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“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.”

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The Shape of International Cuisine

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 →

Travel Tips #3: Pack from your Kitchen

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 →

Geography of Bliss #4

“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.”

Things To Do: Waterparks

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..... 

Reading List: Wanderlust

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.

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