“Hawai'i has often been called a melting pot, but I think of it more as a 'mixed plate'... This is also, I believe, what America is at its best---a whole greater than the sum of it's parts.”
“[A] simple question to identify your true home: where do you want to die?”
Chefs will always tell you, "Presentation is everything." Well I've noticed that in a few types of international cuisine, it really is! In Argentina the popular snack food empanadas are shaped based on their fillings. A traditional meat, or "carne", empanada will look like a half circle with a frilly edge, but a cheese... Continue Reading →
This is an interesting article...
You may or may not have heard this, but there are some wonderful travel products right in your own kitchen! The first is a tried and true traveller's tool: Baking Soda (aka Sodium Bicarbonate). It can be used for: brushing teeth washing your face (yay exfoliant!) washing your hair (be careful though, it dries it... Continue Reading →
“For me, a place unvisited is like an unrequited love. A dull ache that- try as you might to think it away, to convince yourself that she really wasn't the right country for you- just won't leave you in peace.”
Growing up in Florida, I had never been to a water park (why pay when the beach is free?!) When I was 22 I got a part-time job in a theme park, which gave me free entrance to the adjoining water park. Since then I’ve been hooked! My job on a cruise ship has brought... Continue Reading →
I think Frisian is to Dutch what Welsh is to English.....
Part of my job the past few years has been leading book clubs of travel or regional based literature. I thought I would carry some of that over and share it with you in a series of reading lists.
This first list includes books covering world-wide travel – to inspire the wanderlust in all of us.
Click this post to see the list.
I'll only share books I have actually read, but feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments.