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Exploring Houston’s Sister City: Leipzig

Celebrating 25 years of partnership, Houston and Leipzig are two wonderful cities that share many similarities. Although both are unique in their own ways, what they do have in common is a passion for the arts, delicious food (plus great coffee), and a thriving community that anyone would love to call home. Since Leipzig may be new to some, let's highlight some great things about the second largest city in Eastern Germany (behind Berlin) that will undoubtedly show you why these sister cities have supported one another for many years.[caption id="attachment_12941" align="alignnone" width="768"] Walking inside...

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Will Travel For Food: Foodie Adventures in Portland

So when the Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland came around for 2018, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to check Portland out for myself as well as seeing what the festival was all about! Over 20,000 attendees, 120 local and visiting chefs, as well as wineries, breweries, distilleries, cider makers, artisans and more, enjoyed over 40 different delicious events during the four-day festival.The four-day weekend kicked off on a Thursday with events including the 80s vs 90s main event. On Friday, there were several classes, drink tank panels, fun-sized events like Big Feast in Little...

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How To Get Your Grub On In Mexico City in 48 Hours

[caption id="attachment_12734" align="aligncenter" width="819"] Pujol Exterior[/caption]After a quick check-in into the Four Seasons, we jumped in an Uber and were in route to our 4 p.m. reservations at Pujol. This critically acclaimed restaurant is run by chef Enrique Olvera and is in the snazzy Polanco neighborhood. Well in advance of our visit, Felice booked an 11-course taco (and imbibe) experience. We kicked off our early evening with a Tamarind Margarita (which would become our new fave) and spent the next few hours noshing on more tacos than you would imagine a single visionary could create....

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How To Spend 72 Hours in Belize

Shopping in San Pedro

Well I finally made it to Belize! Located in Central America, this country that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the jungle has been on my list for quite some time. Firstly, because of it's close proximity to Houston (you can't beat a 2 1/2 hour nonstop flight from IAH) and second, because of my lifetime fascination and love for all things and anything marine or wildlife.[caption width="850" id="attachment_10986" align="aligncenter"] Boarding my flight to San Pedro onboard Tropic Air[/caption]Getting To & Around Ambergris Caye Little did I know my three-day adventure would begin as soon as...

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How To Spend 72 Hours In Napa Valley

Napa Valley is known for many things, and included in that list are their beautiful wines, world-renowned restaurants, boutique tasting rooms, and the ultimate places to get pampered.With only 72 hours to spend in Napa Valley, with a trip that I would start and end in San Francisco, this vacation required planning and planning I did. If you are a Napa vet then you probably know exactly what to do and where to go. If you have yet to venture into this famous wine region you'll be surprised at how much fun you can fit...

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5 Travel-Inspiring Books For The Wanderlust In You

My bucket list is L-O-N-G! I've been creating the "places I must travel to before I kick the bucket" list for years now. And although I have found it easy to find a new and worthy destination to add ON the list, I haven't been able to scratch many OFF. Partially because life happens, some of it has to do with my chosen career, and the other reason is that travel is just expensive! But that doesn't stop me from perusing through my travel books and hypothetically planning my next dream vacation.So how are you...

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Pack This! My Top 5 Carry-On Travel Essentials

I'm a firm believer in how you begin the trip will determine the manner in which you enjoy the trip and ultimately end the trip. Which is why your time in-flight is of the utmost importance. And there are five things I MUST have in order to get my party vacation started and it begins as soon as I step foot on the plane:  Because a Refreshed Look Is a Good Look Sleeping for hours on plane and waking up with dry skin and that tired post airplane travel look is honesty a hot mess. Although I am...

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