One day after being hit with a Nor’Easter here in New England, I’m daydreaming about our trip last summer to Spain for our one-year wedding anniversary. It’s been a while since our last trip to Europe, and it did take some planning since we wanted to visit several cities throughout the country. The difficult part … More Spain


It’s been two months since our trip to Cambodia, and I’m still missing the country – how welcoming, polite and grateful the people are; how the food reminds me of the home-cooked meals I had growing up; and generally how I felt at home and at peace in a country that I used to never … More Cambodia

My Father

It’s been eight months since my last post – I’ve been busy trying to stay afloat in between work, family and marriage life.  But that’s no excuse to not write about my dear father, who passed away this past August, just 18 months after my mother’s passing. I feel his absence each and every day and … More My Father

Cambodian Cooking: Beef Noodle Soup (aka “Kathiew”)

These past few weekends I have taken advantage of not having to travel (and leaving my schedule open on weekends), so I had the time and energy to do some spring cleaning and cooking/baking. I have been trying to get back to my roots with cooking but it’s difficult without my mother around as she … More Cambodian Cooking: Beef Noodle Soup (aka “Kathiew”)

Portland, Maine

One of the best things about living in the Boston area is its proximity to so many wonderful cities and towns that are only a few hours driving distance. Whether you are a skier, hiker, swimmer, beer enthusiast, or all of the above, you can do a min-road trip and find yourself in the mountains, … More Portland, Maine

Orlando, Florida

Jon and I spent five days in Orlando to ring in the New Year in 2016. This trip was my third time in Orlando. My first trip was with my college roommates back in 2006 as a graduation trip (no better way to graduate into the real world than to celebrate in Orlando!). I returned … More Orlando, Florida

French Polynesia

Jon and I traveled to French Polynesia for our honeymoon in June 2015, and it was absolutely amazing! Certainly a once in a lifetime trip for us. I usually plan our vacations in great detail but this time around we used a travel agent to arrange our flights, transportation, activities and hotels. We spent four … More French Polynesia