Salt & Pepper White Sauce or Bechamel Sauce Start by making a […]

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  • A Cut Above: Idaho Potato #IdahoPotatoCutsClass

    A Cut Above: Idaho Potato #IdahoPotatoCutsClass

    The Sunday Supper Movement recently invited me to attend a VIP event at the Epicurean Hotel for “Idaho Potato’s Cut Class.” Not knowing what to expect, I joyfully excepted knowing that Idaho Potato was the headliner.

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  • Building a Travel Inspired Fire Pit Smoker Rotisserie Grill

    Building a Travel Inspired Fire Pit Smoker Rotisserie Grill

    So I built this travel inspired fire pit/smoker/rotisserie grill thingy in my back yard. Here’s how it happened…

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  • savoring some of the world's best sandwiches

    10 Bucket List Sandwiches

    It’s no secret that we love to eat. In our travels, we’ve been blessed to experience some of the best food on the planet. We’ve compiled a list of 10 sandwiches that should be a part of your culinary Bucket List! We have pictures of some of these sandwiches. Others were devoured before we took out our cameras, still they made a good enough impression to be included in this list. Muffuletta from Central Grocery […]

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  • Cruise Misconceptions Debunked

    Cruise Misconceptions Debunked

    For those who have never cruised before, it is not uncommon to fall victim to myths and misguided assumptions. The best ways to dispel these misunderstandings are to talk to a seasoned sailor and ultimately embark on the journey yourself. My first cruise was a seven-day trip out of New York, New York to Bermuda on Norwegian Cruise Line’s infamous Breakaway. Going into the trip, I had many misconceptions that were thankfully debunked by NCL Gold Member and Mid-Life Road Trip correspondent, Kaelyn Mostafa.

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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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  • Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

    Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

      No road trip up the coast of California would be complete without a stop in wine country. On our last trip up the Pacific Coast Highway, we were the guests of Michel Schlumberger winery in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma, California where we learned a thing or two about organic farming from winemaker and vice president of production, Mike Brunson.  We were shown everything from vine to bottle. The experience was like Disney for […]

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  • Pictures from Paris Photo Album

    Pictures from Paris Photo Album

    Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from our adventure week long adventure in Paris, France. Of course we took in all the major tourists attractions, but what we loved most was staying in the Montmarte neighborhood where we were able to experience the city like locals…

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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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