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Recipe: Mother’s Day Coffee Cake

Recipe: Mother’s Day Coffee Cake

Mother’s Day Coffee Cake Submitted by Jennifer Miller, (Creator of MealDiva), Hunterdon County This whole-wheat coffee cake is the perfect treat for Mother’s Day. It makes a great breakfast in bed or a yummy addition to brunch. Ingredients Topping: 2/3 cups whole-wheat flour 1/3 cups granulated sugar 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamo 1 teaspoon […]

Living abroad

Living abroad

For those in my life that I have known for years, I am the friend that lives abroad and is constantly traveling the world. In fact, I often get emails asking me where I am, which is often a very legitimate question, hence the name of my blog and nickname, Carmen Sandiego. I sometimes receive […]

Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard Upon returning to the US after living and working in London, my family, friends, and coworkers all welcomed me with great excitement. And along with their welcoming smiles, they […]

United States: Tipping & Etiquette

United States: Tipping & Etiquette

While tipping is NOT mandatory in most of the United States, it is expected in many circumstances for service, especially at almost all sit-down restaurants which offer table service. “Suggested tips” and “further insights, discussions, and recommendations for tipping” below may represent what Americans who work in service industries feel are fair tipping practices Following is a U.S. […]