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Welcome to Miami Heat

Miami is a hot spot, literally and figuratively. Being in a subtropical zone, the climate tends to be hot and humid, with afternoon thunderstorms. However the crazy weather adds to the excitement of this vibrant city. According to the Census Bureau, Miami is the second largest city in Florida, following Jacksonville. It is also the… Continue reading Welcome to Miami Heat

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The Legends of Winchester

Our last stop during the countryside portion of our tour was the city of Winchester. Like the other places we visited, Winchester has a long and rich history dating back to prehistoric and Roman times.  Today, the Hampshire County Councils are based in Winchester, and it is said to be one of the most desirable… Continue reading The Legends of Winchester

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The New Forest National Park

Wintering trees The United Kingdom is home to 15 designated National Parks, areas of natural beauty and historic or cultural significance. Ten of these are located within England and include famous areas such as the Lake District, the North York Moors, and the Peak District. The other five are outside of England, with two in… Continue reading The New Forest National Park

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Deep Dished in Chicago

I thought it a good thing that we walked so much on this vacation because I ate so much!  Chicago has no shortage of good eats- from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to desserts and spirits- there's something delicious for all times of day. Here are just a few of the places where we dined on… Continue reading Deep Dished in Chicago

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A Recipe for Pi(e) Day

Hello and happy 3.14. In honor of National Pi Day, here’s a recipe for a Hawaiian-inspired treat, macadamia nut pie. I first tried mac nut pie at the Kahua Ranch on Hawaii's Big Island. It's bake is similar to that of the more familiar pecan pie, but the creaminess of the macadamia nuts adds a… Continue reading A Recipe for Pi(e) Day