An Italian Cooking Class in Tuscany for the Whole Family

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The divine Chef Dania at La Chiusa – How cute is she? So talented too!

Italian cooking class

Who wants to go to an Italian Cooking Class? Me!

How many of you have dreamed of taking an Italian cooking class that is actually in Italy? Yes, me too! Last summer I enjoyed my time with Tuscan Women Cook so much, but I was traveling alone. I had a total blast, but often I was thinking how much fun it would be if my family was there with me too!

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Major Trends in Travel ~ What are the HOT topics?

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A BIG Experience! Driving a Polaris in Montana – I have never done anything like this and I LOVED it!

Major Trends in Travel

At the Travel and Adventure show in Los Angeles, we had a great time perusing the booths representing world wide travel and stopped to listen to several travel experts talk about trends in travel.These three travel topics stood out to me and I wanted to dive in and give them a little more attention. Craig and I actually fit into all three of these categories, do you?

  • BIG experience, BIG Adventure
  • Personal Immersive Travel
  • Multi-Generational Travel

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Friday Roundup – Bits and pieces we didn’t get a chance to talk about this week!

Happy Friday! If you missed it…You can find this week’s post about == > How to Stay Fit When You Travel ===> HERE My Friday Roundup: Links to Awesome Stories You Have Probably Not Seen. Don’t you love it when someone else does the work? OMGee 20 Books everyone ill be talking about this Summer! …

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Travel Tips for Everyone: How to Eat Everything and Still Stay Fit

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Sitting at the head of the table at a farm to table feast in Oahu

How to Eat Everything and Still Stay Fit When You Travel

Well, first of all this is a TALL order. Second of all, it takes some work. Third of all, nobody’s perfect, especially me.

I think there is a misunderstanding that when someone sees a post of an amazing restaurant dish or fabulous handcrafted cocktail, they assume that we eat this way all the time. No, not true at all. By the same token when we post happy things on Facebook all the time it implies that our lives are perfect! Nope, not true either! Read on my friend…

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An Almost Travel Catastrophe & How to Handle It

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Early Sunday morning ~ Happy to have just arrived at our destination in Seattle.


A travel catastrophe averted ~

We can all try to be as organized and prepared for travel as we can, but when an airline cancels your flight, you are not in control.

For those of us who like to control our lives and stay on top of everything this can be extremely frustrating, especially at 5:00 am.

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8 Tips to help you decide what to pack for a short trip in the Fall

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What to pack for a short trip in the Fall ~

Deciding what to pack for a short trip in the Fall is a large piece of the travel puzzle. Is it going to rain? What is the weather like? How many pairs of shoes do I need? How much walking will I be doing? Will I be taking the larger suitcase and check it or will I be carrying on?

On Sunday, we will be traveling to Seattle, one of my favorite destinations in the United States or anywhere. Our daughter has lived there for over ten years and we actually lived there for nine months. I can always get “my Autumn fix” by visiting there in October. Here are a few ideas about what to pack.

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Hot Tips for Traveling Abroad

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Hot tips for traveling Abroad ~

Terrific travel bloggers like those writing for the online magazine Getting On Travel,are a great resource for tips for traveling abroad. I always google the destination I am traveling to and see what blog posts have been written and honestly it is always incredibly helpful. Do you do your travel research this way? I know that I am biased, but these knowledgable bloggers are an excellent source of practical suggestions and have contributed to my trips in ways I never knew possible! They are also extremely generous with their help and offer excellent personal tips from their journeys.

Although safety and security regulations are much stricter than they were 10-15 years ago, I think overall, travel is easier. With our ability to communicate so easily on a world-wide basis, we can solve problems via phone and computer instead of running all over a new European city. We can also do so much advance research. Years ago, we only had travel books as a resource and they could have been published years before!

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A Unique Gift for Travelers As Well As Everyone Else!

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Are you always on the lookout for a unique gift for travelers ? Take a look here!

Lucky me! Once again I have come across a unique gift for travelers, but it would also appeal to just about everyone! Old or young, adventurous or observer, I find this idea pretty intriguing.

Jessica Larrabee, who is an accomplished traveler and clever entrepreneur, contacted me about her brand new endeavor. Inspired by her love of travel and her noteworthy accomplishment of visiting ALL 50 STATES, she created Explore Local Box.

Explore Local Box will send you a box filled with terrific products from local artisans from a new city in the U.S., each month.

 “Let’s travel across the United States together. Each month a new city will be explored through locally made food and products delivered right to your door.”

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