April 15, 2020

Have you heard? I can't get enough of these 30 day challenges, so I made one for myself! One week ago, I started up my Recipe a Day challenge. I decided to do a weekly theme to give myself some parameters. This week's theme you ask? Pockets!

Having this theme helped me...

April 14, 2020

Everyone has those favorite recipes. The go-to weeknight stir fry, the trusted chocolate chip cookies. Even if you don't cook, there are probably a few foods that conjure up memories of relatives passing along their "famous" recipes. Perhaps it's not a recipe that you...

August 15, 2019

One of my favorite questions I'm asked after returning from a new place is, "What was your favorite dish?" I can think of probably 10 different answers but to make things easier, I've condensed it to a food answer and a drink answer (although no one asked about drinks)...

July 23, 2019


Do you ever wander through a city on a weekend away and end up with pockets full of cardboard coasters, business cards and receipts? Me too. I collect every bit and take tons of photos; all my meals (and probably yours too), that wallpaper, the sign on that building,...

July 12, 2019

Three months came and went like a dream. And just like when I have a dream, I am left trying to describe it. No matter how captivating it was in the moment, or how vividly you experienced it, no one wants to hear you try to explain your dream. You try to recall just ho...

April 28, 2019

Laguna Colorada, a lake that is home to bioluminescent algae, shines red when the light hits it just right. We ended here on the first day of our tour through the Atacama desert on our way to the Salt Flats of Uyuni. Watching the sunlight slink down the side of a mount...

April 19, 2019

Each day of the W trek in Torres del Paine National Park came with fresh challenges for us inexperienced hikers. We hiked 17 miles, the next day added a big pack and steady rain, day 3 we adjusted then the last day we decided to add the element of hiking in the dark.

We...

March 27, 2019

Day 2 of a 4 night, 5 day trek through Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia, I was in over my head. After hiking 17 miles that day to Grey Glacier, I had developed a cold and a swollen ankle. Returning to camp was no such relief as we learned of an impen...

November 13, 2018

One of my favorite holiday market memories was in Florence, Italy when I was studying abroad. For the few weeks it was set up, me and my friends made a habit of meeting after class for a cup of mulled wine while shopping for holiday gifts. Markets are a compilation of...