Do you love holidays? I love the idea of an unconventional holiday. Our writer, July spent some time in Taipei, and wrote about it to give you a taste of something you might have yet to try. Here’s your chance to experience a lil’ spice of Taipei.
Goodnight, Taipei, on Valentine’s Day | by: July Westhale
How do you ever been out on the streets on Valentine’s Day? Couples are all grinning at each other, giving each moon eyes, eating sitting next to each other instead of across the table, and generally just making the lives of those who are single pretty miserable. However, aside from big metropolitan cities, Valentine’s Day in the United States is more about packaged candy and stuffed bears then eating the same spaghetti noodle in a back alley of an Italian restaurant.…
There isn’t much ambiguity in the title, right? Sexting is just text messages with sexually explicit content-photos, videos, or simply just sexual text; if for some reason you didn’t already know. I may have been years behind when I first learned this word, since I’d been doing it without a label for years. Who doesn’t send sexy photos to their lover? I think it’s a mandatory piece of any healthy relationship. If your opinion differs, I’d love to hear about it. This topic always sparks my interest. This article isn’t really about how I sext my husband. It’s more about how our sexting has evolved and some unique elements of it.
This idea came to my attention the other night when Joe, my husband and I were at CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies) the other night for a presentation on psychedelics.…
In your mouth, silly! I actually didn’t know what Pancit was either, but fortunately, we have the lovely July to inform us. I love traveling, and learning about food from other cultures. They way that some cultures perceive food-as sacred, a gift from the earth, or just pure respect for their bounty is fascinating. As the weather becomes warmer, I’m dreaming of exotic travel, and living vicariously through July is just enough to tide me over for the moment. Please read on to dive into this mini food-adventure with me 😉
Where do you put a Pancit? | by: July Westhale
There is a rumor, or perhaps a stereotype, that every Asian airline must employ beautiful flight attendants. As I sit on Philippine Airlines flight 2905 heading from Manila to Bacolod, the island of Negros, I cannot dispute it.…
The holiday season is near and I have fond memories of Italian dinners. Did I forget to mention my Sicilian roots? How could I?! The Italian side of my family did big dinners for holidays with all of the works. You know, the meat and potatoes but with the mid-western Italian twist. Yes-mid-western Italians! We had the pasta too, of course.
When I met my husband, the Italian dinners got even bigger. I lived in South New Jersey where his huge Italian family would gather even more often, with even more food! I became even more familiar with Italian holiday meals. They were big and elaborate with an explosion of flavors and delicious aromas. We have moved to the West Coast, but believe me, they’re still going strong!…
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Mexico was blissful. I’m sad it’s over, and yet so grateful for the time we spent in tropical paradise.
A few days before we departed, our photo shoot on the beach was the perfect opportunity to capture the essence of the trip. We woke up before sunrise; around 5 am and stepped onto the sand just as the breathtaking colors flooded the sky.
Everything was magical. It was quiet, peaceful, and the colors were stunning that morning. There was only one issue. As we rushed out, we discovered that our hosts were fresh out of bottled water, and it was too early for us to buy water anywhere. Sweating buckets in Mexico without water to drink isn’t the most pleasant experience, but we figured we’d survive, and departed without H2O.…
As I zip around my house packing for a trip to Bali, via Japan; then back to Cali, south to Los Angeles, and onward to Tulum, Mexico followed by Burning man…I thought this might be an appropriate time to discuss being an international Sensual Foodist.
Last week, we ran though a concise list of the best food to pack for travel. The items I mentioned will, of course, only make it halfway through an international flight. Once we arrive, we’re on a mission, called organic veg for real.
Ms. Mckenna is also a Sensual Foodist, and thus, I am happy that she’s has these simple 5 tips to keep in mind while globe trotting.
5 Lessons for International Sensual Foodists | by: Mckenna Toston
Early last year, upon the suggestion of a complete stranger, I took a spontaneous trip to India.…