A Day Of Go-Karting, An Evening Of Pain Relief

 

Who knew a fun day of go-karting would turn into an evening – actually a weekend – requiring pain relief?

That’s when you realize you aren’t as young as you used to be!

The day started innocently enough – a welcome day out of the office racing coworkers around the track.

We raced not only to record our best time, but also to beat each other’s best times.

Oh yea – this was serious business.

Maybe it was the intensity of the competition or maybe it was the adrenaline of speed, but once I arrived home, I realized I was in PAIN!

After limping around for a few hours, I admitted I could use some pain relief.

Always on the lookout for products with ingredients that are safe for the whole family, my wife handed me PROCure Epsom Salt Gel Rub.

I’ll admit it – I wasn’t convinced about this chemical-free approach to pain relief – but luckily this gel really works!

Go-karting was insanely fun & now that I know I can handle the pain, I’m ready to go again.

And because this is so easy to use on-the-go, I can keep one at my office for next time.

Make sure you have PROCure Epsom Salt Gel Rub when you need it – order it on Amazon here.

10 Best Gifts For Travelers: 2017

If you’re looking for the best gifts for travelers in your life, get them something that makes the time they spend away from home just a bit better.

As business traveller & citizen of the world, traveling can be everything from fun & exciting to mundane & exhausting.

If you’re shopping for a frequent flier, there are some fantastic gifts you can choose from at all different price ranges.

If you’re looking for the best gifts for travelers in your life, get them something that makes the time they spend away from home just a bit better.

Looking to let the traveler in your life know they are on your mind?

Here are the best gifts for travelers 2017!

 

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Best Gifts for Travelers

These picks address different needs and are fantastic choices for travelers of all different ages and personality types.

And, because not all travelers’ needs and budgets are created equal, I’ve made getting the specific gift you’re looking for as easy as possible.

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The traveler in your life probably has some amazing stories to tell… and photos to go along with them!

A small but powerful camera is a must-have, and the Canon Rebel provides portability without compromising excellent quality – all for a fantastic price!

With several different styles and features available, there is something to meet every need and budget.

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Tumi is a brand that most travelers know, and the reviews are a great place to go to see why.

Durable, solid, and attractive are just a few of the words that happy customers use, and I couldn’t agree more.

Carry on options like this one are the envy of every traveler.

 

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Being able to drown out the noise around them is something that all travelers can appreciate.

These Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones are amazing for many reasons:

  • Noise canceling feature allows you to hear over the airport or airplane noise
  • WIRELESS for on the go convenience & sleeping comfortably on the plane
  • Long battery life!

Check out their fantastic reviews & pricing here.

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Traveling is stressful, and having a relaxing place to unwind in the midst of all the travel woes is so important.

With options all over the globe, there are quiet airport lounges waiting to welcome your traveler with their Priority Pass nearly anywhere they travel.

Check out all the Priority Pass options here.

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Traveling can get lonely, and what better way to keep spirits up than listening to some favorite music.

A portable wireless Bluetooth speaker like the JBL Xtreme makes every traveller feel at home on the road.

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Bang For Your Buck

Shock resistant, water resistant, and magnetic resistant, the G-Shock watch is designed to withstand nearly everything.

There is a unique style for everyone, so your toughest decision will be which cool watch to choose.

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The Kindle Fire 8 is affordable and loaded with features that make Amazon’s top choice.

With a 12 hour battery life and 16-32 GB of storage, it’s a traveler’s dream!

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A frequent travel will agree you can never underestimate the value of a good toiletry bag.

There are many toiletry bags to choose from, so there is something for everyone.

This Tumi bag is one of my favorites.

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Low Cost, High Impact Gifts

You find amazing gifts that will make a big impact in the life of your traveler, no matter what your budget.

And because looking sharp while traveling is important, why not take help where you can get it?

There is nothing better than no wrinkle dress shirts for someone who travels.

Short sleeve, long sleeve, patterned, solid, and so much more, Amazon can’t be beat when it comes to finding these no ironing needed shirts.

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If you can’t afford the Kindle Fire 8, save the money & go for last season’s model – the Kindle Fire 7.

Fast, reliable, and durable, it has both 8 GB and 16 GB options available.

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Looking for a wireless speaker that delivers on sound but doesn’t cost a fortune?

This portable wireless Bluetooth speaker is a favorite among travelers.

Water resistant with remarkable sound, it has a lot to offer for such a small price tag.

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Budget Friendly

Here are a few more fantastic gifts for travelers that won’t break your bank.

One of the most popular & most desired gifts is this external battery. Why? Because there’s nothing like getting halfway to a destination only to discover that you’ve got a dead battery. Never again!

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While you’re at it, throw an extra cable in with your charger since you never really can have enough phone cables!

With weight restrictions on luggage, travelers need to know their luggage is under the limit BEFORE heading to the airport.

This hanging luggage scale provides an easy fix.

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When it comes to packing efficiently, packing cubes are the way to go.

Convenient and high quality, these have been part of my traveling regiment for years.

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IMSA SportsCar Championship Race Is COMING

IMSA SportsCar Championship Race Is COMING


Spring Break may be over, but IMSA is ready to turn this guy’s frown…

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Upside down!

