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Friday Five

 1. My Thai food obsession just won’t quit. Like, I am literally making excuses to drive to Natomas (a suburb of Sacramento– hours away!) to get my favorite fix: avocado curry with tofu and pineapple fried rice with chicken. Between that and my favorite (and recently relocated) Napa joint, I’ve had Thai food 3 times in a week and a half. Someone stop me. #thaifoodjunkie

2. Joy made the most delicious sounding corn cakes.. And it gives me a perfect way to use up buttermilk leftover from making my favorite chicken.

3. The romantic and hubs of The Lazy Travelers detail their weekend warrior adventures in Istanbul, one of my most favoritest cities in the world and consequently make me want to jet over there now. The end.

4. Karla made an ice cream cake that is absolutely gorgeous but refuses to share the recipe with us! Okay, maybe I’m just being impatient and she’ll share it soon. But, it’s like she read my mind. Because I’m making one tonight! P.S. go follow Karla for drool-worthy foodie pics.

5. Woo hoo, go Amazon Destinations! SF is where it’s at! Anyone want to head to Boston with me!?


Mavi Guesthouse

Hello, Thursday. I kinda like you. Mostly because tomorrow’s Friday. But, still, you’re alright. Yesterday, I participated in my first #TRAVEX chat on Twitter. Can anyone give me any good excuses as to why I’ve not taken part before? It was so cool reading everyone’s responses to questions with the theme “making the most of a trip”. Sigh. I need a trip asap. Coachella and Miami can’t come soon enough for this girl with a serious case of wanderlust at the moment.

It is so hard to believe that it’s been two and  half years since Mel and I were in Istanbul. I don’t like that. Just thinking about it makes me want pack a backpack, say peace out to my responsibilities, and jet over to one of my favorite cities in the world (so far). Apparently, there is a down side to having a full-time job, adorable gatos, and other adult things. Gross.

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I’m a Jetsetter Celebrity

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We’re halfway through the week, woo!

Remember how last week I mentioned that I was going to be a featured jetsetter on The Lazy Travelers? Well, last night, The Romantic and The Wino posted my answers to their jetsetter questions! Check it out here! I’m totally famous now. I’ll be cheersing this lovely honor later this evening, if any of you care to join. Champers to celebrate, anyone? You’ll be able to read about my favorite and least favorite hostel experiences, see my favorite travel picture, learn what my favorite meal is (okay, who am I kidding, it’s meals) and more!

Be sure to check out their website, to follow them on Twitter, and if you’re on Facebook, like them! These girls always crack me up, provide amazing travel insight and advice, and most importantly, love a bottle of wine or five.

Meet the Romantic and the Wino.

And on that note, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, too! Keeping my posts under 140 characters is usually a lot easier than planning out a whole post full of thoughts and photos. So you get to read me more often, something I know you’re dyyyying to do!