My friend Jessica interviews me for her food blog about my favorite eats on my travels.
This week our Foodie Spotlight is on Caroline Eubanks, an Alantan native who has done what most of us only dream about over a bottle of wine.
“I would love to go to Asia…”
“I would just love to travel the world!”
“I always wanted to eat crepes under the Eiffel Tower…”
Who ever really gets up…
In our five days on the island of Vieques, we drove our rented Jeep down nearly every paved road and some that weren’t. We explored as much of the island of possible, which is difficult when you consider how much of it, about half, is protected by the government and inaccessible to the public. On our drives, we constantly discovered abandoned places, like the stadium on the way to our rental…
#hplphotoaday Day 25- My Favorite Souvenir. I love collecting #jewelry from all over the world. Pictured are Hilltribe earrings and bracelet from #Vietnam, a jade elephant charm from #Thailand, an evil eye bracelet and vintage earrings from #Turkey, a leather bracelet from #Italy, turquoise earrings from a market in #Germany and a wooden bracelet from the #USA. #herpackinglist @herpackinglist
Lovely brunch at Empire State South for @racheleubanks1 birthday. Candied bacon, pepper jelly and creamy grits. Yum. #thisismysouth #empirestatesouth #atleats #atlanta #weloveatl (at Empire State South)
#hplphotoaday Day 23- Travel Thirst. Flashback to #Oktoberfest 2011. Whether it’s Prost-ing Paulaner in Germany, sipping vinho verde in Portugal or enjoying rum punch in Puerto Rico, I love trying the local drink. #beer #germany #herpackinglist @herpackinglist
#hplphotoaday Day 22- Gear Review (video). I love my @timbuk2 Snoop insert that turns every bag into a camera bag, including my Manhattan Portage messenger and my Timbuk2 Aviator backpack. #camera #gear #herpackinglist @herpackinglist
Sprawling over 20,000 acres, El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rainforest in the United States. It’s been part of the National Park Service since 1903, but the Taíno tribes left their petroglyphs all over the peaks of the forest long before the Spanish arrived. Today it’s one of the most touristed regions of Puerto Rico, where day trippers and locals alike get their dose of nature.
#hplphotoaday Day 21- Take a Hike. The last hike I took was to this mountain in Cat Ba Island, #Vietnam, which I did in flip flops. Not my best plan! #herpackinglist @herpackinglist
Vieques is one of Puerto Rico’s barrier islands, known for the former military base and the wild horses that have their run with the place. Most people choose between it and Culebraas a way to get back to nature. You won’t find the crowds of tourists like you do in Old San Juan, but instead people who have left in search for something different. On our flight, we met a girl who had moved from…
When getting ready for my trip to Puerto Rico, I assumed that the food would be similar to Mexican food. But on our first night in San Juan, the server at Cafe Puerto Rico told us all we needed to know about the food on the islands. It’s based heavily in proteins and starches with heavy Spanish and African influences. I ate so much delicious food in my time in Puerto Rico, but here’s the…