Howth: The Perfect Seaside Day Trip From Dublin
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Howth: The Perfect Seaside Day Trip From Dublin

If we had the chance to live in Ireland, Howth would be at the top of our list. This quaint little fishing town is surrounded by natural beauty but still close to Dublin’s big city conveniences.  It exemplifies postcard perfection with its picturesque marina, quaint sea side shops and cafés, coastal cliff walks and historic…

Tom’s Test Kitchen Is in Overdrive
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Tom’s Test Kitchen Is in Overdrive

With COVID-19 keeping us isolated in our house except for the occasional trip to the grocery store, Tom has been cooking up a storm! He’s making things from scratch like breads and barbeque sauce, experimenting with fermentation to make flavored vinegars, and creating ethnic fusion dishes for dinner. Disclosure: Links in this post may direct…

Scenic Road Trips in Alaska
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Scenic Road Trips in Alaska

Alaska was made for road trips. The twisting 2-lane highways through flatlands, forests and glaciers with an occasional wildlife sighting is better than any roller coaster in the lower 48. Southcentral Alaska which encompasses Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound is a fisherman’s paradise, wildlife lover’s dream, and landscape artist’s muse. Whether…

11 Things You Need to Do Before Moving to Mexico
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11 Things You Need to Do Before Moving to Mexico

Moving to another country should never be taken lightly. We didn’t move to Mexico on a whim. We carefully considered our options and the process of moving our household items and a dog across the border. Many people have asked us about our move to Mexico. Why did we choose Mexico? Why did we choose…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Central Mexico’s Rainy Season
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Central Mexico’s Rainy Season

Rainy season in Central Mexico has begun. Flowers are blooming on the cacti, grapes are plumping up on the vines and the desert dust is washed away. As romantic as this all sounds, the rainy season in Mexico brings with it a lot of good, a little bad and some ugly. Weather in Central Mexico…

Road Trip to Denali National Park and Other Adventures
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Road Trip to Denali National Park and Other Adventures

Alaska is home to 7 of the largest national parks in the United States, the most famous being Denali National Park. Home to the tallest peak in North America, Denali National Park is an unpredictable environment of weather, landscapes and wildlife. My friend Christy and I took a road trip up to Denali to explore…

Food Tour Through Historic Georgetown, Penang
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Food Tour Through Historic Georgetown, Penang

A fusion of different cultures, the city of Georgetown on the island of Penang is one of the best foodie destinations in the world. Georgetown has been a major port in Southeast Asia for hundreds of years trading goods and spices throughout southeast Asia and the main Asian continent. Descendants of China, Malaysia, India and…

Licor 43 Cheesecake with Mexican Chocolate Ganache
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Licor 43 Cheesecake with Mexican Chocolate Ganache

It’s always fun to see what Tom is making in the kitchen, especially when its desserts. He really isn’t into sweets so its always a special treat to have some sort of sweet dessert in the house. He’s been wanting to make a chocolate covered cheesecake for a few weeks, but not just any old…