Red Wine and Chocolate for Weight Loss?

Red Wine and Chocolate for Weight Loss?

(Photo source) A diet that includes dark chocolate, red wine and coffee? Sounds a little familiar - a la a French woman's diet; but really it's the hot new superfood sensation = Sirtfood. Sirtfood is food that is high in sirtuin activators, known to help prevent cell inflammation and death. But Continue reading

Disney Memories

As a Disney World College Program Alum, Disney has held a special place in my heart for many years. You can't wear a Jungle Cruise hat and tell bad jokes for a summer without a longing to return. As a parent, going to Disney World with my children is an amazing and magical time. Through sticky Continue reading

Out With the Old….Wardrobe?

The New Year is a great time to say au revoir to bad habits and bonjour to new, and more positive behaviors, including how you maintain your wardrobe. And, just as most of us could shed a few pounds after the holidays, our closets could also do with a little thinning. Although it may seem Continue reading

Dreaming of Italy, One Cafe at a Time

One of the things I miss most about France and Italy is the amazing coffee or cafe. Americans may have a Starbucks on every other corner, but there's nothing like sipping a creamy and slightly sweet cafe latte while overlooking the coastal waters in Positano, watching the boats pull into port. Like Continue reading

25 New Year’s Good Luck Traditions Around the World

However you celebrate, there are plenty of ways to say "Happy New Year!" from Australia to Wales, and many of them involve traditions that promise luck and prosperity. Source: 25 New Year's Good Luck Traditions Around the World Continue reading

British Royal Family Christmas Traditions

British Royal Family Christmas Traditions

Just in time for the 12 days of Chritmas, take a peek at 12 ways our favorite British Royals celebrate Christmas. We're taking you inside the royal festivities, from a bit of rough and tumble on Christmas Eve to cider and movie nights. Keep reading for 12 traditions that might surprise Continue reading

15 Christmas Foods Around the World

Celebrating the holidays with special foods has been a tradition for centuries. Sugar cookies, honey hams and green beans are just a few of those classic dishes that seem to appear year after year on tables during Christmas dinner. Growing up in a Polish/Welsh family, we had many of the typical Continue reading

Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Travel Lovers

Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Travel Lovers

Having trouble finding the right holiday gift for a frequent traveler? Sometimes, smaller is better (except when it comes to hotel bathrooms and your leg room on a plane). Take a look at these small but mighty stocking stuffers perfect for savvy travelers. And don't forget to pick up a little Continue reading

17 Hot Beverages for Winter From Around the World

Baby it's cold outside!! Stay warm by enjoying one of these hot beverages from around the world. Chocolat chaud from France, anyone? Warming beverages are served in countries all over the world — from Australia to Indonesia — and have gathered a list of classic and unique regional drinks. Source: Continue reading

20 Holiday Markets to Visit Across America

Visit these European-style holiday markets for unique gifts for friends and family. Source: 20 Holiday Markets to Visit Across America Continue reading

Holiday Memories with Macy’s and Charlie Brown

Holiday Memories with Macy’s and Charlie Brown

When I was growing up, there were two annual events that signaled the start of the holiday season…. Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving special on television and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After many years, I still feel nostalgic about Good ol' Charlie Brown -- from watching the Great Pumpkin on Continue reading

The 7 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Europe

Can you guess the 7 most popular travel destinations? Hint...I've been fortunate enough to have visited 2 in the last 12 months! Europe has its fair share of famous attractions, but only one can be crowned "most popular." At the recent 22nd annual World Travel Awards (a.k.a. the "Oscars of the Continue reading