booking a vacation for the family
in Travel Done Well

Top 7 Reasons to Pick Vacation Rentals Over Hotels

Traveling is a huge part of our lives.  We travel for fun, for vacation, for fly fishing, for work, for triathlons, to see family, and sometimes just because.  Finding the perfect place to stay always take priority, because where you stay plays a very important role in your overall vacation experience. Whether we are staying one night or two weeks, we want to be comfortable,…

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what's the best mother's day gift?
in Life Tips, North America, That's Life

Best Mother’s Day Gift – The Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Looking for the perfect gift for mom for Mother’s Day?  We have it for you and it’s pretty special.  Whether you live in Orlando, drive to Orlando, or fly to Orlando, make the best mother’s gift the Waldorf Astoria.  We recently spent some time on this beautiful piece of property, located right in the middle of all the Disney and Orlando action.  But, it’s like…

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use groupon coupons for all your shopping needs
in Fabulous Finds, Life Tips, That's Life

Use Groupon Coupons For All Your Shopping Needs

  Hello, Nordstrom’s!   Hello, Lord and Taylor! Hello to all of my favorite stores, plus a discount!  I never knew, but now I do and I’m so happy to learn about all the ways I can use Groupon Coupons.  We use Groupons a lot for restaurants and services, but I had no idea I could use them at my favorite stores.  I mean, come on friends, we…

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how to celebrate cinco de mayo
in Caribbean / Mexico, Life Tips, Recipes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With Azunia Tequila and Chalupas

  I’m so happy to get to celebrate two of my favorite things – Cinco de Mayo and Tequila! Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5  to commemorate the Mexican’s army victory over France in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.  The day has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage and brings me to the reason I’m giving you a…

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in Home, The Sport of Spectating

FOOD, FUN, & SPECTATING – IRONMAN 70.3 NEW ORLEANS

UPDATE: We have updated this post for 2016 with the most current information available. All photos are courtesy of Ironman XC. What a great place for a race! There is so much to see, do, and most of all eat! Being part of the Traveling Mom network, we turned to our fellow travelers for their expert opinion on food and fun in New Orleans, while…

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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, Life Tips, 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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whole wheat biscuits
in Recipes, That's Life

Super Simple Whole Wheat Biscuits Recipe

  Eating real food does not mean skipping the things you love.  In our house, we love a light, yummy biscuit every now and then, especially when they’re warm and topped with honey and fresh butter.  The difference is we make them from scratch and use real ingredients.  Taking only 30 minutes from start to finish, these whole white biscuits are also the perfect, last…

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