Podcasts are perfect for those pockets of time during our day when we need to be entertained, but need to remain hands free. Commuting to work or cooking in the kitchen are perfect examples of time in our days that could be spent learning or simply being entertained by a podcast.
But with so many podcasts out there, it can be tough weeding through the bad ones to find those gems that keep you coming back each week wanting more. So I decided it might be fun to share what I am listening to, and when.
Travel is as much about new tastes as it is about new sites and sounds. Food, coffee and wine tend to be the highlights of my trips and there is nothing sadder than going home and realizing you are no longer eating Costa Rican Gallo Pinto every morning for breakfast, or enjoying some Italian gelato as an afternoon snack (and then after dinner dessert).
So to recapture the flavors of my recent trip to Argentina, I've decided to bake a pumpkin lasagna.
Nairobi, Kenya has a lot to offer visitors. It’s a vibrant mecca in the heart of East Africa. An urban core with an impressive menagerie of animals to view up close and with some animals, even touch.
When you think of Kenya you think of safaris, of large wildlife reserves, and lodges complete with mosquito nets. But what’s so impressive about Nairobi, is that you don’t have to leave the city to get this essential East African experience.
Travel can fun, spontaneous and life-altering. But sometimes, it takes a little extra push to go from a trip idea, to a trip reality. I know I am certainly an offender. Talking about places I want to go, things I want to see, and then not doing anything about it.
Whether it is cost, not enough saved time off work, family obligations, or something else altogether, there are a lot of roadblocks that can prevent taking a weekend getaway or that one big once of a lifetime vacation.
December is a month for both gluttonous eating AND gluttonous spending. For me, December was rough financially. With a big vacation, Christmas and having to unexpectedly purchase a new vehicle, it’s been financially stressful to say the least. Fortunately, I’m a good saver and have a rainy-day fund I am able to tap into in cases of emergency, which I have unfortunately been doing. So this January I am implementing a plan to replenish that fund. To fortify my funds and get back to my financially healthy happy place.
Erica Root is a public affairs professional by day, travel blogger by night. When she isn’t planning her next trip she can be found with a glass of wine (red, of course), her puppy Theodore, and a good book. You can follow her adventures, and those of her traveling companion Panda, by subscribing to her newsletter and following her on her Instagram.