West Virginia Girl, All Bottled Up

Originally posted on Mrs.:
“We are not going to change our life because of the Water Company”… This post is a little different than my usual, but then again, my life is a little different than usual. As I walked into one of my favorite coffee shops in town today, I cautiously asked, “Are you…

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Culture Jaunt’s 2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this wonderful blog here. Sometimes my stats really amaze me. My most popular posts are from 2011 and 2012 (so, I could have just decided to not blog in 2013, but where would be the fun in that?). Your favorite posts to read involve…

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Oh, the Places We’ll Go in 2013

Happy New Year! How were your holidays and how have the first couple weeks of 2013 been for you so far? Have you set any goals for this year? My holidays were very enjoyable. I spent a few days up at my grandparents’ house and got to see the whole family (well, my mom’s side…

Originally posted on Sweet Pea's Kitchen:
Photo Source: Jason Lavengood With the Super Bowl only 5 days away have you thought of what food you are going to serve? If you haven’t decided what you are going to make for the big game I’ve got you covered. I have chosen 25 of my favorite football friendly…

Top 10 posts of 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, I can say that this blog has changed focus a few times. Originally it started out as a class project during my sophmore year in college and then developed into a travel blog, but it wasn’t until I changed the focus to books, food and booze that I really…

Welcome back!!

Welcome to the relaunch of Culture Jaunt. After a short summer break, I’m jaunting in the new direction of books, food and booze – three wonderful parts of life I’m constantly excited about. In these pages, you will now find some of the following topics: book reviews and more book-inspired topics my favorite dishes to…

Go 4th and Learn about…

Celebrating Independence Day isn’t just about BBQ’s and fireworks, but learning about history and culture that has shaped our world today. In honor of history and learning, Wawa Welcome America! Festival presents Go 4th and Learn, a series of interactive history lessons for children of all ages.

Hope: An Oratorio

Just in time for Easter, Jonathan Leshnoff’s Hope: An Oratorio celebrates mankind’s universal journey from the throes of abandonment to the revival of hope. The definition of an oratorio is: a large-scale musical work for orchestra and voices, typically a narrative on a religious theme, performed without the use of costumes, scenery, or action. Well-known…

>Traveling this winter

>As for most Christmases, I flew home to Wiesbaden, Germany to visit my mom. Luckily I flew on December 15., right ahead of the snow storm that hit Europe and now has seemingly traveled across the Atlantic to the East Coast (obviously I know this isn’t the same storm, but it is fun to imagine).…

>Bienvenidos a Panama

>Panama is one of my favorite places to visit because it’s such a beautiful country. It also helps that I have family there. Check out my latest post for Being Latino that shows great images of this must-see country.