The Joy and Glory of Mexican Food

I was preparing myself to be surprised by the food of Mexico. I had a feeling the Americanized– crunchy tacos with ground hamburger, shredded yellow cheese, iceburg lettuce, tomato, cheese sauce, sour cream, tortilla chips and jars of chunky red salsa, etc.–had little to do with the real food from a country with a cultural tradition hundreds of years rich. […]

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Holy Mole

At first glance mole has got to be one of the least asthetically appealing of Mexican foods. To an innocent bystander, Mole appears to be merely a chicken leg drowning in a pool of soupy brown liquid.  However after that first bite, mole turns into something magical. And with each glorious bite  thereafter it`s easy to see why Mexican abuelas […]

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Six Months on the Road: The Details

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I’ve done a lot of living these last 6 months. Here are the details… The Highlights *Overcame my fear of cockroaches while in the Amazon. *Kayaked Las Isletas in Granada. *Explored the massive Mercado Municipal in Massaya. *Moonlight skinny-dipping in Ometepe. *Watched women weave tapestries in the Sacred valley. *Spent the day as a patient in a Colombian hospital. *Mountain […]

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Happy Birthday to a few of my favorites

November 5– a very special day which welcomed to this world such great human beings as: Shelley– My conjoined twin: I’m so excited for the day we can once again share a city. Now get out there and have two glasses of wine – one for you and one for me– you have my permission to talk for me in my absence. Lindsay–My favorite roommate and blond: I feel so blessed to have spent a couple months bonding over coffee and Good Morning America. I’ll always cherish those memories. Hope your day is extra special! Grandpa–My brillo-haired role model: I have the deepest appreciation and gratitude for your support and for being so lucky to call you my Grandpa. Hope this year is even better than last! Happy Birthday! Sending my love from Little Corn Island …

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Why Travel?

A few of my favorite quotes on travel mixed with a few of my favorite travel moments from my first four and a half months on the road… “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old […]

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