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An Immersion Dinner in Boston, A Smiley Chef and Hood Cream

For the remainder of 2016, I’ve partnered with Hood Cream to create a series of posts, including this one on a recent immersion dinner in Boston, held at Deuxave. Although I was compensated for my time and effort, all opinions are my own. On a warm September evening, I crossed Commonwealth Avenue in Boston to …

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School Break Idea: Visit Gulf County, Florida

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It it too soon to begin planning for spring break (or that break next week, Thanksgiving, winter break, whatever)? I don’t think so. The school year, arriving as we speak for students and their …

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How Wonderland Helped Me Fall in Love with Maine

A mild hiking trail at Acadia National Park helped me fall in love with Maine. Find out how. This post is sponsored by Poland Spring®. Waves crashing, a thunderous roar. The hot sun. Smooth boulders. That’s what I remember most about hiking my favorite trail out to the rocky coastline a few times last summer. …

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Body Worlds Exhibit at the Portland Science Center

The recently opened Portland Science Center in Portland, Maine, is hosting Body Worlds, an exhibit that shows actual bodies — and body parts — in fascinating ways to display how the human body works — and how our mistreatment of it impacts it. When I first heard about the Body Worlds exhibit, I was fascinated …

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Inside Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Just a few blocks from Reading Terminal Market and an easy walk away from Independence Hall in Philadelphia sits the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, a history-meets-sleek-modernity hotel. Want to check it out before you book? Here’s a little photo tour to show you around. In April 2014, my kids and I headed southwest from Connecticut to …

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Connecticut Restaurants: Arezzo Ristorante & Bar in Westport

One of my favorite things that spring brings is al fresco dining. Whether it’s a backyard meal or drinks on a pretty restaurant patio with friends, there’s something about the combination of warm weather, cool friends and a soft breeze that makes it so special. When I approached Arezzo Ristorante & Bar in Westport, Connecticut, recently, …

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What to Do in Philly: Benjamin Franklin Museum

Heading to Philadelphia? The Benjamin Franklin Museum is a hands-on place perfect for curious families. Recently renovated, the Benjamin Franklin Museum is located in Franklin Court, a short walk from Independence Hall and sight-distance from the first Post Office. It’s also close to a number of great Philadelphia hotels. But this isn’t just another museum …

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Connecticut Lobster Roll: Lake Zoar Drive-In

Connecticut lobster rolls are warm, buttery sandwiches usually served on New England-style hot dog buns. Where can you find the best lobster roll in Connecticut? Today, check out the lobster roll at the Lake Zoar Drive-In. When I was a little girl, I would cross my fingers whenever we neared the Stevenson Dam on Route 34 …

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