Home For The Holidays

Back in old New York with family, old friends, and the return of the Traveling Barista?

Travel Blog: Nostalgic in Nashville

Unlike many of my travel destinations, Nashville was familiar and welcomed me back lovingly. After living there for a couple of years, and also being away for almost as long, I wasn’t sure if that feeling of home would still be there. Would my friends still be around? Will the vibe be the same? And the question remains: will I once again call Music City home?

The Broken Home of Corporate Coffee

It’s been almost 2 months since I have stopped being a barista. Part of me jumps for joy at all of the mental and physical freedom I have. Another part of me feels homeless. Not just because technically, while traveling cross-country, I am without a…

Coffee Review: Anna Maria Island, Florida

While I worked in Bradenton, I lived on Anna Maria Island. On my days off, especially Sundays, I wanted a café to sit, relax, write or read in, without having to go off the island. Well, that leaves me 2 whole options for coffee shops! I will tell you about both.

Every Goodbye Turns Into A Million Hellos

Goodbye Starbucks!  Goodbye Florida!  Goodbye Friends!  Hello World!