Durban, South Africa: An Ode to Food

Durban, South Africa: An Ode to Food

If you know me, you know I like food. Of course, as much as I love culinary delights, I’m also okay with pepper jack cheese and Wheat Thins. You’re just as likely to find me making a risotto as you are to find me eating scrambled eggs for dinner. Sometimes, I even wear lipstick and sweatpants….at. the. same. time. When I visited South Africa, my friend and I explored the city of Durban. And for me, exploring a city is...
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Eat Your Way Through Vienna: 10 Restaurants

Vienna & Food

I love eating my way through cities, and I’m thrilled to share with you my favorite restaurants in Vienna. If you’ve been following along for a while, then you know that I lived near Vienna for over a year. And I fell head over heels in love with this beautiful city. Maybe if I had stayed longer, the stars in my eyes would have faded, but I’m not so sure. Recently, I’ve been missing Vienna. Therefore, I’m inviting you to...
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Asheville, N.C.: White Duck Taco and Vortex Doughnuts

When I last lived in the United States, I thought all the adventure was to be found in other countries. I dreamed of Europe and distant places. But I’ve returned with new eyes. Adventure is here and now. Naturally, I ate my way through Asheville, N.C. White Duck Taco Shop It seemed that everyone I ran into mentioned this taco shop to me. They either wanted to go again or they were suggesting that I go. After hearing all about...
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Welcome to Buena Vista, Colorado

Welcome to Buena Vista, Colorado! This is the space where I allowed my soul to catch up with my body (aka got over jetlag). After thirteen months in Europe, I wanted a sanctuary for my first landing in the USA. Buena Vista, Colorado, offered such beauty. Buena Vista, Colorado, is the best place for the soul to catch up with body #jetlag Click To Tweet Mountains, trails, food, views, and an eccentric movie collection. If you have the option, I suggest you rent...
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Tucson’s Batch: Doughnuts and Whiskey

by Barbara Brutt @BarbaraBrutt @cordiallybarbara   Do you love doughnuts? And Tucson, Arizona? You need to visit Batch. I’m guessing if you’re like most people, you have a special spot in your tummy for this yeasty, sugary delight. I mean, I do! But what I love more than doughnuts is adventurous doughnuts. Sure, the classic glazed and the simple Boston Creme are safe bets. Do you have a special spot in your tummy for this yeasty, sugary delight? Click To...
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Vienna: Pay with a Poem

Vienna: Pay with a Poem

Living in Vienna is a dream come true, and there is always something going on, like Julius Meinl’s Pay with a Poem campaign for World Poetry Day. Here’s the video ad that stopped me from skipping to the youtube video I wanted to see. As a lover of words, I’m so behind this idea, and I only wish I loved coffee and tea more. This isn’t just happening in Vienna, though. It’s happening wherever Julius Meinl is served. I’m hoping...
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Finnish Food

Okay, so if you’ve been even a little bit around, you know I just love food. And therefore, trying food in Finland was such a highlight. I was told that Finnish people eat a lot of fish (and this may be true) but I was thrilled to find out that my friends aren’t into fish (I almost died of happiness). Fish are friends not food (actually I’m very much a meat eater, but I want you to guess where that...
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When I Don’t Want to Sit with God

Do you know what it is to not want to spend time with God? Maybe just an extra 30 minutes of sleep will make a bigger difference in your day than time with God or maybe He’s screwed you over. It’s simple really. Life gets busy. Or complicated. Or it’s all just too tiring. And you just don’t want to or you just can’t. So you stop. No more morning devotions. No more reading the Bible, journaling, praying, or any...
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Feed Your Muse: Real Food

I love food. It’s a running joke with my colleagues that if it’s breakfast time then Barbara is surely already thinking about dinner. Now, I’m not always quite this on point, but all jokes contain some truth. It’s a truth universally acknowledged… that our bodies need food. But not only do we need food, but our other passions must be fueled in some way. If you’re passionate about socks, then you must go to fancy sock stores or maybe knit...
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Visiting Retz

When you think of visiting Austria, I imagine the top cities you want to see are Vienna, Innsbruck, and Salzburg. I’m right there with you, and I’ve happily seen a lot of Vienna with plenty more destinations just within that city to visit! But there are a lot of other wonderful places in Austria, such as Retz in Lower Austria. You can visit this town in a day. Make sure to see the windmill and tour the wine cellars. And...
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