Some foodie highlight from my time at the Hotel Krystal Grand Los Cabos include this refreshing Miami Vice drink (an Instagrammable blend of piña colada and strawberry daiquiri) enjoyed poolside and the breakfast buffet at O. Among the selections are chilaquiles, custom-made omelets, fresh fruit (sandia FTW), retried beans, breakfast potatoes, salad fixings, cereal, French toast, yogurt, and more. They had some excellent empanadas on my last morning there, so the offerings do change a bit from day to day (they also had green chilaquiles that day instead of red). All meals included at this quality all-inclusive in Baja.
Daydreaming about travel plans for next year. Flying to Israel reminded me of how “stuck” I was starting to feel here. In 2017, we did two cross-country road trips, plus I visited NYC and Houston and Miami all separately. Definitely need to hit the 305 again next year, but also want to do more solo and family exploration. Ideally, Nicaragua would be high on the list. Here’s hoping work stays steady and I can hop a few more busses, trains, and planes in 2018. Do you have any travel plans on the docket for next year? And where should I be going next? Let me know in the comment! .
This dope illustration is by artist Antony Filyk
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Three of the most sacred places in the world, according to the three most popular religions in the world. The Dome of the Rock for Muslims is where Mohammed ascended to heaven. There’s the Western Wall, the only thing that remains of the Second Temple—highly sacred for the Jewish people. And the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where it’s said Jesus was crucified. I’m sad this was as close as I got to the Dome, though I myself am not Muslim and I know I wouldn’t have been allowed inside regardless. But there’s something to be said about being in places so full of mystery and significance for so many people over so many generations. As an agnostic-atheist with some witchy leanings, I don’t really believe or follow any of the stories. But I do believe there are things in the world that cannot be explained, and maybe don’t really need to. Even for those who don’t believe in the religious or spiritual, I would recommend seeing all three at some point.
It’s been a long day trying to get back on the grind. Maybe the travel bug has got me too bad after all this time. Not that there isn’t plenty to see here in Denver (especially colorful street art—anyone know who’s behind this one by Root Down?) Here’s to a smoother Tuesday.
Snagged from my writer friend @pedlimwen because she is awesome and has relatable goals. I’m trying to ease myself a bit into #NaNoWriMo this year. Opened a few old novel and essay collection documents, opening new docs for projects, trying to get into a flow. Also grateful to my new travel friend @lynn_coulter who inspired me to get back to working on book-writing while we were exploring Israel together. Need to get these words down!
Took this pic while walking around Neve Tzedek (which is where, according to locals, Gal Gadot recently bought an apartment). Couldn’t help but snap it but mostly wishing I had any idea what this says. So, if any of y’all speak Hebrew, I beseech thee: What is this little kitten poster telling me?
Yesterday, we walked around Neve Tzedek, where our guide's sister lives. While there, had a nice conversation about graffiti and street art with the sister's husband, a retired man who now spends his days documenting the pieces he finds in his area. Afterwards, I wandered the area snapping these shots of some of the art in the area. Oh, and fun fact: Gal Gadot just bought one of the homes in the neighborhood.
Shoutout to @opheliasden and the #denverbloggersclub for putting on a great event earlier this week on SEO. While I use it for a number of clients, there's always room to learn more (and I did!) Ophelia's let us try out a few yummy dishes including these dressed-up arepas (def not the kind you get from a cart in Miami but still very tasty!) and some yummy flatbread pizzas as well. Lots of love for Jenny of @goodforyouglutenfree as well for putting on another great event (I promise I won't be so shy next time!) And a special thanks to Annie of @rockymountainbliss for all the great tips! These events always remind me that I really need to set aside more time for my own blogging pursuits! Definitely left feeling a bit inspired.
Literally having the best meal since moving to Denver a year ago. You can take the girl out of Miami (a.k.a. North Cuba) but you can take her undying appreciation for rice, beans, and mojo. The flavors from this incredible veggie wrap at Cuba Cuba are too much for my heart right now. It's like biting into home. There's arroz y frijoles, maduros, plus guac, feta, lettuce, and a habanero aioli. I also added some mojo because MOJO (I haven't had any mojo in a YEAR). Plus there's platanitos and a slaw on the side. I am loving this so much I had to stop and rave about it on here. Seriously. That good. It's a good start to the week. 😍
🎃Halloween is coming! And apparently that also means a bunch of super creepy animal heads.
Fall is quite possibly my favorite time of year. I'm finally living somewhere where the leaves and weather change (as opposed to Florida's rainy and hot versus just humid and hot. Took a stroll through the Target Halloween aisles the other day, came across these things. Not sure what I'll dress up as yet though I think William is set on being a race car. How about you? What do you want to dress up as? Or your kiddos (if you got em)? I wanna hear about it 🍁🍂👻