Waiting for its journey at Waverley Station in Edinburgh
in Getting There, Travel Done Well

Luxury On The Rails With The Royal Scotsman

To quote my husband, “If we have to do another whirlwind sightseeing trip and look at more cathedrals, shoot me now.”  Translation – time to find a trip that’s out of the ordinary or I’m staying home.  Challenge accepted. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had this romantic notion about taking a trip on the Orient Express.  We’ve all seen it in old movies.  I…

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the pizza at ca' momi osteria in napa
in On the Menu, Recipes

A Chef’s Do’s and Don’ts for Making Pizza at Home

Pizza is an almost universally loved dish and has become an increasingly common item on menus everywhere. Since we are families of triathletes, we’re all too familiar with eating pizza. But, we’re not talking post-race pizza here. We’re talking restaurant style, yummy, gooey pizza topped with all our favorite ingredients. It’s just always been a bit difficult to replicate that taste when making pizza at…

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in Home, North America

3 Local Triathlons to Put on Your Next Race Schedule

There is more to the triathlon world than Ironman, Rev 3, and Challenge Family. Many communities also offer local triathlons and go out of their way to make them a great event for the triathlete and fun for families. Besides, these shorter distance local races are a great way to get your feet wet in the sport and the family involved before progressing to longer…

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in Home, Triathlon

Sport of Spectating Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga

Updated 2018. My husband did Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga, so I’m quite familiar with the course. It makes it easy for me to offer tips for the sport of spectating Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. I have to say from a supporter’s point of view, it wasn’t the easiest race to spectate or to see your racer multiple times. For our race, they wouldn’t let people get close to…

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in Food & fun, Home, 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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in Food & fun, Home

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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