Hello! I’m Nikole—welcome to The Travel Palate, a site that’s all about food and travel. Here’s a bit about me…
I’m a wife and mom of three living in Texas. The two oldest kids are off in college and the youngest is in high school. In just a few short years my husband and I will be empty-nesters, and that means lots of new adventures (and some well deserved me-time) awaits! This blog is an example of what a little bit of me-time can turn into if you’re not careful!
In addition to being a mom, I’m also a public school teacher. I’m currently an ESL teacher at the elementary level. I got my first taste of working in the online space with my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I’m not very active over there anymore, but there are still some great resources if you’re a teacher or homeschool mama.
I think it goes without saying that I love food! I love to cook because I love to eat. I’m obsessed with recipes, whether I’m creating my own, or browsing through recipe blogs, cookbooks, or cooking magazines.
So what kind of food do I like to cook?
Classic comfort foods like Guinness Beef Stew, mashed potatoes, and mac & cheese…curry rice from my mom’s native Japan…Ground Beef Tacos and enchiladas from my home town along the Mexican border. I have a passion for easy desserts, especially chocolate. I adore breakfast. I’m addicted to carbs. And I love salads and meatless meals made with, lentils, beans, and quinoa.
I also love to travel—and it’s addicting! The more places I visit, the more I want to see and explore. Blame it on my mixed heritage, all those anthropology classes I took, or my new found photography obsession, I just don’t feel settled unless I have a trip or two, or three, marked on my calendar. I hope my photography inspires you to travel more and my posts offer you a useful tip or two. Most of all, I hope you come along with me on my next adventure so we can become internet bff’s!