ABOUT US

We’re {nearly} empty nesters with wanderlust! Home base is North Carolina and we like to visit far and wide in addition to our home state.   Being pretty close to cruise ports (Charleston, SC and Florida are our main departure points) we’ve taken up cruising as a hobby and go as much as we can.  Kristen has lots and lots of insider tips for cruisers, write to me and ask if I haven’t blogged about something you want to know about Carnival!

We’re a blended family that merged 5 teenagers while 4 of them were in high school. Happily, Todd is everyone’s favorite funnyman and his great sense of humor helped us transition into a family.  He's a stellar husband who makes me laugh at least once every day.  He'll be chiming in from time to time as he feels the urge, he's got a confirmed fan club just from his Facebook and Twitter posts, and sometimes he's just got to let it out.

Todd lived in 7 different countries in South America in his 20’s as a geophysicist and in addition to being bilingual in Spanish and English he also got bit by the travel bug (also a malaria mosquito in the Amazon, but that’s a story for another day.)  He’s lived in a tent mounted on a barge on the Amazon River, his office closet in Buenos Aires (hey, he was just 24) and a penthouse with staff in a capital city.  He’s up for adventures, and his latest forays have taken him to a mining camp in Honduras.

As a team, we tend to go a little more luxurious and a little more traditional then his early career days, such as exploring Southwest national parks, visiting an acquaintances spectacular vacation home in Cabo San Lucas anytime we’re invited, the beaches and shores of the East coast and needless to say, we’ll cruise anywhere, ocean or river, US or abroad.  We have a map at home we’re tracking our travels and we want to see as much as we can see in this next chapter of coupledom.  We travel about equally by ourselves and with another couple or group of friends and family.

So welcome to Dish + Delish and we can chat about great food from my kitchen (I’m a confirmed foodie), dish about our on the road travels and yeah, stories about our blended family.  You’ll definitely find me sneaking in some great organizational ideas, organizing is my stress-reliever and hobby!  I love nothing more than making a pantry work for its owner or sharing my recipe organization or couponing planning ideas.

Grab a cup of coffee, your Carnival cruise questions, a map and join us!

 

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