Dana Zucker & Sherry Wernicke, Luxe TravelingMoms

Dana Zucker & Sherry Wernicke, Luxe TravelingMoms

Dana Zucker is queen of doing things her way! She is the mother of millennials who inherited her travel bug. Dana travels solo often and also loves to travel with her husband to fly fish around the world. She believes travel should always be in luxury and full of adventure. Dana is an avid cook and food traveler. She cooks whole, real food, using local ingredients. When on the road, she finds local hotspots, celebrated chefs, cooking classes and cocktails. Sherry Wernicke and her triathlete husband travel extensively in style, not only for races, but for their love of adventure, new experiences, fine wine and cuisine, and luxury resorts. In addition to traveling whenever she gets the chance, she lives a healthy lifestyle, loves to run, has been a vegetarian for 27 years, and is very active in animal welfare activities. She is a former co-owner of the California Apparel News. She and her husband and two four-legged pups live in Connecticut. Dana is the founder of MomsGoodEats and Sherry is the Editor, Publisher, and Contributor. The site is based on a life done well, a love of food, and luxury travel. They are also co-founders of the TriWivesClub for triathlon families and WineLoversVillage, where wine, food, travel, and conversation meet. In addition, they are freelance writers for print and on-line media for US and international magazines.


One Mom’s Beautiful Love Affair With Traveling Solo

The thought of traveling solo to most people is daunting  for many reasons.  What will I do by myself?  Will I be safe? What about eating alone? Will my family be okay without me? Will people look at me weird? Well, I asked myself all the same questions, but took the plunge anyway many years ago. I’ve since taken many trips near and far, never looked back, and here’s why. I bet you’ve either never thought about traveling solo, or if you did, you talked yourself out of it.  I’m talking no kids, no partner, no family, and no friends,...

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More To Freeport, Maine Than Outlet Shopping

No matter how good it is, you can only do so much shopping on vacation.  You’ll discover at least a day’s worth of successful shopping and entertainment at the well-known outlet shops in Freeport (especially their L.L. Bean store).  But, when you find yourself saying, “I can’t possibly step into one more store,” here’s what a group of friends visiting the area found to do on one glorious day in Freeport, Maine. I have friends who own a second home in Freeport, Maine, who graciously invited invite us to spend multiple weekends.  We recently took advantage of their hospitality...

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How to Amp Up Your Dominican Republic Vacation

Recently, I was able to visit the resorts of the Bahia Principe in Samana during a Dominican Republic vacation.  Each of the properties has countless on-site activities and places to relax.  And, while there really is no need to leave the property, the truth is you should and must.  The entire island is filled with beaches, jungles, waterfalls, cities with unique architecture, and so much more.  So, go explore! While staying in the Dominican Republic at the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection, my experience was facilitated by Bahai Principe through a company called Coming2, who hosted me on...

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When Was The Last Time You Thought About Cleaning Luggage?

Wipe down your suitcase or clean out your personal effects bag when returning home from a trip?  Who does that? Most travelers, simply unpack and put the luggage away until the next vacation or business travels. But, think about where that piece of luggage has been.  Yuck! Now is the time to get down and dirty by cleaning your luggage and checking that travel supplies are in working order. Read on to find out how to make this habit a part of your on-going unpacking routine. Okay, admit it.  When was the last time you thought about cleaning luggage,...

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Staying Like a Local at the Hotel RL Baltimore

Many hotels today promote staying in the neighborhood to be a part of the community where you’re traveling.  Much of the appeal comes from the consumer trend for everything “local.” But the truth is, not a lot of hotels can pull this off, let alone pull it off authentically. Hotel RL Baltimore is one of those rare hotels that can. A recent stay proved what a gem in the city this hotel is and why staying in the neighborhood has many advantages. Staying like a local when you travel allows you to really dive into your destination. It means...

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Oceanside California – Where to Find Fun in the Sun

There is so much to do in the Oceanside, California area for the family, it would be tough to cram it all in over a weekend.  Not only do you have Oceanside, but you can venture down into San Diego, up to Orange County, or inland to Temecula!  We visit a lot to see family and to do Ironman races, so we have our favorite things to do.  But, the area is probably most noted for the spectacular weather that is simply hard to beat at any time of the year. Fun in Southern California The Oceanside and San...

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What You MUST Consider When Traveling With Other Couples

Just like traveling with another family, traveling with another couple can be tons of fun.  But, if you don’t do some upfront planning and communication, it can also turn into a disaster.  Having traveled with others many times, I have learned a few lessons along the way and now know what you must consider when traveling with another couple. My husband and I do a lot of traveling as a family,  just the two of us, and with other couples.  Now, that’s not always an easy thing to do, as you have to travel with the right couples.  We’ve...

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Shhh, It’s a Secret: A Caribbean Vacation During Hurricane Season Rocks

Many people see the Caribbean as a place you only visit in the winter and spring. You go there to escape the cold where you live. The summer is considered the “off-season” for the Caribbean.  While it may be a little warmer during this time in the Caribbean, even a bit hot, there may be an afternoon shower for a hot second and of course, you have to be concerned about a tropical storm or hurricane. Don’t let this scare you away. The summer and hurricane season can be the ideal time for a Caribbean vacation. Honestly, most people don’t think...

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Best Places in Omaha to Restaurant Hop Over a Weekend

Welcome to Omaha, my home town.  It’s an amazing city filled with equally amazing restaurants.  If you’re in town for an event like the College World Series or the Olympic Swim Trials, we’re glad you’re here.  Since you’ll need some recommendations of where to eat, I want to share my favorites with you and offer a plan for the best places to restaurant hop over a weekend in Omaha.  Enjoy! Now that you have traveled all the way to Omaha to visit family or friends, support your college baseball team, or have one of the sold out tickets for...

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Downtime At Disney: Relaxing at the Grand Floridian

As wonderful as Walt Disney World is, it can be exhausting and overwhelming, which means you undoubtedly need some good old downtime.  With all the parks and the kids running around having a blast, we forget that everyone could use some time to relax.  We love staying at a Disney property like the Grand Floridian, so we can take time each day and get away.  Downtime prevents melt downs, gives us more energy for our next adventure, and allows our family to just be together. The Grand Floridian Resort is located in the middle of it all at Walt...

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