Category: Travel

Slow Down Saturday: Central Park

street performers in Central Park, New York - Poet in the Pantry

It’s been a really long time since I’ve written a Slow Down Saturday post, but I’ve realized that this is becoming more of my life these days–stealing snippets of time to just live in the moment and enjoy all there is to see. Some stop to smell the roses… I stop to watch the people. …

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Travel: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World has ruined me for regular accommodations. What a gorgeous resort!

For someone who has no memory of visiting Walt Disney World before (having visited at the tender age of 3), starting out at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa ruins you for “regular” accommodations. It’s amazing how quickly you get accustomed to luxury. And how hard it is to give up after.

It starts from …

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5 Things You Should Pack for Disney, But Probably Won’t Think Of

5 Things You Should Pack for Disney, But Probably Won't Think Of

The internet is full of packing lists for your Walt Disney World trip, and they can be quite inclusive. Overwhelming, too. I mostly used a common sense approach in packing, considering the weather forecast, number of days we’d be traveling, and the basics that we use daily. But there are a few things that I …

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Food Blog Forum Orlando 2015

Food Blog Forum Orlando 2015 was an amazing experience to fill your mind and heart, increasing your knowledge on blogging and allowing the opportunity to explore Walt Disney World in the process, the ultimate source for creativity.

Three years ago, I recall seeing some tweets about Food Blog Forum from attendees. It stuck in my mind that they were hosted in Disney World, but it was bad timing for me–we were house hunting at the time and I was only recently re-employed, after spending the prior 4 years as a stay-at-home mom …

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5 Things I Would Do Differently Next Time I Visit Disney World

Hindsight is always 20/20. 5 Things I Would Do Differently Next Time I Visit Disney World.

The sparkle hasn’t worn off my recent Walt Disney World trip yet, but I’m already thinking of how I would do things differently. Learn from my experience and you’ll be a few steps ahead on your next trip!

1) Make Fewer Dining Reservations

For months I agonized over making dining reservations. You hear that …

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2014: The Year of Travel for Poet in the Pantry

Miami 2014 - Poet in the Pantry's adventures

Ever since I was little, I wanted to travel. Exploring the world on my own terms to discover its hidden secrets. Having a personal experience with the places I’ve only read about. Then life happened–and kids–and my travel plans went on the back burner. 2014 was a year that changed that!

It started in February …

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My Sabra Hummus Tour #sabratastemakers

Chef MaryDawn Wright of Sabra - Poet in the Pantry

Disclosure: As a Sabra Tastemaker, I was compensated for this post. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible!

Back in July, I spent a whirlwind 36 hours traveling to Virginia and then home again. It was my first trip to Virginia–I kind of wish I …

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Travel: South Beach Food Tour through Miami Culinary Tours

churro filled with dulce de leche

Disclosure: I was given a complimentary South Beach Food Tour in exchange for this post. All opinions and photos remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible.

While I was in Miami for BlogHer Food, I insisted upon getting outside of the conference to explore the area. First …

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5 Tips for Attending a Blogging Conference

goodbye Miami

People go to blogging conferences for a multitude of reasons.

Whether you intend to spend your time focusing on SEO or increasing your Facebook audience, the variety of topics will likely include something to improve your performance as a blogger. In the end, what I took away from the conference I recently attended wasn’t what …

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Jones Dairy Farm Event at the CIA: Day 2

knife skills class

Disclosure: Jones Dairy Farm sponsored this event. No other compensation was received for this post. All opinions and photos remain my own.

Saturday morning we re-convened with our hosts at The Culinary Institute of America for our day of learning and good eats. Breakfast was served from the Jones Dairy Farm kitchen in Farquharson Hall, …

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