National Plan for Vacation Day is on January 25th so here are some savings tips we put together for you to begin planning your next holiday. For ideas on where to go, simply check out new and old editions of Traveler and Tourist! You are bound to find a destination or venue you'd like to visit with friends, family or on a solo adventure. Read on to see how you can make those vacation dreams a reality this year...
Thoughtful, customizable, curated...all of these come to mind when thinking of the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Here are 10 fabulous ideas for the true superheroes...the mamas. Nothing can replace the gift of your time and attention but a little something to show your love is never unappreciated. Hope mom loves receiving these or any other token of your undying love for her and everything she does for you! Wherever and however you choose to celebrate, here's wishing all moms a great day and weekend!
Oh. My. God. Could this be any more exciting? Just in time for the Friends 25th anniversary, On Location Tours has launched a Friends Virtual Tour, where you can be your own cast member alongside Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Joey! The Friends Virtual Tour is the latest from Georgette Blau, founder of On Location Tours, one of the world’s largest TV and movie tour companies, based in New York City.
A subscription box for Mother’s Day is the gift that keeps on giving! Tea, baking treats, motivational journals...we’ve curated a little something for every type of mama.
Nurses are some of the most hardworking, selfless, caring people in the world. Although we’ll never be able to truly repay them for all of their tireless work, the least we can do is treat them to some lovely trinkets and treasures. This year, more than ever, the best way we can help is to stay home, stop the spread of Covid, follow all the mandated health and safety protocols in our regions, and help ease the tremendous pressure we are putting on all of our medical forces during these trying times. As much as we are learning to navigate new ground so is the medical profession and some kindness, TLC and well-deserved attention to nurses today and everyday is important. Meanwhile, of you know a nurse that would appreciate any of these lovely gifts, shower them with a special present as a token of your appreciation!
It’s time to make that last-minute grocery list and start prepping for your Easter feast! But before you reach for the deviled eggs and ham, here are some healthy, nutritious, and fun food options that you should definitely consider this Easter… plant-based foods! Dr. Vikki Petersen, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Chiropractor and Functional Medicine doctor, highlights how you make easy and delicious plant-based food swaps for your Easter brunch, lunch or dinner.
The flowers are beginning to bloom and everything outside is starting to feel fresh and new making this the perfect time to bring that feeling indoors. A little spring cleaning can go a long way, especially in one of the most used spaces in the home. When your bedroom is clean and organized, you are able to feel more relaxed and can welcome a restful night of sweet dreams. Marty Basher, Home Design and Organization Expert for Modular Closets, provides insight on spring cleaning your bedroom for better sleep, with a focus on organization, function and efficiency to help maximize even the smallest spaces.
According to a Texas A&M study, ornamental plants can increase memory retention and concentration in both the home and the workplace. So when the home becomes the workplace, decorative plants can be the extra surge of help we’re all looking for. The study even stated that work done around decorative plants is of higher quality and accuracy.It’s March 2021, and what was supposed to be a few weeks out of office has turned into over a year of long days trying to separate work life and home life in the same exact space. To boost your productivity even when surrounded by distractions or solitude, work overload or lack of personal space and me-time, here's a green solution - plants!
Whether you’re partaking in a zoom happy hour with your co-workers or a night of DIY artisanal cocktails with your quarantine bae, there is a healthier way to consume your fave libation - By drinking Magic Bullet, you can enjoy yourself and remain productive the next day, naturally, by making sure you get the nutrition that your body needs. You will wake up feeling great with no regrets–or at least none which you can feel physically.
Who’s getting tired of staying at home? I bet most of you are! But never fear as we have a slew of “Alternative Date Night” ideas that are as unique as they are fun. Take a look below, and if you try any, let us know in the comments below!
Start the Night Off: The Caviar Co.
San Francisco-based purveyor of fine caviar is opening your palate to one of the finest delicacies in the world. For those who think caviar retails for thousands of dollars, you might be surprised to know certain varieties of this salted roe come $10 per ounce—that’s cheaper than most glasses of wine. Whether you’re new to the caviar experience or consider yourself a connoisseur, The Caviar Co. is taking their business from the restaurants and into your home hosting virtual events to enhance your luxury experience. Join in the fun and purchase a flight for your very own at-home date night tasting.
Love is in the air at Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas as “Shop Local, Love Global” goes live this Valentine’s Day. Global travel adventures may not be an option for most this year, but The Shoppes have great Valentine's gifts from around the globe along with world-class dining venues, complimentary entertainment offerings, and exciting attractions. With luxury retailers such as etoile, Jimmy Choo, Royce Chocolates, Uno de 50, among many others, check out these unique picks from Vegas.
How travelers want to book and when and where they want to go in 2021 is a hot topic right now, given the travel industry is still learning to cope with the changing face of the pandemic. As everyone approaches 2021 with hopeful anticipation and massive pent-up wanderlust, travel industry experts are looking into their crystal balls to predict what the new year will bring. Travelstride, a U.S. marketplace for all expert-planned travel adventures, shares its 2020 Travel Trend Report revealing the most interesting international travel behavior changes through the end of 2020 and predictions for 2021.
