Christmas was a little different this year. Instead of having family over at our house, we went to see our families in Sarasota and Ft. Myers instead! Last Sunday we celebrated Christmas with my dad’s side of the family in Sarasota. On Monday we drove down to Ft. Myers to spend Christmas Eve with my … More It’s Christmas Time in Ft. Myers…
Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday, after Christmas of course. My family has the wonderful tradition of escaping to a cabin in North Carolina with 2 other families and we eat, drink and be merry. That’s exactly what we did 2 Thanksgivings ago. Now that all of the kids are adults, it has become increasingly … More Travel Disasters and Thanksgiving on Lake Lure
Have you ever traveled by train? It is one of my favorite ways to travel. Yes flying is fast and convenient and all that jazz. But trains provide a particular romantic atmosphere that forces you to slow down and watch the world pass you by. Trains have a magical way of transporting me back in … More Looking West and Slowing Down in Amish Country
Brunch is my favorite meal. To me, brunch signifies lazy weekends, fluffy pancakes, hot coffee and of course, lingering over meals for hours on end. You can’t get better than a long and filling brunch with family to kick off the weekend. Our weekend in Boston definitely started out on the right foot with Saturday … More Brunch, Ballet and Barking Crab in Beantown
It’s official. I love the United States. But you knew this already. While I do not mind galavanting around Asia and Europe, sometimes I forget how wonderful it is to travel within the United States. First of all, the US has spectacular internet and cellphone coverage. Please excuse this privileged first world desire of mine … More Back in Boston and It Feels So Good
Happy Friday the 13th! I love Halloween, scary movies, and all that jazz so today is an exciting day. My plan is to watch a horror movie later tonight. Is that weird? What’s not weird is that I am already getting in the fall spirit. Fall is my favorite season EVER and I am keeping … More Life Lately in the USA
I’m going home! My bags are packed and the apartment has been cleaned (sort of). After living in Penang for 5 months I am finally going home! This is the longest I have ever been away from home and it is definitely the longest that I have ever been in a foreign country. I have … More I’m going home!