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pizza making classes in Kansas City
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A Kansas City Girls’ Getaway Weekend of Fun

I was recently invited on a press trip to explore the Kansas side of the KC metropolitan area. This part of town, on the other bank of the river, is often overlooked by visitors to the region. But, after a charming few days spent exploring KCK, Leavenworth and Bonner Springs, I can confidently say it’s an ideal weekend getaway destination from Omaha. After all, it’s…

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view of hvar on a vacation along the Croatia coast
in Cruises, International, Travel Done Well

An Almost Stress Free Vacation Along the Croatia Coast

Stress-free vacation…aaah…isn’t that what we all strive for. With so much daily stress in our lives, who doesn’t want to leave all their cares behind on vacation. Some of the stress we can control or at least minimize and some we can’t, like airport delays. I was shooting for the “what I can control goal” when I planned a recent trip to Croatia. And I’m…

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portugal vineyards
in Food & fun, Good Eats, International, On the Menu, Restaurants, Travel Done Well

7 Must Try Bites and Sips in Portugal

Portugal is one of Europe’s hottest travel destinations and for good reason. This small country, nestled on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula, offers travelers a bevy of rich culture, interesting history, and stunning scenery. But one specific aspect of this beautiful country that especially deserves further exploration is the wide breadth of traditional Portuguese food and drink. From the freshest seafood to an…

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aggalash bar in portland maine
in North America, Travel Done Well

Boozy Favorites In Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine should be on every traveler’s radar as a must visit foodie destination. After all, it was Bon Apetit magazine’s Restaurant City of the Year for 2018. But this historic area shines in more ways than one. It also offers a vibrant beverage scene to complement its famous culinary creativity. There’s a nice variety of spots for every type of visitor, from a classic…

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arenal lake is one of the reasons to love costa rica
in Caribbean / Mexico, Home, Travel Done Well

3 Unexpected Reasons to Love Costa Rica

Costa Rica, the small Latin American country known for its laidback “pura vida” lifestyle, has so much more to offer to travelers than meets the eye. Yes, the beaches and jungles are unsurprisingly gorgeous. But, after a recent week spent exploring the deeper side of this beautiful place, I’ve found a few unexpected reasons to love Costa Rica and visit again and again. Please note…I…

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coral reef
in That's Life, Travel Done Well

Favorite Ocean-Friendly Mineral Sunscreens

With May being National Skin Cancer Awareness month, we felt it only appropriate to share with you our favorite ocean-friendly mineral sunscreens. Anything I use for sunscreen these days must be cruelty free, non-chemical, and reef safe, while of course, effective. I’ve researched both chemical and mineral ingredients and made the decision to go strictly mineral. Here’s a bit of what I learned… In particular,…

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things to do in williamsburg virginia colonial williamsburg
in Food & fun, North America, Travel Done Well

Favorite Things to Do in Williamsburg, Virginia

You’re very lucky if you’re headed for Williamsburg, Virginia. The town and area is jam-packed with early American history, outdoor fun, and amusement park fun! It’s such a great location to spend time with the family. We have some ideas for things to do from Colonial Williamsburg, to Historic Jamestown, to Busch Gardens, to Haunted Dinner Theater. You can spend days in Virginia being entertained…

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photography as one of the ways to learn a new skill on vacation
in International, North America, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Trending: Ways to Learn a New Skill on Vacation

If you’re a seasoned traveler, you may be feeling like it’s the “same old same old” when it comes to your vacations. After all, there really are only so many cathedrals and European capital cities you can see before you wonder what else is out there. If this describes you, you’re not alone and it may be time to think of cool ways to learn…

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visiting the gallery of art on an art-themed weekend in washington, dc
in North America, Restaurants, Travel Done Well

How to Spend an Art-Themed Weekend in Washington DC

Washington, DC happens to be one of my favorite cities in the world. I love that there is something new to explore in town every time I visit, like cherry blossoms. With many people probably visiting to see the trees in full bloom, I though I’d share an idea I had on a recent trip. Since I spent most of my time exploring art galleries,…

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top tips for managing belize flights
in Getting There, International, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Top Tips for Managing Belize Flights

Belize is one of our favorite escapes. We love the people, the food, the beauty, and the fly fishing. It is totally relaxing! Plus, there are so many options for things to do and truly something for everyone. You can have a beach vacation, a jungle retreat, a grand adventure,  just relax, or any combination of it all. But, flying to and around Belize can…

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