extended travel

Reinventing My Travel Philosophy

26 February 2011

Whenever I move to a new place, it’s around the six-month mark that my wanderlust starts to set in again. It doesn’t matter where I am — it happens whether I’m in Alaska or Hawaii or South America — I guess it just matters that I’ve stayed put for half a year. So it’s strange [...]

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Giving Back

4 December 2010

Because this is the season for giving, I have been thinking about ways that I can use this platform to give back to the world, for what it has given me. Indeed, this cookbook would not have come about had I not had the opportunity to explore and experience the world, or at least part [...]

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First Print Edition Now Available!

17 November 2010

The Traveler’s Cookbook is now available through lulu.com! The first print edition has just been released. At 48 full-color pages, the cookbook is a great size to tuck into your backpack or travel bag. Buy it now! $21.95 plus shipping The Traveler’s Cookbook is an e-cookbook for people who love to travel and to cook, [...]

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Have Spice Kit, Will Travel

31 October 2010

Cooking, I’ve discovered, is nearly impossible without some sort of oil or sauce, and a few spices. Ok, scratch that. It is possible, but it’s difficult, and dishes made without one or another of these things are often flavorless and uninteresting. A pinch of this and a dash of that, on the other hand, go [...]

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Natural Light: An E-Cookbook Project Update

28 October 2010

Looks Good Enough to Eat I’ve had a marathon cooking week. I’ve been cooking every recipe I’m including in the book, along with side dishes and desserts, so that I can photograph each dish before adding it to the cookbook. Food photography is tricky—the food must look appetizing above all else—so I’ve been playing with [...]

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Cooking while You Travel: The Cookbook Project

14 October 2010

If you knew me in high school, you’re probably surprised something like this is coming from me. I hated cooking then, truly believed I couldn’t do it. I was of the type who thought I could burn water. Fast forward 10 years (plus a couple more!), and here I am, announcing my latest project: A [...]

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Summer Update: The Non-Traveling Traveler

12 October 2010

I realize this is in fact a travel blog, but since I haven’t been much of a traveler lately, it’s just going to be about life, which, since life is a journey, is a travel story anyway. Also, a few people have asked me about my next post, and, to be honest, I was surprised [...]

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Cooking on the Road – and a Reader Request

17 February 2010

One of the things I realized I’ve been missing while traveling is cooking. It’s a little difficult to create any sort of gourmet meal when you don’t have most of the essential ingredients for even a basic meal, let alone a complicated one. Dried pasta and canned marinara, or bags of pre-cut veggies and cans [...]

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