82 Fun and Weird Soda Flavors Around The World

82 Fun and Weird Soda Flavors Around The World

I confess I am not a soda drinker, never have been. I mean, of course I’ve had soda, but it’s never been regular in my diet. We never had soda in my household growing up in Mexico City and going out to restaurants my drink of choice was always limonada (limeade). But I do find interest in all things food and how it varies across cultures around the world. The sugary bubbly drink is sure loved across the globe, with each country having their favorite local. Let’s check out some of the weird soda flavors around the world. Continue reading

Weekly Small Pleasures #117

Weekly Small Pleasures #117

Summer officially started this week and Austin definitely got the memo. With almost daily highs in 100s F I’m not a happy girl. I really can’t take the heat very well and it’s sad my daily riverside walks had to stop because it’s like 90s already by 10 am and doesn’t really start to cool off until 8 pm :(. In spite of this terrible news for me, I definitely had some small pleasures this week: Continue reading

2 Fascinating Ancient Culture Things To Do in Eastern Europe

2 Fascinating Ancient Culture Things To Do in Eastern Europe

So, you want to experience an authentic Italian meal, gaze upon the glorious heroes of Greece, connect with the mysterious land of Great Britain, or visit the haunting castle of Vlad the Impaler? Europe is a continent of so much history. It encompasses the birth of civilization, cuisines, customs, fashions, and heritage which go back thousands of years. And you’ll find two very unique things to do in Eastern Europe to learn about this ancient culture. Continue reading

Best Feel Good Places to Eat in Austin

Best Feel Good Places to Eat in Austin

It’s been about 10 months now since we moved to Austin and considering that dining out is one of my guilty pleasures in life, we’ve done our fair share of exploring restaurants, coffee shops, brunch spots, and gelaterias. I like being health conscious when I try new places, so here’s my guide to the best feel good places to eat in Austin. Continue reading

Weekly Small Pleasures #116

Weekly Small Pleasures #116

This week was interesting with lots of highs and lows. The highest high award in a bad way goes to the weather, reaching daily highs of 100F. (Help me.) I also had some emotional rough times, (probably pregnancy hormones, but they just feel so real, the feelings and thoughts that come with it). And another horribly painful night calf cramp. But there were definitely some nice things about the week. Check out this week’s small pleasures.

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17 Major Differences Between US and UK Homes

17 Major Differences Between US and UK Homes

In the US, the American Dream includes a “dream home”, but in the UK a dream home would look vastly different to the American counterpart. When comparing the differences between US and UK homes, we can find many of them, some drastic. No matter how similar the cultures may seem, two countries separated by thousands of miles have some very different characteristics in their homes.  Continue reading

The Most Affordable Countries to Road Trip In

The Most Affordable Countries to Road Trip In

Taking a road trip is a great way to travel to really take in local sceneries, local culture, and explore many miles of touristic spots as well as off the beaten paths. Not only is taking an affordable road trip fun and adventurous, it can also be economically beneficial compared to other ways of travelling. Continue reading

7 Great Reasons to Plan a Trip to Albuquerque

7 Great Reasons to Plan a Trip to Albuquerque

Great value, stunning scenery, and fascinating history make Albuquerque, New Mexico, a must-visit for families, couples, and solo travelers. Albuquerque has the pink hues at sunset, Route 66 diners, great outdoor adventures, and modern museums in the largest city in the state. Whatever your reason for visiting is, use a planning guide to find the ideal hotel that allows you to enjoy what the city has to offer. Here are seven reasons to visit Albuquerque. Continue reading