[caption id="attachment_7159" align="alignleft" width="169"] Penuel Ridge Retreat Center Ashland City, Tennessee[/caption] With my 33rd birthday looming over me, along with my boss going out of the country for two weeks, I knew I needed a quick, cheap getaway.  After all of the travel, work, and chaos the past year has…

It's been a whole year since my last Traveling Barista post.  Unacceptable, I know.  I'm back, though and better than ever--barista-wise anyhow.  Life itself has been fairly vanilla, but that's for a different post.  Anyway... I had returned to Starbucks for my prolonged stay on Long Island.  After coming back…

The past few weeks were a jumble of emotions.  With my pending move to Nashville, and my roommate Kindell's first visit to New York, plus stopping to visit my friends in Ohio, I was antsy to get the show on the road.  However, as I've learned over the past 5…

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