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Buyer’s Guide: Easiest Ever Travel Capsule Wardrobe

Buyer’s Guide: Easiest Ever Travel Capsule Wardrobe

When you’re on the road for an extended adventure, carrying lots of luggage can be draining, frustrating, and unnecessary. Rolling suitcases across ancient cobblestone street, dusty dirt roads and up many, many flights of stairs, makes the journey a whole lot less fun. This is […]

3 Cruise Destinations Where you’ll Find Winter Sun

3 Cruise Destinations Where you’ll Find Winter Sun

There is nothing quite like being out on the open sea, heading for a sunny beach paradise and dolphin spotting along the way. Cruising has always been a popular choice for many holiday-goers as there is very little planning that needs to be done. You […]

No More Salt + Lime: It’s all about the Sangrita

No More Salt + Lime: It’s all about the Sangrita

Have you ever heard of sangrita?  It is, apparently, an authentic Mexican mixed-drink mixer + tequila chaser. One that I’ve never heard of….. so, naturally, I couldn’t wait to try to make it! Donald ended up in Chicago for work again, and passed along this […]

Let’s Party Like it’s 1621: 10 Recipes [Probably] Served at the First Thanksgiving

Let’s Party Like it’s 1621: 10 Recipes [Probably] Served at the First Thanksgiving

Hey everyone! I have a confession: When I was little, I wanted to be a Pilgrim when I grew up. This is 100% true… right mom? I know you’re reading this. 😉 It only took one trip to Plimoth Plantation to make this decision …maybe […]

Around the World in 5 Recipes

Around the World in 5 Recipes

Hey everyone! I had a realization the other day: Food connects everyone: past, present, future, real, or otherwise. Food can bring the past to life, it can take you to other cultures around the world, and it even makes fictional characters a little more life-like! […]

The biggest factor when traveling: Where to stay

The biggest factor when traveling: Where to stay

When Donald and I go on vacation we spend a lot of time deciding where we will stay. This often has the biggest impact on the overall vibe of the trip!  To help you out, I’ve put together a quick list of the most common […]

Quick Pickling Carrots in a Basic Brine

Quick Pickling Carrots in a Basic Brine

Quick pickling is an easy way to preserve your extra veggies – especially if you have a farm share or a garden, and you wind up with way more veggies than you can possibly consume. I like to quick pickle, over regular-pickling, because I plan […]

Learning to Love Mezcal

Learning to Love Mezcal

Mezcal is a rich, smoky, pungent liquor. Similar to Tequila, but smoked – to me it tastes like to Scotch. Both tequila and mezcal are made from the Agave plant, but the process for making each is a little bit different, resulting in much different […]

10 Head-turning Alternative Wedding Rings + Engagement Rings

10 Head-turning Alternative Wedding Rings + Engagement Rings

While a traditional giant diamond engagement ring is still a classic symbol of love these days, lots of people – including me – are opting for a ring that is a little more practical and personal. Enter, the alternative wedding ring (or engagement ring). This ring […]

I scream, you scream, let’s make coffee ice cream with almond milk

I scream, you scream, let’s make coffee ice cream with almond milk

  Coffee ice cream is one of the no-frills flavors that I’ve often overlooked in favor of chunky-peanut-butter-chocolate-swirl-madness or some other equally-as-sexy promise of ice cream euphoria. But really: that classic coffee ice cream is a slam-dunk flavor every time, with no guess work, and […]