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Race is COMING soon – on May 6th!

IMSA races are exciting for sports car freaks like me because they combine of F1, NASCAR and Indy Car all in one race!

Yes, that’s right – Audi, Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, and Porsche…

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They will all go head to head!

The fastest, top of the line unique cars are racing together on FS1 – Saturday, May 6th from 7-10pm ET.

This time the race will be in Austin’s amazing Circuit of The Americas – a counter-clockwise circuit with 20 turns & home to the only Formula 1 race in the USA.

 

And if you’re looking for an excuse to attend the even in person – the ticket prices are ridiculously decent: $49 for day pass & $79 for the weekend.

But if, like me, you aren’t lucky enough to make it in person this year, you can still catch all the action on FS1 from 7pm-10pm ET, with the entire race simulcast on FOX Sports GO.

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Click here for all the details about this & other IMSA races.

How To Help Families In Need

 

Expecting a new baby was always an exciting time for our family.

But preparing for a new baby can also feel overwhelming – especially if finances are tight.

I just found out that 1-in-3 families struggle to provide diapers for their baby & there is something we can do to help with Huggies.

How To Help Families In Need

From today until April 29 2018, any purchases of Huggies Diapers or Wipes at any Walgreens, both in-store and online at Walgreens.com, Huggies will give an entire day’s worth of diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network for families in need.

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The goal of this program is to donate 1.5 million diapers and 250,000 wipes nationwide to the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN).

The surprising stats about the lack of diaper and wipes access make this an decision if your family is wondering how to help families in need.

We all want to make sure our little ones have everything they need at home, and simply purchasing Huggies from Walgreens can have a huge impact on a family.

 

In our house we buy Huggies wipes in bulk, so ordering them at Walgreens.com was an easy decision.

In addition, we bought extra diapers and wipes to donate to a nearby hospital, as I know they also are happy to receive donations.

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Will you join us in supporting families in need?

Will you place your next order of diapers or wipes from Walgreens.com?

Be sure to share this program with others, so they can learn how to help families in need too.

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The Best New Healthy Frozen Yogurt Is….


This year, my wife and I decided to clean up our eating at home.

This doesn’t mean eating only raw fruits and veggies like a family of cavemen, but more like being mindful of the list of ingredients on any foods we purchase.

We said goodbye to ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors and growth hormones.

Which frozen yogurt fits this bill?

Looking for a new healthy frozen yogurt? Here's a DELICIOUSLY healthy frozen yogurt you can find in the grocery store sourced from family farms!

Best NEW Healthy Frozen Yogurt

I could practically eat frozen yogurt every day for every meal.

This probably stems from my time living in Italy where gelato is its own food group.

So, last time I stopped in our local Winn-Dixie grocery store, I wandered down the freezer aisle craving a sweet treat for me and the kids.

As I starting picking up frozen yogurts & reading labels to find a cleaner alternative, I came across a new product by Kemps called Yo².

I picked up the Mudslide flavor and at first glance I noticed it didn’t have any of the things we are trying to steer clear from (added growth hormones, artificial flavors and high fructose corn syrup).

Kemps Yo² is made from natural yogurt sourced from family farms and infused with simple ingredients to create six delicious and fun flavors.

 

I left Winn-Dixie with the Mudslide flavor of Kemps Yo², and I couldn’t wait to get home to taste it with my kids.

My youngest daughter and I took our first bites and were blown away.

Looking for a new healthy frozen yogurt? Here's a DELICIOUSLY healthy frozen yogurt you can find in the grocery store sourced from family farms!

Other frozen yogurts we’ve bought have been hard to scoop, bland and we would have to get very creative at home with toppings to make it interesting for the kids.

The gooey chocolates, caramel and other infused flavors inside Kemps Yo² was a serious game changer for our family and no toppings needed.

Can’t wait to have one of my famous BBQs to share Kemps Yo² with my friends and family!

Looking for a new healthy frozen yogurt? Here's a DELICIOUSLY healthy frozen yogurt you can find in the grocery store sourced from family farms!

Why This Super Car Fan Loves Sebring Raceway

We live only 2 hours from the Sebring Raceway in Florida, but luckily you don’t have to live near Sebring, FL  to catch the upcoming sports car super race.

This 12-HOUR RACE from IMSA is a super car fan’s dream with everything from Ferrari to Lamborghini to Porsche to Aston Martin & more all racing together for 12 hours to win the coveted prize.

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It’s as much about the super cars (there will be 46 of them from 13 different brands) as it is about the Sebring Raceway.

Sebring Raceway Will Exhaust Drivers

The Sebring Raceway is America’s oldest road race track & was originally used as an airport during World War II.

The significance for this weekend’s race is that these high performance cars will have to prove themselves on 65-year-old worn & torn concrete!

After 12 hours of that, the endurance of both the cars & the drivers will be seriously tested.

Did I Mention The CARS?

I don’t know of any other race where F1 cars, NASCAR cars & Indy Car all race together on the same track!

We’ll be able to see inside the cars with the IMSA mobile app streaming LIVE from in-car cameras.

