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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pasta amore in omaha seafood entree
in Omaha, Restaurants

Buon Appetito at Pasta Amore in Omaha

Omaha is a town that likes to eat and likes to eat well. Luckily, our small city has been blessed with some truly revolutionary and boundary-pushing chefs and restaurateurs. That’s all well and good, but at some point, one simply tires of artfully plated teeny foam fare. Enter Pasta Amore in Omaha. Pasta Amore resides at the intersection of comfort food and sass with a…

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kano pop up in omaha
in Omaha, Restaurants

kanō Pop Up Perfection in Omaha

I was lucky enough to attend local chef Kane Adkisson’s latest kanō pop up at Block 16 last fall. The cozy and intimate Supper Club was the perfect backdrop for a glorious love letter to local cuisine served with the signature kanō charm. The night began with a thoughtful query about dietary restrictions (none, thank you very much) and a delectable complimentary fall cocktail. Usually I…

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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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chia oatmeal cups muffins
in Good Eats, In Our Kitchen, On the Menu, Recipes

Berry Baked Chia Oatmeal Cups Recipe

On hectic weekday mornings, I can hardly remember to make a cup of coffee, let alone try to throw breakfast together. I usually make an egg bake or egg muffins to get us through the week. But lately I’ve been craving a little something different. Enter my latest savior…easy and healthy berry baked chia oatmeal cups. These cups are filling and hearty and can be…

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healthy turkey bolognese recipe
in Good Eats, Home, On the Menu, Recipes

Delicious and Healthy Turkey Bolognese Recipe

This year, one of my main focuses is to eat more at home and expand my culinary creativity. So far I’ve been sticking to it. For you, that means some great recipes are headed your way for LifeDoneWell like this delicious and healthy turkey bolognese recipe! Let’s begin with this simple yet flavorful take on American-style bolognese sauce. Ground turkey adds flavor without the harmful…

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JINYA Ramen Bar in Omaha
in Good Eats, Omaha, Restaurants

JINYA Ramen Bar Omaha: A Must Visit for Ramen Lovers

With the past runaway success of Omaha’s now defunct Ramen Fest, it’s only natural that ramen lovers would hope for more local shops to get their slurp on. Now serving up delicious ramen, and “a bowl above all others” is JINYA Ramen Bar. This new-to-the-Midwest concept, located near 72nd and Dodge, joins Yoshi Ya and Ika Ramen as Omaha’s ramen restaurant trifecta. While the strip…

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omaha restaurants
in Omaha, Restaurants

Omaha Restaurants 2018: A Year In Review

As the new year begins, let’s reflect on the state of our culinary health citywide in the Omaha restaurant scene. It has been a strong year for new concepts, old favorites moving to different spots, and additional locations for locally-owned gems. But there were also, sadly, a handful of closures. Read on for my thoughts on Omaha restaurants 2018’s changes. I encourage you to get…

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are beaver tails one of the favorite foodie finds in quebec city
in Good Eats, International, North America, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Favorite Foodie Finds in Québec City

Québec City, situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, is one of North America’s most beautiful and historic cities. It’s also a fully established culinary mecca, with amazing local food, a burgeoning wine + craft brewery culture, and tons of hidden gems. After spending a delightful week there for Wanderful’s Women in Travel Summit, here are my top five foodie spots in Québec….

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what are activities at anantara si kao
in International, Travel Done Well

5 Can’t Miss Activities at Anantara Si Kao Resort in Thailand

Nestled on the world famous Andaman Sea, without the hustle and bustle of crowded Phuket, lies the unmatched serenity of the Anatara’s Si Kao property. This luxurious jewel of a resort is located in Trang. This is the second most southern province in Thailand on the Malay Peninsula. Anantara believes that life is a journey. The company works hard to curate exceptional and exclusive activities…

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