Spring Crumble: “Pina Colada” Cobbler

For the bright and sunny spring season, Pastry Chef Michelle Rivera at El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Puerto Rico shares the recipe for her fruity and delightful cobbler in honor of the island’s famous Piña Colada drink.

Destination Norfolk Ghent District: Virginia’s Hidden Cultural Gem

Nestled between the midtown and downtown tunnels, hugging the Elizabeth River, the Ghent District in Norfolk offers visitors hope. Hope that history can triumph over the rage of the industrial machine. Hope that charming, picturesque neighborhoods are not merely trivial anecdotes in Norman Rockwell magazines, but still are pulsating epicenters for residents and tourists alike. […]

Visiting Norway: Horseback Riding in the Hills with Os Turridning, Røros

Røros loves its horses. The stout Icelandic ponies used in the region are intelligent, friendly, and just a bit stubborn, and one of the best ways to trek through the Norwegian mountains. And for an amazing primer on riding in Røros, we went on a mountain trek with Ole Martin Nymoen of Os Turridning. Martin […]

Visiting Norway: Checking in at the Røros Hotell

During our stay in Røros, we were guests of Mikael Forselius at his hotel, the Røros Hotell. Within walking distance of the center of town, when you walk in, you’re transported into a ski lodge. Wood beams and light colors dominate the open entry space, with has display shelves with local crafts, and a view […]

Tips On How To Rehab During Your Holiday Road Trips

The holidays are synonymous with travel, but flying the friendly skies and hitting the road can lead to missed workouts, bad food choices, and an overall feeling of anxiety that’s more “bah humbug” than jolly. Here are a few healthy ideas to keep your fitness and eating on track and take the stress out of […]

New Orleans in a Day: Exploring The French Quarter

It’s impossible to experience the diverse culture, rich history and exquisite cuisine of New Orleans in a day, but if you only have a short time to get a taste, the French Quarter is an ideal spot. Housing buildings that pre-date its statehood, the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans hums with constant activity, providing an […]

Visiting The “Other” Keys When Traveling To Florida

As a ten year resident of South Florida, when a friend says “let’s go to the Keys” my thoughts go to Fantasy Fest, the Sunset Celebration, and Papa Hemingway. Little did I know that when one of my girlfriend’s suggested a trip to “the OTHER keys” that I’d be driving due west to a series […]

Rum Cocktail Recipe: Roatan-inspired Fisherman’s Bay

Once a haven of wayward pirates, Roatan is now a popular hot spot for cruise ships and scuba divers in the Caribbean Sea.  Tourists pepper the West End Beach and Mesoamerican Barrier Reef during the day and haunt the West End bars at night downing Rum Runners and Bay Island Ales by the bucketful. If […]

Top Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Going to Trondheim

Trondheim, Norway is a beautiful city, an established port, the former home of the Norwegian Royal Family, and a busy college town. It’s also great for tourists because the downtown center is easily walkable, and it’s one of the most bike-friendly cities in Norway. Still, here are the top five things I wish I’d known […]

My Time Aboard The R.M.S. Titanic

April 15, 1912 at 2:20 a.m. the Atlantic Ocean claimed R.M.S. Titanic, burying the unsinkable ship and over 1,500 passengers beneath the frigid waves. One hundred years later, the cultural phenomenon, the fascination with the Titanic, her crew and passengers is still very much alive. Of all historical tragedies, why is this one so prevalent […]

Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel Talks Travel

Last week Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel was in Bellevue Square for the first stop in the Victoria’s Secret U.S. of Angels Summer Swim Tour, celebrating sun, the beach, and their newest bikini line. We chatted with the amazing model about her favorite foods, works in progress, and how she travels. The next stop in the tour is in […]

Frugal Travel: 4 Amazing Staycation Ideas For the Entire Family

Need a vacation but don’t have the time or funds? No problem! With a little legwork and creativity, you can plan an escape right in your own home or backyard. You’ll create happy memories for the whole family without the hassle of packing a single suitcase. Consider these innovative ideas. 1. Host a spa day […]

Creme Brulee Dessert With Roasted Peach Bread Pudding

This crème brulee is one of our favorite dishes from a recent wine pairing dinner at K Restaurant.  A perfect accompaniment to Halter Ranch‘s rather decadent dessert wine, Vin de Paille, Chef Fonzo’s crème brulee is simple, but elegant, and although we thoroughly enjoyed the bread pudding, this custard based dessert was perfect on it’s own. […]

Adults Only All Inclusive Getaway At Almond Beach Hotel, Club & Spa

Almond Beach Club & Spa – Adult Only All Inclusive Almond Beach Club & Spa Adult Only All Inclusive is located on the beach in Holetown’s St. James neighborhood, close to Sandy Lane Beach, Holetown Monument, and Holetown Beach. Other points of interest near this all inclusive property include Paynes Bay Beach and St. James […]