is velas vallarta in mexico a teen-friendly resort
in International, Kids & Family, North America, Travel Done Well

7 Top Teen-Friendly Resorts the Family Will Love

The best resorts for teens are ones where they won’t totally roll their eyes throughout the entire vacation. If you have teens, you know the look! If you can achieve this, consider yourself golden. But that elusive goal doesn’t come easy. These top teen-friendly resorts all have some things in common. Have a dedicated teen area. Are safe so teens can navigate on their own. Have…

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a view of the Old Port harbor in Nice at night
in International, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Nice Travel Tips: Where to Stay, Play and Eat

Southern France is one of my favorite places to visit. Whether I am passing through to somewhere else, headed out on a cruise, or centering my stay around Nice, I love being there. Nice embodies all I adore about that part of the world. The water, the art, the access to so many other areas, the shopping, and, of course, the food. Armed with these…

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southern art in atlanta bbq
in Restaurants, Travel Done Well

5 Spots for Darn Good Southern Cooking in Atlanta

You must taste some down home Southern cooking in Atlanta. A visit to the capital of the New South isn’t complete without it.  Seriously. You won’t get as far as the Alabama border before being force-fed grits and doused with sweet tea. So, save yourself from that fate and try out one of these five spots to get authentic Southern cooking in Atlanta. Don’t worry…

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fabulous finds for the garden
in Fabulous Finds

Fabulous Finds for the Garden

Starting a garden is hard work. There are a million different variables to consider before you even plant your seeds. And after planting, there is a whole slew of other questions to consider regarding cultivating and maintaining the health of your plants. With that being said, there is a side of gardening that comes naturally. There is something instinctual about caring for the earth, and…

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what are good pizza places in Chicago
in Restaurants, Travel Done Well

Insider’s Guide: Where to Eat in Chicago

Chicago is truly a food mecca. Insiders know that the “Second City” is second to none when it comes to fantastic food. It follows that where to eat will be one of the most important questions you ask yourself when visiting Chicago. My advice…Quit counting calories and follow your nose to the delicious aromas all around you. But if you are looking for some suggestions…

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in In Our Kitchen, That's Life

Getting Back to Basics in the Kitchen

We have officially been at Sugar Water Manor for eight months now. I have spent day after day building the gardens, planting, weeding, harvesting, unpacking (we are still not done), caring for animals and raising animals from young. We have learned so much, but I know our education will never end. Over these months, our focus has been on the outside and the farm, itself….

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special event dining in omaha at society 1854
in Omaha, Restaurants

Special Events Dining in Omaha at Society 1854

Special occasions require unique dining experiences. However, it can be difficult for restaurants to accommodate larger groups and still provide an intimate dining experience. But I’ve got great news for people living in the Omaha Metro region…we have Society 1854 at the Marriott Downtown-Capital District. Over 20 foodies were recently invited to taste their menu. I can personally vouch that our table felt distinct, intimate,…

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pizza making classes in Kansas City
in Travel Done Well

A Kansas City Girls’ Getaway Weekend of Fun

I was recently invited on a press trip to explore the Kansas side of the KC metropolitan area. This part of town, on the other bank of the river, is often overlooked by visitors to the region. But, after a charming few days spent exploring KCK, Leavenworth and Bonner Springs, I can confidently say it’s an ideal weekend getaway destination from Omaha. After all, it’s…

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view of hvar on a vacation along the Croatia coast
in Cruises, International, Travel Done Well

An Almost Stress Free Vacation Along the Croatia Coast

Stress-free vacation…aaah…isn’t that what we all strive for. With so much daily stress in our lives, who doesn’t want to leave all their cares behind on vacation. Some of the stress we can control or at least minimize and some we can’t, like airport delays. I was shooting for the “what I can control goal” when I planned a recent trip to Croatia. And I’m…

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