Monday, March 31, 2014

2014 Lambert & Lindsey-Woodford Reserve Spring Breakfast

Can you feel it?

 It's there!  It seeps into every thought, every conversation.  It's DERBY TIME!

The time of the year when the hats are bigger, the colors more vibrant, even the sun shines brighter on our old Kentucky Home.  One of the prettiest places on earth is the horse country of Kentucky in Spring.  USA TODAY recently wrote:
"Sleek thoroughbreds are the stars in Kentucky's bluegrass region, and there's no better time to visit than spring, in the weeks before and after the Kentucky Derby. Foals are frolicking in pastures, their mothers hovering nearby. Flowers are blooming and trees are budding, adding splashes of pink, yellow and white to panoramic scenes of green pastures and black plank fences snaking along the rolling countryside." 

 You can sample that and more with The Lambert & Lindsey - Woodford Reserve Spring Breakfast.  Thursday, April 24th.  - (click the read more to buy tickets)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Reclaiming the Family Vacation - Part 2


This year for the first time in years, we spent our family vacation at a hotel instead of a condo.  Deanna (my wife) and I knew this would be different, but we didn't think about the conversation and definitions it would thrust upon us as a vacationing family. (read part one of this story - "3 Steps to Reclaiming The Family Vacation" here)

Which are you Condo or Hotel?  Here are 3 distinct things we found that define the difference (click read more to continue)

Monday, August 26, 2013


Labor Day is here, the unofficial end to summer.  As I glanced into the rear view mirror at summer, it occurred to me that we had one of the best family vacations we have had in years.

We were headed to Hilton Head, South Carolina, but it truly wasn't the destination that made it so satisfying. It was because we reclaimed the break, the getaway, the meaning (for us) of what is a family vacation. And we did it in three simple steps. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Pick Your Seat!

Let's face, booking airfare has become the chore of chores when it comes to getting away.  I love researching hotels, which has the best pool, spa and room size, maybe because we'll be spending several days and nights there.  I absolutely adore checking out the food (or foodie) scene of a new town. Highlighting and marking on a map, places we must visit.

(courtesy of Business Insider)
But booking the's drudgery, I'm talking medieval torture type punishment.  The airlines have made it so, with their fare games (similar seats on the same flight can vary in price by several hundred dollars), fees and luggage juggles.  But I have recently started using a couple of websites that take some of the sting out of the chore.

Monday, August 5, 2013


At Lindsey Adventures, our motto is "Food, Fun and Adventure".  So it is no surprise that we feel there is nothing quite like getting together with friends for a dinner party.  It can be a summer causal backyard event, a celebratory fancy dinner party, or just a few brews with an in the kitchen potluck.

For George and I, Our "get-togethers" are almost as much about the company as it is about the food.
So, imagine my delight when I found EAT WITH. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Traveling with Dad - Happy Father's Day (revisited)

This is George - taking over the blog from Deanna for an article about Traveling with Dad!

I still remember how just the right pressure applied to a Styrofoam cooler, just enough to make it squeak, but not enough to break it, could drive my dad CRAZY!  It's amazing the things you learn when you travel with your dad.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Traveling Shoes - What to Wear?

We took a group on a cruise vacation a few years back and one of the ladies in the group packed 37 pairs of shoes.  37 PAIR!  This was before for baggage fees, when every ounce you pack is debated and everything needs to fit into one suitcase.   This lady had dedicated one entire suitcase to making sure she had the right footwear 

So how do you decide which shoes to bring along when you travel?  Here are 3 Things to think about:

  1. Comfort
  2. Style adaptability (what can you wear with multiple outfits)
  3. Where you're traveling
Comfort:  Something that gives you support, slips off and on easily (think security and during a flight).  If your vacation will feature a lot of walking, and what vacation doesn't, try them out as you would running or athletic shoes. You don't want the first time you wear them to be hundreds of miles from home.  Also, most times when you think comfort, you think sandals or a cute flip flop, However - we always advise against wearing these when flying.  You never know when you have to run to the next gate, or god forbid evacuate the plane in case of emergency.  Also these provide little support for walking, and my feet ALWAYS freeze on a plane ride.

Style Adaptability:  A recent article (full article here) in the New York Times asked flights attendants what shoes they choose and I found we think very much alike.  Clean lines, good support, medium heel, and a basic color that can be matched to any outfit.  I also like to use SHOE CLIPS to dress up a pair or make them a little flirty (ShoeClips).  The flight attendants mentioned several brand names, like the  Dansko Clogs, The Nurture brand (about $30 to $90, available at Dillard’s), Franco Sarto, like the Cicero round-toe pump ($89 and Tanya Shooties with a stacked heel ($79 at  A small pair of flats can be tucked into a carry-on, try Kelly & Katie flats with a cushioned insole ($29.95) from Design Shoe Warehouse
Where you're traveling:  This seems obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people overpack the shoes because they don't take 30 minutes to sit down and survey each day's activites and plan accordingly.  Going to Europe, lots of cobblestones - no or low heels, Caribbean, supportive beach shoes or more rugged sandals, the idea is to do your research or ask your travel agent to suggest the type of things you're likely to encounter on your adventure.  30 minutes now means 7 days of "ahhhh"

Deanna Lindsey