Culinary Travels

Stories and recipes from our travels!


By Chelsea Linde – Nashville, Tennessee…music city, famous hot chicken, and home of Johnny Cash. Nashville has been on my radar since I encountered Taylor Swift at the Spaghetti Warehouse, after her first album release in 2006. My family and I stopped through Nashville for 24 hours during our road trip to the North East. Since …

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Amalfi Dreams

By Chelsea Ferguson Linde – I was at my peak. I had a 60-day wedding countdown on my mind, excessive amounts of obligations tied to family and friends, the weight of a busy season at work, and the overwhelming feeling that I could not “do it all”. My solution, a well-deserved girls-getaway with my life-long …

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Road Trippin’…Hitting the Road in an RV

RV travel is having a moment. As summer approaches and “safer at home” restrictions are relaxing, many people are looking for creative ways to vacation yet maintain social distancing. Recently, my oldest son and I needed to travel from Florida to Massachusetts to retrieve his belongings from his college dorm. His university, like so many …

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Flying First Class…Is It Worth It?

When did you last fly first class? Do you remember when flying was fun? Today, we live in a time of enhanced security which translates to longer lines, restrictions on carry-on items, and even the occasional pat-down at the airport.  Seriously folks, who wants to take their shoes off in public? While nothing can be …

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South Seas Island Resort

A Tropical Escape…Closer Than You May Think!   South Seas Island Resort…such an exotic sounding destination. It is indeed a tropical oasis located at the tip of a barrier island, surrounded by turquoise waters, blessed with balmy temperatures year-round, offering a variety of accommodations to suit the most discriminating traveler. All this and you don’t …

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SOBEWFF… Is It Worth It?

The annual South Beach Food and Wine Festival is held over five days at the end of February. As a first-time attendee I didn’t really know what to expect. There were SO many events and tickets are not cheap! The “$100 and under” category offered “Buddha and Bellinis” for only $35; first you participate in …

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Valet Parking… Is It Worth It?

On a recent trip to a resort area hotel, I needed to decide whether to valet park. I was traveling with my daughter and her Technology Student Association team for a competition and we had LOTS of stuff with us. While valet parking might make it easier to unload and load, I recently committed to …

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Is It Worth It?

By Lori Rodgers – Is it worth it to upgrade to a room with a balcony? Arrived at Championsgate Resort today, on a February afternoon in Central Florida.  Checked into my 8th floor King room with a balcony right around 5 PM. I’m dead centre on the “adult”pool where a private reception was being prepared. …

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Is it Worth It… to pay $11 for one glass of wine at Whole Foods?

By Lori Rodgers – Is it Worth It… to pay $11 for one glass of wine…at Whole Foods?   The long-awaited day finally came. The new Whole Foods at University and Honore is open. I’m especially happy because its approximately 7 minutes from my home. I waited until two days after the grand opening to …

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