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Travel: Carnival Elation Cruise and The Bahamas

coconut drinks on a private beach in Freeport, Bahamas

It’s been nearly 2 years since my sailing on the Carnival Elation, but it won’t be my last cruise! If you’re looking for a budget vacation, this is it!

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5 Ways to Make The Most of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tree of Life, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is a blend of amusement park, wildlife preserve, educational experience, and musical theatre–all with the magical Disney touch.

I love it for being everything Magic Kingdom is not. The pace is a little slower, but there is so much to see and do, and the food is phenomenal.

Animal Kingdom …

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Travel: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 2018

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

When we visited Walt Disney World in 2015, it was for the Food Blog Forum conference. Our conference included a stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, but we tacked on a couple extra days at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort for a bit of a family vacation. As much as I enjoyed our prior stay at …

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5 Tips for Your Best Day Ever at Disney’s Epcot

5 Tips for Your Best Day EVER at Disney's Epcot

I can think of few more easily recognized icons in pop culture than Spaceship Earth at Disney’s Epcot. Whether you call it the giant golf ball or its real name, it’s more than just a really neat landmark to figure out where the entrance to Epcot lies.

During our 2015 trip to Walt Disney World, …

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Travel: Luxury and Adventure Await at Gateway Canyons Resort {Part 2}

A visit to Gateway Canyons Resort in Gateway, Colorado is full of luxury and adventure!

Disclosure: while my travel and accommodations were provided by Gateway Canyons Resort, free of charge, all opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who help make this blog happen!

When we left off in Part 1…

…it was time to leave the pool and catch a bus. I throw on my clichéd …

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Travel: Luxury and Adventure Await at Gateway Canyons Resort! {Part 1}

A visit to Gateway Canyons Resort in Gateway, Colorado is full of luxury and adventure!

Disclosure: while my travel and accommodations were provided by Gateway Canyons Resort, free of charge, all opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who help make this blog happen!

It’s mid-June 2016. I exit the tiny airport in Grand Junction, Colorado, to a blast of desert heat. This isn’t Connecticut anymore. A …

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What’s Happenin’, Hot Stuff?

What kind of girls' weekend doesn't include cocktails? This is the Hemingway from Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill in New Haven, Connecticut.

Just days away from my birthday–and with the celebration already in full swing–it doesn’t seem all that crazy to borrow a Long Duck Dong gem from Sixteen Candles for this post. Although there will be a lot more than 16 candles on my cake this year, and I am NOT sorry for that! I’ve moved …

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Eating Connecticut: The Mobile Pub

The Mobile Pub is a party on wheels, taking care of all of your guests' beverage needs with their converted 1962 Shasta Caravan. photo by The Mobile Pub

My Eating Connecticut pieces typically involve restaurants, special events, and food trucks around the state where I’ve sampled the menu and decided to share the experience with you.

Today is a little bit different.

I’m taking a slightly different path this time because, a) The Mobile Pub doesn’t tool around town like an ice cream …

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Eating Connecticut: AmandaBakes

The AmandaBakes Airstream parked at South Farms for The Morris Marketplace

It started with a text…

I was in the middle of shooting photos for a client and knew I had made plans to leave the house. But the weekend didn’t go according to plan and I was way behind schedule. Lost in my project, I also lost track of time.

It took a full 10 …

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Jalapeño Moscow Mule & Avery Island, Louisiana

Jalapeño Mosco Mule gives a little bit more of a kick to the classic cocktail, featuring TABASCO Green Pepper Sauce {sponsored post}

Disclosure: I developed this recipe for Jalapeño Moscow Mule in partnership with TABASCO, who compensated me for this post. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poet in the Pantry!

The last couple of months have been quite the whirlwind of adventures. While this has been rather lovely for …

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