Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Papas on Juarez

We’re magnets to street food. Even if we’ve just eaten, we find ourselves drawn to the small stands selling various consumables for pocket change. Many days we took our snack to go, added an avocado, and called it lunch or dinner. On one lovely Saturday, we carried our camera along with us to document the … Read more

Mezcal vs. Tequila

February 26th, 2013 | Posted by Ian in Food | Mexico | The Places We've Been - (7 Comments)
Bottle of Mezcal

It’s safe to say nearly everyone is familiar with tequila, even if they haven’t had any intimate experiences with it. The same can’t be said, however, for tequila’s cousin, mezcal. Let’s compare and contrast: Similarities Both are produced from the heart of the agave plant (though see below on how this is also a difference). … Read more

Tacos Pescados

Last week we spent a day in Ciudad Constitución, Baja Sur’s fifth largest city at 40,935 inhabitants. We had only anticipated seeing Constitución while driving through it on our way to La Paz at the end of the month, so when we decided to take the semi-spontaneous day trip, we knew very little about where … Read more

Rosca de Reyes

Yesterday at dusk we wandered to Aborrotes Lupita, the nearby grocery store, to pick up some tortillas and Tecate. The gentleman who runs the store was behind the counter and across from him on a stool was his teenage helper. Sitting on the display case next to the young man were three items new to … Read more


December 15th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in Celebrations | Food | The Places We've Been | United States - (0 Comments)
Sullivans and Kietzmans at Friendsgiving in Denver

Thanksgiving is the bee’s knees. Is there any other day quite like it? Eat, drink, watch football, doze off, and repeat. For the first time we spent Turkey Day not with family or just the two of us, but with friends, even dubbing the occassion ‘Friendsgiving’ (though a bit of Googling tells us we aren’t … Read more

The Mile High City

December 12th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Food | The Places We've Been | United States - (0 Comments)

We headed towards Denver with snowy peaks and ski lifts glistening in our eyes. A day or two on the slopes was a special treat we’d been saving for, and it wasn’t until a couple of days before we arrived that we finally came to terms with the fact that it wasn’t going to happen … Read more

Durham Days

December 9th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Food | The Places We've Been | United States - (0 Comments)
Peace Out Home Slice - Thanks for the Burrito

Our December with family, though filled to the brim with love and joy, has us a bit distracted from blog writing. So until we get ourselves caught up, here is a throwback from our days in North Carolina.  After living in Durham for 7 months, we moved about 45 minutes east for the next 3 … Read more

Downtown Seattle

First of all, that last name is just crazy fun to say. Let’s try it together. Mat-ee-oh-nees. Feels nice on the tongue, doesn’t it? Ian and I had already spent time enjoying Seattle together in 2008 and therefore elected not to commit an extended amount of days there this time through. We were, however, ecstatic … Read more


October 6th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Canada | Food | The Places We've Been - (0 Comments)

When Ian first told me that we needed to try poutine while we were in Montreal, I thought he was telling a bad dirty joke. Lucky for all of us, he was actually referring to a traditional Quebecois dish, and poutine, though in fact a guilty pleasure, is in no way a joke. In its … Read more

Reining in the Road Trip Snacks

July 16th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Food - (0 Comments)
Not so healthy road trip snacks

If we had to pick a dietary label, it would be vegetarian.  When at home, we also refrain from all dairy and most egg products making us vegan to carnivores and posers to vegans.  As a whole, our dietary choices, though numerous in implications and effects, are based on personal health factors.  Basically, we eat … Read more