The Magic of the Swiss Alps


I had been traveling around Europe for almost 4 months and I was yet to find that “place.” You know, that place where you never want to leave, somewhere that is unexplainable and unfathomable: a place where you want to be stranded forever. I hadn’t found this place, until I arrived in Interlaken, Switzerland. It’s magic. Described as {Read More…}

Making A (Gingerbread) House a Home


I’ve gone on and on and on about how I’ve learned to appreciate my home, how much I love my family, and how excited I am to see them. But today, I made a home here. I’ve learned to develop friendships and make a home in a place that will never be my actual home. This {Read More…}

My Ticket to Italy: Learning to Make (and Eat) Italian Pizza

Burnt Napolean Pizza

The day has dawned. The hour has slowly dwindled. The time has finally come. My plane ticket to Italy has finally been earned. The culmination of my baking career is now…valid. According to my father, that is. Today, I learned how to make pizza. Homeade pizza. Italian pizza. It was kind of like a self-realization {Read More…}

Munchen: Cheers to Glühwein!


I had been looking forward to this trip since I started my travels throughout Europe. My mind was focused on feasting until I felt miserable, drinking hot mulled wine, and being tantalized by shiny lights and market stalls. In fact, my budget didn’t really seem to matter when it came to this trip. I was reminded of this {Read More…}

Venice: Like a Farytale


There are those times in life when you are personally challenged  Have you ever had a time like that? Maybe you promised yourself that you would run a 5k when you turned 60, you challenged yourself to get a specific job promotion, or you tried to cook your first Thanksgiving turkey (AND invited your mother-in-law). At some point {Read More…}