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5 Family Food Tours You Must Experience

What better way to experience a new country or city and spend an unforgettable weekend with your family than taking in a family-friendly foodie tour? This is a great alternative to traditional sightseeing tours. Food tours also offer a unique opportunity to try some tasty treats, discover the culinary culture, and get familiar with the history and tourist attractions of a city along the way.  

 

Here are 5 food tours every family should experience while on vacation.

 

  1. Sugartooth Tours

Sugartooth is the first choice on our list of family foodie tours. It’s meant to make your life sweeter and encourage you to visit the famous local vendors. During this dessert food tour, you can try some of best local desserts and familiarize yourself with both the cultural and culinary history of New York City. Sugartooth comes in various themes like Bright Lights & Broadway, Ice Cream Summer Sundays, Sweeter than Sugar, and Find Heaven in Hell’s Kitchen.

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  1. Capitol Hill Food Tour

The Capitol Hill Food Tour (also known as DC Metro Food Tour) allows families to explore the most beautiful and diverse spots while eating their way through Washington. You will discover a lot of family-run eateries along the way, which serve up a broad spectrum of delicious meals, including Italian desserts, Anglo-Indian food, as well as traditional Greek and Salvadorian dishes.

 

  1. Little Havana Food Tour

This is considered a perfect tour for families with children since it introduces kiddies to famous Cuban heritage and culture. The tour lasts about 2.5 hours and comprises six stops, passing by Calle Ocho, Miami. These are some of the things you can try during this amazing foodie tour:

 

  • Tropical guava pastry
  • Cuban sandwich
  • Picadillo- and plantain-stuffed empanadas
  • Mamey ice cream
  • Guarapo juice
  • Cuban coffee

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  1. Nafplio Family Food Tour

A one-of-a-kind food tasting experience, Nafplio Family Food Tour lets the families discover the culinary of this gorgeous Greek city. The local food experts will guide you through the charming streets. They’ll introduce the most representative parts of Nafplio city to your family while showing off to the best of traditional Greek cuisine.

 

There are lots of tasty foods for you and your family to enjoy, including famous Greece ice cream and traditional Greek coffee, delicious pies and puff pastries, as well as a variety of desserts and sweet delights like homemade jams, loukoumi, and much more.

 

  1. Mamma Mia Rome Tour

Have you ever tried popular Roman foods? If yes, this is a great opportunity for you to try them again with your family and experience the most delicious tour in Rome. In this 3-hour guided foodie tour, you will be enjoying some of the most popular local bites. Whether you are a fan of savoury snacks or sweets, there will certainly be something that can fit your taste. In addition, there are different cool things for the little ones to enjoy, such as an educational yet fun quiz about Rome and remarkable treasure hunt.

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So, what are you waiting for? Book a family tour, grab your kiddies, pack the bags, and indulge in yummy treats this summer!

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World Cup Fever and Summer Holidays Sneaking Up on Us

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Freddie Flintoff and Ricky Wilson singing the unofficial anthem. Image by Pokerstars

The whole family is a bit smitten with the football fever that is spreading across England. With Russia being almost in the same time zone as us, there are no night games for us to try to stay awake. Even better, none of the England games are taking place during school hours, so everyone will be able to watch without risking being too tired the next morning.

 

Two years ago, at the end of year four, Ella’s favourite sport was cricket, and a year later, it was football. Speaking of combining cricket and football, it turns out that cricket legend Freddie Flintoff and Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson have created an unofficial England anthem for the FIFA World Cup! The tune is Boney M.’s 1970s disco hit “Rasputin” and the new lyrics pay tribute to Harry Kane, ‘the goal machine’.

 

Building on the football theme, I may try to get all the little ones interested in learning a bit more about each of the 32 countries taking part in the World Cup. I am thinking we could find the flags and print them out as well as finding out the capital, the population, languages spoken, main import and export goods, average temperatures during the year, reasons to visit as a tourist, etc. As a bonus, the flags will look incredible as bunting, helping us all to get into the right mood ahead of England’s three games in the group.

 

England’s Group Games

England has got Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in their group. The first game is against Tunisia on 18 June, and it’ll be a rough game as they are ranked just below us by FIFA. Our second game is against Panama on Sunday, 24 June. Panama is ranked as one of the weakest teams in the World Cup, so hopefully, it’ll be an easy win.

 

In the final group game on Thursday, 28 June, we play Belgium, and I am told this is set to be a difficult game. With 15 of the Belgian players playing in the Premier League, the England manager Gareth Southgate and his leadership team will know them well; and they’ll know our players.

 

Summer Bucket List

Smores
American style S-mores, the perfect campfire snack.  Photo by Unknown, CC0 Public Domain

 

When the World Cup is finished in the middle of July, the summer holidays are not far away. Realising there won’t be much time between now and then, with exams and football all happening at the same time, I have already now been looking back at Ella and KayCee’s summer bucket list for 2017. We still have a few items we never managed to do, and I am hoping we can cover them this year; together with quite a few new ones, of course. Things we never managed to do from the old list included eating ice cream and doughnuts for breakfast, eating from a food truck and making summer smoothies as well as American-style S’mores.