The holidays are upon us and if you're like most people, you're probably struggling to think of thoughtful and useful gift ideas for everyone on your list. Worry no more! Worldwide Rescue & Security, Inc. provides recommendations for the most useful preparedness gifts your traveling friends and family will love this holiday season no matter how or where they choose to travel safely and undertaking all necessary precautions per local laws at their destinations.
Happy almost holidays! Here are a few more Holiday Drink ideas using Steven Soderbergh’s Singani 63 for your holiday indulgences with friends and family at home or wherever you choose to celebrate the season. Cheers to a better 2021!
The new year is right around the corner, and it looks as if we’ll still be spending most of our time at home, so now is the perfect time to stock the perfect bar cart. From unusual ciders to mixers, there are a variety of ideas that will most definitely impress.
The holiday season is not only the best time of the year for receiving, but also for giving! These six brands have made sure to give back to their communities this year with various charity campaigns and donations. Check out these and other brands that would make great additions to your holiday shopping list as you shop for your loved ones this year and also support great causes in the process. Here goes...
Owners and husband/wife duo, Gina & Jake of Sans Wine Co., the organic canned wine company based in Napa Valley, have paired a very special family recipe with their first ever bottled wine - Carignan.
This recipe is for Grandma Marlene’s Christmas Eve Pasta Casserole. Marlene (Spadafore) Schober was Gina’s Grandma and Christmas Eve was HER holiday - she looked forward all year long to Christmas Eve.
Her ancestry is Southern Italian and this is a great family recipe to prepare for the holidays. Enjoy!
With the holidays around the corner, Q Mixers, a line of premium carbonated mixers asked consumers about their holiday cocktail consumption and found that 95% of consumers feel that they deserve a great cocktail this holiday season and 91% of consumers are excited to create cocktails at home this holiday season. And making cocktails at home should not only be delish, but easy – and these cocktails prepared with Q Mixers require just a few ingredients, many of which you probably have on hand. Enjoy being your own mixologist!
Food blogger and celebrity cook Sara Kiyo Popowa, in collaboration with Wren Kitchens, the biggest kitchen retailer in the UK and soon launching in the USA, shares her top tips on how to cook and eat sustainably. It may be more difficult to think of the environment when buying and cooking food, but if it's good for the planet, it's almost definitely good for your health too. The food we eat can have a huge impact on the world we live in. Being environmentally conscious when it comes to the food we eat can often seem a daunting and restrictive task, with many fearing that their entire diets will need to change. However, cooking and eating green can be as exciting as it can be easy.
As part of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s World Food Day celebrations taking place online, the documentary In Good Taste had its World Premiere at United Nations World Food Day. The film brings together the insights of recognized physicians, foragers, ocean and regenerative farmers, designers, educators, and journalists to explore what it means to have ‘good taste’. It delves into our current food system by focusing on unsustainable demand perpetuated by our singular concepts of quality, rarity, and deliciousness: our tastes. The film invites the viewer to evaluate and adapt the decisions they make daily, through introducing concepts like mouthfeel, context, and monoculture.
Are you a ramen lover? Then this National Noodle Day, you are in for a treat! Nissin Foods Top Ramen, the inventor of instant ramen, has announced the ultimate dream job of Chief Noodle Officer (CNO). Whether you are a noodle connoisseur or self-proclaimed chef, Nissin knows that Top Ramen wouldn’t be what it is today without the tasty creations born in kitchens coast-to-coast in the United States, so in honor of the brand’s 50 year anniversary (and, of course, National Noodle Day), they’re turning one talented fan into an honorary member of the Top Ramen team. Read on to learn how...
What better way to bring in fall than with some festive seasonal recipes. To help celebrate, CBDistillery, the leaders behind the #CBDMOVEMENT – have created some fun seasonal recipes that are infused with CBD and easy-to-follow no matter your baking skill level. See here for complete directions and all of CBDistillery’s CBD infused recipes and products. Meanwhile, here are a few simple recipes to entice.
A sweet tea Margarita recipe to enjoy the summer season sounds like a great way to celebrate National Relaxation Day. Sip on this libation to get the weekend started.
Seafood lovers rejoice as it is National Oyster Day! If you prefer not to takeout from your favorite local seafood restaurant to indulge in either raw or cooked oysters, celebrate indoors with chef Erica Barrett from SOCU Southern Kitchen and Oyster Bar teaching you to make the perfect charbroiled oysters. The restaurant, which opened last year, was created by Barrett, a Mobile, Alabama native and chef, who started her lifestyle and food brand in 2012 - and has gained national buzz from being featured in Shark Tank and CNBC’s The Profit. From Fried Lobster Deviled Eggs to Oprah’s Favorite Shrimp & Grits, the focus of restaurant is seafood and elevated southern food with a reinvention of classic southern traditions.
Amid this unprecedented crisis following a wave of unemployment and loss of insurance for residents in California, Orange County-based nonprofit GUARDaHEART has partnered with Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and Intentional Talk Radio in the Los Angeles area to offer COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 serology antibody testing at no cost under the CARES Act.
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