National Geographic’s ‘Ultimate Journeys for Two’ Dares Couples to Dream Big and Embrace Adventure [REVIEW]

Mike and Anne Howard glamping
Mike and Anne Howard glamping (Photo courtesy HoneyTrek, Facebook)

Indulgent spa days. Languid afternoons whiled away on sunny beaches and nights wrapped in high thread count sheets. Fine wine and epic meals served at Michelin star restaurants. While those things might be what some honeymooners dream of doing together as they enter the wonderful world of marriage, you won’t find those things described in Mike and Anne Howard’s Ultimate Journeys for Two. Rather, they invite you to venture off the beaten path and blaze new trails as you discover one another and the world around you.

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Orange Strawberry Smoothie [RECIPE]

Orange Strawberry Smoothie
Blend up this yummy breakfast beverage the night before for a refreshing summertime treat. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Summertime heat can be brutal, so quench your thirst with this delicious orange strawberry smoothie. Best part is, you can make it in advance to enjoy anytime you start craving this fruity citrus blend.

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‘There Will Be Lobster’ Examines One Woman’s Battle with Depression and Anxiety [REVIEW]

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Even when your world is turned upside down, there are things to look forward to… including lobster. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We hate to admit it, but we are right there in the zone when so many of our friends are going through a midlife crisis for various reasons. Spouses flip their wigs and ask for divorces after decades of marriage. Others are devastated when they suddenly lose their mates in death. Parents watch their kids leave the nest and don’t know what to do with themselves. And so many lose their jobs due to downsizing, the pandemic, or something else. The list goes on and on, and it can all become a bit much. Few people really like change, and when it comes at you with both barrels, it can be near impossible to deal with. Enter Sara Arnell, a successful businesswoman who was at the top of her game before she faced similar struggles. Now in her memoir, There Will Be Lobster, she shares a message of hope and survival, and how she managed to get her life back on track after being derailed in a spectacular fashion.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges [RECIPE]

Roasted sweet potato wedges
With the perfect blend of sweet and salty, our roasted sweet potato wedges are easy to make and totally yummy! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Like so many of you, we are busy people. So we are always looking for ways to get dinner on the table quickly, without relying on takeout or frozen dinners. One way we do this is by making full use of our range. While we may be searing pork chops or fish on the stove top, we like to make the oven work just as hard as the burners so everything finishes up right on time. Our roasted sweet potato wedges are easy to prepare and cook in under 30 minutes to help you feed your family in a hurry. Best of all, they are super delicious!

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‘Aloha With Love’ [EXCERPT]

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A woman returns to her Hawaiian hometown to receive her inheritance. (Photo by Canva)

We love a good, clean Hallmark love story, especially when it is set in a gorgeous destination and populated with characters who are easy to like. In Aloha With Love, one of the channel’s favorite screenwriters, Terence Brody, joins forces with author Lindy Miller to present a feel-good story about a young woman who inherits a dilapidated Victorian house in Hawaii where she must work with her sister and an annoying contractor to restore the building to its former glory. Enjoy the excerpt!

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