Barrel & Bushel: A Stop That Can't Be Missed!

Friday, February 5, 2016
Heather

His passion for food is tangible, you can feel it, you can taste it. Chef Dan Dienemann pulls up a chair next to our table and starts to describe that passion, and how it is incorporated into the food he prepares and serves every day at Barrel & Bushel. So much passion for a restaurant I might not normally think to visit if I wasn’t already staying at The Hyatt Regency at Tysons Corner right next door. I can’t believe anyone could possibly miss out on this place. By the way, the picture above is his take on Chicken & Waffles! Bourbon french toast, B&B pickles, B&B hot sauce and buttered amber maple syrup. Is your mouth watering yet? You know you want some.

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Best Western Dry Creek Inn - A Wonderful Surprise In Wine Country

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Heather

Our family loves Best Western’s; I don’t think that’s much of a secret or surprise. What is a surprise especially to us is how different each of them can be. You expect chains to be “cookie-cutter”, but with Best Western, you are dealing with different owners making their hotel a fantastic place for you! There is not another shining example like this than with the Best Western Dry Creek Inn.

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Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn - A Fantastic Family Friendly Sonoma Hotel

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Heather

When traveling with kids through the beautiful Sonoma Valley, you need to stay somewhere close to soak it all in. You also need somewhere that feels like home, I found that with The Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn. In the heart of Sonoma sits this fantastic hotel with so much to offer families, solo travelers and even the lucky business travelers passing through.  Apart from the super spacious rooms (that even have a fireplace), you can count on a hot breakfast, fabulous pool, free laundry facilities, warm inviting communal spaces, and more!

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Marlin Apartments: Your Home Away From Home In London

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Heather

Planning a trip to London can be both exciting and completely overwhelming. Where do you go? What will you see? But more importantly, where will you stay? The most obvious choice might be to find a hotel near attractions; you might be surprised to find out, though; that it isn’t your only option.

We travel to new places to see attractions, meet interesting people, and have experiences that haven’t been done before. When staying at a hotel, you really only meet other guests that are just like you. I believe living like a local gives you a real view of the city you are in and everything it holds for you. My recent stay with Marlin Apartments in London gave me the ultimate experience of local life, food, and culture.

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T-Bones Chophouse - A Cut Above The Rest

Friday, January 15, 2016
Heather

Upscale dining options in Vegas can get overwhelming, there are celebrity chef restaurants that try to get you with the “fame” and others that try to claim the have the best “fill in the blank” you’ve ever had, but really the “best I’ve ever had” in Vegas is located off the strip; introducing… T-Bones Chophouse. It unassumingly sits inside The Red Rock Casino & Resort and in my opinion the name doesn’t quite give it the recognition it rightly deserves. Before making our reservations I hadn’t had the time to look at reviews or do any research like I normally do, I had no idea what to expect.

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About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food and ways of life.

We love watching them learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world for the first time and made memories that will last a lifetime.