Travel writer/photographer/blogger, food service consultant, cookbook author, and enthusiastic RVer. Always looking for new adventures to report, Lamont had visited every US state but Hawaii until the 2013 IFWTWA Conference in Honolulu. She has toured and written about every Canadian province and territory except for Nunuvut and it is high on her "to visit" list. Editors appreciate the fact that she was an English teacher in a previous life. Lamont, an EAT methodology certified food judge, took part in the 2017 Canadian Food Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, and the 2016 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama. Lamont Mackay and Phyllis Hinz are known as The Cooking Ladies. The Cooking Ladies' regular monthly, culinary travelogue and recipe appears in RV Lifestyle Magazine. www.rvlifemag.com Co-author of ten cookbooks: "The Cooking Ladies' Recipes From The Road," stove-top recipes and RV travel anecdotes with photographs, August 2003; "Let's Get Grilling With The Cooking Ladies," grilling recipes and Canadian travel adventures with photographs April 2005; "The Cooking Ladies' Best Little Cookbooks Series," six themed cookbooks with recipes and photos April 2006; "The Cooking Ladies' Favorite Happy Hour Recipes, It's 5 o'clock Somewhere" eBook available at www.thecookingladies.com. Cookbook number ten, "On the Road with The Cooking Ladies, Let's Get Grilling" published in 2017 is all about smoking and grilling and traveling around North America to find the best barbecue.
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An autumn day in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada, is all about tasting and savouring life one experience at a time.
Not enough time to travel to Africa? Try the Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Authentic and dedicated to animal protection.
A visit to Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada, is like a scavenger hunt. The hidden gems – from seafood, wine, local characters and historic ruins to birds, and butterflies – are […]
St. Augustine’s fountain of youth keeps bringing us back to Florida’s historic gulf coast where generations of settlers have created a destination for everyone.
In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, along the Alabama Gulf Coast of the United States, restaurants serve up more than food.
Jefferson City, Missouri, is big on historical buildings. The decommissioned Missouri State Penitentiary is also big on infamous historical figures.
World Food Championships showcase Gulf shrimp as champions on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Food is the star in the eyes of the judges at the World Food Championships in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama.
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama, is home to the annual fast-paced, week-long World Food Championships.
Montrealers and visitors shop at the Jean-Talon Market, the largest outdoor market in North America, that embodies eating fresh and shopping for Quebec produce.
The warm weather is not the only reason to head south to Yuma, Arizona, in the winter months.
Prince Edward Island, Canada, is one of those special places with something for everyone, one of those places that when you visit you wish you could stay there forever.
Wander the Eastern Townships in Quebec, Canada, and savour all the area has to offer- lakes, mountains, bike trails, farmers markets, vineyards, and cafes.
Quebec’s motto, Je me souviens, I remember, encompasses Old Quebec City’s layers of history. At the Chateau Laurier, chefs look to the past with the creativity of the present.
The history and the people are not the only reasons to visit and enjoy Quebec City. The city’s chefs innovatively present the menus of the world with unique French Canadian […]
Personal stories of immigrants, refugees, war brides, evacuee children and displaced persons reveal the details of arriving in Canada.
Hollister, California, is a town on the move. Not only with earthquake creep but with mobile barbecue.
Charlottetown, PEI, is all about Canadian history, the arts, red soil and ocean scenery, and the best potatoes and lobster.
Combine food tastings and walking and you have the perfect way to appreciate the historic naval past and appetizing future of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
MIM is a place to immerse yourself in sound. Six thousand instruments.
Chef Eric Klein collaborates with Chef Matt McPherson in The Looking Glass restaurant kitchen, Bar Harbor, Maine. A dedicated chef sharing his techniques.
Little Italy in North End Boston is the place to immerse oneself in all things Italian – from pasta, olive oil, bread, and cannoli to the sense of community in […]
Good restaurants with talented chefs are found in surprising places. A California bistro in the Cuyamaca Mountains, north of San Diego.
The ducks in the Peabody Hotel are a Memphis, Tennessee, tradition. They march across the lobby every day under the direction of their Duck Master.
This article in BenitoLink describes how travel writers benefit travel destinations.
Solvang shares all things Danish. The legacy of the town’s forefathers continues.
Oxnard, California, has it all. Walk on the beach, spend a day adventuring on off shore islands, dine in a downtown restaurant at sunset.
The state of Alabama is loaded with things to do. From civil war and civil rights to space rockets and unclaimed baggage.
Every winter RVers from the northern states and Canada flock to Yuma for sunshine, fun, food, and fascinating historical sites.
The Cooking Ladies learn about Cuba by leaving the luxury hotel on the beach behind and two-day-tripping in Havana.
Wineries used to be rare in North Alabama. At Jules J Berta Winery, in Albertville, a father’s vision is passed to his son.
North Alabama offers unique attractions: The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville and The Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro.
Jeremy Manley is a young chef with huge talent. In Julian, CA, he works food textures and flavors into memorable experiences.
With high energy and creativity, Tasia Matakasis turns around the too-often public reluctance to enjoy goat cheese.
Actors tell the story of Windsor, Ontario, and the city’s colorful, rum-filled past. A time when ordinary citizens creatively “worked the whiskey” during Prohibition.
A vineyard in Albertville, Alabama, produces not only grapes and wine but peace and passion. Labels like “I Love Bubba” tell the story.
We follow the trail from civil war to civil rights with Montgomery Chamber and Tourism. Montgomery is capital cool.
We rounded out our Tourism Hawaii and Kamehameha Schools adventures by touring Oahu in a Hawaii Campers rental unit, a VW van.
Chef Leonardo Maurelli exemplifies the energy in Montgomery, Alabama. He works with Eat South to educate kids and provide healthy food to his community.
Barbecue is the name of the game in North Alabama with award winning sauces and down home cooking.
Hamakua Mushrooms on the Big Island of Hawaii exemplifies agritourism. Learn about growing mushrooms in a jar and taste them.
Johnny Fisher of Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina is an idea guy who produces good food and unique signature drinks.
Gulf State Park, Alabama, is the setting for continued outdoor lifestyle adventures, right on the Gulf of Mexico.
Sam Choy offers Hawaiian hospitality with Poke shooters and a lesson on aloha.
The Rum Runners Tour in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, is a traveling play depicting real Prohibition characters. Whiskey sipping optional.
Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, supplies chocolate lovers all around the world.
The Ue Shima Coffee Company (UCC) produces quality over quantity.
Third generation farmers in Hawaii are utilizing ancient agricultural methods, common sense, and modern technology to produce affordable food for every islander.
Bloodless bullfighting, an art form in three acts. Lupita Lopez is one of the few female matadors in the world.