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Hey Ho Let’s Go To Canada!

Photo by Jacky Huang on Unsplash Canada – wildlife, the nicest people you can find, a mix of languages and of course all of that fantastic scenery. So if you are planning on taking a vacay any time soon, or in the future, then you might want to consider Canada.  Manitoba You might’ve heard about an island in Sweden that has more polar bears than people, but did you know that you can get up close(ish) to a polar bear in Manitoba. It doesn’t have a huge population, in fact, you’re looking at around 810 or so people – so it is perfect …

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Don’t Let These Excuses Limit Your Travel Dreams

Image by DarkWorkX from Pixabay Many of us dream about traveling. We imagine ourselves on sun-soaked beaches. We long for the adventures that can be experienced in faraway countries. We eagerly listen to the stories of our friends and neighbors who have taken the time to see the world. We wonder what life might be like in Thailand, Paris, and Japan. We Google snapshots of the countries we desire the most and add destinations to our bucket lists. We do all of these things in the hope that one day we will have the opportunity to travel. However… Many of …

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Family Holiday? Here’s How You Should Do it

Photo by Elina Sazonova from Pexels Sure, holidays are fun and all that, but those that you take together with your family can be overly stressful. Some people get into a row about something, others get sulky when they don’t get to do everything they wanted to, while the youngest complain about being bored when you just really want a relaxing day in. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be like this as long as you’ve taken a few simple precautions. Here is a handful of tips to make your big family holidays a lot more pleasant so that you can start to look …

Spring Soirée in Emerald Isle North Carolina

Spring Soirée in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Guest Contributor: Allie Miller The photographic talent behind Allie Miller Photography gives us an exclusive look at this gorgeous Soirée! On Saturday April 14th, we had the greatest time capturing, following are some images showing all the colors and decor which welcomed the 2018 spring season at The Islander Hotel & Resort in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The resort was the location for Emerald Isle Realty’s “Spring Soirée” – which is held to celebrate the busy season ahead and to recognize their team’s great efforts to make every summer a wonderful season for guests who frequent the area. Professional Planner, …

Panama City Beach

5 Things Visitors Must Do at Panama City Beach

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Panama City Beach. All opinions are 100% mine. As many of you know, I am a Houstonian. I had only been living in the city for a year when Hurricane Harvey hit. Now, I’ve lived through the Northridge Earthquake, tornados in Ohio, and Hurricane Sandy in New York, but nothing compared to the devastation I saw during Harvey. Nothing also compared to the loving community that rose to support one another as well. My friends in Florida experienced the same devastation just last year during Hurricane Michael. But …

Quick Restaurant Review - Tribute at the Houstonian

Quick Restaurant Review: Tribute at the Houstonian

Amazing new restaurant alert! If you find yourself in the Houston area, there is a fabulous new restaurant you have to check out. The Tribute at the Houstonian offers up a gorgeously rustic fine cuisine experience inspired by Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico. I got a sneak peek of their menu and wine pairings earlier this week before their grand opening on October 26th and it was absolutely heavenly. My personal favorites were the wood Fried Gulf Oysters with Chorizo Butter and Churros with vlarhona dulce ice cream & spiced hot chocolate. While you’re at it, don’t pass up on a …

James Beard Foundation Taste America

Food for Thought: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America to visit Austin

As I always promise, when I receive exclusive foodie news and event information, I’ll pass it along to you as soon as possible! Today’s press release is certainly one that will get your tummy rumbling. The James Beard Foundation’s cross-country culinary series is traveling to Austin. From November 15 – 17, the series will be featuring cooking demos, a one-of-a-kind benefit dinner, and ‘Smoke Session’ to kick-off the festivities. And you can actually attend! Get all the details below… AUSTIN, TX (September 5, 2018) – The James Beard Foundation’s 2018 Taste America® cross-country culinary series will visit Austin from November 15-17 for a weekend of …

Farm to Feast in Rockwall Texas

Farm to Feast in Rockwall, Texas

I grew up in a big city and always dreamed of living in a quaint town where everyone knew your name. My yearning for such a lifestyle could probably be matched by those small-town kids dreaming of the big city. I continue to hop from one big city to the next, but my urge for a more homey feel hasn’t wavered. That’s why when I hear about a place like Rockwall, Texas, I want to pack up and move immediately. Rockwall holds a bi-annual Farm to Feast community dinner in their downtown center. What?! Yes, it’s like they live in …