For my birthday, my husband got me a gift card for Audrey Claire COOK, a collaborative cooking demonstration in Philadelphia. I finally redeemed it, and we attended a class a couple weeks ago. The intimate cooking demonstrations take place in a Rittenhouse Square storefront. Chefs from

Every summer, millions of Americans embark on a July 4th weekend road trip. According to this article, published on cncbc.com this Monday, Sarah Chandler states, “45 percent of Americans are planning road trips this summer,” which does not surprise me. For someone without a license,

I recently wrote about my 5k Walk/Fun Run for Cancer research that my mom, family and a dedicated committee organize each year in memory of my late father, Allan E. Makowski, Sr. This year I was moved to receive support from my FXExpress family. My

My family recently traveled to State College, Pennsylvania, for yet another softball-filled weekend. We didn’t think we’d have much free time to explore, but thanks to some storms that rolled in, we had a rain delay, giving us some time to drive around. But

[caption id="attachment_101439" align="alignright" width="115"] © Jason Farber[/caption] Last weekend my friends and I went on our 19th annual Boys of Summer trip. While the trips are always built around baseball, we include plenty of sightseeing. This year we took a Segway tour through the area. Bike and

This past Saturday, I went to Peddler’s Village with my family for dinner and to walk around. It was a perfect day. When we got there, we put our name in for a table at Buttonwood Grill. The wait was about 30 minutes, as expected,

On the second night of our quick trip to Seattle in May, our party of five had reservations at The Carlile Room, just around the corner from The Camlin, our temporary home. It's also just across the street from the Paramount Theater, making it a

As a pizza snob with a lot of opinions about different styles and restaurants, I was not interested in trying the “new” De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pie in Yardley, Pennsylvania. The original, located in the Chambersburg section of Trenton, New Jersey, was a local landmark and

A couple weeks ago, on a Saturday, I made plans to see two movies in a short timeframe before heading out to watch my cousin’s band in New Hope. The movies were ones I had been looking forward to for a long time: Godzilla: King of

Thailand Tourism hosted a private screening for the local Los Angeles audience to introduce its new collaboration with DreamJobbing called The Local Traveler. The premise was to find a U.S. traveler and send them packing for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Thailand. The catch is

Access to the world’s most desirable places has become easier than ever, but oftentimes this presents a shared issue between locals and visitors: overtourism. As a relatively new phenomenon, overtourism occurs when cities or towns do not have the infrastructure to support massive numbers of

I joined softball fans worldwide in cheering when the sport was reinstated for the 2020 Olympics. Team USA will travel to Tokyo to bring home gold. Last weekend, though, Team USA was in Rosemont for games against the National Pro Fastpitch Chicago Bandits and the

Last week, I had the pleasure of flying on the first-ever direct flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Lisbon (LIS), Portugal. For the first time, TAP Air Portugal is offering a direct connection between the U.S. West Coast and Portugal. Portugal is hotter than ever at

Last week I introduced you to the start of our quick, two-night trip to Seattle. We packed a lot into our one full day in the city, taking advantage of sunny weather and 70-plus-degree temperatures (and this was early May!) to walk the several blocks

My husband and I recently visited Sonoma County for a wedding. Ahead of our visit, we were lucky enough to snag reservations at The French Laundry. The restaurant holds three Michelin stars and is frequently on a variety of “best restaurant” lists. If you’ve followed

As if the year wasn’t flying by already, I can’t believe the time has come. My boyfriend and I have planned to move out of New York City for the past year and, in two weeks, that plan will become a reality. While this city will