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are there gorgeous flowers at the new york botanical gardens
in Travel Done Well, North America

Perfect Combination: New York Botanical Gardens, Georgia O’Keefe, and Hawaii

The New York Botanical Gardens is a must visit for anyone who either lives in or finds themselves visiting the New York area. It’s one of those places that you can visit multiple times because the character of the gardens changes with the season and the exhibits. Which begs the question for me…Why did it take me 20 years of living here to get there?…

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what to do on the big island for ironman 70.3 hawaii
in Food & fun, Ironman 70.3, The Sport of Spectating

IRONMAN 70.3 HAWAII FOOD, FUN, AND SPECTATING

Dana and I have been to the Big Island of Hawaii many times for vacation and the Ironman World Championships. It is such a magical place that just never gets old. While we haven’t gone for Ironman 70.3 race, known as Honu (green sea turtle), we know the island well enough to give you information to have a fantastic time. Plus, I was married at…

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in Food & fun, Home, Ironman, Kona Bound, North America

THE ULTIMATE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO FOOD & FUN ON HAWAII

Between Dana and I, we have been to the Big Island of Hawaii at least 15 times and probably more. We have been both for vacations, including one wedding – mine – and the Ironman World Championships. The only conclusions to be reached are that WE LOVE HAWAII and that we really know it inside out and all the great places to have food and…

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in Home, Triathlon

Win A Diamond Resorts Vacation To Hawaii, Florida, Vegas, Or Cabo

We know the triathlon lifestyle can be expensive.  Between race fees, travel expenses, and gear, it really adds up fast.  We also know that many of our vacations end up being at the triathlon races themselves, as vacation time is limited and again, there’s the expense.  So, wouldn’t it be nice to win a vacation?  We have just the contest for you! TravelingMom is giving…

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Ends June 9! Win A Diamond Resorts Vacation To Hawaii, Florida, Vegas, Or Cabo

We know the triathlon lifestyle can be expensive.  Between race fees, travel expenses, and gear, it really adds up fast.  We also know that many of our vacations end up being at the triathlon races themselves, as vacation time is limited and again, there’s the expense.  So, wouldn’t it be nice to win a vacation?  We have just the contest for you! TravelingMom is giving…

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is solvang one of the favorite triathlon training camps
in Kids in Tow, Life with a Triathlete, North America, Triathlon

Family Favorite Triathlon Training Camps With Local Flavor

Update 4/5/21: Ironman races are up and running again in 2021, including international races. Many are already sold out. Please check the Ironman website for details and up to date info. With triathlons having been on hold for over a year, it’s probably a good time to think about a training camp to get back in the groove! We’ve actually come to love triathlon training…

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reviving travel memories at home by having english tea
in Travel Done Well, Home, That's Life

How to Trigger Travel Memories at Home

Are your travel memories starting to fade? If you’re like me, you haven’t ventured far from home since the pandemic started. I actually haven’t travelled since last December. Even my ski trip for last March got cancelled. Normally, I would have had several good vacations and maybe a couple of 3-day weekends under my belt by now. But, not this year. So, how have I…

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in Good Eats, Home, On the Menu, Recipes

20 Tasty Recipes to Turn Leftovers into Family Favorites

Throughout the week, we love to cook up something delicious in the kitchen. But whether it’s lunch or dinner, there always seems to be leftovers. Part of the reason could be that I make enough on purpose so that I have leftovers. And what do I do with these leftovers? Well, make another meal, of course. It’s amazing how easily leftover pasta, vegetables or chicken…

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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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black bean chili with vegetables
in Good Eats, On the Menu, Recipes

Slow Cooker Bean and Vegetable Chili Recipe

If you love chili but want a lighter, healthier version, this slow cooker Bean and Vegetable Chili recipe is perfect for vegans and meat lovers alike! While on vacation we still love to eat well. That means I have spent hours researching where to eat during the planning phase of our trips. Over the years, we have traveled a lot with my hubby’s Ironman training…

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