Do you enjoy travel? Where have you ventured so far in 2018? One of my favorite things to do (hence the “Life. Travel. Coffee.” that is Cafe con Leite), is travel. As we all know, travel to far-off places costs money. Sometimes, a lot of it. To keep my wallet happy, I have taken advantage […]

Hello everyone! You may have noticed that I have not posted in quite some time now – almost 3 full months! Over this time, like many of you, I imagine, I have gone through several life changes and have been searching for the ever elusive work-life balance.  Now, I join you all again in the […]

Hello there! For this month’s We Are the World Blogfest (WATWB) post, I am focusing on something that we can all relate to – food! For those of us that have the luxury of going to a grocery store or supermarket to purchase our food, we may read or double check the expiration date on […]

Are you short on time? Have you thought about trying “skinny” coffee? In What’s the Deal with “Skinny” Coffee?, I brought up the new trend of “skinny” coffee, also advertised as keto coffee, fit coffee, detox coffee, etc. As a coffee lover short on time, I thought it was only right to try it myself. I mentioned […]

As my first “getaway” weekend trip in 2018, we made the drive to Raleigh, North Carolina for a change of scenery. With traffic from Baltimore, Maryland, the trip was about five hours each way. The long drive was well worth it! Having booked accommodations the day of travel, we stayed in the town of Cary. The […]

Hello Everyone! Now that we are in the second month of 2018, it is important to take a step back to reflect on goals and New Year’s Resolutions.  One of those goals for me has been to continue with my fitness progress and to share my progress and tips in the form of a Youtube Vlog. […]

As someone active on social media, I have noticed a recent surge in the advertising of health and fitness products. One of my more recent discoveries has been of powdered “health” or “skinny” coffee. I must admit, the powdered coffee craze has me skeptical. Particularly given that I am not a huge fan of instant […]

One of my favorite things to do is travel. Unfortunately, my wallet does not match my passion for seeing the world.  This does not mean that I am forced to avoid traveling all together. In my case, the trade-off for travel involves sacrifice. The sacrifices are made in my (very tight) budget. 1. Be realistic […]

Happy New Year! I am very excited to bring you new content in 2018 and welcome all readers, new and returning to Cafe con Leite! A new year means new goals and the blog is no exception. Keeping in mind the importance of conscious goal setting, I would like to share with you our 2018 goals […]

With the year 2017 coming to a close, I would like to share with you snapshots of my travel in 2017 (both work and personal) as well as the journey of Café con Leite in 2017. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I enjoyed reflecting on this year! Sending you warm wishes […]

Perhaps this post goes out on a limb (please send your feedback if it does) when we say that many, if not most people either have a side hustle or have considered a side hustle. In 2017, I have made it a goal to find a side hustle to embark on in 2018. I currently […]

Hello everyone! I love a strong cup of coffee. But what is better than a strong cup of coffee? A flavorful strong cup of coffee. As you will see in later (a shameless plug for an upcoming post), I also appreciate stove brewed coffees, such as the Cuban Coffee and Turkish Coffee, of course. While […]

Hello there! To start this post, I would like to wish happy holidays to everyone celebrating during this time. For many of us, holidays come with great food and loved ones but are also accompanied by the expense of buying holiday gifts and the costs of travel. Living in Baltimore, I am fortunate to be […]

Happy Tuesday! For those of you returning to work from the long Thanksgiving Weekend – hang in there. For this month’s We Are the World Blogfest (WATWB) post,  I would like to share a rather somber and politically-charged story with a silver lining. The story, recently posted by the Washington Post, is that of a German […]

As per my personal promise to you dear readers in Life Happens, Café con Leite has made it to four posts in the month of October (YAY). In celebration of this feat and the new coming month of November, this “Life” post in the Life. Travel. Coffee. sequence of the blog features the topic of goal […]

How do you take your coffee? As you may have guessed by now, in my home, we like our café con leite. This post is number three of four for the month of October so we thought we’d keep it short – and sweet. We bring to you a recipe for homemade French Vanilla Creamer. […]

Hello Everyone! This month’s We Are the World Blogfest (WATWB) post is dedicated to my hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. As a four-year resident of the neighborhood of Pigtown in Baltimore, I am always inspired by local efforts to beautify our Baltimore communities. This article from none other than The Baltimore Sun features the work of artist Tamara […]

This short post highlights an equally brief “Girls’ Trip” to Key West not too long before the hurricanes devastated the Florida Keys, Caribbean islands, and other surrounding areas. Just two days after our travel to Key West, the Florida Keys were evacuated. We hope that this will inspire you to take the journey to the areas impacted […]

If you are a regular reader (which I know there are very few of you), you may have noticed a hiatus from Café con Leite. I hope you have missed us. My excuse for leaving my readers deprived of new content: life. Unfortunately and fortunately, life happens. Whether we like it or not. It sweeps […]

We have arrived! The “Coffee” portion of  Life. Travel. Coffee. (Have you noticed the pattern yet?) Please accept our apologies for the wait – that will be addressed more in the next post. In the meantime, let’s get started with today’s discussion on home coffee brewing. For me, life is fueled by caffeine – probably […]

Are you smooth sailing through life? Do you have a perfect balance between work, home, social life, family, and still managing to maintain a hobby, fitness plan, diet, and perfect finances? Don’t worry, neither are we. This post is dedicated to exactly that: the often illusionary work-life balance we are expected to have while “adulting”. […]

Some positive advice to keep you going in 2018! When Women Inspire If you’re determined to cultivate a healthy lifestyle in 2018, don’t procrastinate. Instead, start moving your mind in the right direction by considering which lifestyle changes you’ll need to make to see the results you want. Below, in this sponsored post that I’ve […]