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Andrew Zimmern Talks Strange Food, Travel Philosophy, And His Favorite Destinations

Andrew Zimmern has lived a life. He’s an renowned chef, a hugely successful TV host, and a prominent voice in the world of food writing. 1,969 more words


The Burden Basket

I received a very thoughtful note from a former coworker last week in which he said that my blog “reads like (his) new favorite book.” I’ve never thought of my story in a book format, but it made me revisit things with fresh eyes. 963 more words


Travels with Dad

Father’s day is coming up on Sunday and I’m fortunate to be able to celebrate both my wonderful husband and father of our two kids as well as my own amazing father. 740 more words

Family Travel

Stretching Your Travel Food Budget in Sydney, Australia

Travelers looking to stretch their food budget in Sydney have plenty of options. We’re all about stretching our travel meal budget, and Sydney provides plenty of memorable — and delicious — ways to eat inexpensively Down Under. 381 more words

Travel Planning

Clotheshorse or Packmule

Traveling solo necessitated that I carry all of my belongings myself, so I have a 70+10L backpack that I’ve decided to call Anya after her patron, my wonderful boss from Dirt Chic. 458 more words

Wandering Clothes Horse

Why I love Bill Bryson and Theodore Roosevelt

If you’re not familiar with Mr. Bryson, he authored such travel books as The Lost Continent, Down Under, Neither Here Nor There, and of course an all-time favorite of mine  473 more words


“You’ll know it’s meant to be your home if you see a ring of blue flowers outside of it,” said the voice on the phone.  A stranger who saw my future. 1,914 more words