Developing Kids’ Global Palate

Developing Kids’ Global Palate

A major perk to travel (at least for me) is the opportunity to indulge in new flavors and styles of cuisine. Whenever I’m planning a trip, my list of must-do’s is mostly made up of places to eat. As comedian Jim Gaffigan once said, “Vacations are really just about eating somewhere we’ve never eaten before.” In all honesty, food really does add to the sensory experience of a new destination by allowing us to taste a culture other than our own. We are what we eat, right? However, kids aren’t…

Tabula Raisa

Tabula Raisa

Hey everyone! I just wanted to take a second to share with you a new product that I am really excited about!! As a mama who understands the benefits of traveling with your kids, I also understand that world travel is harder for some families to obtain. Even if you can’t hop on a plane tomorrow to some faraway destination, doesn’t mean your kids can’t learn about the world from home. I’m a big fan of introducing kids to different cultures early in life by traveling in place through local…

Best California Cocktails

Best California Cocktails

Hope you are thirsty, because we are headed to California! The first stop on our cocktail road trip is my home state. And what a diverse state it is! California is huge with Northern, Central and Southern Cali being drastically different. We have farming and agriculture, the glam of big cities like LA and San Francisco, Wine County, beaches, deserts, mountains and diverse cultures with strong Mexican influences. It is fantastic! So how do I pick only 5 cocktails and mocktails to represent this hugely sundry state? Well, I’m going…

Global Cuisine in the OC

Global Cuisine in the OC

There has been some recent discussion about a Dutch girl, Zilla van den Born, who fooled her friends and family by faking a trip to Southeast Asia via social media. Some people got really heated, calling her stunt a scam. I however, I thought it was rather brilliant. Through manipulating photos on her social media accounts, she was able to fake a whole vacation! I actually, thought about this before while looking at people’s terrible travel photos and selfies with no perspective, no points of reference, or landmarks, just jumbo…

Backyard Oasis

Backyard Oasis

Let’s face it. We don’t always have enough time or money to indulge all our travel goals. My desired travel capacity is so much bigger than I can realistically accomplish at this stage of my life, but that doesn’t mean I stop trying. I am constantly keeping myself inspired and rejuvenated in between trips by keeping the spirit of travel alive even when I’m staying local. I call it traveling in place. For me, my favorite part about travel is the time spent outdoors, sight-seeing, having cocktails on a patios…