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Journeys of Good – Update

It is with an extreme amount of pride, joy and thanks that I share this post. First, I would like to offer a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to my Journey of Good while I was traveling the past few months. In only 4 months, on a site with pretty limited traffic, 650 […]

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Bhutan – Scenes & Sounds

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EATS! Kansas City

One of the most common questions I receive about Kansas City is where I like to eat. Since I’m on my way back to Kansas City for the holidays, I thought I would take some time to share my favorite places. I love Kansas City and I love that we have some awesome chefs in […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! Here is a perfect peanut Butter Cookie recipe to bake with you mom, which is what I did when we made these in Colorado. As you know from the Peanut Butter Brownie recipe, I do love some peanut butter in my desserts and feel like these cookies are best.  They were even […]

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Trans-Mongolian Railway, Pt. 3

Irkutsk to Moscow 72 hours. On a train. I began this part of the journey as an idiot. For some reason, I never picked up on the fact that all trains in Russia depart on Moscow time, rather than the local time at each station. (Even though my friend Emillio might have mentioned something about this […]

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Trans-Mongolian Railway, Pt. 2

Ulaanbaator, Mongolia to Irkutsk, Russia I left Mongolia with frozen toes and dreams of a cabin to myself.  Boarding the train for what would be a 2 night ride I found I would be sharing the cabin with two Japanese ladies on their way to Russia for business. What was cool, they spoke English and were really […]

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Trans-Mongolian Railway, Pt. 1

The Trans-Mongolian Railway. An epic train journey.  Aside from my chosen route of cutting across Mongolia, this is essentially the more traditional Trans-Siberan train route connecting Europe with the far east. 6 days of total train travel to go the almost 8,000K from Beijing to Moscow. If a person really wanted to explore Europe and […]

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EATS! China

The only travel tip I’m going to share about China is to Eat. Eat everything. Go in with an open mind and explore.  You will discover flavors familiar and new.  Textures and uses for so many ingredients is beyond impressive.  The diversity of food and choices across the nation leaves a palate more than satisfied with variety […]

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Sweet & Sour

No, this is not another post about travel in China and the good and bad – It’s a recipe from the road!! There was this little restaurant near my Inn in the Shuhe district of Lijang.  This is in Yunnan China and I traveled to this south west corner of the country to hike the Tiger Leaping […]

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A Tourist

Imagine this – You are a Chinese person traveling to Kansas City from Beijing to see the sites in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri.  All you know how to say is hello and thank you in English and you lack all ability to read English.   You do not have any friends in the city – […]

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