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The only Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in the country is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and it’s a must-visit!

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2016 hyundai sonata hybrid

Hyundai Sonata

I loved the Hyundai Sonata when I test drove it last year, so I was very excited to try out the new 2016 Hybrid on my recent trip to Arizona.

And — surprise! — I may have liked this one even better.

Before I give you the details, let me set the mood with a little, well, sonata. Go ahead and turn up the volume so you can enjoy some Mozart while you read. [Read more…]

from palate to palette: buick and the nyc wine and food festival!

Buick EAT

I’ve loved being a Buick blogger this year and when Michael and I were invited to attend the New York City Wine and Food Festival to learn why a car company would sponsor a culinary event, I knew I was with the right brand.

Cars inspired by food? I’m in. [Read more…]

buick, detroit and me — reinventing ourselves!

Buick signs

After visiting Detroit, I’m especially proud to be partnering with Buick in 2015 for a yearlong adventure where I get to experience the iconic brand with a small group of bloggers. I’ll be going behind the scenes to see how the cars are actually made, attending some special events Buick sponsors and getting to drive some of their cars.

This project became even more exciting to me after our first event last week: [Read more…]

a day at the san diego international auto show

Car show - Lois & Ruth

After a year and a half of writing reviews, I finally got to attend my first car show last week.

Mazda invited me and my good friend, Ruth, to check out their Ride & Drive Experience at the San Diego International Auto Show and, because we’re up for almost anything, we immediately accepted. As someone who is way more into cup holders and sound systems than horsepower and torque (what?!), though, I had no idea what to expect.

We had a blast!

Just look at us in that picture. We may not be your typical car show models but it’s pretty obvious that we were engineered for exhilaration, don’t you think? [Read more…]