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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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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48 Hours in Washington D.C.

A week ago I was returning to work from fall break. What did I do for fall break? Oh, lots. I already told you about my weekend in New York and a post is coming about our trip to Longwood Gardens, but right in the middle, I went to Washington D.C.  My friend Allison flew…

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10 Things Worth Stumbling into in NYC

Six years ago, when I first moved to New York City, I blogged about 10 things worth stumbling into here.  This weekend, I spent three full days in New York visiting friends again and I thought perhaps it was time to update my list.   Here’s the new and improved 10 things worth stumbling into, now that…

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