theBlu An Underwater VR Experience @ The Natural History Museum Open until June 18, 2017

What would it be like to swim alongside manta rays, angler fish, and a blue whale? Well, you can – in virtual reality! All you need to do is wear a VR headset and you will discover what it is like to swim up close to a jellyfish (my favorite!) or a Whale.

 

In this high-tech, immersive experience, you’ll explore the ocean and it’s really like you are there! I had the opportunity and really thought this was an amazing experience! My favorite was seeing the jellyfish!

 

This 6-minute expedition is great for any virtual reality skill level. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the latest in VR technology and explore some of the world’s most remarkable marine ecosystems. This is an exhibit that you don’t want to miss!

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Advanced timed-tickets required

Members $8, Nonmembers $10 with General Admission. For ages 10 and up.

Find out more here.

Self Disclosure: I had the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum to facilitate this post. 

Dunkin’ Donuts Celebrates National Donut Day With Free Donuts Dunkin’ Donuts’ sweet celebration June 2 offers guests in Los Angeles a free classic donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage

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National Donut Day is Friday, June 2, and donut devotees can rejoice by ringing in the holiday at Dunkin’ Donuts with a free classic donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day on June 2 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

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Along with Dunkin’ Donuts’ popular classic donuts, guests can try two new donut varieties featuring fun and colorful new sprinkle toppings. The Vanilla Cake Batter Donut features vanilla-flavored cake batter filling, frosted with chocolate icing and topped with confetti sprinkles, while the Dunkin’ Donuts Sprinkles Donut is frosted with white icing and topped with pink and orange sprinkles shaped like the brand’s iconic “DD” logo. Both are available now through the summer at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

 

National Donut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June. Dunkin’ Donuts has been serving guests signature donuts for 67 years. As the #1 retailer of donuts in America, the company sells 2.8 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats annually worldwide.

WHEN:        Friday, June 2, 2017

WHERE:     Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the Los Angeles area.

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About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

Credit: Dunkin’ Donuts. Images and Info were provided. Some form of compensation has been provided. 

 

Whole Foods Market celebrates National Hamburger Day with deal on vegan patties from Beyond Meat

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Whole Foods Market is celebrating National Hamburger Day on May 28 with a deal on plant-based burger patties from cult favorite, Beyond Meat. For one day only, customers can get two packages of Beyond Meat’s The Beyond Burger for $9. Each package contains two patties.

Beyond Meat is a plant-based protein source that replaces animal protein with plant protein from peas and other vegetables. The Beyond Burger is the brand’s burger patty and the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks and tastes like fresh ground beef.  Fans love how the beets in the recipe give the burger the texture and appearance of a traditional “bleeding” meat burger when cooked.

Beyond Meat is a Los Angeles-based company founded in 2009 by CEO Ethan Brown. Beyond Meat’s products became available nationwide at Whole Foods Market stores in 2013, and has been a favorite among vegans and meat-eaters alike because of the unique flavor and texture that deliver a truly meaty experience

The offer is valid on May 28, 2017 while supplies last. No rain checks. States that do not carry Beyond Meat can still save on plant-based burger options with $2.00 off Field Roast Meatless Burger (TN, NC, GA, AL, GA, SC, MS) or $1.50 off Sweet Earth Veggie Burger (CA, NV).

Credit: Whole Foods Market.

Best holiday destinations in Europe for families

Are you planning for a holiday? How about Europe? There are so many destinations in the continent apt for a family vacation. Choose the one as per your budget and likings.

Are you planning a holiday or a vacation with your family this summer? If so, Europe can be one of the finest options to consider. Europe is a favorite holiday destination among the tourists from all over the world. There are spots in the continent that seems apt for holidaying with your family members, including children.

While you are visiting Europe, see if you’re eligible for the European Health Insurance Card is an important element to consider for more info on this click here to find out more. This is helpful when you fall sick in a foreign land and require medical attention at the earliest.

The article highlights the top five holiday destinations in Europe that is considered apt for families.

London

For a long time, London is considered as the top most holiday destinations in Europe for families. The city is the greatest example of the amalgamation of the tradition with the contemporary. The best part about the city is that there is something for everyone. You and your children will be mesmerized with the spots like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, British Museum, Piccadilly Circus and so many other spots.

