Sailing the Carnival Sunshine…Dining


A couple of weeks ago, my little family and I boarded the beautiful (and totally made over) Carnival Sunshine.  The Carnival Sunshine is a complete and utterly transformed ship from it’s original status as the Destiny.  A massive undertaking, the Destiny spent only a few short weeks (about 15!) being gutted, redesigned, built on to, […]

The Blue Ridge Parkway…and The Peaks of Otter


A couple of weekends ago I was invited to The Peaks of Otter Lodge. The Peaks of Otter. A lodge perched high in the mountains, just off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, about an hour from Roanoke, Virginia. I had never been there. I know, right? I mean, I work in Roanoke for WSLS quite […]

Seattle…Food, Fun, and Krusteaz


A week or two ago, I jetted off to Seattle, Washington, courtesy of Krusteaz, for the IFBC Conference. Seattle is very far away. Airplanes get up early in the morning for flights to Seattle.  But, let me be clear…it is a city worth getting out of bed for. Clean and proper, hip, laid back, and […]

Coconut Key Lime Pies…and a Trip to The Keys


If you follow me on Twitter, you know I spent a week last month tooling around the Florida Keys.  Poor ME.  Woe is ME.  Forced to travel to some amazing hotels, incredible restaurants, and eat 9 different Key Lime Pies. Yes, I did.  I tasted NINE different Key Lime Pies. Before the trip, I had […]

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway…and Mendocino


  As you may know, my little family and I went on a whirlwind tour of the United States in June – 3 weeks in a packed to the gills Nissan Titan, more National Parks than you can shake a stick at, beaches, deserts, mountain ranges, waterfalls, and even lava fields.  But one of the […]

Behind the Yellow Sign of KOA Kampgrounds #CampKOA in Hurricane, Utah


I’m not a camper. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of it…the great outdoors, sleeping with the stars overhead, a campfire to cook breakfast on, the sounds of nature outside of my tent. But. I’m spoiled these days. Tents are fine, sure. But doesn’t an RV sound better? A real bathroom? A refrigerator? […]

Traveling Cross Country…an American Road Trip


Have you noticed I’ve been absent? I have been.  So sorry!  But, summer is slow here in Food Blog Land, so I packed up my little family and headed West! That’s right, as of June 11, I have been on the road, seeing the sights, eating the foods (so many foods!), walking the walks and […]

Travel: It’s All Bigger in Texas


I’ve heard that.  You know, the Everything is bigger in Texas thing. It may be true.  What I do know for sure?  Texas has a lot to offer, especially in Houston and The Woodlands. A couple of weeks ago, I flew out to Houston with Paula to meet up with one of our favorite PR […]

A Fun Trip to Boston


I can’t believe I haven’t shared this trip with you yet.  Of course, it feels like I JUST went, but, it’s been a full month now! Back in the day, pre-kiddo, Jon and I would take a huge trip every year for my birthday, which just so happens to also be our wedding anniversary.  Now?  […]