Monthly Archives: September 2011

Local (and personal) highlight: Laguna Beach, CA

 I can’t believe I live here. Well, close anyway. I love (more like LOOOVE) to travel, but it’s hard to deny that home is a beautiful place. So let me elaborate a bit about a local personal favorite: Laguna Beach. … Continue reading

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How the Ecuadorians do it – Adele style

My boyfriend and I are friends with a proud Ecuadorian. He has even been to Ecuador. This is an impressive demonstration from an American claiming a foreign heritage. Anyway, one of his most endearing traits–besides his passionate love of food, … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu – what they don’t tell you

This is “the” photo of Machu Picchu. Here are the words you hear: “It’s fantastic! The best thing I’ve ever done! You’ll love it!” While this is undeniably true, the well-intentioned recommenders are also somewhat misleading. There are a few … Continue reading

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The French keyboard

I thought I’d include an email I sent from Paris. One of my favorite things about corresponding while traveling are the keyboards. No one warns you that keyboards are like snowflakes: no 2 countries are alike. Dear Friends and Family, … Continue reading

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Fancy easy way to cook meats, all meats

I am not a big meat-eater, therefore, I am not a big meat-cooker. However, it’s the weekend (for another 1.5 hours) and I’m thinking about ways to snazz up a plate my boyfriend will get excited about, not my same … Continue reading

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Sailing Thailand?

I came across yacht charters in Thailand. I have been daydreaming about traveling to Thailand. Anyway, read this: Day 1: Leave Ao Yon 10.00 hrs, sail to Phi Phi island, anchor at Tonsai Bay, snorkel and admire the scenery. Dinner … Continue reading

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Shout out: black bean soup

It is now time for a shout-out to one of my favorite pantry items: trader joe’s organic black bean soup. This is not to make other black bean soups feel inferior, for they are all delicious. This one, however, after … Continue reading

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