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how to sneak a quick workout into your routine
in Fabulous Finds, That's Life, Travel Tips

Sneaking In A Quick Workout Calls for Ingenuity

I did 50 squats, 40 leg lifts, tons of lunges, and jogged in place the other morning. I got in a serious 20 minute workout. By the time I got home, I was really sweating. Okay, so you’re probably going, “Big deal.  So did I”.  What’s the difference? I did mine while I was walking my dogs. For some reason, I started doing side leg…

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how to make a chocolate zucchini bread
in Fabulous Finds, Recipes

Sugarpova Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

I’ve certainly known all about Maria Sharapova and her amazing tennis accomplishments, but who knew we shared a passion; yes, I say passion, for all things sweet. And, not just any sweets, but perfect candies and most importantly, the perfect chocolate. Traveling the world, Maria had the opportunity to search for the chocolate she felt was right for her candy brand. She ended up choosing…

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what goes into hosting a dinner party
in Cocktails & Wine, Fabulous Finds, That's Life

Dinner Party Hosting Doesn’t Have to be Scary

Dana and I love hosting dinner parties, but for me, it wasn’t always that way.  She, on the other hand, is a born party thrower and hostess.  I fretted over absolutely everything, but mostly that people would cancel at the last minute.  After the first few, however, when people actually did show up and seemingly had a good time, I started to relax and even…

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what are the benefits of the american express platinum card
in Fabulous Finds, Travel Done Well

Is Paying For a Credit Card Worth It?

  If you are a traveler and you carry the Platinum American Express, we think so and here’s why… Airport Lounge Access We are lounge junkies and often book our travel and layovers based on the lounges.  We would much rather be in an American Express Centurion Lounge than many others.  Fresh food, good wine, specialty drinks and unique features are all the pluses. Dallas…

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how to avoid jet lag
in Fabulous Finds, International, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Tried and True Tips to Avoid and Manage Jet Lag

When I lived in London for several years, I actually sort of commuted.  While my husband lived there full time, I would come and go every 10 days to two weeks.  We also did a lot of traveling around the world during this time.  Not only did I rack up the frequent flyer miles and get to know a lot of flight attendants personally on…

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celebrating international women's day
in Fabulous Finds, International, That's Life, Travel Done Well

How I’m Choosing to Celebrate International Women’s Day

I see no better way to support International Women’s Day on March 8 than supporting the women who strive everyday just to survive and eke out a living for their families.  Let me explain… Currently, I am spending a wonderful vacation in Belize.  I am in the southern most district of Toledo, staying at the beautiful Belcampo Belize.  I am having a fantastic and eye…

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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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