Lourdes Martin

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Conversations: Meet Evangelia, The Greek Herb Expert

Today we are speaking with Evangelia,  founder and owner of the herbs and spice brand Daphnis and Chloe based in Athens. Daphnis and Chloe is a culinary herb and spice company for cooks who are looking for Mediterranean ingredients of…

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Recuerdos From The Kitchen

If I  think back to my childhood, the kitchen is where I  remember spending the most time.  Whether that meant helping my mom with weekly dinners or just watching her with excitement as she prepped all day to make special…

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Collect Experiences, Not Things

“Collect experiences, not things.” I’m not sure who the first person to coin this phrase was, but they were spot on. As an avid traveler / travel blogger,  turned travel designer (Vita Brillanti Travel),  I’ve always placed the highest valued on the experiences,…

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A Peruvian Family Brings Authentic Food To New Jersey

  The first time you meet Lizeth Morales, you can’t help but smile! We’ve only had the pleasure to meet over Zoom (no surprise there! haha) but she has a contagious energy  that’s pretty amazing. You start to wonder –…

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More Than A Cookbook: A Love Story About Afghan Food and Culture

It is very rare to find a cookbook that connects history so well with the recipes it features – and maybe I  just haven’t read enough cookbooks (totally possible! haha!) but Parwana caught my eye because it was different.  In…

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I launched a curated shop of travel mementos from around the world!

  Friends, it’s been a long time.  I took some much needed time away  to continue consulting (for those new around here – while blogging, I have consulting gigs in the creative space) and dig deeper into where I  want…

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Interview with Dr. Saghar Birjandian

What my career in transitional justice and peace-building taught me about travel.

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Escape: Cartagena, Colombia

So excited to finally share the guide for Cartagena! I went to Cartagena to celebrate my cousin’s bachelorette and it was my first time in Colombia. I had such an amazing time and already want to go back with Thomas!…

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36 Hours In Milwaukee During The Winter

Milwaukee has been on my radar since we moved to Chicago.  Mainly because it’s so close to us and because last Summer they were featured by Vogue and called “coolest and underrated midwest city”… so I obviously had to and…

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