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Ideal Family Vacations: The Ultimate Guide to Beloved Childhood Destinations

My Own Ideal Family Vacations: Lake George, NY At the age of 9, my family began vacationing for a week each summer at Lake George. The first few years we spent these ideal family vacations in Capri Village. We joined the families of my dad’s high school friends. Of course we visited tourist attractions like […]

Cheese and Meat Board: How to create amazing displays

We started watching Rick Steve’s Monday Night Travel a few months ago. Of course, Rick pairs his food and drink with the country he is traveling to for each show. Recently we switched to watching the show on Tuesday after it is recorded so we can eat dinner during it. As a result, we are […]

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Caverns in Florida: Sleep under the Stars

Did you ever want to try spelunking? Experience timeless caverns in Florida, and then go camping at Florida Caverns State Park. We initially stopped here for the night on our road trip to Louisiana. But it is an experience worth repeating. Timeless Caverns in Florida Cave Tours Located in Northern Florida in Marianna, Florida Caverns […]

Street Tacos Recipes: How to Make These Easy Meals

Of course, tacos can be fun and easy to make for a quick weeknight meal. Why do you think Mexican street food is so popular? In addition, tacos can be a healthy dinner. They are versatile and can be made out of fish, beef, veggies, eggs, pretty much anything. Therefore I have compiled some of […]

What is Picadillo, and How to Make This Tasty Dish

So what is Picadillo anyway? Long ago native Mexicans used wild boar, turkey, dove, quail, and pheasant in their cooking, but it was the Spanish that introduced cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. How we think of traditional Mexican cooking is really a combination of techniques used by both native inhabitants and the Spanish. Here you […]

Best Mixed Drinks with Tequila and How to Make Them

Due to Cinco De Mayo coming up I decided to write about the best mixed drinks with Tequila. I am introducing a few margarita variations and will end with some richer after dinner and dessert drinks. Many people mistake Cinco de Mayo for Mexican Independence Day. To clarify, it’s not. Instead, according to History.com the […]

Islands of Florida: How to Vacation at Sea for Landlubbers

Dan and I recently got out and travelled. Well, it was a two day road trip to one of the islands of Florida. We rented a sailboat through Airbnb on Merritt Island, located on the Space Coast. This may sound glamourous to you if you have never been on a sailboat before. In reality it […]

Mixed Drinks with Rum: Captivating History & How to Make Classic Recipes

Several years ago my husband and I visited a rum distillery during our road trip to New Orleans so we thought it would be fun to take this virtual class to learn more. It was 10am in Wellington, New Zealand when we met up with Ray for our virtual Rum class. We learned about the […]