5 Reasons You Need To Take The Kids to Santa Fe NM in 2018
Chilis galore at the Santa Fe Farmer's Market

5 Reasons You Need To Take The Kids to Santa Fe NM in 2018

Santa Fe is the city different with a bustling art scene, a cultural hub and a restaurant scene that will have foodies from both sides of the coast drooling with jealousy

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Kids cooking it up for their parents in New Orleans hotel
Kitchen Kids program at Omni Royal Orleans hotel

Kids cooking it up for their parents in New Orleans hotel

I like that Omni is as interested in encouraging kids to expand their palates when they are on vacation as in feeding their parents. As part of its Sensational Kids program

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On a culinary tour of New Orleans with a former history teacher
Naif Shahady leads New Orleans Culinary Tour

On a culinary tour of New Orleans with a former history teacher

We’re in the so-called Mystery Dining Room at Antoine’s in New Orleans, the famous restaurant that has been operated continuously by the same family since 1840, our first stop on a wonderful New Orleans Culinary History Tour through the French Quarter led by former history teacher Naif Shahady.

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An old-fashioned family crab boil in Lake Charles, LA
Marilyn Dawdy with dinner

An old-fashioned family crab boil in Lake Charles, LA

I’m at a Fais-Do-Do, A Cajun Dance party, at Travel Media Showcase and Marilyn Dawdy, I learn, mid-lesson, is catering the big event for the conference in the Lake Charles Civic Center overlooking Lake Charles.

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Families learning the culinary arts on vacation

We’re fans of including cooking classes in our travels, learning to make mole with our kids in Oaxaca, Mexico and pasta with other young travelers in Lucca, Italy. We learned to make crab cakes on a Windstar cruise ship, after following the chef to a local market in Croatia. Wherever we go, at the very least we make sure to visit local food markets.

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