The short story:

Early 30-something (this I still can’t believe). Natural redhead (I would hope with a blog name such as mine). Philadelphia native. Spanish speaker. Chai latte lover. Bibliophile. Chef extraordinaire (wanna be). And finally-travel addict (I live and breathe it).



By the time I became a teenager I was obsessed with travel and getting my first passport stamp. Flash forward a few years and when I turned 16 I embarked on my first ever international trip…alone. I traveled to Queretaro, Mexico by way of Mexico City where I spent three weeks living as an exchange student with a Mexican host family. Their incredible kindness is somethingI’ve never忘记了


In college I had the chance to study abroad not once but twice (I was a Spanish major in case you couldn’t guess). I spent a semester in Costa Rica during my sophomore year and a semester in Spain during my junior year. I did everything from wading in mangroves to freezing my arse off at the top of a Costa Rican volcano to learning to dance the sevillana, gorging myself on my Spanish host mom’scroquetas(丸子),甚至掌握西班牙语,包括经常难以辨认的安达卢西亚口音。哦,对了,还有那个时候,我花了一个月时间在首尔,韩国留学在我的西班牙语就派上了用场...决不。总之,出国留学在三个不同的大洲三次是我一生中最关键的经验。

The closest I ever got to a bullfight was touring the Plaza de Toros in Seville, Spain.


Since then? Well, I’ve been working for the man (i.e. the 9-5 one) because in short, I wasnever a backpackerand never will be (i.e. I don’t want to scrimp while traveling).

I celebrated my 30th birthday on a cruise to Norway. I’d say I’m doing okay.

So where do adventures in cooking & food fit into all of this?

Well, after coming to the realization that my blog would quickly lose steam and momentum since I wasn’t able to travel all the time, I knew that I would need to find other topics to blog about and cooking and food seemed like a natural fit since they’re both so有着千丝万缕tied to travel.

在前往秘鲁,我发现秘鲁食物是多么令人称奇的是,包括LOMO saltado。

As a kid I loved to bake (I had a cookbook called theABCs of Baking)。Now that I’m older I still love to bake but cooking has become more of my passion. I enjoy making foods from different countries. What’s the next best thing to eating a croque monsieur in Paris?Making your own

Homemade macarons anyone?



I also wrote a book (完整的循环)which is no small feat considering I have a job, this blog and a life. Check it out for yourself why don’t you?



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    Le & David @ Wise Monkeys Abroad
    November 13, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Just had to say that we LOVE your philosophy on travel, eating and cooking
    Le & David @ Wise Monkeys Abroad recently posted…what’s your favourite beach? here’s ours (and it’s not bondi)我的简历

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      November 14, 2014 at 11:07 am


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    Wendy Hagan

    Well you visited my Grandparents house, Kentuck Knob. Thank you for the
    nice words. I did grow up there and it is a beautiful memory. My Dad was
    Paul Hagan. I have original pictures of the house being built by Wright and Bernadine wrote a book when she was in her 90’s.


    Wendy Hagan

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      Hi Wendy,

      非常感谢对此发表评论。很高兴听到这个消息you stumbled across my blog. I absolutely loved visiting Kentuck Knob and how utterly neat that it was your home. Those gorgeous views out back could not be beat. It was a one of a kind house for sure.

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    March 15, 2015 at 2:40 pm


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      Thanks so much for commenting Etela and I’m very happy to hear that! I’m exactly like you about not only loving travel but also needing it. It’s such an integral part of my life. There’s nothing else like it and yes, for me it would be a very sad day indeed if I wasn’t able to travel. Good luck on starting your travel blog!

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    July 14, 2015 at 1:01 am


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      July 14, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      感谢这么多的评论张国荣,我很高兴你喜欢的帖子!It was an utterly fascinating place to visit, made all the more special since I had never heard of it prior to researching places to check out in the Weston area I hope you make it there, it’s simply oozing in history and the architecture is also lovely.

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