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Concert Photography

Concert Photography

When people ask me what makes me smile my standard answers are cooking great food for friends or family, planning a trip somewhere new, and catching a band I love live. Concerts are a happy place for me. When I’m headed to a concert, the music, lights, and performance...
How to Disconnect on Vacation

How to Disconnect on Vacation

When it comes to taking a vacation, it can be exciting to have an escape and spend time in a beautiful location. Although you may enjoy lounging around, it can be difficult to disconnect while you’re away. If you want to have a break and get your mind off of...
The Benefits of Studying Photography

The Benefits of Studying Photography

Thanks to technological advancements and the world wide web, photography has grown into an art form, a hobby, and a career; even simply studying photography helps to expand skill sets and confidence. Studying and practicing photography is no longer solely for training...
Best Places to Get the Real Miami Flavor

Best Places to Get the Real Miami Flavor

Miami’s diverse communities and cultural fabric are made of iconic dishes, family heirloom recipes, and signature combinations. It will take quite a few trips before you can get a strong sense of Miami flavors, but that’s half of the fun. Try these eight iconic...
Have You Been There?

Have You Been There?

“Have you been there?” she asked, and that started a discussion about exactly what it means to have “been somewhere.” When I flew home from China last summer, I had an eight hour layover in Korea. I didn’t leave the airport. When people ask me what countries I have...
How To Make Pasta From Scratch

How To Make Pasta From Scratch

Fresh pasta from scratch is a favorite in the Knight household. Fresh pasta cooks in three minutes and is fun to make. And you can customize it: in another blog post I described how I made lime pasta to complement a shrimp filling. My usual go-to pasta recipe contains...
Traveling with Children

Traveling with Children

I’ve found that traveling can require a significant amount of planning.  When I plan to travel with my children, I’ve discovered that there are a few ways to ensure that they remain safe and have fun while creating new memories. Pack Activities I try to make sure my...
FLIPANY

FLIPANY

I first learned of FLIPANY when I answered a call for volunteers for a “foodie fundraising event to support a charity that focuses on childhood health and nutrition.” It seemed like a perfect fit! Standing for Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to...
How to Avoid Common Mistakes as a Beginner Homebrewer

How to Avoid Common Mistakes as a Beginner Homebrewer

I’ve been brewing my own beer at home since 2000; almost two decades! Learning how to brew your own beer is a journey, and like many journeys, there will be mistakes along the way. To avoid these mistakes and make the most of your new craft, here’s some advice. Find a...
Hosting an Excellent Outdoor Family Cookout

Hosting an Excellent Outdoor Family Cookout

I posted about planning a dinner party back in May. I love to host and the act of bringing friends and family together, around a great spread of delicious food, is something that brings me joy. Summertime calls for backyard barbecues, unless you live in Miami like I...