• Six Must-See Cultural Sites in Greece’s Macedonia Region

    Do you ever find yourself wondering about the culture and history of Greece? If so, consider planning a trip to this intriguing Mediterranean country, which is known as the birthplace of Western drama, Western literature and much more. When our family went to Greece, we visited five of the nine geographical regions. And, among the ones we visited was the Macedonia region in the Northern part of Greece. The Macedonia region is the country’s largest geographical region and it’s where you’ll find much of Greece’s agricultural production. It’s also where you’ll find several UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Sites. (FYI, this designation is given to…

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    Some Trip Essentials Can’t Be Shoved Into The Overhead

    According to travel experts, parents traveling on an airplane with kids should always have a carry-on bag with them that is filled with items they may need during their flight. Among the supplies that are typically recommended are snacks, wipes, a spare outfit, a lightweight jackets and age-appropriate forms of entertainment. I benefited greatly from following this advice when my girls were younger. But, my list of trip essentials never stopped there. I actually took several additional things with me when my family of four traveled together and none of them were ever shoved into a crowded overhead bin or stuffed under the seat in front of me. The things…

  • How To Make A Fall Wreath

    Thanks to my mom–who paints walls AND canvases, as well as creates window decor–I’ve always liked making beautiful things (and making things beautiful). Over the years, I’ve made gift baskets, floral arrangements, Christmas ornaments and Christmas wreaths. I once even made two velvety, gold-painted royal thrones and a standing rose bush for a school play, but that was a huge project that I’m fairly certain will only be revisited through photos and our memories! However, for various reasons, I haven’t done this during the past few years. But, I think that’s about to change. And, I kicked off my craft-making comeback this week by creating a colorful fall door wreath!…

  • Get Back To Dance This Fall With New Shoes

    Are you a theater or dance parent? If so, chances are, the fall session of your child’s fall theater or dance classes has already started or it will be kicking off soon. So, now’s the perfect time to replace your budding performer’s old dance shoes so they’ll be ready when their next recital, showcase or show takes place. My college-aged daughter recently bought a pair of jazz shoes from Dancewear Solutions and was impressed by the appearance of the shoe, as well as the fit and feel of the shoe when she was dancing in them. (Comfort and performance is of the utmost importance since she was recently hired to…

  • Five Yummy Greek Treats Every Foodie Should Try

    I am a foodie who is fascinated by savory and sweet foods alike. So, I make a point of visiting various bakeries and cafes when I’m traveling so that I can get a taste (no pun intended) of local fare. Fortunately, my hubby and girls are also always interested in doing the same thing. And, thanks to our trip to Greece, we’ve been able to add several more sweet treats to our list of family favorites. If you like exploring foods from different countries and cultures, I encourage you to try the below Greek treats–during a future trip to Greece or in your hometown–if you haven’t done so already. Your…