Friday, June 8, 2012

Checkout the Fantastic Roadtrip-a-Matic on!

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The weather is finally warming up; my shorts and flip flops are out from storage and many of the kids in my neighborhood are done with school. This can only mean one thing – summer is here! I don’t know about you but boy, oh boy, I love summer! In my household, summer means vacation time! With the awesome weather, it’s hard to just stay home. Both Kevin and I enjoy going on roadtrips and I must say that we try to do it as often as we can. As much as we love going on roadtrips, there is one thing that we do not look forward to. The planning! Planning a roadtrip can be pretty daunting at times. There are just so many things to look into. Where do we go first? What sights and atttractions should we visit? Which route should we take? Where is a good place to stay? Are there any good restaurants along the way? There are just so many things to think about when you start planning for a roadtrip.


Because of its proximity to NJ (where we are currently based), both Kevin and I love to make roadtrips to Pennsylvania. There are just so much to see and do there. One of our go to places when we plan our pa-roadtrips is the website. I was on there a while ago, surfing for new places that we could visit when I stumbled upon the Roadtrip-a-Matic. The road trip whaaat, you ask? The Roadtrip-a-Matic! If you haven’t heard of it, you are missing out. Check this out. The Roadtrip-a-Matic offers dozens of ready-to-ride roadtrips for visitors to Pennsylvania who are looking for outdoor experiences, small town charm, historic landmarks and so much more. In short, the Roadtrip-a-Matic does the planning for us and we need to do is pack! How awesome is that? Gone are the days when we need to spend days (months even) going through all kinds of information, just to plan a roadtrip for our family. No more headaches, just a whole lot of fun!

There are a whole lot of different roadtrips to choose from. No matter what your interest may be, there is bound to be something for you. Among some of the interesting and fun roadtrips offered on the Roadtrip-a-Matic is the Tour d' Art, Small Town Charmy, Spree – The Shoppers Roadtrip, Artisan Ways and Shutterbugs. For those of you with kids, I am sure they would enjoy the Kidsylvania, PA 101 or maybe even the Ghost Rides. Being self-professed foodies, I would have to say that our favorite roadtrip would have to be the Taste Buds on Tour. There are three different roadtrips on the Taste Buds on Tour series. Since PA is home to the oldest operating brewing company in the United States, not too mention dozens and dozens of independent craft breweries, Kevin and I would love to check out the Hoppy Trails To You roadtrip. Three days of learning the craft of beer brewing from various breweries while sampling different types of lagers, pilsners, stouts and porter sounds like a super fun roadtrip! No matter what your interest may be, there is bound to be a roadtrip for you. Go ahead to the VisitPa website and checkout the Roadtrip-a-Matic. Your dream roadtrip is just a click away!

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Try Quaker's NEW Soft Baked Bars Today!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats. All opinions are 100% mine.

I don’t know if you have noticed, but I am beginning to realize that these days, people are starting to live healthier. They exercise more and watch what they eat. I don’t know if it’s because we are now little older and somewhat wiser, but I do know that Kevin and I have been trying to live a healthier lifestyle.  I remember the days when we were still in college. We would stuff ourselves silly with all kinds of unhealthy snacks and food. These days, we make a point to look for more wholesome food when we go grocery shopping. Another thing that we have learnt over the years is that we should not skip breakfast and that it’s alright to snack, as long as it’s done in moderation and we snack on healthy snacks.

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We are always on the go and that’s why we love simple, easy to eat meals and snacks. While we were out shopping the other day, we came across a new product by Quaker Oats – the Quaker Soft Baked Bar that comes in two flavors, Cinnamon Pecan Bread and Banana Nut Bread. They looked so good and yummy; we just had to try it. It makes a great breakfast snack as well as something that we can snack on to keep us going until our next meal. It is made with real fruits and nuts that is perfect when we want to eat on the go. If you have a little more time, you should try warming it up in the microwave for a real bakery experience. It’s totally delicious! Not only is it tasty, it’s really healthy too! At only 140 calories, it’s packed with 5g of Fiber, 6g of Protein and it’s an excellent source of 5 B-Vitamins!

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Out of the two flavors, I totally love the Banana Nut Bread. Made with real bananas and almonds, the Quaker Soft Baked Bars Banana Nut Bread flavor is not only really tasty but it only contains 3.5g of total fat per serving! It’s really good when I warm it up in the microwave for breakfast. I taste like eating a yummy slice of banana bread for breakfast! Kevin on the other hand likes the Cinnamon Pecan Bread flavor. It contains crunchy pecans, chewy raisins and a cinnamon flavor that he totally loves. Not only does he eat it for breakfast but he would eat it as a snack in the office or when he is driving around at the port.  We both love Quaker’s Soft Baked Bars. Not only is it yummy but it’s healthy too. Don’t just take our word for it. Go out and get some for yourselves today!

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