XO Tours Vietnam


In July 2014, John and I went to Saigon for a few days. One of the highlights of our time there was The Sights Tour with XO Tours Vietnam. The Sights Tour includes a fun motorbike ride to the most … Continue reading

The Panorama Route


In June 2014, John and I went to South Africa to explore Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route. We drove through Kruger National Park from sunup to sundown one day: You can read all about that adventure HERE. The … Continue reading

Ashbourne Country Escape


In June 2014, John and I stayed at Ashbourne Country Escape, a guesthouse located in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Our goal was to find a home away from home to explore South Africa’s Kruger Park and Panorama Route. … Continue reading

Muffin Pan Potato Gratins

Muffin Pan Potato Gratins

I saw this recipe by Martha Stewart on Pinterest last month. It looked and sounded great but the first thing I thought was: that needs Gruyère. I’ve made these Muffin Pan Potato Gratins several times now and they go perfectly … Continue reading

15 Memorial Day Weekend Recipes


Memorial Day is a special day where we honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. As we remember our heroes, many of us will gather with our friends and … Continue reading

Georgia Mountain EggFest 2014


In May 2014, John and I attended the 4th Annual Georgia Mountain EggFest in Hiawassee, Georgia. The EggFest was held at the famous Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds along the shores of Lake Chatuge. What’s an EggFest? An EggFest is a venue … Continue reading

Things to Do in Ubud, Bali


In March 2014, John, Kelly, and I went to Bali after spending a week in New Zealand. One day we hired a taxi to take us to a few of Ubud’s temples and sights. Many of the temples require your … Continue reading

Where to Sleep and Eat in Ubud, Bali


In March 2014, John, Kelly, and I went to Bali after spending a week in New Zealand. We stayed at Villa Romantica, located a short 5 minute taxi ride to the center of Ubud. Villa Romantica is a modern Balinese … Continue reading

Save Money with TravelPony


One of the questions I get asked the most is, “What are your favorite travel booking websites?” My answer usually sounds something like, “It all depends on what you’re looking for”. Super helpful, right?! But it’s the truth. There are … Continue reading

Sacred Monkey Forest — Bali

Monkey Forest

In March 2014, John, Kelly, and I went to Ubud, Bali after spending a week in New Zealand. One of the highlights of our time in Bali was the Monkey Forest of Padangtegal. The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature … Continue reading

Akaroa, New Zealand


In March 2014 John, Kelly, and I went to New Zealand to spend a week with our son, Michael, and his girlfriend, Leah. When we visited them in November 2013, we were on the North Island of New Zealand. This … Continue reading

Weekend in Morocco


In February 2014, John and I went to Morocco for a long weekend. The airfare from New York to Rabat was too good to pass up. After landing in Rabat Friday morning, we immediately hopped on the train and headed … Continue reading