Instant coffee. Gross, right? Freeze-dried caffeine stirred into hot water does not sound appealing. But apparently, I’m in the minority. According to market research firm Euromonitor, instant coffee sales have tripled since 2000, with the US as the exception. Pretty interesting, considering the rest of the world often pokes fun at our love of Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. In Australia, instant coffee brands account for 75 percent of retail brewed coffee consumed in the country, and even Europe drinks 40 percent of the world’s instant coffee. What?? I’d take Starbucks over Nescafe any day. Well…unless in Jordan.
Though I was overwhelmed by the masses of people, the spattering overpriced (and underwhelming) restaurants, and the Disneyland feel of it all, Prague still managed to impress me with its beauty. Like most major European cities frequented by tourists, I would recommend getting out of the center to find […]
Well, here we are. It’s the beginning of “the week your New Year’s resolution to exercise dies,” according to a Wall Street Journal article of that name. And they have proof. According to Facebook data, check-ins to places with “gym” or “fitness” in the name drop 10% in late February, with the decline beginning in late January. For expert tips on keeping resolutions after the champagne is gone and New Year’s photos posted, read the WSJ article. For my own musings and advice on resolutions and fitness, read on.
Maine is known for lobsters, and there’s no shortage of restaurants offering freshly caught, steamed in front of your eyes crustaceans. Most of them are good, but Thurston’s are the best.