in Food & fun, Home, Ironman 70.3, North America, Restaurants

Locals Share Favorite Chattanooga Restaurants

We were in Chattanooga, Tennessee in May for Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. It was a first time visit to the city for both of us. Admittedly, it was never on our wish list of cities to visit, but it should have been. Whether visiting for the first time or racing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships, the city won’t disappoint. From tons of indoor and outdoor activities…

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How To Have Tons of Fun In Chattanooga

Visiting Chattanooga, Tennessee for the first time in May, I was pleasantly surprised at the wealth of indoor and outdoor activities the city offers. While I’ve traveled through much of the state and of course, to Nashville and Memphis, I had not made it to Chattanooga nor did I expect to. But, when my husband decided to race Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga, the city became not…

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in International, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Tipping Tips Made Easy When Traveling In Europe

Tipping is rather different when you’re traveling in Europe. It is not as expected or as high as it is here in the US, even when service has been less than stellar. If you have never been or haven’t been to Europe in awhile, here are some tipping tips to help destress your vacation and give you one less thing to worry about. It does…

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in Life with a Triathlete, North America

The Coolest Santa Barbara Adventures and Activities

Have you ever heard anyone say anything negative about Santa Barbara? I certainly haven’t. The mere mention of the name conjures up pleasant memories of a visit or an idealized image of what Santa Barbara looks like. Whenever I say we’re visiting, the uniform response is “Oh, I love Santa Barbara”. In fact, we like the area so much we actually almost bought a house…

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in Good Eats, Life Tips, North America, Restaurants

Favorite Montecito Santa Barbara Restaurants

My husband and I love the Santa Barbara area, especially Montecito. So much so that we almost bought a house there a few years back. While that didn’t happen, we still try to get there for a little escape whenever we can. And, when we do, our favorite things to do are shopping, eating, and wine tasting. This past visit, we were lucky to get…

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in Getting Fit, Life with a Triathlete

Vacation Tips To Be Active, Eat Well, And Still Have Fun

We all need a break from triathlon training and racing and just to get away. But, the one issue that always comes up is how best to keep up with our fitness and this is about the whole family and not just the triathlete. We often find ourselves throwing our hands up or getting lazy, even though we really don’t want to. Deep down, we…

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in Fitness, Good Eats, That's Life

Imagining Food For All: The GRO Organic Check-Off

Disclosure: This post includes content sponsored by the Organic Trade Association. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. For more information on the Organic Trade Association, please click here. If you know one thing about me, you know my passion to learn as much as I can about what we eat and how we fuel our bodies. I have spoken a lot about farming, ranching,…

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in Home, Life with a Triathlete

California Cities Fit For A Triathlete Lifestyle

California is a state we love for many reasons, well beyond triathlons. You can experience the ocean to the mountains and everything in-between within hours. Surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon if you want; it’s all at your doorstep. And, don’t even get us started on the wine and food. California has some of our favorite vineyards and restaurants in the world….

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Ordering Wine In Restaurants With Confidence

In case you haven’t noticed, we like our wine at the TriWivesClub. It is definitely one of our pleasures and a way to cope with the triathlon lifestyle…at times…But, we’ve actually even started to get a bit more sophisticated about wine and learning what constitutes a good wine from a “why am I drinking this crap” wine. It has been an experience, however, albeit a…

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