Three Strangers Walk into a Bar

Dear Reader, If I were to live for 200 years, there would still be a number of things that I would never do. I would probably never have enough courage to go skydiving, enough money to stay in a penthouse suite in Monte Carlo, or enough time to read all the “great works of literature.”... Continue Reading →

[Review] Home Chef

Dear Reader, If you’re a reluctant-but-wannabe-better cook, meal-prep delivery services may just appeal to you. With my (somewhat) recent Hello Fresh experience in the back of my mind (more here), I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into when I subscribed to Home Chef. Like with the Hello Fresh, I... Continue Reading →

Pandemic on Pause

Dear Reader, The very last time that I was on an airplane was pre-pandemic on my solo adventure to Colombia (more here). Sitting in an airport, writing to you now, I can’t help but sigh and think to myself — “my, how things have changed.” Unlike my trip to Colombia, my flight this time is... Continue Reading →

[Review] Boston Winery

Dear Reader, Wine in the U.S. is big business — a $220 billion industry to be more exact. While 90% of the wines produced in the U.S. come from California, it turns out that each and every U.S. state has at least one winery. While Boston is not known for its wine-growing abilities, the city is... Continue Reading →

Vermont’s Itty-Bitty Capital

Dear Reader, If you’re a fan of road trips, then you have probably already asked yourself on more than one occasion whether a particular spot is “worth the visit.” In my experience when a location is intriguing but there isn’t too much to do, then making a long rest stop can be just the right... Continue Reading →

[Review] Unf*ck Your Brain

Dear Reader, Reading self-help books can feel oddly productive, especially when the tips are actionable and the writing is both engaging and “to the point.” I’m a fan of the psychology/ mental health genre so I was naturally intrigued by the book “Unf*ck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers with Science.”... Continue Reading →

Burlington the Beautiful (Part 2)

Dear Reader, I was blown away by Burlington, Vermont. Who knew that this little city on the lake has so much to offer? In part 1 of this post (here), I described some of the aspects that make Burlington stand out. In this post, I have listed a few noteworthy observations about the city that... Continue Reading →

Burlington the Beautiful (Part 1)

Dear Reader, On a weekend trip up north, my boyfriend and I stopped at a busy diner in Nashua, New Hampshire for lunch. Realizing that we were from out of town, the server asked us where we were headed. When we told her that we were destined for Vermont and more specifically Burlington, her eyelids... Continue Reading →

“Blueberry Pancake” Breakfast Muffins

Dear Reader, Pancakes have never been my breakfast of choice, however, every once in a while, it’s nice to have something sweet in the morning. Recently, I stumbled upon a healthy donut recipe on ChocolateCoveredKatie.com. While I had high hopes for a light fluffy pastry, somehow, my modifications created a whole other baked good —... Continue Reading →

This Island, Earth

Dear Reader, If you don’t care about climate change, there is a good chance you are fortunate enough to live in a region that has been largely spared from its negative impacts. In fact, if you live in places like Boston, you can even trick yourself into believing that our warmer, drier summers and milder... Continue Reading →

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