Mrs. O at hOme – Mango Salsa Recipe

Every time I attempt to cook something and decide to share it on an Instagram story, I get dozens of messages from friends and readers asking me to share recipes. One of my most popular photos was indeed of fresh mango salsa. I cook pretty much every day when I am home – and my cooking is pretty simple. For me, it is all about the ingredients and how I can maximise flavour… I also pick up quite a bit of inspiration from my travels  and I adapt recipes to suit my palate …

Don’t buy a Rainbow Bagel this Pride Month

Okay, I don’t want to rain on your parade (even if it’s a pride parade), but I just wanted to share a little pet peeve of mine. As many of you might know, this month is Pride Month. I’m not sure if that’s an official designation or not, because while President Obama made proclamations each June during his presidency, of course nothing has happened since. But we persist, because well, we deserve a month at the very least. During Pride Month each year, approximately one gazillion companies change their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter …

How To: Folly Beach, South Carolina

The Road Team has made it to the “Edge of America,” Folly Beach, South Carolina. While we may be far from the Blue Ridge Mountains, we like to celebrate the entire state that the Blue Ridges run through. There is still plenty of adventure to be had on the beach!Starting out as the home of the Bohicket Tribe, settlers became interested in “The People’s Beach.” Nine families moved here, followed by many more and Folly Beach came to be the quirky, bright, little beach town we know…

The Math is Undeniable: Boondocking Is About To Be Busted

Though rushed, our recent RV trip from Florida to Texas was a reminder of just how much we love living on the road, and in Zephyr. Splitting our time between boat and bus has been our plan since the beginning, as I (Chris) explained last year: “Eventually we hope to relocate Zephyr back to her original home turf of…

Introducing Amberlair, the world’s first crowdfunded boutique hotel

This post is brought to you in partnership with Amberlair I first met Kristin and Marcus, the founders of Amberlair, in 2014 – when the dream of conceiving the world’s first crowdsourced and crowdfunded boutique hotel was it its very very infant stages. Fast forward a few years – and a milestone has been achieved. After launching the project and starting to form a community of like-minded luxury travellers – who are affectionately called ‘boholovers’, short for ’boutique hotel lovers’. You may understand why I have been involved from day 1 &#…

Ten champagnes perfect for any party

Champagne is, without a doubt, one of my favourite drinks. And this time of the year, a Christmas party isn’t a party without these delicious bubbles. Or a Monday, or a Tuesday. If you want to brush up on your champagne knowledge, click here (you will enjoy studying this subject, I promise!). Here are 10 Champagnes perfect for Christmas (or any party): Non-Vintage…

Ten champagnes perfect for Christmas (or any party!)

Champagne is, without a doubt, one of my favourite drinks. And this time of the year, a Christmas party isn’t a party without these delicious bubbles. Or a Monday, or a Tuesday. If you want to brush up on your champagne knowledge, click here (you will enjoy studying this subject, I promise!). Here are 10 Champagnes perfect for Christmas (or any party): Non-Vintage Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve Non Vintage Gift Box, 75 cl Buy from Amazon for £25.99 Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne NV 75 cl  Buy from Amazon for £30 Gosset Grand Reserve Brut Champagne NV 75 cl Buy from…

How to Befriend Strangers Anywhere in The World: Part 1

Culture, language, religion and politics are what divide this world but that doesn’t mean you can’t befriend the people among the divided. “I have people everywhere…” That statement is mine and it’s hardly an exaggeration. I have friends, colleagues and connections in more countries in the world than not. Not internet friends…

Tips for Surviving Weekends in Campgrounds

For those who work in a traditional Monday-Friday world, Friday is generally a day of celebration. The end of the workweek, the beginning of the weekend. It might even be a casual day as folks prepare for whatever they have planned for the weekend. You might even take off work a bit early. Weekends are when you live life – getting chores done around the house, kid’s sportsteam activities, time with friends…

Stepping Back In Time at Scaroon Manor – Schroon Lake, N. Y.

Full moon rise over Schroon Lake. You know that feeling when you arrive somewhere, and you just know… know with every ounce of your being… you belong there? At least in this moment. Maybe it was because our last stop at Hearthstone Point along Lake George was a bit lackluster? Maybe it was because we were craving something with that elusive ‘it’ factor…

Luxury hotel toiletries worth stealing (or my favourite hotel toiletries!)

Many people bring home every little bottle of shampoo they find. In all honesty, I actually don’t – because at home I do not have 1.5 showers and don’t want my shower filled with mini bottles. But I am not judging – why? Because very very rarely, I do bring some of those babies home. And only when these luxury hotel toiletries are really worth ‘stealing’. I have discovered …

Master That One Great Story to Tell

“Once upon a time…” The oldest and potentially most powerful social opening of all time. Do you know how to use these words wisely? There are countless variations of this stock phrase and probably in every language so the art of story telling is as universal as it gets but you just need one. As common as it may be, the ability to make someone laugh is one of the greatest people life skills we are afforded. As is inspiring others for entertainment or enlightenment with just…

Barcelona – what a city!

Welcome to one of the world’s most visited and beloved cities! What city in the world could be more perfect than Barcelona? With its cosmopolitan feel, relaxed pace of life, breathtaking architecture, fantastic gastronomy, and unbeatable climate, Barcelona has everything you need to enjoy life! Best time to visit Barcelona has a delightful Mediterranean climate

The Envious Lives of 9-to-5’ers

A “nine-to-five life” is regarded as the most common and standardized way of living. It’s predictable, routine and stationary…» BATTLE   PROVEN   BACKPACKS   //   SPNSR » THE   TACTICAL   iPHONE   CASES   //   SPNSR » CLAIM   MY   $20   Airbnb   CREDIT //   SPNSR » NOMAD   FLASHPACKING   GEAR   //   SPNSR It’s because of that &#…