Cha Das Cinco: Breakfast in Porto

Located on the Douro river estuary, which follows upriver until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean, Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. It was the third country, and second stop on my recent trip overseas. I was enamored with the Portuguese city, with its stone streets, blue and white azulejos tiles, old churches and monasteries. Before heading out for…
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Autumn Adventuring with Duchess County Farm Fresh Rail Tours

Heading up the Hudson to Duchess County every fall is one of my favorite family traditions. Thanks to the MTA, finding our way upriver is as easy as ever. Once September hits, I immediately begin anticipating cold weather, looking out for the changing of the leaves, and craving crisp apple cider. MTA Getaways offer New Yorkers the opportunity to get…
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Road Trip! 20 Things to Keep in Your Car

Sponsored Post Many of my childhood summers included a seriously long trip from NYC to the Jersey shore. A five hundred mile car ride often included boredom and car sickness. I distinctly remember watching for rest stops, just dying for the chance to stretch my legs and get some cold water. Now that I’m older, my sister and I have…
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6 Tips for Last Minute Travel

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias I adore traveling, I really do. This summer I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a few last minute trips with my family – like a trip to the shore, and one down to Florida. They were relatively unplanned and I had…
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How to Save Money on Drinks at Universal Orlando

If you follow me along on instagram or twitter then you’ve probably noticed that I recently enjoyed a lovely vacation in Orlando. My family and I went last year and loved it so much that we went back – we couldn’t resist the allure of Hogsmeade and Jurassic Park, plus we heard that Diagon Alley and Gringotts had opened so…
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