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Brooklyn Cheap Eats Getaway!

  One of the fabulous things about living smack dab in the middle of the East Coast is that we have several major cities within a few hours’ drive: Philly, Baltimore, Charlottesville, and Washington D.C.,  to name a few. Whether it’s signing up for a White House tour, catching a Broadway show, shopping endlessly, visiting the National Aquarium, or a host of other experiences, you’ve got options. Tons of them. And, if you’re a foodie like me, those regional destinations become even more amazing, especially when THE foodie mecca is a mere three-and-a-half hour drive away! A Brooklyn cheap eats getaway? Yes, you must. I’ll show…

  Personally, I am not an amusement parker. I visit them, under duress, to please my thrill seeking family. I don’t like crowds, I don’t do heat, I hate being overcharged for random trinkets, and standing in line makes my back sore. Despite all that, I usually wind up having a blast in between bouts of screaming in real fear for my life and moments of feeling like I may truly barf up every single piece of the delectable funnel cake I devoured for lunch. Because dang it, I love funnel cake. And seeing my kids laugh uproariously at my…

  On my most recent visit to Washington DC, I paid to spend an evening with five other people locked in a room under surveillance. No, it was not part of some crazy mid-life crisis scenario. (Mind out of the gutter, folks.) It was Escape Room DC. You. Must. Try. This. It is like nothing you’ve ever done before. Escape Room DC is the latest in a growing trend of places around the globe locking up civilians and forcing them to figure our how to escape their rooms. In a nutshell, these are fully-immersive live games in which small groups of people are given a series…

  I am NOT an outdoorsy person. It’s one of those things I feel particularly guilty about. Not guilty enough to like change it, but guilty enough to be like, man, I sure wish I liked being outside more because it’s kinda nice when I look at it from my window. And my kids. They LOVE being outside. They soak up all things active and outdoorsy. Swimming, hiking, biking, camping, snow boarding, spelunking (not even sure what that is, but I know one of them did it once). They are constantly begging me to do things that are miles outdoors-where-the-bugs-and-the-sun-are-all-over-you away…