Everyday Travel

Places To Visit: Hilton Waikoloa Village

As temperatures cool off, travelers aren’t the only ones heading to warmer climates — Humpback whales journey to the refreshing waters of Hawaii, and Hilton Waikoloa VIllage offers guests the chance to Sail with the Whales*, Dec.1, 2012 through April 15, 2013, starting at $274/night.

Everyday Food & Drink Recipes

Spicy Cheddar-Stuffed Burgers

These burgers feature cheddar cheese that melts between two patties instead of on top of one. However, mixing chipotle pepper purée with the ground meat before stuffing the patties adds a deliciously spicy kick to the burgers themselves. Have tomatoes, red onion, lettuce, mustard, and mayonnaise on hand for guests to dress the hamburgers as they please.


How Your Kids Can Receive a Letter from Santa

The U.S. Postal Service is helping keep the enchantment of Santa Claus alive with its “Letters From Santa” program. “Letters From Santa” allows a parent, grandparent or any person in a child’s life to mail a letter to their child “From Santa,” postmarked from the North Pole.

Everyday Food & Drink Recipes

Turkey Sloppy Joes

When Sarah says “sloppy joe,” the phrase “healthy food” doesn’t really come to mind, does it? Well it will after you see this recipe. She will show you how to make a turkey sloppy joe that’s just as delicious, juicy, and comforting as the original, but far better for you. What’s the secret? She will swap 3/4 pound ground turkey (93 percent lean, dark meat) for the traditional beef — far less fat, and then adds chunks of sweet potato to it, which contributes healthy bulk in the form of good-for-you-fiber.


Extending Your Table this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, my parents will be up North and I surely will be missing them. Each Thanksgiving, my family makes sure to go all out. They are the kind of parents who will invite over anyone who doesn’t have a place to go and serve ham, turkey, and anything else you can think of.


Places To Visit: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Miami

Miami is one of the most visited cities in the United States—and for good reason. Referred to by some as “America’s Riviera,” Miami and its famous beaches attract millions of sunbathing travelers every year. Here are a few things you might not know about Miami, including where the name originates and just how much sun its beaches get each year.