Asian Pear Cocktail: Drinking Global at Heart

In this post, I’ll give you a drink recipe and the story behind it. Because all good drinks come with – or are the direct cause of – stories. The asian pear cocktail my friend Sam and I stirred up last weekend is a perfect example of both scenarios. THE ADDICTION BEGINS In grad school (round…

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Kitsch and Ketchup Dispensers: A Global at Heart Moment

Ok, here it is – the first official Global at Heart Moments post — my attempt at semi-real-time dispatches “from the field” while I’m traveling. I’m off to a slow start, but here goes… What’s a Global at Heart Moment? In case you need a refresher, my working definition of a “Global at Heart Moment” is “an…

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Document Check: 6 Essentials for International Travel

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning an international trip – choosing your destination, figuring out your itinerary, booking the tickets, buying travel gear. Before you get carried away with all the fun stuff, however, make sure you get your travel documents, vaccinations, insurance, currency, and cards in order. Take care…

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Friendsgiving Travel: A Thanksgiving Alternative

On Thursday, another (American) Thanksgiving will upon us,  and people will be sitting down with their families for the big Turkey Day food and football fest. Every year, however, I seem to get more and more Friendsgiving invitations – the (often lower stress and more fun) alternative to the traditional family Thanksgiving celebration. Now, don’t…

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