Exclusive Interview: Chef Robert Irvine with Dining Tips while Traveling

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When I got the email asking if I was interested in interviewing Chef Robert Irvine, I may have let out a squeal of delight or two. He is one of my very favorite chefs from The Food Network. My husband an I truly enjoy his no nonsense way of whipping people into shape on his show Restaurant: Impossible. If you've never seen the show, you really need to plan a marathon soon. On the show, he attempts to save America’s most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days and with only ...

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Discovering New Jersey: Unexpected Fun Travel Destination

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This post brought to you by New Jersey’s Division of Travel & Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine. We love a good road trip, but New Jersey has always just been one of those places we drove through to get to wherever we were going. I never actually stopped and considered it to be "the destination."  I have no idea why exactly since it's not all that far from us in Rhode Island, but I'm happy that I just learned a little more about why it makes such a great ...

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Save 30% off with Wyndham Rewards® & Giveaway! #hotelfortheholidays

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The holidays flew by and I have to admit that I'm completely spent. I am longing for a little relaxation and heck some pampering wouldn't hurt! This is a sponsored giveaway from Wyndham Rewards®. I've received a free night stay, regardless all opinions are my own. If you are feeling a bit like me, you'll be excited to hear bout the big sale that you can take advantage of for being a Wyndham Rewards® member. Oh, and this amazing giveaway for 32,000 free points! Save Up To 30% Off with the ...

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Perfect Winter Escape: Puerto Rico

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This post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. Winter is the perfect time to plan a wonderful escape to somewhere warm and beautiful. After the rush of the holidays, a vacation is just what I need!  My husband actually lived in Puerto Rico for a few years as a child and I've always wanted to visit to see some of the wonderful things that he remembered too. Who would have thought that the place described to me is also a 5-star destination ...

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Save on a Dream Vacation to Vallarta-Nayarit & #FunjetVacations Sweepstakes

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It's been snowing here quite a bit and with the sometimes stressful holiday season, I find myself craving a nice long warm vacation. This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Funjet Vacations blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. If you feel like I do, then you are going to love this special savings offer and awesome sweepstakes!  Let's get toasty and start daydreaming together! I've never been to Mexico, but there are so many awesome destinations that ...

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5 Reasons Aruba makes the Perfect Mom-cation

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This post brought to you by Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% mine. You know, it's been way too long since I had a true relaxing, soul nourishing break. Years ago, I would head out every year on a girl's only vacation to just about anywhere as long as there was a beach. And, while I adore what life has filled up with now, I still dream of those carefree days laying out on a beach with no cares at all.  I think a Mom-cation is totally long over due! Since it's been ages since my ...

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How to Travel Anywhere on a Budget like a Pro

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If frequent travel is in your future, you can save yourself a lot of money by learning methods and tricks the pros use. Part of pro-traveling means planning well. You can get a good hotel and travel comfortably without going over your budget. How To Save Big On Travel Traveling by Air The cost of air travel varies widely. To test this, all you have to do is check a flight, noting the fare, and then check it again a week or two later. Sometimes the fare will go up 100 dollars or more. ...

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Tips For Saving on a San Diego Vacation

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Traveling can be amazing for spending quality time with your family or a great stress reliever. When is the last time you planned a vacation? Have you been to California? One of the most fabulous go places in the gorgeous state of California is San Diego. You'll find a vast assortment of things to do no matter what you are looking for in a vacation. From beaches to family attractions, arts or nightlife there are many treasures to find there. If you like to squeeze travel in on a budget, we have ...

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How To Check Your Hotel Room for Bed Bugs in 5 Minutes

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Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite is a cute little saying, but have you ever really thought about it? Bed bugs are downright icky! Hate bugs in the house? Imagine being infested with bugs throughout your home and in your bed. Not a very comforting thought! Makes my skin crawl just thinking about it. Here is an interesting infographic compliments of moxiepestcontrol.com for tips to check for bed bugs in your hotel room! If you're like me, you'll only want to bring home souvenirs when you ...

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Fall In Love or Just Fall #ConnectingFlights

The holiday season is right around the corner, as is the most popular time to fly. To add some humor to the sometimes stressful hustle and bustle of a huge shopping and traveling season, Sears released a seriously funny Connecting Flights video. I've had some really interesting situations while waiting for flights, but none so lucky as a chance meeting of a soul mate. But, that totally works out because my Hubby wouldn't appreciate that much. ;) Check out the new Connecting Flights, This ...

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Easy Family Guide to Save On Summer Travel

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Are you planning on traveling this summer? We love to travel, but doing it as frequently as we would like, doesn't always fit into the budget.  We've learned that planning ahead and using a few tricks, you can easy shave off hundreds of dollars. This allows for a lot more family fun time and help to create fantastic memories in a more affordable way for your whole family! I've narrowed down the four major areas that can be the most expensive when planning a vacation.   Transportation, ...

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