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26 Hours on a Train — Would I Do it Again?

Posted by 6 days ago 1 Comments 937 views

YES! I’m not even going to beat around the bush. This isn’t link bait. I’m not going to change my mind by the end of the post. I loved — LOVED — traveling by train and honestly, I didn’t think I would, especially considering how I feel about cruises. Let me start at the beginning as […]

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Über is Über Cool!

Posted by 9 months ago 7 Comments 2691 views

“Do you know the way to San Jose?” ….la…la….la….la….la A couple weeks ago, we went to San Jose, Calif., for BlogHer with our friend Carrie. It was a typical plane ride with a typical landing at a typical airport until, on our way to grab a cab, Carrie  chimed in and said she would take […]

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Ruby Princess Excursion: Grand Cayman – Atlantis Submarine

Posted by 1 year ago 3 Comments 3264 views

Part of my Cruise for a Cause on Princess Cruises with the American Heart Association included 2 shore excursions on both our stops: Grand Cayman and Cozumel. As a virgin cruiser I had no idea what to expect with these excursions. Quite frankly, I didn’t even know they existed! I just assumed you docked at […]

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The Smallest. Bathroom. Ever.

Posted by 1 year ago 0 Comments 341 views

My unsolicited advice to anyone who is building or designing a bathroom in a hotel suite … MAKE IT LARGE ENOUGH FOR TWO PEOPLE! Really. This was by far the worst hotel bathroom I have ever been in. And it was a suite! Recently, Roni and I went to Denver to scope out two hotels for […]

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Our Chicago Pizza Party

Posted by 2 years ago 6 Comments 461 views

Jen: Pizza. The. Best. Food. Ever I thought I knew what good pizza tastes like.  I have had the best in many cities, but this pizza in Chicago was the best I have ever had.  Honestly, I don’t think they should even call it a pizza because it was more than a pizza. I don’t […]

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Thai, Toothpicks, and The Tower in Toronto

Posted by 2 years ago 4 Comments 2693 views

As I lay on the bed in a tiny hostel room in Toronto, my head is spinning with tidbits of information I learned during the TBEX conference and memories of another amazing trip I’ve taken solo. Don’t get me wrong, I love to travel with friends and family, but boy is there something about spending […]

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Reviewing The Essex

Posted by 2 years ago 1 Comments 211 views

Two weeks ago The Husband and I embarked for The Essex in Vermont not knowing what to expect. Neither of us has traveled to New England nor stayed at a culinary resort. It really was an anniversary adventure. At least as adventurous as we wanted it to be. Pulling into The Essex we were excited. […]

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At The Theatre

Posted by 2 years ago 1 Comments 235 views

This week is our 3-year wedding anniversary and I’m still loving him to pieces! To celebrate, I wanted to go to the local theater to see Dreamgirls. We’ve gone once before, but  I vowed never to go with him again.  He fell asleep! Snoring. He promised he would stay awake with no complaints, so off […]

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Celebrating 12 Years at Clementine

Posted by 2 years ago 3 Comments 495 views

Today is my 12th wedding anniversary. I keep saying it over and over because I honestly can’t believe it. This was us a few days before our wedding in 2001. We’re so young and “huggy.” This is us Friday night. We’re so happy and “smiley.” Oh and full! We just finished dinner at a new-to-us […]

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Saturday SouL

Posted by 2 years ago 1 Comments 1064 views

Bob and I like to go on rambling walks that go nowhere in particular. More often than not, we will end up talking about the little restaurant HE wants to open and end up looking at buildings in the city that would be perfect. This past weekend, we were walking and talking when we came […]

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Playing at Pechanga

Posted by 2 years ago 1 Comments 1276 views

This past weekend I had a chance to stay and play at Pechanga Resort and Casino while in Temecula CA for a running event. I had NO idea what to expect. The hotel was one of a dozen or so listed on the event’s site and when I saw “casino” in the name I was […]

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Four Courses at Woodberry

Posted by 2 years ago 1 Comments 189 views

Last Friday the husband and I had dinner reservation at the Woodberry Kitchen with friends. This is one of those Baltimore restaurants I hear everyone talk about, but getting there is a bit of a chore. So much so, most people I know that do go regularly rarely do dinner but enjoy their famous Sunday […]

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Amish Ambiance

Posted by 2 years ago 0 Comments 182 views

This weekend the husband and I were kidless.  We decided to make a day of it with shopping at the Lancaster outlets. Before all the craziness of the outlets, we decided to have a nice breakfast at our favorite diner in Lancaster. Jennie’s. My husband LOVES this place because , well, I will let the […]

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“I Will Never Eat Bread Again…

Posted by 2 years ago 1 Comments 2007 views

…unless it’s as good as the bread I had at Teresa Caffe” That was my immediate response after taking a bite from the bread basket at Teresa Caffe in Princeton NJ. Every year The Husband’s company throws the best Holiday Party. This year we got all dressed up… …for a night at the Nassau Inn. […]

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Cuba Libre, PHL

Posted by 2 years ago 2 Comments 285 views

This weekend was fun!!  It was a day of wedding shower bliss for a close friend and then a quick drive to Philadelphia for dinner.  Philly is only about 90 minutes from Lancaster…on a good day.  Today, it took us about 2 hours. But it was a fun two hours because I was in the […]

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Sunshine By the UrbanSpoonful

Posted by 3 years ago 1 Comments 2132 views

Staying true to my commitment of making travel a priority, I decided to surprise The Husband on a night out this Saturday. My goal was to seduce him with a movie he really wanted to see (Looper) and then convince him to try a new restaurant. I didn’t care which new restaurant. I just wanted […]

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Don’t Know How You Do the Voodoo That You Do

Posted by 3 years ago 5 Comments 8515 views

A couple of weeks ago Jen and I went to Portland, Oregon to investigate the home of FitBloggin’13, a conference I organize and host. Jen promised she wouldn’t check out all the touristy things since we only had 24 hours and a business meeting, but she just couldn’t help herself. I received this email just […]

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A Night at “The Nines”

Posted by 3 years ago 6 Comments 303 views

This weekend I spent 24 hours in Portland Oregon. Yes……24 hours It was my birthday present from Roni. I think we were in the air flying ( I am flying right now!!!) more then on the ground.  But….it was a blast!!!  I would definitely do it again. The Nines was in the center of downtown […]

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A Night at Nissley

Posted by 3 years ago 4 Comments 291 views

A wonderful night at the Nissley Winery in Bainbridge, Pa. I know what you are thinking….Bainbridge?  It is a small town near Elizabethtown College. I was first introduced to Nissley about 10 years ago when I first moved to Lancaster,Pa.  Lancaster is known for corn and the Amish, but they also have very good wineries….who […]

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Pairings: Wine for Dummies

Posted by 3 years ago 6 Comments 2290 views

I’m not a wine person. There’s a few words that kind of sound familiar when wine people talk, like Sauvignon, Riesling and Port, but everything else might as well be a foreign language. I’m better at translating the teacher’s wah wah wah from Charlie Brown than understanding a sommelier. And yes, I had to google […]

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