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Sandy Allen

Sandy Allen is a freelance writer based in Richmond, Virginia. She contributes articles and blog posts on travel, hotels, dining and boating (especially dining while boating) to sites such as AFAR, Family Destinations Guide, Our Community Now and PierShare.

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39 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Sister-in-Law in 2022 Shot

39 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Sister-in-Law in 2022

What to Buy | Gifts

Are you looking for a gift for your sister-in-law? You're sure to find the perfect present in our round-up of this year's 39 most yes-please gift ideas.

50 Best Gifts for Your Mother-in-Law in 2022 Shot

50 Best Gifts for Your Mother-in-Law in 2022

Gifts

Searching for the perfect gift for your mother-in-law? From foodie to sporty to cozy, we’ve rounded up the 50 best mother-in-law gifts of the year.

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15 Fun Team Building Activities in Kansas City for 2022

Hands-On Team Building

Do you need help planning your next team building activity in Kansas City? Check out our eclectic list of ideas your crew will find engaging, productive and fun.

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13 Best Team Building Activities in Salt Lake City for 2022

Hands-On Team Building

The best team building activities in Salt Lake City promise to get your team engaged, enthused and excited. Here are 13 fun team building ideas to get started.

13 Best Team Building Activities in Orange County for 2022 Shot

13 Best Team Building Activities in Orange County for 2022

Hands-On Team Building

Sunny skies and sandy beaches are the perfect backdrop to team building activities in Orange County. These fun ideas are sure to put smiles on the faces of all staff!

31 50th Wedding Anniversary Ideas for a Golden Celebration Shot

31 50th Wedding Anniversary Ideas for a Golden Celebration

Special Occasions | Anniversary

Looking for 50th wedding anniversary ideas for two lovebirds celebrating their golden anniversary? From classic to unique, these 31 ideas have you covered.

45 Going Away Party Ideas for an Unforgettable Send-Off Shot

45 Going Away Party Ideas for an Unforgettable Send-Off

Special Occasions

Looking for some going away party ideas that guarantee an unforgettable send-off? Explore our favorite ways to throw a fantastic farewell bash.

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8 Best Santoku Knives for 2022

What to Buy | Cookware

The best santoku knives offer superior function, maneuverability and versatility in the kitchen. Our top recommended santoku knives handle any chopping chore.

51 Cooking Gifts for Men Perfect for Father’s Day 2022 Shot

51 Cooking Gifts for Men Perfect for Father’s Day 2022

Cookware | Gifts

Make Father's Day all the more delicious with these cooking gifts for men. We've got our top picks for every grill master, pizza perfectionist and more.

41 Long-Distance Relationship Gifts to Bring You Closer Shot

41 Long-Distance Relationship Gifts to Bring You Closer

Gifts

Distance makes the heart grow fonder with these long-distance relationship gifts! From high-tech to heartfelt, these gifts will bring you closer together.