Category: Travel

Bee Sting: Tipsy Tuesday

All you need for the Renaissance Faire version of a Bee Sting are mead and hard cider. An easy drink to chill with all summer long!

Search the internet and you’ll find a variety of cocktails that go by the name Bee Sting.

Some contain gin. Others rely on Scotch. I’ve even found tequila! But the super easy Renaissance Faire version…apparently, a drink has no name?

During both of the last two weekends, I traveled back in time not to 1955, …

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Travel: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

At Menemsha Beach in Chilmark, MA, you'll find super fresh fish and a beautiful harbor. {sponsored post}

Disclosure: While my hotel accommodations and travel activities were provided for me, free of charge, by Vineyard Square Hotel, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, and MV Wine Fest, I was not compensated for this post. All opinions remain 100% my own.

Like I said in Part 1 of my weekend on Martha’s Vineyard, this …

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Travel: MV Wine Fest

The final event of the MV Wine Fest 2016: Oysters and Bubbles {sponsored post}

Disclosure: While my hotel accommodations and travel activities were provided for me, free of charge, by Vineyard Square Hotel, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, and MV Wine Fest, I was not compensated for this post. All opinions remain 100% my own.

The travel theme for this year appears to be beaches and shores of …

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Connecticut: Tall Tales at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

Tall Tales is the latest addition to Saybrook Point Inn in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. This guest house boasts 6 rooms, each with its own personality, with a gourmet kitchen and comfortable common areas. {sponsored post}

Disclosure: I was invited by Saybrook Point Inn & Spa to spend a night in their new Tall Tales guest house and check out their facilities. While this is a sponsored post, all opinions remain my own. Thank you for joining me as I explore more of my home state!

The saying goes that everyone …

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Travel: Barceló Maya Beach Resort, Mexico

Barceló Maya Beach Resort is a gorgeous escape to paradise in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

Disclosure: I won a 3-night stay at Barceló Maya Beach Resort during a Riviera Maya-themed Twitter chat hosted by Expedia in May 2015. I was under no obligation to write about the experience. All opinions and photos are my own.

It’s not too often that you can pinpoint the start of an adventure to a …

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Travel: Island Adventures Whale Watching, Anacortes, WA

Orcas on an Island Adventures Whale Watching trip from Anacortes, Washington

Even though I built you up for my trip to Portland and Seattle last month for the International Food Bloggers Conference, I left you hanging with the details. That will be changing shortly. To make up for the delay, I’m jumping straight to my favorite part of the trip, which had nothing at all to …

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Travel: New York Renaissance Faire 2015

The New York Renaissance Faire is a magical escape

Yesterday, I made a snap decision at 11AM that we should attend the New York Renaissance Faire. Normally, I’d plan this sort of thing ahead, but the weather was beautiful, we hadn’t gone in a couple of years, and it had been in the back of my mind for a couple of weeks now, anyway, …

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Travel Transformations

Sun and Moon pyramids at Teotihuacan

I have a creepy confession to make: at the beginning of this year, when I was busy not making resolutions, but thinking about what I wanted for the 365 days ahead, I picked one word–travel–and decided to focus on that. Little did I know that it would, in fact, turn out to be the theme …

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Travel: A Long Weekend in Mexico City

Hot air balloons soar over Teotihuacan at sunrise

Disclosure: I traveled to The St. Regis Mexico City on behalf of The Daily Meal. My travel and accommodations were sponsored by The St. Regis Mexico City and the Mexico Tourism Board. My opinions are all mine.

Mexico City was never high on my travel list, yet I found myself there last month, all the …

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Slow Down Saturday: Laurel Ridge Daffodils

Laurel Ridge Daffodil Fields, Litchfield, Connecticut - Poet in the Pantry

There’s a place near my house where people flock every spring for the photo opps. Like a reverse leaf peeping season, there exists a very small window of time when the hill is blanketed in shades of yellow, sure to brighten anyone’s day. Known as the Laurel Ridge daffodils fields in Litchfield, they were planted …

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