For the past couple months, I have featured (mostly) recipes from different countries, and so far we’ve been to Mexico and Morocco (well, kind of). This is a new project I started to highlight flavors from around the world, and honestly, to give my content some focus and consistency.
As July is coming to a close, it’s time to decide where we will go for August. And I’d love to hear from you – my readers! Continue reading
I can’t believe it’s already been over a week since Independence Day. I hope you had a lot of fun and enjoyed your day!
A couple weeks ago, I shared the upcoming arrival of a new attraction on Atlantic City’s boardwalk that debuted on July 4. What’s so interesting is that in the past five years that I have lived in Philly, I have only ever made it to AC twice – and this past July 4th was one of them.
And I’m glad that I did. Not only was it a nice little break from Philly, but it was the perfect day to experience the premiere of a new installation at Boardwalk Hall, the Duality light and sound show.
A 3D portion of the Duality light and sound show./ Photo: Moment Factory.
I have decided to start a new project for this blog that will represent my love for food, culture, and travel. Join me as I take a trip around the world to explore the flavors and words of different countries.
While I would love to actually take this trip, for now it will be completed from my own kitchen.
My goal is to focus on one country every month and cook, mix, and read as many dishes, drinks, and books that I can. You’ll probably see 2 – 3 posts each week (more if I have the time).
For the month of May, I’ve decided to travel to Mexico, since Cinco de Mayo will soon be upon us and I’ve recently learned that there will be special events in Philly highlighting Mexican culture.
But, I haven’t yet decided where I’ll go after that and I need your help. Which countries should I visit for the rest of the months of this year? Let me know in the comments below on my Facebook page.thanks for your help!
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Detroit area for the first time for a special event. Not only did I have the chance to explore the area in a few different types of cars, but I had the opportunity to east some delicious food.
The Union Woodshop in Clarkston, MI, that opened for lunch for this event, is known for it’s BBQ deliciousness and as one of Kid Rock’s favorite places to eat. It prides itself as a big-time small town BBQ. The restaurant is set up over a pretty big space that I can easily imagine filling up with BBQ lovers and creating an exciting and warm atmosphere during dinner, where you’re likely to leave with a few more friends than you arrived with.
I’m so inspired by this week’s challenge that I couldn’t resist posting more. This post focuses more on the beauty of stained glass windows. These were taken in La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.
As fun as it is to visit zoos, sometimes when you arrive the animals really aren’t in the mood to visit with you. If they have access to an indoor area that you can’t get to, then you’re out of luck. But, sometimes they’re just hiding. Such was the case when I visited the Barcelona Zoo. Can you spot the Red Panda Bear? This native of the mountains of Nepal, Myanmar, and central China was enjoying a nice afternoon nap.
Red panda bear./ Photo Nicolle A. Morales Kern
One of my favorite aspects of living in Philly is the murals that you find all over the city. I have never taken a tour of all the murals painted by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, although I always mean to. As a result, I am always delighted when I come across a mural that I have not seen before. Continue reading
Philly loves the movies and what better way to enjoy them than outdoors and at notable and historical sites throughout Philly?
Get your movie buddies, popcorn and other movie-watching treats together for this amazing line up: Continue reading
>Have you ever traveled by yourself to a place you really wanted to visit?
Some might think it weird to travel alone, just as they might think it weird to go out to dinner or to the movies by yourself. I know of people who have traveled by themselves and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They were able to experience things and meet other people they may not have had they traveled with friends or family.
You may ask why would people travel alone. It may simply be the fact that no one else wants to go to the same place you do or may not be able to afford it. But should that be a reason to not go? Here are some benefits to traveling without a companion.
These thoughts were inspired by the following video: