Category Archives: Travel

Red Footed Booby Martini

There are three species of boobies – a type of large seabird – in Galapagos: Nazca, Blue-Footed and Red-Footed. All three are gorgeous birds, but the Blue and Red-Footed varieties seem particularly special due to their unusually colored feet. After all, how often is it that you see a bird with blue feet? Unfortunately for me, I didn’t have a chance to see the Red ... Read More »

The mystery destination was… the Galapagos!

It seems as though my clues were helpful, because it took one reader no time at all to figure out that my mystery trip was to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Fantastic job, Ericka! She will be receiving a copy of the oh-so-appropriate cookbook The South American Table: The Flavor and Soul of Authentic Home Cooking from Patagonia to Rio de Janeiro. Thanks to everyone who ... Read More »

I’m back… and brought a contest with me!

It was nearly two weeks ago that I mentioned I would be taking a little travel break and that when I came back, I would have a little contest to announce. The contest is a simple one: all you have to do is guess where I was. Leave your guess in the comments section and the first person to guess correctly will win a cookbook, either one ... Read More »

Travel break!

I am heading out on vacation for the next week and a half and – shockingly – am going somewhere where I will not have internet access! This means that I won’t be able to answer your comments or e-mails during this time. In fact, I will be disabling comments to keep the spammers at bay while I am gone. But don’t worry too much. ... Read More »

Five Things to Eat Before You Die

While the title of this post has a bit of a macabre sound to it, there is nothing ominous about the Foodblogger’s Guide to the Globe. FBGttG* is a meme (short for “internet phenomenon”) that was started by The Traveler’s Lunchbox and is traveling around the world via various food blogs. I was tagged to come up with my own list of five things to ... Read More »

A vacation recap, with waffles

o I set my alarm for 2:30 in the morning, after packing my bag with water, flashlight, camera, sunblock and granola. I definately didn’t get enough sleep that night, but then, neither did anyone else. When the alarms sounded, we quickly dressed – warmly and in layers – before piling into our rented car and driving the 45 minutes out to the beginning of the ... Read More »

Back to Reality

Is any vacation ever really long enough? I think not. Nevertheless, I am glad to be home. I had an amazing time in Hawaii, though. I did so much that the trip seems shorter than it was. The highlight of the trip was a 4.5 hour hike (roundtrip) out to the active lava flows on the south end of the island. We got up at ... Read More »

Vacation

I’m going to be vacationing on the Big Island of Hawaii for the next week. I don’t know if I’ll be able to upload any photos while I’m there, but I’ll give it a shot. If not, I’ll be back in a week. Aloha! Read More »

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