Billing itself as “The Best Free Show on Broadway,” n’s Stardust Dineras been open since the 80’s, but it’s décor, memorabilia and food will take you back to the 50’s. However, what are you really going to see at this popular tourist destination in the heart of Times Square? [ ... ]
Relax at the Qua Bath and Spa, play the slots and dress to the nines to party at the Pool After Dark. This is just part of a Caesers Atlantic City girlfriend getaway. Located on the Boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean, Caesers offers entertainment and fabulous dining.
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Cozy is the word my son used to describe our room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Not the first word that usually comes to mind when you describe a 22-acre property with 3,500 rooms. It’s a testament to Hilton’s commitment to creating a family friendly environment at their enormous p [ ... ]
Disney makes the magic look easy, but there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes. I am always inspired by the team of people who create the masterful new Disney experiences. One of the pleasures of my job is getting to spend time talking with and learning from these incredibly creative [ ... ]
Who says you can’t surf in the desert? The Kierland FlowRider opened last year at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s the first of its kind in Arizona and one of the main reasons why I think the Westin Kierland rocks for kids and anyone else that loves to have fun. Kierl [ ... ]
Context Travel is a Rome-based tour company that offers educational walking tours for a number of European destinations. What makes Context Travel unique is its intellectual and educational focus, with experts from a variety of disciplines, including literature, history and art, leading the tours an [ ... ]
Most of us have a memory of getting lost as a young child. I remember the first time I couldn’t find my parents. I was probably about six years old and I was playing in the Barbie section at K-Mart. My Mom kept telling me it was time to go but obviously, as a five-year-old child, I was too b [ ... ]
When I pulled out my black wheelie suitcase, I was overcome with guilt. The last time I had used it was eight years prior, when I was still working. This time, I was pulling it out to desert my kids, still fragile from the emotional aftershocks of our move to Ohio, to travel to the Minneapolis headquarters for three nights.
I felt incredibly guilty, but the lure of an all expense paid trip to peek inside a food brand behemoth was too strong. So I kissed the kids goodbye and flew off to Minneapolis.
I expected a frozen landscape with people darting in and out of tunnels, but was amazed to see a lush landscape dotted with lakes from the airplane window. At the hotel, I met up with some old friends like Liz from This Full House and Anne-Marie from This Mama Cooks and made some new friends like my almost neighbor Marcy from Stretching a Buck. A few hours after check in, we headed to the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis for our welcome dinner. There we learned all about the tie between the many waterfalls of Minneapolis and how it came to be the flour capital of the US. I had never given much thought to the history of the grains in my cereal bowl, but seeing the Pillsbury building strategically placed across the river from the Mill City Museum made it alll come alive for me. I also learned that flour is seven times as explosive as gun powder, making the production of the brands we grew up with like Bisquik and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls a very risky proposition.The next day, we started out with an open house featuring many of the new General Mills products. Although it was 9:30AM, I was blown away by the Tomato-Olive Bruschetta with Goat Cheese made with the Muir Glen Fire Roasted canned tomatoes. I'm sharing the recipe below. I'll save what the afternoon held for us for next week's post. A clue to whet your appetite: it was a food blogger's dream come true.