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Dana Zucker

in Food & fun, North America, On the Menu, Restaurants

PUERTO RICO – TOP PICKS WHEN IT’S TIME TO EAT

When we are in Puerto Rico, whether for the Ironman race or purely vacation, we rent a penthouse in Old San Juan, so much of our food and fun is there. We tend to stay far away from the ports for many reasons, but mainly because the cruise crowds are just overwhelming. Honestly, we tend to ask the locals where to eat and not use…

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teens and drinking when they travel
in Fabulous Finds, Kids & Family, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Talking to Teens About Drinking When You Travel and It’s Legal

It happens. Kids grow up and then they are 18 and legal to drink in many countries where you may travel. The summer after my twins turned 18, they traveled to Europe and India together and were legal to drink. As they were staying in small hotels and hostels, we knew they would be asked regularly if they wanted a drink and so, we knew…

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6 essential items not to leave home without
in Good Eats, Travel Done Well

Make Sure to Pack These 6 Food & Wine Essentials When You Travel

  I find myself on all types of adventures; work, visiting kids, being with family, on vacation, and so on.  While I’m on these adventures, I like to have a few of my own essentials that make my life happier and easier.  So, there are a few odd items I rarely leave at home.  Now, I’m not talking mascara, camera, and shoes.  I’m talking food…

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what to do with leftover roasted chicken
in Recipes, That's Life

Get Out of the Kitchen With the Help of a Chicken

With spring getting closer, you’ll soon be spending more time outside and less time in the kitchen.  So, you need meals that are not only easy to prepare, but can be used in many different ways during the week.  I’ve found a roasted chicken with vegetables is the perfect meal to get me outside faster and who doesn’t want to spend less time in the kitchen…

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amwell health
in That's Life

My Happy Journey With Amwell Health

I was thrilled to be asked by Fit Fluential to try out Amwell Telehealth’s Registered Dietitians. While I was paid for checking out the services, given my health and well-being journey, having a triathlete husband, a daughter who is professional dancer, and a NCAA diver for my son, it sounded perfect for me. Before I even accept reviewing goods or services, I check out the…

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how to be the parents you want to be
in Kids & Family, That's Life

It’s Time to Stop Looking Over That Fence & Be The Parents YOU Want to Be

    PLEASE…Stop looking over that fence for greener grass.  Parenting is tough and you may or may not be doing the right thing with your kids, but I am here to tell you that looking over the fence is the wrong thing to do.  Truth is, everyone has their issues.  You just don’t usually know what they are, because they are hidden behind that…

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valentine's day treat
in Good Eats, Recipes, That's Life

Surprise On Valentine’s Day With An Easy, Fast, and Fun Treat

Creating a special treat for your Valentine doesn’t have to be difficult or take a lot of time, money, or ingredients.  What matters most is that it’s a little something special that comes from the heart. When I think heart, I think food and nothing makes me happier than a little something special with all of my hubby’s favorites in it.  My friends at Nebraska…

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what to give for Valentine's Day
in Fabulous Finds, That's Life

A Very Sweet Pairing & Giveaway Just In Time For Valentine’s Day

Travel, Chocolate, Wine and Kids…Yes, they all can go together, especially this week with Valentine’s Day upon us. UPDATE 2/15/16:  Our Valentine’s Day raffle is closed and we are pleased to announce the two winners of the $75 American Express Gift Cards.  Big congratulations go to Courtnie and Erica who found us through Instagram and Twitter!  Enjoy your cards… This month, I have found myself…

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in International, Travel Done Well

Dining and Drinking Options at the Suzhou Marriott Hotel in China

China is amazing and has so much to offer.  I still can’t believe I was lucky enough to get to visit.  One of my favorite hotels I stayed at was the Suzhou Marriott, which I reviewed for TravelingMom.  Honestly, you never have to leave the hotel with all of its fabulous dining options, health club, spa, and well-appointed rooms.  It all makes your stay in…

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ca'momi osteria in napa
in Good Eats, Restaurants, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Ca’ Momi Osteria Restaurant Review – A Special Spot In Downtown Napa

Something special opened in downtown Napa last fall – Ca’ Momi Osteria restaurant.  While the restaurant may be new, the soul, the food and the wine is rooted deeply in the traditions of Italy and the Napa Valley. Ca’ Momi Enoteca has been in Napa Valley for over 5 years serving pizza and amazing pastries, but the story starts well before that.  Valentina Guolo-Migotta, the…

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in Good Eats, Recipes

Yummy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos

There are some nights we just want something light, fast, and yummy and this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos checks all those boxes.  Plus, this dish is perfect for football watching; think upcoming Super Bowl, especially if you are looking for something that won’t leave you feeling- UGH!  It is fresh, clean, and packed with goodness. Servings:  One cookie sheet is enough for dinner for…

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