A place all travelers & foodies can call home.

Hi, I’m Nena! I’m a photographer, traveler, and food enthusiast.

This blog is my little corner of the internet where I share travel guides, yummy recipes, and tips for getting the most out of life.

me in a striped swimsuit at Coney Island
me in a striped swimsuit at Coney Island

What Do You Want To Explore?


“Nothing unexpected or wonderful is likely to happen if you have an itinerary in Paris filled with the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.” – Anthony Bourdain

I take a unique approach to travel. Yes, I’m all for spending a portion of your time doing the touristy things you’ve seen in movies, but I think it’s even more fulfilling to explore the world beyond, experience the unexpected, and take the roads less traveled. Come with me and together we’ll explore some of the lesser-known sights, the quirky attractions, and the downright bizarre.


β€œOne cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Wolfe

I cook, not so much for the joy of cooking itself, but more for the joy of eating! Making delicious food is such a powerful form of self-love and a beautiful opportunity to connect with others. Here we’ll explore dishes from all over the world, foods inspired by my upbringing, and treats I’ve developed a fondness for along my travels.

farmers market in urban area


β€œTo live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

My approach to living a fulfilling life has always been to learn constantly, try new things often, and enjoy as many simple pleasures as you can. Here I’ll share photography guides, reviews & recommendations, fun ideas, and tips for getting the most out of life!