Cooking classes are a great way to learn about the food of Thailand. Here are some of my favorite recipes for you to try at home. … More Taking Thai Cooking Classes in Chiang Mai and Pai, Thailand (Recipes Included!)
An elderly woman I met in my travels may be getting scammed. What would you do? … More Possible Elder Scam: What Would You Do?
2016 has been a year of many lessons. The truth is, lessons, the big ones anyway, rarely come looking like lessons. They look instead like the things you do every day, like the obstacles you face, and like the pathways you choose in response. … More Celebrating the End of a Year with Many Lessons
The town is so beautiful! A canal, the churches, cobblestone streets, a beautiful town square with buildings being revitalized, hills in the distance. Lovely cafes in the square and people so dressed up, drinking espresso, coffee, and even beer, first thing in the morning.
… More The Eastern Europe Diaries: Romania II
I don’t even know where to start or how to put this into words, but Romania charmed me the second I crossed her border! Long fields of corn ready to be picked, the silks browning, miles and miles of sunflowers in full bloom, their faces in unison; the most gorgeous sunset; wells still in operation – a bucket lifted and locals drinking from it, filling their water bottles; buildings in beautiful decay. … More The Eastern Europe Diaries: Romania
I’m ready to board the train to to Baia Mare, Romania. It is parked on the tracks in front of me, being cleaned as I wait and write this. … More The Eastern Europe Diaries: Bye Bye Budapest, and Prepping for Baia Mare, Romania
While traveling through eight countries in Europe this summer, I kept a pretty detailed diary. Over several entries, I will share that journal with you. Enjoy! First stop: Budapest, Hungary! … More The Eastern Europe Diaries: Budapest, Hungary
When BackpackMr and I recently moved to the Minneapolis area, I was thrilled to return to city life, and I was looking forward to greater access to culture and the arts, but I was most excited about Herbivorous Butcher, the nation’s first vegan butcher shop. So fervently was I anticipating my first visit to Herbivorous … More I Cannot Get Enough of Herbivorous Butcher, the Vegan Butcher Shop
Baby robins hatch in La Crosse, Wisconsin, offering a deeper lesson in perception. … More Random Travel Pic: Baby Robins
I have a friend who takes the most amazing photographs. He somehow captures the very essence of people and moments, bottling the emotion within them so that others can taste it. I’ve always marveled at his ability. He once challenged himself to capture and post an image a day for a year, and though I … More Put Down the Narcissticks; See the World Instead