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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are there any las vegas luxury hotel rooms deals out there like from Hotwire
in North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Yes! Las Vegas Luxury Hotel Rooms for $50

UPDATE 11/22/17: Not surprising, but this amazing deal from Hotwire has SOLD OUT!  Looking for one more getaway for the holiday season, but feeling the need for a bit of pampering? Well, we found the deal for you! Thanks to Hotwire and their Million Dollar Sale, you can get away this December for $50 a night. Just think of it…Rooms that usually average about $432…

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who wins in east vs west coast crab feast challenge
in Good Eats, That's Life

Crab Feast Challenge Fun East Vs West Coast

One evening several months ago, our neighbors and dear friends began telling us of their love of Blue Crab. They are from the east coast. We had to chime in and tell them about our love of Dungeness Crab. We are from the west coast. The gauntlet had been dropped…which species was the tastiest. We left the evening tasked with the responsibility of ordering crab…

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the pizza at ca' momi osteria in napa
in How to, 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, Other, The Races

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 Good Eats, Life Tips, North America, Restaurants, Travel Done Well

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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