The New Christmas Traditions

Traveling full time means spending most of the holidays away from family. Birthdays, Easter, and Christmas are celebrated via Skype. To feel at least a bit festive I usually buy a plastic Christmas tree and hope that it will bring a little bit of the festive feel. The good thing about being away for holidays…

What’s in Your Coffee Cup? (Fair Trade and Brewing Justice)

A cortado please, my order rolls off my tongue before I even get a chance to look at the menu. While waiting for my coffee, I find a table to settle down in and take out my coffee house necessities: journal, pen, headphones, and a book. My order is called and I picked it up,…

A Travelers Guide to Making Movies in Morocco

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” This is a classic movie quote from the movie Casablanca and one of the most known movie quotes of all time. Though Casablanca is not my favorite movie and that is not my favorite movie quote, this post…

In Defense of Eating, Thoughts on Whole 30 (Part 2)

Just over a month ago, I started a program called Whole30. This program is meant to reset your system, reset your “health, habits, and relationship with food”. It’s been a week since the program ended for me, and it left much to be desired but I can’t say that it was a disaster*.

In Defense of Eating, Thoughts on Whole 30 (Part 1)

Just over a month ago, I started a program called Whole30. This program is meant to reset your system, reset your “health, habits, and relationship with food”. It’s been a week since the program ended for me, and it left much to be desired but I can’t say that it was a disaster*.

Let’s Talk About Soap

Thinking back on when my parents and I took one of those “fancy” vacations where we actually stayed in a hotel, I cannot help but think of the little soap bars and shampoo bottles waiting in the bathroom. Sometimes there was even a body lotion, but that was only if we were staying in a…

Thanks mom! 

My parents always had a garden at every house that I can remember growing up in, the gardens were full of tomato plants, various herbs, bitter melon, and different squashes (that I only know the name of in Vietnamese). My brother and I would be running around playing while my parents tended to their herbs…