Cuba People to People, Day 2

I’ve always had a fondness for sunrise and sunset. As day broke over my second day in Havana, Cuba, I was grateful that my room faced east. I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the sun cresting over the horizon as it created a silhouette of the Russian Embassy. I wanted to shout with glee, […]

Title: Beignets

Story: The first time I was in Savannah, GA, my mom and I woke up really early and decided to find a breakfast spot. We took a walk on the Riverwalk and found Huey’s on The River. They had beignets with a praline pecan sauce on their menu. My mom and I decided to try […]

Missed Connection: Frankfurt, Germany

After Naples, my friend and I bid ciao to Italy. Our flight home was scheduled with a very tiny layover in Frankfurt, Germany.  In order to make our connection flight, our initial flight had to go off without a hitch. We had no such luck. Our initial flight was delayed and left after the time […]

2015 Year in Review

As I reflect on how my life has changed in the past year, I’ve come to realize that 2015 was a year of adventure, cooking, traveling, eating delicious meals and trying new things.  After 2014, a year where I focused on cleaning up my finances by paying off all my credit card debt, I realized […]

Italy: Ostuni

Ostuni is a hilltop city that was believed to have been established by the Messappi people. In the 8th century BC, the Messappi started to build the first fortified towns in the region. These city was eventually attacked and defeated by Hannibal during the Punic Wars. Around 216 BC, the region was conquered by the […]

Italy: Lecce and Otranto

Lecce is a southern Italian city that was founded over 2000 years ago by the Messapii people. The city’s main export is a very soft and malleable stone, which is traditionally used to carve sculptures. The city is also known for its olive oil, wine and ceramic production. The city landscape displays a plethora of […]

Sweet Nugget: David Burke’s Kitchen

Italy: Oesteria AL Duomo – The Best Italian Meal

You will be hard pressed to find inedible food in Italy.  Everything I ate was simply delicious, however, there was one particular day where everything I consumed transported me to a place of pure delight. After walking around the old town Barletta, my friend and I decided to enjoy a meal at Oesteria AL Duomo, […]

Capri/Anacapri: A Beautiful Island

After spending our first evening in Italy in Sorrento, my friend and I decided to visit Carpi/Anacapri. Capri is an island located of the coast of Sorrento in the Campania region of Italy.  The island of Capri is comprised of two towns: Capri and Anacapri.  Anacapri is located on the highest part of the island. […]

Mmm, Yummy Coconut Cupcake

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was spend time in the kitchen with my mom when she was baking a cake. I loved licking the bowl clean after she finished.  Although she used a family recipe, which was a jazzed up version of boxed cake mix with canned […]