Category: Travel

Need a Budget Weekend Getaway? Visit Lisbon

If you’re short of funds and time but really want to get away, check out Lisbon. It’s a fun affordable place to visit for a short weekend without blowing your travel budget. A busy year had tapped out my budget and filled my calendar. But the urge to travel while the weather was still sunny and warm, lead me to Lisbon. Flights and hotels are reasonable and the food and drinks affordable. Perfect for a long weekend for young singles, couples or baby boomers. We arrived on Friday for a 4 day holiday and checked into the recently opened...

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Vicki’s Foodie Blog From Paris: Part 2

Welcome back! Next, it was time to take a break from all this rugged bread and meats and sample Paris’ most popular sweet…the Macaron! These are colorful little cookies that come in assorted colors and an unlimited array of flavors. Everyone and I do mean everyone, sells the popular treat but as we discovered, they are not all created equal. During our visit to Gregory Renard’s Cacao and Macarons shop on Due Daubenton we sampled some of his wonderful exotic flavors such as lavender, salted chocolate, lemon, pomegranate and pistachio, just to name a few. The owner was very...

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Vicki’s Foodie Blog From Paris: Part 1

Going to Paris? Be sure to ask your friends, that have been there, what they enjoyed the most and the least about their trip. It’s a great way to discover new adventures and avoid the bad ones. I recently mentioned to a friend that I was heading to Paris. She immediately told me about this wonderful food and wine tour she had done with Paris by Mouth. Being the foodie that I am I couldn’t wait to get home and check them out on the web. The company was founded by Meg Zimbeck, a foodie that moved to...

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Meet Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. read more

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