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May 2016

Empanada Recipe

Empanada Recipe

I had my first empanada in Spain over 15 years ago.  I fell in love with this fried stuffed pastry and have been eating it ever since.  Empanadas can vary by country both in size and fillings, so you can play with this recipe…

May 20, 2016
Packing for a Spring Trip in Portland

Packing for Portland

This spring my sister, Katie, and I took our annual trip to go visit family in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.  The crazy and unpredictable weather can always make packing for our trips a bit of a challenge.  Here’s what I took for our…

May 16, 2016
Looking for hostels? Read this first!
Travel Tips/Tricks

How to Choose a Hostel

I’ve had some people ask for more posts on travel tips and tricks.  While there’s a lot of information available on different hostels, there’s very little on what you should look for when you’re booking a room.  After staying in 60+ hostels myself across…

May 9, 2016