Sitting down with Ella and KayCee to create their summer bucket list is special each year as it means we plan for the summer break, ensuring everyone has something to look forward to doing. It also helps to have a long list of things to do when the weather may force us to make alternative plans with short notice. What are your plans for the summer?

 

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New Dresses For Our Anniversary Holiday

We’ll be celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary at the end of April. Whenever possible, we like to go away for a week for our anniversary.

My mum usually comes to have the children while we’re away because they’re at school but this year their elder brother, Jervais, is coming to stay for the week. We’re going to stay in a chalet in Norfolk but a different place to where we went last year. We went to Mundesley last year; this year we’re going to Hemsby.

New Dresses

The recent wonderful weather looks set to continue so I was delighted when Fashion World got in touch and asked if I’d like some new dresses 🙂

I’m usually a t-shirt and leggings kind of gal but I figured I could get some dresses that I could wear with leggings! I’m not very adventurous when it comes to buying new clothes. I stick to black, grey and navy blue usually and clothes that will cover my belly and arms.

When I saw all the gorgeous dresses I decided to be brave and pick things I wouldn’t normally choose.

Colour!

I admit I did pick a grey dress for my first choice but not just because it was grey. The style is nice and it looks so comfortable.

new dress - grey ruffle

I was a bit more adventurous with my next choices; I actually moved away from black and grey!

New red dress new dresses - pink floral

Even though the colour of the next dress is more me, the style is not something I would usually choose. Also, it’s not really a dress you can wear leggings with so I’ll have to be brave when I wear this. It’s been years since I showed my legs!

New dresses - light blue and white

My final choice is more my usual colour and style. I love this one the most. It’s really comfortable, looks good with leggings and was perfect to wear when we went for Sunday lunch at a local pub today to celebrate Aiden’s upcoming 18th birthday and my step-daughter, Kellyann’s birthday. They both have their birthday in Tuesday but Kellyann lives in Sheffield and won’t be here so we celebrated today 🙂

I can’t wait for our holiday next week, I’m so excited!

 

Please note: I was sent these lovely dresses in return for this blog post

5 Things you should know about vaser liposuction

Vaser liposuction is a type of fat removal process that works by using ultrasound technology to contour the body precisely. If you’re new to this slimming procedure and want to learn more, you’re in the right place. This article will share 5 things you need to know about vaser liposuction: how it works, pros and cons, and how much it costs.

 

Vaser liposuction

  1. How does vaser liposuction work?

VASER is actually short for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. It uses ultrasound technology to deliver energy pulses that gradually break apart fat cells in the body. It’s minimally invasive being that it only uses a small probe to deliver the ultrasonic vibrations to the target area. Fatty tissues are then emulsified gently and is then removed through liposuction. There’s less recovery time for this type of procedure and there is not much postoperative pain.

 

  1. How is it different from other forms of liposuction?

There are many types of liposuction procedures out there, there’s regular liposuction, laser, cryolipolysis, and so on. It pays to know the difference between all of them, so that you know as a patient what your options are. What’s important to know about all these procedures is that they’re all the same. They’re all forms of liposuction, the only difference is the tool used. Vaser uses the tool VASER, which employs ultrasound technology to melt down fats. Cryolipolysis uses a coolsculpting machine to freeze fat cells until they disintegrate on their own. There are other forms of liposuction that is laser assisted, fluid assisted, vibration assisted, and so much more. It’s best to consult with a doctor to know which one’s best for you.

 

  1. Benefits of vaser liposuction

There are a lot of benefits to choosing vaser liposuction as a fat loss procedure. One is that it’s minimally invasive so it doesn’t damage the surrounding cells and tissues, and it leaves no scars on the patient’s skin. This also makes recovery time quicker than other procedures that take you further under the knife. Patients do not experience a lot of pain, and there’s very minimal swelling and soreness observed after the procedure. Having a low down time enables the patients to return to their regular activities in no time, instead of being confined for weeks. Sagging skin is also minimized using this procedure, so you get to achieve tighter and more toned looking skin.

 

  1. Disadvantages of vaser liposuction

One of the major disadvantages of vaser lipo is that it can get very costly if you decide to repeat the procedure. Per treatment, there’s only a limited amount of fat that could be taken out and to some, it doesn’t show any significant difference. This solution doesn’t guarantee immediate results as well, sometimes it could take months for the fat loss to be visible.

 

  1. How much does it cost?

Vaser liposuction costs generally depends on the clinic and the doctor employing the said procedure. But more importantly, it depends on how much fat is to be removed on the target area, as this would tell the amount of resources that will be used for the procedure. Another factor that dictates the price of the treatment would be the precision required, as there’s Vaser hi-def, Vaser 4D, etc. And then, the density of the surrounding tissues on the target area is also considered, as this would tell how fast the fat can be removed from a certain part. On the average, it would cost you $6,000 for a single treatment.

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