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Fabulous Finds I Can’t Live Without

Last week we shared some of Dana’s fabulous finds and now we’re back with a few of Sherry’s “finds I can’t live without”… There’s nothing that makes me happier than finding a great product that either makes my life easier or works so well, the search for an alternative is over. The best part is that it  doesn’t have to be anything expensive and fancy….

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Luxury On The Rails With The Royal Scotsman

To quote my husband, “If we have to do another whirlwind sightseeing trip and look at more cathedrals, shoot me now.”  Translation – time to find a trip that’s out of the ordinary or I’m staying home.  Challenge accepted. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had this romantic notion about taking a trip on the Orient Express.  We’ve all seen it in old movies.  I…

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in Good Eats, Life Tips, North America, Restaurants, Travel

La Provence: A Taste of France in Beaverton Oregon

I am one of those restaurant goers who likes to find something different, out of the way, not the usual fare. In order to find these “pearls” when traveling, I rely on various sources; locals who are willing to share their favorite eateries, hotel concierges, newspapers, internet (of course), and family members. On a recent trip to Portland, Oregon to visit family, my dear sister-in-law…

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Kula Bistro: A Charming Pearl On Maui

Last week, my husband and I headed to Maui, Hawaii for the sole purpose of checking out the island cuisine. With an amazing variety of food on the island, we wanted to find and enjoy the pearls. But, not just any pearls. We wanted those out of the way places not on the tour maps and full of local flavor. Happily, we found Kula Bistro….

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Tipping Tips Made Easy When Traveling In Europe

Tipping is rather different when you’re traveling in Europe. It is not as expected or as high as it is here in the US, even when service has been less than stellar. If you have never been or haven’t been to Europe in awhile, here are some tipping tips to help destress your vacation and give you one less thing to worry about. It does…

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Favorite Montecito Santa Barbara Restaurants

My husband and I love the Santa Barbara area, especially Montecito. So much so that we almost bought a house there a few years back. While that didn’t happen, we still try to get there for a little escape whenever we can. And, when we do, our favorite things to do are shopping, eating, and wine tasting. This past visit, we were lucky to get…

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will GRO organic check-off program make organics more affordable
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Imagining Food For All: The GRO Organic Check-Off

Disclosure: This post includes content sponsored by the Organic Trade Association. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. For more information on the Organic Trade Association, please click here. If you know one thing about me, you know my passion to learn as much as I can about what we eat and how we fuel our bodies. I have spoken a lot about farming, ranching,…

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what are some easy to implement going green travel tips
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Going Green Travel Tips Everyone Can Do

While we love to travel every chance we get, we do think about what damage we inflict on the environment at the same time. From energy use in transportation to all of the disposable products to food we waste, it’s hard not to have a negative impact. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are a few easy things you can do to…

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