travel tips

The “Perils” of Cooking in a Small Town

24 March 2011

How I Organize the Home Test Kitchen It’s ironic, isn’t it, that I developed The Traveler’s Cookbook so I could cook while I traveled, and yet, since I’ve written it, I have not traveled, nor have I even made any travel plans (except for the trip to visit my relatives over Christmas, which doesn’t count [...]

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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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3 Traveler-Friendly Vegetarian Recipes

19 February 2011

As it turns out, I don’t always have to rewrite recipes to make them traveler-friendly. I was searching this week for recipes that sounded good enough and were simple enough to modify and/or update to turn into on-the-road recipes, but I found several that were, with minor modifications, already there. So, today I’m doing something [...]

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For Love of Peanut Butter

9 February 2011

If you’re like me, and you’re American, you probably carry a jar of peanut butter around with you while you travel. While traveling in Europe, I’d mark myself as American every time I walked into a hostel kitchen with peanut butter in my hand. Apparently the only reason European markets even stock the condiment is [...]

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Winter Soup for Travelers

19 January 2011

I’ve been back in Alaska now for just over a week, after a trip to Southern California and Park City, Utah. I went to visit friends and family and get a little skiing in over the holidays. The weather in California was a little rainy but still warm (to me), and in Utah I got [...]

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The Traveler’s Christmas Dinner

22 December 2010

I was fortunate last year to be able to spend the holidays with an English friend and her family, and I really enjoyed having a new Christmas experience. I was happy to have a family to spend it with, even if it wasn’t my own. We shared a meal—actually, several meals, because the holidays are [...]

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The Traveler’s Cookbook is Now Available!

10 November 2010

The Traveler’s Cookbook is now available! Click the Add to Cart button below, or check out the new The Traveler’s Cookbook page to read the details. It’s a 44-page interactive PDF, consisting of recipes, menus, shopping and cooking tips, measurement alternatives, spice kits, and more! The Traveler’s Cookbook is an e-cookbook for people who love [...]

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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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