Traveling the World via my Stomach

Travel has always been a part of my DNA. Long before the adult gypsitis set in (yes, I made that up), and despite the fact that I was in a military family living all over the country and the world, I traveled through books. As a voracious reader, I went to the far corners of the world, soaked in the sights and sounds and learned about culture and history through the written word. At eighteen … [Read more...]

Inspired by Sahale Snacks

I am so incredibly excited to announce a new brand partnership between Misadventures with Andi and Sahale Snacks. Over the next year I will be sharing my #SahaleInspired journey with you. And of course, I invite you along as well! You when it comes to working on these kinds of projects, I always like to share my own story with the brand. I was first introduced to these beyond ordinary nut mixes … [Read more...]

Seattle in Photos

Now that Jessica is on the road to recovery, Mr. Misadventures and I are feeling a certain sense of freedom! We took our ability to go away for the night together and headed to Seattle for a few days spanning New Years and my birthday.  It was a quick trip mainly focused on photography and eating, I know, what else is new? Mr. Misadventures had mapped out several spots that he was interested in … [Read more...]

Currently January 2015

Currently | 1.11.15 Watching | The West Wing. With my recent flights I got caught up on The Originals and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. Reading | Honolulu by Alan Brennert. Just finished Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. (Thanks Katie!) on Friday. Working On | Blog updates and refreshing old posts. Also finishing my blog posts from my trip to Tuscany and Paris in May! Feeling | … [Read more...]

AFAR Experience Seattle – Day 3 Coffee and a View

Sunday morning bright and early the AFAR Experiences group headed to Caffé Vita Coffee Roasting Company in Capitol Hill to talk a little coffee and a little pot.  Not the pot you pour your coffee into, but marijuana. To start, we were offered a cup of delicious green roasted Caffé Vita coffee as we waited for head coffee buyer, Daniel Shewmaker, to share a little about coffee buying and … [Read more...]

AFAR Experience Seattle – Misadventures in Foraging

After an exploratory morning at MOHAI and a fun stop at Love City Love, us AFAR Experiencers broke out into individual excursions for an afternoon of more intimate encounters with Seattle.  There were a lot of interesting options to choose from, but my heart stopped when I saw the name Langdon Cook. In May 2012 I came back from having the meal of a lifetime at The Willows Inn on Lummi … [Read more...]

AFAR Experience Seattle – Exploring MOHAI

After a fantastic kick-off event welcoming us to Seattle the previous evening, the AFAR Experiences group began a super-charged day 2 at the amazing MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) before it opened.  Having an entire museum to yourself is a gift, a rare one indeed. Prior to letting us loose in the museum we learned a little more about Seattle's incredible history (I might be a little … [Read more...]

AFAR Experience Seattle – The Opening

I may be an AFAR Ambassador and Local Expert, but I was smitten with AFAR way before I became either.  I love the magazine and the principles in which it was created.  I am an advocate for the charity work they do with the AFAR Foundation, can’t think of a better way to open up the hearts and minds of children than to give them the opportunity to travel. When the third part of the AFAR … [Read more...]

Trip Report – Lopez Island, Washington

During the summers between my sophomore-and-junior and junior-and-senior years of high school, I had the opportunity to sail through the San Juan Islands (above Seattle, WA and below Vancouver B.C.) on a 90-ft mast sailboat with 15 other lovely teenage girls including my best friends Jen, Jen, and Kari. We had an absolute blast, it was hard work and lots of adventure with the only male crew … [Read more...]

Vino Volo – the only way to fly!

I'm back and getting unburied. Came home to 832 emails, got through them all last night - thank God I remembered to turn off my Google Alerts or who knows how many emails I would had! I remained completely unplugged with the exception of going online twice to make dinner reservations. It felt good, I was able to completely relax.  I will definitely be doing a trip report on this past week to … [Read more...]