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Gift Guide for Bakers & International Food Lovers

If you’re shopping for meaningful, affordable, and useful gifts, you’re in the right place! All of the items below are things I’ve purchased or received myself this year and have used and loved. I’ve even got some special discounts for you if you order through my links — take a look below! Gift Idea #1: …

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Where to Buy Ingredients for International Dessert Recipes

When I ask International Baking Club members about their biggest baking challenges, the topic of ingredients is always first to come up. Can I make recipes using ingredients I already have in my pantry? Do I need to buy a bunch of fancy or unfamiliar ingredients? Where can I find the ingredients I do need? …

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My Most-Used Kitchen Tools for Making International Desserts

You don’t need a lot of kitchen tools to make amazing international desserts, sweets, and snacks! But certain tools really do help you bake better. I’m more of a minimalist when it comes to kitchen tools and rarely buy anything that won’t get a lot of use. During the years I moved around a lot, …

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Christmas Traditions from Germany: German Christmas Sweets, Decorations, Markets and More

If you want to Christmas like a German this year, you’re in the right place! Whether you’re planning a trip to Germany at Christmastime, are interested in how Christmas is celebrated in Germany or want to incorporate German Christmas traditions, decorations, and recipes into your own celebrations at home, this is for you! How to …

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Best Travel Scarf with Pockets (aka Passport Scarf) for 2021

When you’re traveling, sometimes you want to carry everything in a backpack or travel purse. Other times, you’d rather keep certain items close to you, whether out of safety concerns or because you’d simply rather not carry a purse or bag. You could wear a money belt — but money belts can get bulky, make …

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Best Travel Shawl, Travel Wraps, Travel Pashmina & Travel Blanket Scarf

  After nearly 30 years of travel, I’ve come to realize that the best travel clothes are the ones you feel the most you in. For me, that means clothes that combine flexibility, comfort, and style. I’m not super fashion conscious but I do like to balance fashion with comfort. And since I almost always …

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Best German Cakes: What to Eat When You Visit Germany

  One thing I always look forward to when I go to Germany? Cake! Germany has the best cakes. So many different and while I prefer some over others, they’re all basically delicious. And different from many of the cakes that are typical in the US. So I thought I’d share some cakes with you …

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Where to Buy German Food Online (+ Gift Basket Ideas)

If you’ve ever lived or traveled in Germany, one of the things you probably miss the most is the food. I sure do – that’s one reason I make so many German desserts! But there are certain German food items you just can’t make from scratch at home.  Over the years I’ve been back in …

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Best European Desserts

Ah, Europe…full of beautiful castles, romantic cobblestone streets, and ah-mazing desserts! So many desserts! To help you plan the sweet side of your next trip to Europe (or find mouthwatering recipes to make right now), I put together this list of must-try European desserts. Pastries, cakes, ice cream, cookies, tarts, candy – and more – …

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Best Travel Journal + Travel Journal Prompts and Tips

Are you traveling soon? Or maybe you know someone who’s heading off on a vacation, cruise, road trip, service trip or even study abroad? Don’t forget your travel journal! I keep a journal every time I travel. I’ve done so since I was a teenager. I love keeping track of little notes, lists, and details …

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5 Easy International Food Gifts (to DIY or Buy)

Looking for an easy yet unique foodie holiday gift? Tired of the same old cake/brownie/hot chocolate DIY gifts in jars recipes? Like the idea of international gifts or homemade gifts with mason jars — but need new ideas? Look no further! I’ve got five easy and delicious homemade food gifts in jars ideas that your foodie …

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Ultimate Guide to Buying the Best Purse for Travel for 2021

What’s one of the most important things to buy for your international trip?  Your travel purse! Why? Because it’s one of the few things that you’ll use every single day while traveling. And you’ll enjoy your trip SO much more if you find the best travel purse to suit your needs. Take it from me, …

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Last Minute Halloween Ideas and Hacks for Food, Treats & Snacks

Our neighbors are hosting a Halloween potluck party for our neighborhood next week and my husband and I just realized that we can go! So I’ve been scouring the internet looking for quick and easy last minute Halloween food and treat ideas. I’m looking something yummy that I can whip up at the last minute, …

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2 Days in Iceland in June: Reykjavik and Golden Circle Tour

Are you considering a stopover in Iceland? If you’re short on time (or cash – let’s face it, Iceland is expensive), a long layover on your way to or from Europe can be the best way to see Iceland. Whether you’ve got 24, 48 or 72 hours for your stopover, you’ll find helpful tips and …

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5 Desserts You Must Try While Visiting the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

 My husband and I spent a day in Montenegro a couple years ago while visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia and we absolutely loved it! Pin this For Later! I mean, just look at Kotor… Beautiful, isn’t it? We only had one day to see as much of Montenegro as we possibly could, so we first drove a …

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The Best Cafes and Cakes in Budapest

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, Budapest is a great city to visit! There are so many decadent desserts, sweet treats, and grand cafes to try. Pin This for Later! Just take a look at these beauties that Gemma from TwoScotsAbroad.com shared with me… Photo Credit: Two Scots Abroad Here’s what Gemma said about the …

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The BEST Desserts & Sweet Treats in Cuenca, Ecuador

I’m so excited to introduce our brand new Sweet Tooth Travel Guides! These guides are perfect for travelers who want the inside scoop on the best sweet treats around the world. Let’s dive in!   I’m super excited that our first Sweet Tooth Travel Guide features Cuenca, Ecuador and is contributed by my good friend Michelle Chang. Michelle …

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