Category: Travel

Jones Dairy Farm Event at the CIA: Day 1

Beekman Arms Inn

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

I don’t like bridges. I never have; I never will. I don’t think people should be suspended precariously high above water, just waiting to drop to their deaths. And I hate driving on …

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Travel: Big Summer Potluck 4: A Treat and Retreat

Sunny and me

As you already know, I attended Big Summer Potluck in Bucks County, Pennsylvania last weekend. I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts so I could write a re-cap, but what I walked away with was more of a mind-altering experience than something concrete to put to pen and paper (or keyboard and screen). In a …

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Travel: The Kitchen Tour of A Lifetime

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the recipes you find flipping through magazines or browsing your favorite websites? How do they think of them? Where do they prepare them? How does this all come together? On Wednesday, a baker’s dozen of bloggers and I were given the chance to find out!

Anna Curran …

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I Love NYC…And My Husband

NYC dance parade

There are certain advantages to being in Northwest Connecticut. Like being able to enjoy a balance of rural and suburban life in my commute to work alone. Cows and convenience stores–we have ’em! Another is having (small) mountains and ocean within an hour’s drive (if not less). But one of my favorite pluses is being …

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Travel: An Afternoon with Australia: Food, Wine, and Fun

Pavlova and Peach Melba

It’s not every day that I get to hop on a train to the City and feast on international cuisine. Yet I was given just that opportunity on Tuesday, March 12th, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a windy, rainy day than imagining myself in a quite opposite clime …

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Travel: Crossing State Lines for Donuts – Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts

box of donuts

Most Mondays around here are full of drudgery. Catching up on the housework that I let slack over the weekend while spending time with my family. Errands. Returning to the work week of a stay-at-home mom. Today, however, deviated from the usual course.

It started with a text message from my little sister asking what …

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Travel: New York, Part 2

Central Park

On Friday, April 22nd, the kids and I returned to New York City. Clearly, I am a glutton for punishment. Not only did I have my two in tow, who are nearly 6 and 4 years old, but a friend came along with her 9- and 4-year-olds. What were we thinking? Luckily, this was not …

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Travel: NYC Bakery Tour 2011

Crumbs Bake Shop Coconut and White Chocolate cupcakes

Continuing on… So, with the cookies from CookieBar safely tucked into my son’s backpack (minus two)–between the snow boots he snuck into the pack without my prior knowledge–we headed West in search of other culinary delights. In particular, more dessert.

Even though the grid is fairly easy to follow in midtown with the numeric streets …

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Travel: CookieBar and NYC

CookieBar NYC

Fridays are usually a little crazy between the kids’ schedules for preschool and Kindergarten plus all the errands I usually run. Instead of the usual Friday grind yesterday, however, we escaped to New York City–where all the hustle and bustle refreshingly wasn’t ours.

I love the City, having rekindled our relationship this past summer, but …

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New York, New York

New York City

I have a love-hate relationship with New York. Love the idea of it, hate navigating it. Being of a limited budget, I try to make the most of my trips, walking instead of using taxis (or having to figure out the subway system). On the one hand, this allows for discovery and a lot of …

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