National Doughnut Day!

Pandamonium Doughnuts

Apparently today is National Donut Day, which  I wanted to celebrate, but didn’t get to eat a delicious donut today.  I guess I’ll have to make up for it another time :) But, in honor of the special day I was thinking about my absolute favorite donuts, which are from none other than Pandamonium Doughnuts (but seriously, … Read more

Monkey Monday! – South Africa

Monkey - South Africa

The lodge we stayed at during the safari/game drive portion of our trip to South Africa had tons of Vervet monkeys that hung around nearby.  Right away, the guides pointed it out and said we’d probably be sick of them during our stay.  I thought the monkeys were super adorable, but boy oh boy could … Read more

Gold Restaurant – Cape Town, South Africa

Gold Restaurant - South Africa

Gold Restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa was suggested to us by our tour guide.  We were told this was a great place to go for authentic African cuisine, and that there would be drumming and dancing.  I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but my hopes were high and of course we had to check … Read more

Charlie Parker’s – Springfield, IL

Charlie Parker's

If you’re taking a trip to Springfield, IL Charlie Parker’s Diner is a fun place to check out!  Not only was it featured on Food Network’s show “Diners, Drive-In’s, and Dives” it has won so many awards, and the building is a Quonset hut, which is unique.  Check out their website to read more on the … Read more

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Here’s a flashback to the trip my husband & I went on to Costa Rica in 2010.  We stayed at Villas Sol in Guanacaste, which was our first all-inclusive experience.  It was nice not having to worry about carrying much money around with us; and having a pretty good idea of what the whole trip would cost beforehand was … Read more

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