Fun links for travelers, renters, and foodies.
Travel Hoarders: What to Do With All That Stuff You Bring Home from Your Travels- As you may know, my husband loves souvenirs. He’s gotten better at buying edible souvenirs, but we still have an apartment full of random stuff we brought home from trips. This article had some great ideas for showcasing your souvenir collection without getting overwhelmed.
New Agtivist: Fixing School Lunch in the Nation’s Capital- In this Q & A article, “agtivist” Andrea Northrup talks about her role in the farm-to-school food movement in Washington, D.C. (where she says that DC public schools now serve meals that comprise 35 percent local foods). Her dedication to healthier schools is inspiring.
8 of the Best “Live Like a Local” Experiences- I always want to integrate more fully into a new culture, and I’m struggling with that in Kenya because I don’t know any Kenyans. I loved reading about these 8 vacations that prioritize home-stays (living with a local family) and other experiences that let visitors “live like a local”. My favorite trip: traveling with a nomadic yak herding family in Tibet.
Instant Headboards- For my fellow renters/frequent movers: here are 5 non-permanent headboards to jazz up your bedroom. I love the doors reclaimed as a headboard.
5 Beloved Ethnic Foods Invented for Americans- I’ve always heard that most of the Chinese or Mexican food at American restaurants isn’t authentic, and this article seems to confirm it. I’m surprised at just how far restaurants have gone to appeal to the American palate, instead of sticking with original recipes.