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Have You Been There?

Have You Been There?

“Have you been there?” she asked, and that started a discussion about exactly what it means to have “been somewhere.” When I flew home from China last summer, I had an eight hour layover in Korea. I didn’t leave the airport. When people ask me what countries I have...
How To Make Pasta From Scratch

How To Make Pasta From Scratch

Fresh pasta from scratch is a favorite in the Knight household. Fresh pasta cooks in three minutes and is fun to make. And you can customize it: in another blog post I described how I made lime pasta to complement a shrimp filling. My usual go-to pasta recipe contains...
Traveling with Children

Traveling with Children

I’ve found that traveling can require a significant amount of planning.  When I plan to travel with my children, I’ve discovered that there are a few ways to ensure that they remain safe and have fun while creating new memories. Pack Activities I try to make sure my...
FLIPANY

FLIPANY

I first learned of FLIPANY when I answered a call for volunteers for a “foodie fundraising event to support a charity that focuses on childhood health and nutrition.” It seemed like a perfect fit! Standing for Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to...
How to Avoid Common Mistakes as a Beginner Homebrewer

How to Avoid Common Mistakes as a Beginner Homebrewer

I’ve been brewing my own beer at home since 2000; almost two decades! Learning how to brew your own beer is a journey, and like many journeys, there will be mistakes along the way. To avoid these mistakes and make the most of your new craft, here’s some advice. Find a...
Hosting an Excellent Outdoor Family Cookout

Hosting an Excellent Outdoor Family Cookout

I posted about planning a dinner party back in May. I love to host and the act of bringing friends and family together, around a great spread of delicious food, is something that brings me joy. Summertime calls for backyard barbecues, unless you live in Miami like I...
Walking with Detour

Walking with Detour

Following my own advice, I recently took a four day weekend and visited New York City. Right before I left, I read the news that Detour, a GPS guided walking tour app, had been acquired by Bose and was available for free. I downloaded it and all of the New York City...
What’s The Best Camera for Your Travels?

What’s The Best Camera for Your Travels?

Cameras are one of the many essential items that travelers commonly bring on journeys. However, anyone in the market for a new camera may find it difficult to choose from the many options now available on the market. There are many types of cameras in a wide variety...
How Dr. Colin Knight Plans a Dinner Party

How Dr. Colin Knight Plans a Dinner Party

Planning a dinner party can be a laborious task, so it’s important to go into it with an effective plan and clever tips to ease the cost and effort involved. Invite guests Entertaining party guests is the core concept of any dinner party, so my first order of...
The Different Types of Home Exchanges

The Different Types of Home Exchanges

In Dr. Colin Knight’s last blog, he wrote about how he got into home exchanges and the safety of it. This blog explains the different types of exchanges you can do.  — There are three types of exchanges: simultaneous, non-simultaneous, and multi-party. You...