May 29 2013

The best time to visit Tuscany, a photo tour…

Tuscany VinyardsAs a lot of people I suppose, I have wanted to visit Tuscany ever since watching “Under the Tuscan Sun”. I know, how cliche…but seriously, it just looked so beautiful there! Last month I finally got my chance. I attended a food and photography workshop hosted by the lovely women of Cannelle et Vanille and La Porte Rouge  and it was held in the rolling hillsides of Tuscany, Italy. It was just as beautiful as I had imagined.

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Apr 27 2013

Florida Travel Tips: Village of the Arts in Bradenton, Florida

Village of the Arts House

I love discovering new areas around places I am familiar with. It always amazes me how it is possible to find hidden gems in our local surroundings we thought we knew every corner of.  Last week when I was back in my hometown of Bradenton, Florida I found one of these great hidden spots (hidden to me at least!) and was totally surprised at what I found. An Artsy little village, filled with small galleries and cafes…Village of the Arts.

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Mar 28 2013

10 Travel Tips for Visiting Scotland…


Scotland is a very special place for me. Despite it’s colder climate and often cloudy skies, this is one of my favorite countries to visit. There is something special about driving through the Scottish countryside. It’s vastness and misty (ever changing) weather make for somewhat of a magical place. You can feel the history here. It runs deep in the veins of the land and the people who live here.

While I have only been to Scotland twice, I thought I’d share some of my tips for visiting this amazing country. Whether you have been to Scotland many times, or are planning your first trip, I hope some of these travel tips will help you plan your journey!

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Mar 20 2013

Dwellable Travel App- finding your home away from home…

Dwellable Review

Over the past few years I’ve found when traveling that I (and my family) are enjoying the experience of staying in a house rather than a hotel. Something about having your own little place while being on holiday is so much nicer to me. You can cook, relax, and spread out which in my opinion makes a holiday all that much more enjoyable. For this reason I’ve started using some of the great tools out there to find places to rent when we go on trips. Dwellable is one of those great tools and they just released a new version of their travel app which makes me like them even more!

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Feb 17 2013

Visiting Nymphenburg Schlosspark in the Winter

Nymphenburg Schloss Park in Winter

The Nymphenburg Schloss (or Nymphenburg Palace) is a great stop if you are visiting Munich. The building itself is a typical tourist destination in this city, but the gardens behind it are an attraction all on their own. Even in the winter. And while there is an entry fee to visit the palace itself, the park behind the Schloss is free for everyone.

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