I tend to make a big fuss about birthdays. I figure, if I don’t celebrate myself, who will? As for Jave, growing up in Jamaica, birthdays were never a big deal for him and he’s never given them much thought. So for the past seven birthdays he’s celebrated here in the U.S., I’ve tried to make up for lost time by making him feel extra special on his personal holiday. More
Jave and I have been busy adulting for the first part of 2016 – so much so that we even cancelled our spring travel plans to Asia to prioritize other goals that have nothing to do with travel. For the record, it’s been rough; my feet are itching and wanderlust has officially kicked in. The good news is that relief is in sight as we have a summer getaway booked for my birthday later this month to keep us motivated. More
There’s more to Colombia’s food scene apart from fried fish, patacones, and costeño cheese although Colombians do seem to love their costeño cheese. Aside from its mesmerizing beauty, Cartagena is the perfect place to experience Colombian food at its finest whether sampling street food favorites or breaking bread in one of the Old City’s many restaurants. More
Although Jave and I try not to eat out too much, when we do, we like to push ourselves to try new restaurants as opposed to constantly resorting to our usual faves. It’s a gamble, because God knows there’s nothing foodies like us hate more than spending a lot of money on a mediocre meal. So we’re always elated when we try new restaurants where we end up loving the food. What’s even better is when we try new black-owned restaurants where we end up loving the food! More
A funny thing happens when you fill people in on your plans to visit San Francisco…they all start offering their 2¢ on where you should eat.
“Be sure you eat the clam chowder at Fisherman’s Grotto at the wharf,” my brother suggested.
“Oh, you have to try The Slanted Door,” a friend recommended.
“Oh my gosh, the steak is so good at…” and on, and on, and on. Seriously. Just tell someone you’re going to San Francisco, and you’ll get tons of restaurant recommendations in this hilly, foodie capital. More
I don’t write about restaurants often here on the blog, but I definitely want to start sharing more of my local food finds because I think that we can all appreciate a good food post here and there – right? Plus, as Jave and I patiently anxiously await the start of our fall and winter travel plans, I figure that eating and sharing restaurant reviews is a good way to pass the time. Yes? More
As an everyday foodie, for the life of me, I can’t understand travelers who don’t incorporate local dining experiences into their travels. For me, tasting a destination’s cuisine is just as important as experiencing its sites, smells, and sounds, and because of that, I invest a lot of time in researching local restaurants and scouring through reviews. Because we’re not slow travelers, when Jave and I reach a destination, we hit the ground running which means that we usually have to have a game plan for every aspect of our trip, including where we’re going to eat. More
In a recent post I gave you an overview of our short and sweet getaway to Santa Ynez Valley where we indulged in wine tastings along California’s beautiful Central Coast. As I mentioned before, Santa Ynez Valley is comprised of several small communities including: Ballard, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, and Solvang. Because we based ourselves in Solvang, for the sake of convenience, we primarily focused on Solvang restaurants. In this post, I’m sharing our favorites… More