Travel and Airports and Food…Challenges!

Today I finished up my last [scheduled] trip for a while. For the past three years it has felt as if I’ve been traveling non-stop. At one point I even made Executive Platinum on American Airlines. It was nice to have the perks that went with that, but all of that travel was taxing. I was stressed and felt constantly rushed and like I wasn’t fully committing myself to anything. Thankfully, that time seems to be ending. I look forward to spending time in my own home for a bit. I can get back to the movement I love that I have not made time for (Nia), and most of all, I will be back in my own kitchen to unleash my creative foodie side once again. Continue reading

From Island Time to Real Life…a Bittersweet Homecoming

Our last morning in St. Thomas for a long time. This view is overlooking Magens Bay from our rental unit.
Our last morning in St. Thomas. This view is overlooking Magens Bay from our rental unit.

We are back home after a week of saying our goodbyes and packing up the rental unit we have lived in for the past three years in St. Thomas. It has been an emotional time…While we are so very happy to be back in our ‘real’ home full time – and back to the reality that comes with it – it is also a bittersweet homecoming. Knowing we will not be seeing the people who have been such a huge part of our lives these past few years…people who have welcomed us into their own lives and made us feel like family, is sad. The reality is Continue reading

These are a few of my favorite things


Part of the reason I am passionate about food has to do with connections. Actually, I’d say it’s the main reason. One of my favorite things is to meet people and learn about their passions and what makes them tick. And one of my favorite ways to do this is through travel.

Travel was something I dreamed about as a child. My family did not venture out of our town too often; mainly we drove Continue reading