Cables, Waves, and Trails

I just got back from nearly one month of nonstop travel, and it feels good to be home! Today I ate lunch at one of my favorite falafel joints here in San Francisco. I have to say, it would have been tough to find Mediterranean food as good as today while I was in Costa RicaContinue reading “Cables, Waves, and Trails”

Metas y Sueños: Travel Goals and Dreams

Summer travel is just around the corner, and I have two trips coming up soon. I’ve never really had a travel bucket list, per se – nothing to the tune of “I will go bungee jumping over the Himalayas before I die.” However, I do see the importance of setting specific goals for myself while traveling. IContinue reading “Metas y Sueños: Travel Goals and Dreams”

Around My Neighborhood: Berkeley, California

This is a special post, because it is a collaboration with the wonderful blog The Piri-Piri Lexicon. For blog owner Annabel’s feature called “Show me your neighborhood around the world,” I’m going to take you on a mini trip to Berkeley, California – my hometown. For this post, I have to share a minimum of six pictures of typical scenesContinue reading “Around My Neighborhood: Berkeley, California”

Highlights from Madrid

My husband and I just enjoyed two days in Madrid. It’s not a lot of time, but we made the best of it, especially considering jet lag! Here are some highlights… Cava and manchego cheese at the bar in our lovely hotel, Posada del Leon de Oro. Also, this is what we dubbed the “wineContinue reading “Highlights from Madrid”

A Love Letter to Oaxaca

Most of us have a place, somewhere in the world, that so entices us and draws us in that we return to it in our mind over and over again. For you, it may be a beach on a faraway island. It could be your hometown. It could be a city you lived in orContinue reading “A Love Letter to Oaxaca”

Latin America in Words and Pictures

The New York Times currently has a special series that highlights Latin America in words and pictures. “Latin America Through a Lens” takes you to five locations: Mexico, Nicaragua, Chile, Colombia, and Guatemala. I especially like the article and photos about Bogotá, Colombia, as it ties in with a documentary I recently saw called Urbanized. Part of the filmContinue reading “Latin America in Words and Pictures”