in Food & fun, Ironman 70.3, The Sport of Spectating

IRONMAN 70.3 HAWAII FOOD, FUN, AND SPECTATING

Dana and I have been to the Big Island of Hawaii many times for vacation and the Ironman World Championships. It is such a magical place that just never gets old. While we haven’t gone for Ironman 70.3 race, known as Honu (green sea turtle), we know the island well enough to give you information to have a fantastic time. Plus, I was married at…

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in Home, Kids in Tow, The Sport of Spectating

WHICH TOYS TO LEAVE AT HOME WHEN HEADED TO A TRIATHLON

If you are headed to a triathlon with kids in tow, there are great toys to bring to keep them entertained, but there are also certain items that you should really leave at home. I’ve learned this the hard way through personal experience or actually seeing it happen and going, “Oh, that’s not good”. From being too heavy to lug around with you all day…

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why being that aunt and uncle at graduation rocks
in That's Life

5 Reasons Why Being That Aunt & Uncle At Graduation Rocks

My husband and I were so happy to attend our nephew’s graduation in Washington, DC last week.  He earned his Master’s degree from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a specialty in International Economics and Strategy, which makes me so impressed just to put in writing.  He has been such a great kid all of his life, so this is just another…

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sheet pan salmon recipe
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Easy Sheet Pan Salmon Dinner

Okay,  how often does this happen at your house… You are headed out of town the next day and need to use up what is in the frig.  Yet, you want a protein-filled, healthy, real dinner.  Well, honestly, I want that dinner every night and I want it fast and easy. Here’s a recipe that checks all the boxes.  This sheet pan salmon dinner is quick…

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does eco tourism do more harm than good
in That's Life, Travel Done Well

Top 3 Pet Peeves About Eco Tourism

Common sense tells me that eco tourism is a good thing.  Right?  That’s certainly what I’ve always believed.  But, when I talked with people about their eco vacations and what they did and witnessed first hand the behaviors of people and tour companies, it really started me thinking. What did I discover?  Not only that I have some pet peeves about bringing tourists into these…

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why the panasonic lumix dmc-s60 is my go to camera
in Life Tips, That's Life

Why A Panasonic Lumix ZS60 Is My New Go To Camera

Disclosure: I was given this product in return for my review.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. I’ve had a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 for several years now and love it.  Not only is it easy to use and takes amazing pictures, but it has tons of great features like integrated wi-fi connectivity, so I can immediately download my pics to my phone.  This feature means…

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in Home, Life with a Triathlete

WHEN A TRIATHLETE IS AT A RACE, DOES THE TRIWIFE PLAY?

During a recent race season, my husband went to two races without me. The first time it was due to my dog having surgery for cancer and the second time, it was because I couldn’t find a sitter. It was really disappointing as one race was in Frankfurt, Germany. But, oh well, life happens and there’s always the chance he’ll go back to race it…

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IRONMAN 70.3 FLORIDA, HAINES CITY

Update 2017: Ironman 70.3 Florida has been updated for 2017. Headed for Ironman 70.3 Florida, Haines City this weekend? If so, we’re here to give you some spectating tips, so you can spend more time enjoying the race…. Ironman 70.3 Florida is a great spectator race, especially for families. Located in Lake Eva Park, once you are there, plan to stay. You will only have…

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