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No More Buying Souvenirs – Here’s What I Do Instead

No More Buying Souvenirs – Here’s What I Do Instead

I’ve never really been a “souvenirs” person. To be honest, I’ve never really been a “buying crap” type of person. I’m just not interested. Please don’t take it personally if I don’t bring you back something from my trip. It’s not you. It’s me. There […]

What a $5 Bill Taught Me About Love

What a $5 Bill Taught Me About Love

We had been on the road in South East Asia for several weeks. Our travels had taken us through Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and we had just arrived in Thailand. Unemployed and without any desire to return home, we were trying our best to make […]

Easy Homemade Vanilla Syrup Recipe

Easy Homemade Vanilla Syrup Recipe

I don’t usually start my morning with coffee. Totally weird, I know. The thing is, I love to savor a cup of coffee. Sip it. Enjoy it. Take my time. And time is one thing I almost never have in the mornings. I’m a habitual […]

5 Tips to Eat Cheap While Traveling

5 Tips to Eat Cheap While Traveling

5 Tips to Eat Cheap While Traveling I love to travel and I love to eat good food all over the world. In fact, I really believe that food is one of the best ways to experience the culture in another country. Eating breakfast in […]

15 Random Things About Me

15 Random Things About Me

1. I don’t like getting flowers.  Scratch that, I HATE getting flowers.  They remind me of funerals.  Bring me cupcakes, bring me a book, bring me a bottle of water, but please don’t bring me flowers.  2. When I turned 19, I moved to Paris. […]

Easy Irish Seafood Chowder Recipe

Easy Irish Seafood Chowder Recipe

My 4 year old loves seafood. Fish, shrimp, crab, mussels, clams, eel, sushi, octopus, all of it. Her favorite meal changes frequently, but rest assured that it always includes something from the sea. Lately, she’s been begging me to make her some Irish seafood chowder. […]

Thirsty Thursday: A Lesson in Travel Budgeting

Thirsty Thursday: A Lesson in Travel Budgeting

My husband and I are often asked how we can afford to travel. We’re usually asked if we’re independently wealthy (haha, nope) or if our families help fund our trips (no). The easy answer is that we’ve made traveling a priority, so we don’t stop […]

Portland – A Foodie’s Guide

Portland – A Foodie’s Guide

It’s no surprise to anyone that I’m a huge foodie. Eating good food is my calling. And my purpose in life. Luckily, my husband and I just got back from a glorious 4 days in beautiful (surprisingly sunny!?) Portland. We were there officially for “work” […]

How to Make Healthy Muffins From Scratch

How to Make Healthy Muffins From Scratch

Before we get started, let me tell you how much I LOVE muffins. Easy to whip up. Easy to make in large batches. Easy to freeze for busy mornings. I even like to serve them for dinner if we’re having a soup or stew. Sound […]

Dear Southwest Airlines: An Open Letter

Dear Southwest Airlines: An Open Letter

*This is NOT a sponsored post. I just really freaking love this quirky, fun and affordable airline.* Dear Southwest Airlines, As you might have heard, these are not great times for air travel. While I’m thrilled that air travel has become more accessible and affordable […]