Rome

If you have considered Rome as the next holiday destination with your family, you and your children can create so many memories together as you visit the world famous historical Colosseum and the Pantheon. There are several museums that are kid friendly and there are piazzas or public places tp roam and enjoy gelatos. Basically, it can be said that Rome isana educational city to explore at any age.

Paris

The city is known for its beautiful tourist spots and the name itself brings so much of excitement and thrill. Paris is popular for its iconic historical landmarks that the kids will love to explore and have an enriching and fun filled vacation. Centre Pompidou and Jardin de Luxembourg along with the City of Light are a must visit. Furthermore, visiting Eiffel Tower, especially in the evening is simply jawdropping to watch.

Edinburgh

If you are travelling to the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburg with your family, perhaps visiting in the month of August is the best idea. During the month, the Annual Edinburg Festival takes place in the city. Your kids will simply enjoy every bit of it. They can even try their feet at the traditional bagpipe tunes and have the best of the moments. The ancient Edinburg Castle is also an attraction of noteworthy.

Spain

The beautiful countryside alongside the warm sunny weather and the kid friendly beaches make Spain one of the perfect destinations for enjoying family vacations. There are so many different activities to get indulged in that the kids won’t get bored at all. Mountain biking is one of the popular sports loved by the biking enthusiasts. You can accompany your little one and explore the towns and cities of the country on bikes. This is an excellent way of creating memories and having fun.

 

 

 

The Habit Burger Grill Cooks Up “Charburger Challenge” for National Burger Month

May is National Burger Month and this year, The Habit Burger Grill is challenging burger lovers to get creative and celebrate their favorite charburger through their social media contest, ‘Charburger Challenge.’

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Photo: A delicious cheeseburger from the Habit.

Beginning May 1, The Habit will encourage guests to take their best category-inspired photos and share on social media using the hashtag, #CharburgerChallenge. The weekly categories are:

Week 1

May 1 – May 7: ‘Me and My Charburger’– when the only thing that matters in this moment is America’s Best Tasting Burger. Share the moment.

 

Week 2

May 8 – May 14‘Start Your Habit Early’– We love our little Habit fans! Snap the cutest picture of your favorite little Charburger lover with their go-to Habit order.

 

Week 3

May 15 – May 21‘Perfect Pairing’– Who is your Charburger’s BFF? Share your favorite Habit sides with your Charburger.

 

Week 4

May 22 – May 28‘Habit Your Way’ – Custom-built and made-to-order. Show us what makes your Charburger the best in all the land?

 

At the end of each week, one winner will be selected from participants to win a $100 gift card to The Habit. Weekly winners will then be entered into the grand prize contest where fans will vote on their favorite photo during the week of May 29- June 1. The grand prize winner will be awarded a $200 Habit Gift Card and exclusive Habit merchandise.

 

For more information and detailed contest rules on the ‘Charburger Challenge,’ click here.

The Habit is known for its award-winning Charburger which features 100% fresh, never frozen ground beef grilled over an open flame and topped with melted cheese, caramelized onions, pickles, fresh tomato, crisp lettuce, and mayo served on a toasted bun. Their restaurants have been serving the Best Tasting Burger in America exactly this way since the first Habit opened in 1969.

Connect with The Habit on social media at facebook.com/habitburgerinstagram.com/habitburgergrilltwitter.com/habitburger and youtube.com/habittube. 

About The Habit Burger Grill

The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh hand-cut salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit was named the “best tasting burger in America” in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines. The first Habit Burger Grill opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969 and has since grown to more than 175 restaurants in 16 markets throughout California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Washington. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.

Self Disclosure: I received a free gift card to feature. Info was provided.

GRAMMY Museum FREE For Moms On Mother’s Day!

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In celebration of Mother’s Day, this Sunday, May 14,  all moms can visit the GRAMMY Museum for free! Plus, it’s the last day of their Jim Marshall’s 1967 exhibit, which features 60 images taken by legendary photographer Jim Marshall in San Francisco in 1967.

 

Credit: The GRAMMY Museum.

Last minute Mother’s Day getaway — Catalina Island!

