Recreating Home Classics

We are almost at the one year mark in Timor-Leste (WOOHOOOOO! #wemadeit), and having officially moved into independent housing means lots and lots of experimental cooking. We live on an island with seasonal availability of ingredients, sometimes no eggs for weeks at a time, and a blazing heat that can ruin most dairy products. No problem, Timor. I’ve accepted your food challenges, … More Recreating Home Classics

Solo Trip To Colorado – How Much Did It Cost Me?

~Written by Kayla~ 11 days, 12 states, countless beautiful sights.  I spent the first half of June driving from Boston to Colorado, with a destination of Red Rocks Amphitheatre, to see one of my favorite musicians: Tash Sultana [who opened for the lovely John Butler Trio]. Then, I booked it back to New York for … More Solo Trip To Colorado – How Much Did It Cost Me?

Kitchen Innovations For the Lackluster Apartment

The very first host family I lived with since being in Timor was located in a subsistence farming community in the mountains. Being that the electricity regularly goes out (hello, candlelit dinner, reading, going to the outhouse…) cooking here is done in a very traditional manner, with a few modern twists. That said, my first … More Kitchen Innovations For the Lackluster Apartment

Iceland Travel Guide

Hi friends! Today let’s talk about my favorite island nation, Iceland. I’ve been to Iceland twice now and it is one of my favorite places in the world. It’s a very unique country and one of the few places I still want to go back to (usually after I’ve been somewhere I don’t have the … More Iceland Travel Guide