Tag: travel

girls' foodie getaway

girls’ foodie getaway

When you’re a foodie as in a food blogger and someone who creates recipes and cooks for a living, you are in the kitchen most all the time. No different than working in an office for a company, being a teacher and in your classroom, working in a department store, […]

breakfast singapore hawker style

breakfast singapore hawker style

Now, I’m a big breakfast person, and when I have company, it’s a full spread and meal serving up everything from eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, gravy, potatoes and veggies to pancakes, scones, omlettes, frittatas and more. However, I’ve never experienced a Singaporean hawker style breakfast until I did this with […]

one more check off my bucket list

one more check off my bucket list

When President Bill Clinton, Hillary and Chelsea first saw the Great Wall of China, all he could say was ‘Amazing, amazing’. Maybe for him it was one more check off his bucket list. It’s definitely one more check off my bucket list! Driving from Beijing to the Great Wall was […]

dim sum making

dim sum dumpling making

They say that one of the hardest parts of dim sum making or dim sum dumpling making is in the folding and creation of the little dough filled critters that are so popular and tasty with endless varieties of fillings. Dim sum is an old, yet quite trendy, culinary dish […]

first impressions

first impressions

First impressions. You’ve heard the saying about those initial moments of meeting someone new or trying something you’ve never tried before. The first impression is a real phenomena, yes, an aspect of psychology that has validity. Usually we think of it when we meet someone for the first time. Did […]

talk in the kitchen

talk in the kitchen

This post will be kind of different from most of my posts. Why? Because it won’t be finished and complete. I’ll keep adding to it almost daily talking to you about what’s happening on our magic carpet ride to China! Just pretend that we’re in my kitchen and just talking. […]

tasting singapore

tasting singapore

Sometimes dreams do come true. And, what I mean is I’ve always dreamed of going to Asia. Visiting China and Singapore. And, now I’m heading there!! Not only will I meander for days in Shanghai, Bejing and Hong Kong, but I’m going to get to experience some exclusive foodie tours in […]

hassan & tea

hassan & tea

I have this really great Army green vintage jacket that I found in a boutique in Crested Butte, Colorado. When I saw it, I knew it was mine and I had to have it. Perfect for traveling~wrinkled, washable, pockets. And, best of all, on the back this message ‘I’m in […]

havana paprika grilled chicken

havana paprika grilled chicken

March 2016 was somewhat historic. Yes, it’s when the world shifted. The stars collided. The universe got bigger. According to the New York Times “…The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it would allow individuals to travel to Cuba for “people to people” educational trips and lift limits on the use […]

the allure of morocco

the allure of morocco

Sometimes the best way to stretch yourself and grow is to dive into a culture that’s not your own ~ally “Why” is such a specific word. When you’re asked a ‘why’ question, you can be put on the spot or you just might have all the answers. You give a […]

global travel tips

16 global travel tips

Global travel brings unique, albeit solvable, challenges in planning and preparing. From deciding what to take to wear, especially if your itinerary has various climate changes within the same country and/or nearby countries, to packing efficiently/compactly, to choosing the best type of luggage, good planning will make your trip more […]

cramcation: 10 guidelines for success

cramcation: 10 guidelines for success

I can’t remember taking real vacations as a kid. Mom and Dad, and later just Mom because Dad died when I was 10, didn’t have the money or time. Life was hard, well much harder than today. Plus, loading up four kids in an old Ford that wasn’t really that […]

harley tales

You never know what will happen when you’re riding a Harley.  You never know what will happen when you’re on an adventure! I call them ‘harley tales.’ So, Ben and I decided to take a Harley trip to Crested Butte & Aspen—a short, but exciting 3-day exploration.  It’s particularly good […]

~weekend in warsaw~

weekend in warsaw

Warsaw, Poland~~possibly a destination that might not be on many folks’ bucket list, but it’s certainly on mine/ours. The first time we visited Warsaw was in 1994—Ben and I were backpacking in Eastern Europe, and we fell in love with this country. With a rich history and culture, Poland has […]

The Language of Food in Israel

The Language of Food in Israel

When I learned I was going to Israel as one of seven international guest bloggers invited by Taste of Israel and Stand With Us, I had no idea what to expect with food.  Oh, yes, I knew some dishes like hummus (which I pronounced ‘hum-us’ and only to find out […]

Staying Young~~Is There a Secret to This? You Might Try This~~

Staying Young~~Is There a Secret? You Might Try This~~

Ponce de Leon searched for the fountain of youth.  Dr. Oz gives tips and tricks daily for staying young.  Regenerative medicine is a new field of medical study that’s gaining momentum and immense popularity.  No doubt, baby boomers are forging a different landscape for staying young—they’re not following the pattern […]

My Roots~~Finding Family in Croatia

my roots: searching croatia

Wearing my Oz red shoes and riding on my magic carpet, I had a real-life fairy-tale! Like a Nicholas Sparks’ novel, a Lifetime movie or, better yet, the movie, Pretty Woman’ {“I want the dream!}, this sojourn could not have been scripted any more perfectly~~it was probably ‘in the stars’…destined […]

Stumble Upon~~Poggio Del Chianti

Stumble Upon~~Poggio Del Chianti

Sometimes the best times are those you stumble upon—those that aren’t planned—those that are spontaneous!  That’s the way Ben and I love to travel—while we have an overall plan and agenda, we leave lots of room for impulse.  And, this is just what happened today when Ben and I decided […]

Butcher Shop Haven~~Marcelleria Falorni

Butcher Shop Bliss~~Marcelleria Falorni

My nomad Boho nature is the drive that fuels me to travel, explore & take risks~~there’s so much out there in our big  enticingworld, and I want to experience as much of it while I can and while I’m still able to schlepp through airports, lug baggage, and not be […]

A Nomadic Excursion~~My Diary

A Nomadic Excursion~~My Diary~~It Begins!

14 May 2013 This is day one of my nomadic excursion!  So what in the Sam Hill am I doing?  Well, heading to Europe to cook, eat, drink, and be merry!  And, most importantly, to discover my roots~~yep, I’m Croatian, and my grandparents were born and lived there before immigrating […]

the traveling nomad 2

Sayings and truisms—we’ve all grown up hearing them, and most of us probably use them now as adults—you know what I’m talking about—things like ‘Don’t kick a gift horse in the mouth.’  Given my debacle, there are several sayings that I can confidently say that make sense and are applicable—truisms […]

the traveling nomad

I am a nomad. A traveler. My life is like a rolling stone, it gathers no moss.  I’m a tumbleweed that rolls and blows through places and spaces.  Until recently, I lived in 3 places Boston, the coast of South Carolina, and the mountains of Colorado,  dividing my life, my toothpaste, makeup, […]