Looking for another great last minute gift for Mom this weekend? How about whisking mom away for a quick island escape – to Catalina Island! Mother’s Day packages include overnight accommodation at Hotel Atwater for Sunday night and Sunday brunch at Avalon Grille.

 

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I know this would be a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day weekend!

Available to book online here: https://www.visitcatalinaisland.com/specials-packages/hotels/mothers-day-package

 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. Info and photos were provided. 

Yogurtland ‘s Newest Hand Crafted Flavors Bring Beloved Family Recipes To Every Spoonful

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Inspired by the family recipes everyone knows and loves, Yogurtland is introducing five new scratch-made flavors that will have fans loving each spoonful more than the last. Yogurtland’s hand crafted yogurt flavors are made at its very own dairy, filling each step of the tasty frozen yogurt creation process with love and quality.

These new promotional flavors, available from April 3 to June 4, explore the tastes of delicious home-made favorites. These new flavors join more than 200 other hand crafted, gourmet flavors that are created with mastery and care, and with one thing in mind – delighting guests.

As a tribute to all the things our guests love, Yogurtland begins the yogurt journey with their new love-inspired cup. Adorned with a heart filled with all things symbolizing Yogurtland, the new cups reflect Yogurtland’s dedication and love for scratch-made yogurt and delicious flavor while customers experience love from the beginning of their visit through their very last bite.

“A consistent thread shared by our fans and employees alike is a love for Yogurtland. From our delicious frozen yogurt to the personalized experience, our fans are passionate about creating the ultimate treatexperience,” said Chad Bailey, senior director of marketing, Yogurtland. “These flavors give our fans another reason to love coming to Yogurtland.”

With these family recipe inspired flavors, fans can connect with yogurt flavors beyond taste, it will be reminiscent of past memories and cherished experiences with friends and family. The five mouth-watering flavors are:

–       Grandma’s Famous Marionberry Pie- This scrumptious dessert will win the hearts of Yogurtland lovers by combining real Marion blackberry with sweet shortbread cookie. Notes of buttery, golden piecrust for a complete dessert sensation follow the delicious fruity taste of marionberry.

 

–       Momma’s Secret Recipe Almond Fudge Gelato- Go nutty for this perfect combination of chocolate and almond. This flavor pairs rich fudge notes and almond tastes to create a creamy and sophisticated gelato.

 

–       Blue Ribbon Pineapple Upside Down Cake- Flavor-packed with delectable caramelized pineapple flavors followed by buttery, dense cake notes combines to adapt the many layers of the traditional pineapple upside down cake into yogurt form.

 

–       Spring’s Simply Sweet Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares- Enjoy a taste of grandma’s kitchen without the guilt. This no sugar added flavor combines real peanut butter with yummy marshmallow flavor to create the true marshmallow square taste.

 

–       Pairings and Sharings Strawberry Basil Lemonade Sorbet- This drink-inspired sorbet will be the perfect thirst quencher on a hot day. The subtle balance between sweet and tart, this flavor combines two varieties of sweet strawberries and tangy lemon. Real basil and hints of mint add a cooling freshness to finish this flavor taste.

My favorite so far?  The Blue Ribbon Pineapple Upside Down Cake! This one is simply delicious! I highly recommend that you try it before it’s gone! 

 

Yogurtland’s flavorologists are continually seeking craveable flavors that keep fans loving their experience. Yogurtland owns its own dairy and by controlling the frozen yogurt making process, the company can deliver the highest quality flavors, setting new standards for millions of fans.

 

All of Yogurtland’s flavors meet the National Yogurt Association Criteria for “live and active culture frozen yogurt” and are produced in a kosher-certified facility. Yogurtland features non-fat and low-fat yogurt flavors as well as non-dairy and no sugar added choices while using milk that does not contain antibiotics or added hormones. Fruit flavors are fortified with Vitamin C for an extra boost.

 

Presently Yogurtland has more than 330 locations across the U.S., Australia, Guam, Singapore, Thailand, Venezuela and Dubai. Flavors are always subject to creative change and popular demand. For more information, visit http://www.yogurt-land.com or http://www.facebook.com/yogurtland.

 

Self Disclosure: I received a gift card to visit my favorite Yogurtland and will be trying these delicious new flavors!  Photo images were also provided.