Benihana – Celebrating their 55th Anniversary and Reasons we Crave it year after year!

If you are traveling to Chicago, or are fortunate to live in this beautiful city, there’s a hot spot celebrating their 55th Anniversary in the restaurant industry. Benihana Chicago offers great food, entertainment and fun located along the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. Benihana Chicago, located in the iconic John Hancock building, features a sushi bar, cocktail […]

Seeking Out Traditional Aruban Food

Seeking Out Traditional Aruban Food At tropical resorts, especially in colder seasons, the temptation is to stay put, grab a beach chair and chill, moving as little as possible and, usually, eating at one of the restaurants on the property. For those of us who live to eat, however, we like to split our dining [...]

A Portland, Oregon Family Vacation: Stop and Smell the Roses!

Looking for a unique location for your next family vacation? Then pack your bags for a trip to Portland, Oregon! Known as the “City of Roses” for its ideal climate to grow roses, this eco-friendly city is an ideal place to travel with your family. My sister, Catie Keogh, and I recently returned from a […]

Cleveland: A Rockin’ Family Destination

Looking for a rockin’ good time for your next family destination? Look no further than Cleveland! Located on the Southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland is Ohio’s second largest city. Once known primarily for its manufacturing and industry, Cleveland has reinvented itself as a great family destination. From sports lovers to music lovers, this city […]

Best Places to Eat in Tucson, Arizona

Hungry in Arizona? Why the long face?! Enjoying the local flavors of the southwest is an absolutely must for anyone who vacations in the area. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite food spots to grab a bite – here are some of the best places to eat in Tucson, Arizona!    […]

Discovering a Reconstructed San Diego and Why You Need to Visit

The very first time I learned of the city of San Diego, I was at a raucous party in Kansas City. I was only 18 years old at the time and was coming home from my first adventure out west. Two buddies and I had stuffed ourselves into an old Dodge Swinger (manual 3-speed on […]

‘When You Are Old’ in Xichang, China

Written at the close of last year’s “Spring Festival”, the Year of the Rooster; and released today, celebrating the first day of this year’s Chinese New Year…. The Year of the Dog   “When you are old and gray and full of sleep And nodding by the fire, take down this book…..” – W.B. Yeats, Irish poet […]

Dining and Dancing in Palm Springs

Known for its starry nights and warm desert breezes, Palm Springs, California elicits from many a traveler the desire to just dance. It is as if something wells up from your inner reaches in a primal need to express yourself under the palms. And if dancing in the open air under the shadow of Mount […]

Local Chop & Grill House

  Local Chop & Grill House, located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, serves some of the most quality locally sourced fruits, vegetables, and meats in the Shenandoah Valley. This cozy steakhouse is a favorite among locals and visitors who are looking to treat themselves to a fresh steak or a unique cocktail.     Colleen was able […]

Home for the Holidays at The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva

Whether you’re looking for a holiday getaway, or a post-Christmas vacation, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is just a short drive away from the Chicagoland area. Although known as a hotspot for tourists in the summer, Lake Geneva has a few winter secrets you may not know about. One of their best kept secrets is The Ridge […]

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