the lobby at the hotel rl baltimore
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Why You’ll Never Want To Leave The Hotel RL Baltimore Lobby

Disclosure:  Consideration was provided by a mentioned brand.  I was not paid for this article. All opinions are my own. Recently,  I was invited to stay at the Hotel RL Baltimore while exploring the area.   It’s a  new hotel just a few short blocks from the Inner Harbor.  I was really looking forward to my stay, as I have not been to Baltimore in…

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in Home, North America


Disclosure: Consideration was provided by a mentioned brand. I was not paid for this article. All opinions are my own. If we know anything about a triathlon family, it’s that they are active. Whether there is one triathlete in the family or more, it becomes addictive and everyone catches the “let’s stay active bug”. And my family is no different. We’re always looking for a…

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weekapaug inn in rhode island
in North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

A Father’s Day Weekend Getaway to Show Your Love

We’re always looking for great ways to show our appreciation on Father’s Day and this year, I think we surpassed ourselves.  We found a getaway spot that offers tons of outdoor activities or if you so choose, doing nothing but relaxing on the water in Adirondack chairs.  At the Weekapaug Inn in Rhode Island, you’ll find yourself in a rustic, comfortable setting complete with all…

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in Food & fun, Ironman 70.3, The Sport of Spectating


Dana and I have been to the Big Island of Hawaii many times for vacation and the Ironman World Championships. It is such a magical place that just never gets old. While we haven’t gone for Ironman 70.3 race, known as Honu (green sea turtle), we know the island well enough to give you information to have a fantastic time. Plus, I was married at…

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in Home, Kids in Tow, The Sport of Spectating


If you are headed to a triathlon with kids in tow, there are great toys to bring to keep them entertained, but there are also certain items that you should really leave at home. I’ve learned this the hard way through personal experience or actually seeing it happen and going, “Oh, that’s not good”. From being too heavy to lug around with you all day…

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why being that aunt and uncle at graduation rocks
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5 Reasons Why Being That Aunt & Uncle At Graduation Rocks

My husband and I were so happy to attend our nephew’s graduation in Washington, DC last week.  He earned his Master’s degree from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a specialty in International Economics and Strategy, which makes me so impressed just to put in writing.  He has been such a great kid all of his life, so this is just another…

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sheet pan salmon recipe
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Easy Sheet Pan Salmon Dinner

Okay,  how often does this happen at your house… You are headed out of town the next day and need to use up what is in the frig.  Yet, you want a protein-filled, healthy, real dinner.  Well, honestly, I want that dinner every night and I want it fast and easy. Here’s a recipe that checks all the boxes.  This sheet pan salmon dinner is quick…

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does eco tourism do more harm than good
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Top 3 Pet Peeves About Eco Tourism

Common sense tells me that eco tourism is a good thing.  Right?  That’s certainly what I’ve always believed.  But, when I talked with people about their eco vacations and what they did and witnessed first hand the behaviors of people and tour companies, it really started me thinking. What did I discover?  Not only that I have some pet peeves about bringing tourists into these…

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