National Pancake Day was yesterday but don't worry - if you are celebrating belatedly, you now have a legit reason to indulge in tempting batter creations no matter the style or choice of toppings! You probably have a fave near you but here are a few options worldwide to get your pancake fix at whenever you travel next. Additionally all of these hotels mentioned here are members of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World so you know you are in for a one-of-a-kind experience. You are welcome.
It is International Women's Day today, and while it is a fantastic occasion to support and encourage around the world, recognizing the achievements of women at all times is important. Honoring and assisting organizations that support the welfare of workingwomen is one way. Women all over the world have earned the right to hold their head high with pride, but there's still a lot more work to be done. The theme this year for International Women's Day is #BalanceforBetter to bring light to the efforts of gender balance and equality all over the world. No matter how much progress the women's movement has made, a lot more can be done, change is still warranted in many sectors and societies, and we have strides to be made toward the day when we do not have to engage in a discussion about why men are paid more than women for the same role.
Finding ways to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday doesn't have to be difficult. Millions of locations and venues around the world are planning festivities for the day. Growing up in India, this wasn’t an occasion I was very aware of or even knew what it was about. Moving to America, this was one of the first “holidays” I went out for with friends and found out it was just another reason to meet with friends and have a fun time here.
In today’s often overly connected world, it’s no wonder the National Day of Unplugging – a relative newcomer to the list of recognized holidays – is growing in popularity. National Day of Unplugging is a 24-hour global respite from technology between sundown on Friday, March 1 through sundown on Saturday, March 2. (They even provide the signs above to tag them on social!) Easy for me to participate – I will be heading off to a conference for writers of color in San Diego later in the day and lasting all weekend long so probably won’t be attached to too much technology and doing my part for those hours.
It's always the perfect time of year to donate to your favorite nonprofit or charity. With Valentine's Day coming up, it has never been easier to spread and share the love. Did you know that nonprofits tend to get busy with donations during the times of major holidays throughout the year but who says it has to be cyclical like that? Donating for amazing causes is always a good idea, no matter what day, week or month. Everyone can give the gift of love on Valentine’s so if you are looking for a nonprofit to donate to or get involved with during the month of February, here's a list of some amazing causes to consider supporting. This is by no means a comprehensive list but a handful of folks we thought could use some TLC sparking joy in their heart and yours.
Sharing a few products that I love. Some are affiliate links, some are not, some I was introduced to and some I happened to chance upon. Enjoy!