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La Provence: A Taste of France in Beaverton Oregon

I am one of those restaurant goers who likes to find something different, out of the way, not the usual fare. In order to find these “pearls” when traveling, I rely on various sources; locals who are willing to share their favorite eateries, hotel concierges, newspapers, internet (of course), and family members. On a recent trip to Portland, Oregon to visit family, my dear sister-in-law…

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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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Kula Bistro: A Charming Pearl On Maui

Last week, my husband and I headed to Maui, Hawaii for the sole purpose of checking out the island cuisine. With an amazing variety of food on the island, we wanted to find and enjoy the pearls. But, not just any pearls. We wanted those out of the way places not on the tour maps and full of local flavor. Happily, we found Kula Bistro….

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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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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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