7 Pre-Vacation Life Hacks, and The One...

7th May, 2015

I’m currently in the panicked state of getting ready for an upcoming trip, knowing that no matter how many times I go over my packing list, I will inevitably forget…

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How to Freeze Homemade Cookie Dough for...

6th May, 2015

When people learn of my vast and all-consuming love of sweets, they are often surprised to learn that dessert was largely absent from my childhood. My mother is not a…

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Why are Some Croissants Straight, and...

12th Jan, 2015

  “I wonder why some croissants are straight and others are curved.” “It has to do with butter content.” “Wait, what?” “The ones that are straight are made from butter.…

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Traveling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap...

11th Sep, 2014

We were originally going to fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. We had booked our flight, but Nicci told me she wanted to see more of the countryside, and…

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Cambodia Lesson #13

31st Jul, 2014

You guys …

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The Decline of the Khmer Rouge, and Its...

24th Jul, 2014

It’s funny (well, not funny, but you know – interesting) that even as I’m researching this stuff, I have trouble imagining how it happened. I saw first hand the aftermath…

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Cambodia: First Impressions. Lesson...

14th Jul, 2014

  We arrived late on a Saturday night, by way of Seoul, a 12-hour flight followed by a 5-hour one. We’d elected to have a car pick us up from…

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More Places to Shop in Munich, Germany

7th May, 2014

  As an American, it’s often weird going to Europe, because their consumer culture isn’t anywhere near what we have at home. There are shops, sure, but there isn’t the…

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10 People Who You Probably Didn’t...

24th Mar, 2014

Note: I realize that the title of this entry is grammatically … problematic. But I’m crazy tired and really, really jet-lagged.  Last week, when working on this post, I wasn’t…

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