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Books That Inspire Wanderlust #2- The Alchemist

This weekend I did spent some time outside reading in the glorious spring weather we are having here in Baltimore.  80 degrees and sunny at last!  The previous weekend we purchased some new patio furniture from Home Depot to better utilize our small outdoor space.  Making the most of our city living! The Alchemist was my plan for the weekend between Mother’s Day brunch and my friend Tara’s birthday bash. When you ask a traveler about their favorite travel books and books that inspired them to travel- The Alchemist is always mentioned. Paulo Coelho wrote a beautiful, yet simple book Read More

Best of Spain- food and drink edition

  Here it is finally…the Best of Spain- food and drink post!!!  Food is one of the best ways to learn about a culture or country.  Spain is big on family and sharing, they move slower in life than in the US and it shows in their food and mealtime experiences. First, a few fun facts: Fried calamari and salads are on almost every menu.  But beware, most of the salads will have tuna on them, even if you think it impossible by the menu description.  I liked the addition of tuna but not everyone was thrilled. Many bars and Read More