Straight Up Now Tell Me

Is it just me, or do you also tend to get everything in your life (work, personal, family, etc.) crescendo all at once (even when it’s not Mercury in Retrograde)? That was how this weekend was – I spent the weekend managing a case for work, facing my family’s collective anxiety about my nana’s upcoming surgery, sleeping less than normal, while trying to squeeze in … Continue reading Straight Up Now Tell Me

I just took a DNA test – turns out I’m 100%…

…an IBS sufferer (I can imagine your disappointment as it’s not nearly as exciting as Lizzo). I had originally planned to tell you of these fantastic arepas that I had multiple times this summer, but my stomach had other plans for me today. Specifically a lack of interest in eating. Since the middle of the summer, I’ve gone into overdrive focusing on self care. This … Continue reading I just took a DNA test – turns out I’m 100%…

But I thought it was fall

The date says we’re moving into fall but the temperature outside in Philadelphia would make you think otherwise. By now, we’ve established that I’m not particularly a fan of the heat (if we haven’t – Hi I’m Jacki and I prefer temperate climates where I barely break a sweat while hiking outside because it’s  so cool). When I looked at the forecast this week and … Continue reading But I thought it was fall


In the year or so that I’ve been writing on this blog, I’ve focused primarily on food and the food cultures through my travels. And while I have plenty more to stay about the food in Spain, before we leave the Asturias region there’s an experience that deserves its own post: sidra (or cider). I’m not a huge cider drinker. After coming to terms with … Continue reading Salud!

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

Starting to feel like I ghosted you (a la Jed and his IRL gf)? I personally cannot believe it’s taken me this long to write and my apologies for that. Prior to the start of the summer, I thought it would be great to have two international trips (so much content) back to back (again, so much content) – and then they happened. Then I … Continue reading Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?