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48 Hours in Miami Beach – Day 2

It’s been said that the Miami/South Beach culinary scene is on the brink of a cultural revolution – one that integrates the burgeoning urban farm phenomenon known as “farm-to-table,” the  authenticity of the city’s Cuban and Haitian cuisine, and the emergence of new cooking styles such as “Floribbean,” and “Nuevo Latin” that combine signature flavors and ingredients of surrounding […]

48 Hours in Miami Beach – Day 1

When the darkness and chill of winter descends on the north east coast, it’s usually time for these Contessas to seek out the warm sun and soft, sandy beaches. So at the first sign of snowfall (ok, it was more like the first time temps hit below 45 degrees) we logged onto Google Flights, packed […]

Penns View Inn/Panorama Restaurant – Philadelphia

There are few places in the world that make us feel like at home when we’re traveling. There’s nothing like warm and hospitable hotel staff, clean and comfortable bedding, and wholesome and fulfilling meals cooked with love to do the trick. For us, our recent trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania introduced us to such an establishment: Penn’s […]

Charleston, SC

If you’re looking for a great family vacation this summer, you’ll want to check out Charleston, South Carolina. As the quintessential southern town that has no shortage of charm or beauty, it is at the top of our list of “must-see” U.S. destinations!  So sit back, relax, grab a glass a wine, and let us take […]