Take a Cooking Class

That’s my travel advice. At least once in your life, take a cooking class. Food is so cultural, so experiential, so essential to our identities. It’s the strange tie between all our childhood memories and the person we’ve become. Years and places change us, but mom’s home cook meals never change. So, if you want…

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Thailand Shmailand

Sometimes trips are long anticipated, awaiting years as they slowly climb up your bucket list. And sometimes, they just work out. So, when your roommate and her cousin are going to visit her brother and cousins a few short weeks after you graduate from 6 long years of college, you take the chance and go.…

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New Year, New Me

Three months ago I said I was taking a break for the holidays.  I promised to be back.  Well, here I am!  My Christmas break included time spent in the places I call home- Indiana, New York, and Pennsylvania.  It was marvelous and chilly and I considered, for a time, not returning to the bloggisphere. …

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30 by 30

When I was 25 I made a 30 by 30 list of 30 things I wanted to do before I turned 30. Not surprisingly, many of these were directly or indirectly related to travel. So far I’ve completed 24 items from the list, including: 1. Take a cooking class. ✓ Thailand cooking class, 2014 2. Visit…

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Four-Score and .. Really, two weeks ago.

Two weeks ago I visited Gettysburg with a group of friends.  It was on my summer field trip list but it wasn’t feeling like summer by the time I went. We reserved a personal tour guide for our van.  It felt like luxury.  He drove and talked.  We listened.  And we got out to walk…

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