Whether you love racing, love cars or just want to tune in to catch the excitement, there’s no reason to miss this race.

The Sebring event weekend has already started with the grand finale – the WeatherTech Championship race – beginning at 12.30 this Saturday, March 18th & ending at 11pm!

You can catch it LIVE on TV with Fox Sports 1.

 

It will also be live online at Fox Sports Go.

 

 

Click here to learn more about IMSA & the event this weekend.

 

Peruvian Ceviche Recipe

When you think of Peru, you automatically think of amazing food like Peruvian ceviche.

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Peruvian Ceviche

Ceviche is the national dish of Peru and can be found on every restaurant menu when visiting the country.

There are so many variations of the dish using local fish and shellfish.

This light and refreshing dish may look intimidating, but it’s probably one of the simplest recipes to master.

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Serves 4-5

Ingredients

  • 4 fillets of fresh Tilapia
  • ½ purple onion
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Tobasco hot sauce
  • 12-15 Fresh limes

Directions

Start by cutting the tilapia in ½ inch cubes. Place them in a flat bottom dish, like one meant for casseroles.

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Cut the onion in half and in thin strips. Add sliced onions and chopped cilantro to the dish with the chopped fish.

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Squeeze 12 limes, or enough to barely cover the fish, onion and cilantro.

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Add salt, pepper and tobacco to taste.

Mix it together, cover it with saran wrap and place it in the fridge.

Remove thirthy minutes later, stir and put it back in the fridge for another 15 minutes.

Serve with a side of baked sweet potato slices and corn on the cob for a more traditional experience or just some fresh corn tortilla chips for snacking.

Buen provecho!



Amsterdam: Places To Visit

I hope Amsterdam is on your list of places to visit.

Traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands? Looking for tips on hotels & food during your visit to Amsterdam? Find your top 10 bucket list things to do in Amsterdam here: http://www.jetsetdaddy.com/amsterdam-places-visit

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Amsterdam: Places To Visit

We went a few years ago & while I wouldn’t suggest going in February (don’t we look cold!), Amsterdam is full of beautiful scenery & lovely people.

I usually plan out our entire trip ahead of time, but honestly for Amsterdam I didn’t do much travel planning.

We were living in London at the time, so it was cheap & easy to jump on the Eurostar & head to Amsterdam.

One thing I suggest is picking up this Top 10 Amsterdam Travel Guide.

It’s full of pictures, covers all the highlights & is small & lightweight, so it’s a handy reference.

Here’s a little video montage of our Amsterdam visit.
 



 

If you need a complete guide to Amsterdam NOW, you can download the ebook here from Lonely Planet.

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If you are planning ahead & want more detail than just the Top 10, order the book to be delivered to you here.

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Ropa Vieja: Crockpot Recipe

During one of my many work trips to Puerto Rico, I had the pleasure of trying Ropa Vieja and fell in love.

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Ropa Vieja

This Latin creole comfort food is one of the most well-known dishes of the west indies.

It’s even known as the national dish of Cuba.

The word Ropa Vieja, translates to “old clothes”.

Although its not the most attractive name, it was named to describe the shreds of meat, peppers, and onions resembling a mess of colorful fabrics.

Serves 4-5

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. of flank steak
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 six oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 8-10 oz. of mojo
  • ¾ large green bell pepper
  • 6 oz. of roasted red pepper (in a jar)

Directions

First you’ll need to season the meat with salt and pepper on both sides.

Place in slow cooker with tomato sauce.

Pour in the mojo sauce until it covers ½ of the meat.

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Cook until meat can be easily pulled apart by two forks (about 5 hours).

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Pull apart all of the meat and add sliced green peppers, sliced onion and sliced roasted red peppers.

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Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over white rice with a side of black beans.

Buen provecho!




Mexicanos Chiles Rellenos Recipe

There is nothing like Chiles Rellenos – a good, spicy dish that brings back the amazing memories of my time living in Mexico.

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Chiles Rellenos

I had the pleasure of visiting many cities across the country and getting to taste all of the different flavors.

One of my favorite dishes is the traditional Chiles Rellenos, or stuffed poblano peppers.

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Ingredients

  • 6 poblano peppers
  • 6 Roma tomatoes (medium sized)
  • ¼ of a medium white onion
  • 1tsb of minced garlic
  • Quesadilla cheese
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

Directions

Cut a slit in the poblano peppers and remove all seeds from the inside.

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Place six poblano a large frying pan with no oil and let brown on each side by turning them every minute on high heat for a total of 5-6 minutes.

When browned on each side, remove the poblano Peppers from the heat and place them inside of a plastic zip lock bag to allow them to “sweat” and loosen the skin of the pepper (about 5 minutes).

Remove the peppers from the bag and remove the very top layer of the skin carefully.

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Boil the tomatoes and the onion in water for about 3 minutes.

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Remove them from the water and place the tomatoes and onion in a blender. Blend until it resembles a tomato sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Stuff the poblano peppers with strips of the quesadilla cheese. Place them in a large, oiled skillet on high heat for about 30 seconds on each side to allow the cheese to melt.

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Place on the plate and cover with the tomato sauce.

Buen provecho!