Our first stop as we continued down the southern coast was the Reynisfjara black sand beach. Formed from volcanic eruptions, this black sand beach stretches for many miles. The sea stacks that you see jutting up from the ocean were actually once part of Reynisfjall Mountain. What also makes this beach unique is the columnar… Continue reading Adventures in Iceland: Part II
Back to the Hosh Adventures in Nicaragua! Another added benefit of going off schedule was that our lovely zip line guides recommended that we take a day trip to the Island of Ometepe. Located in Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe was formed by two volcanoes, creating an hour-glass shaped island. With a rich history and beautiful natural… Continue reading Adventures in Nicaragua: Isla Ometepe
Although the temperatures in New York were in the 60s over Christmas, I escaped to parts more tropical… New Orleans! I spent a week with my family exploring the city and over indulging in food and drinks. Of course, no visit to New Orleans is complete without seeing a second line parade. We saw a… Continue reading Adventures in New Orleans: Oysters and Cocktials
This Wednesday, August 19th, I will be reading as a part of the Big Words Etc. reading series. The theme is Stories from Abroad, and I will be débuting a new piece. I’m excited to be reading with this group of really talented writers. Check out the Facebook invite for more info!
As promised, here is part two of my Japanese Hot Pot adventure. Since we were four hungry foodies, we ordered two different varieties of the hot pot to share. The first was a boiling broth with veggies. Once the broth was ready to go, you dip your own pork pieces into it. In addition to… Continue reading Adventures in New York: Hakata Tonton Part II
When a good friend texted me last week, “Are you an adventurous eater? Are you free Wednesday,” my answer was yes and yes. That is how I got to try my first Japanese hot pot. Hakata Tonton is a little spot in the West Village, pretty hard to get reservations, so we were going out at 9:30pm… Continue reading Adventures in New York: Hakata Tonton (Part I)
A few weekends ago, I attended the Rockaway Brewing Company’s launch of their first canned beer. Although the brewery originated in the Far Rockaway, it has recently moved to a far bigger facility in Long Island City, Queens. Their beers are New York City craft beers at its finest, using fresh ingredients and delicious tasting.… Continue reading Rockaway Brewing Company Introduces Its First Canned Beer