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.
Not that we need a reason, but it is World Cocktail Day (5/13) so while we won’t be rubbing elbows with our closest friends, or staying out late at our favorite bar, we can enjoy a tasty cocktail from the comfort of our homes. Here are some Summers Go-To Classics and Staycation Cocktail Ideas to help celebrate!
While our own views are somewhat limited, being homebound and safe while the coronavirus pandemic is addressed globally, there is no reason why we shouldn't still be mesmerized by the beauty of international destinations. Here is a selection of inspiring views from some of the world’s best hotels to see you through this time where you might feel restricted physically but you can still wander to your heart's content. And maybe note down some venues to visit once you can travel again!
As happy hour has been moved from your favorite bar to your favorite couch, Saline Restaurant at Hotel Joaquin is giving you the recipes (and images provided) to three of their favorite spritz preparations that will take your taste buds on a mini vacation from the comfort of your home to the coast of Laguna Beach. Mix things up with the 985, The Master or their signature welcome cocktail, the Auric Spritz - all three will impress your virtual happy hour friends. The light and fresh fruit flavors of these summer inspired drinks are perfect to enjoy with lunch or dinner, from Magdalena Rum to Nardini Mandorola Grappa and of course a lot of Prosecco, take your pick and have fun!
Given our current non-travel situation almost anywhere in the world, here’s a recipe to get your home-cooking skills put to the challenge! One of Napa Valley’s first and most renowned wineries, Inglenook was established in 1879. Inglenook’s Estate Chef Alex Lovick crafts memorable dishes from the organically-farmed estate and culinary garden. As he’s spending time at home right now, he’s pleased to share his recipe for Scalloped Potatoes – a dish his dad used to make, and we could all use a little comfort food right now.
Hope you are healthy and staying safe during this time. Many of us are pretty much at home full-time at this point and truly making the most of the pantry staples lying around. I’ve been a fan of Starkist tuna since forever now. My go-to recipe is to make a tuna sandwich for a quick weekday lunch between work calls and when I have the time I like to indulge with tuna and potato fishcakes, or even a quick tuna onion stir fry with seasoning to savor over a bed of rice and lentils. Will share recipes for those later but if you have some StarKist tuna as a pantry staple then these quick and easy healthy recipes are great to try.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) highlights women-focused itineraries offered across the globe from Iceland to Ireland and Japan to Chile. Each program offers small group, immersive experiences that allow you to pursue a passion or check a box on your bucket list. The collection of small group, women-only trips in 2020 include some great options.
Low cost airlines can offer great prices on tickets thanks to what they do not offer - free food or drinks, ample cabin crew, and convenient seating. But this does not mean that it has to be unpleasant. Here are 10 tips on how to survive a low-cost flight in comfort.
Always wondered what you can do for sustainable travel experiences? The TreadRight Foundation has released a new video showcasing sustainable travel tips so you can do just that. The Foundation recognized that beyond the desire to be a sustainable traveler, many find it challenging to adopt the practices needed to travel responsibly. Based on TreadRight’s new 2020 Make Travel Matter Checklist, the video can be found on their YouTube channel.
Author Kathleen Peddicord is Editor and Publisher of Live and Invest Overseas. She has covered the international beat for more than 30 years and is one of the world’s foremost authorities on overseas living and retirement - She has traveled to more than 75 countries, invested in real estate in 21, established businesses in 7, renovated historic properties in 6, and raised her children in 4. From her experiences, here are the 10 most romantic places to live or retire overseas. Visit one of these beautiful, historic, charming, colorful spots, and your heart will sing, your imagination will soar…
If you're looking for some amazing destinations for women’s retreats in 2019, this list has you covered. From health to fitness, and even a bit of adventure thrown in there, you can rest easy knowing that there is a great retreat out there just waiting to be explored. And it makes for a good reason to travel to a new spot on your checklist as well. Just take a peek at all the amazing options to find the one (or many) that suit you and your needs or fancies in the New Year. Spending time with like-minded women might just be the best way for you to discover your new happy place.
Getting ready for fall travels into winter and the holidays? Love sharing new travel products always and these offerings are fantastic additions to your list. From skincare and beverages to technology and travel aids, here are a few products that will make your travels a great experience. While samples were provided for review, none of these are affiliate links. Go ahead and connect to the respective websites at the bottom of the post so its easier for you to try these products if you’d like to add them to your travel must haves for the next few months. Here goes!
Today is Women’s Equality Day and commemorates the day that women in America were given the right to vote. The importance of ending discrimination toward women and providing equal opportunities for education and employment is significant in America and globally. In honor of Women’s Equality Day and how far women have come, here is a spotlight on some female-owned and female-run businesses in the travel and hospitality industry and the women behind them. Read on and support whenever you can!
Sharing a few products that I love. Some are affiliate links, some are not, some I was introduced to and some I happened to chance upon. Enjoy!