May, 2022

Tripping Vittles: Lake Huron Road Trip

Posted on May 26, 2022

The Lake Huron Road Trip, the first substantial road trip is happening. Starting on Monday we will be heading out on our road trippn adventure. I spoke about what was coming the last time I wrote. So today I thought it was a great time to introduce you to my traveling companions.

Travel Partners

I thought it would be fun to show you how my mom and dog interact. We have been planning and cannot wait to start this whole adventure. I have not traveled with my mom in years.

Why a Lake Huron Road Trip?

I grew up spending time at Lake Superior. Several times in my life I have lived on or close to three of the Great Lakes. I have spent time reading about the lakes and have had small short adventures on their shores. My goal is to do a road trip around each one.

I thought it would be a blast to take one of the people who instilled my love of Lake Superior in me. My Mom and Dad took us to Duluth and places north many times as kids. The last trip around the lakes with my parents happened when I was 10-12 years old. My mom is in her 80’s now just seems like the perfect time to make this trip.

A Lake Huron Road trip will present challenges and also teach me about how I want to do Tripping Vittles on the Road. How can I take Tripping Vittles and share yet make some $$ to keep this whole thing rolling? I have such a fun vision in my head and I love you are on the trip with me. So I will ask you to do somethings. Below give me a follow. If I share something with a link and you too think that would be great, please buy it through my links. This is fun but I also am trying to create a business. I cannot thank all of you enough who already have done those things and for those that want to support me see the next paragraph.

Bookmark and Follow Me.

There are some places I will be doing live broadcasts. Sharing photos and videos and just writing about my experiences and with luck introducing you to fun, cool and neat things on the road. I will also have shopping lists for things that made this and other road trips easier on my Amazon page. Click the below icons to subscribe to my channels. Don’t miss the road trip!


Lastly a word about affiliates. As I grow companies are starting to come to me and ask me to share products. I will not do anything with a company that I don’t actually use and believe in what they offer. You will never see me representing makeup because I don’t wear it. But know if there is a link I may possibly get paid by the company or through purchases of products on their website or a purchasing platform like Amazon.

Supporting the Adventure

Lastly I was told to include this link from people who have been doing this longer than I. This is my Venmo account if you are enjoying the content but don’t buy on line or are not using the things I link to. But you want to support me you can scan the below link and toss a few dollars my way. I thank you ahead of time if this is the way you go and know everything sent will go towards this and future road trips.

Tripping Vittles Venmo Account

Thanks so much and let’s get to Road Trippn!

What’s Going on with Tripping Vittles

Posted on May 8, 2022

I want to quickly address What’s Going on with Tripping Vittles and where we are in both the spice business and the business of adventure.

You will start to see some changes with the Vittles. I will still and probably always have my spice blends but I am not going to be doing every market out there like I did last year.

Where will you find Tripping Vittles Spice Blends?

I will continue with Westerville Saturday Farmers Market as I think it is the best Market in all of Columbus land. You will also find me at a few of the Gahanna Farmers Markets. I will announce the dates for these soon. Beyond that, I will only be doing specialty one-off events throughout the year. The way the world is right now and the supply side issues for a very small business like mine has made it smarter for me to do things this way going forward.

These issues are why I still don’t have a full store on my website. Doing a full big sales platform and not being able to fill it for me was not a smart move. It was a time suck of immense proportions and stress that was weighing me down.

You can look for me to be selling on both Facebook and Instagram and if I can reach enough followers I will also open sales on TikTok. So give me a follow on these platforms and any others you frequent I am on almost all of them. That’s what’s going on with Tripping Vittles spice blends.

So if not a spice company what are you?

This all said Tripping Vittles is my baby and I intend to keep pushing for what I have always dreamed it to be and that is a place where I discover the world outside of my little bubble. I want to travel and tell people about it. I also want that travel to be accessible and realistic for everyone.

You may have noticed some changes in my logo and wording. If not yet you will as I move through all my media sites. I have made no effort to hide the fact my hero in all things food travel and drink-related was Anthony Bourdain. I admire greatly the ability he had to cross boundaries of social and political justice to tell the story of food and travel.

How my hero affects me every day

One of my absolute favorite episodes of No Reservations was when he was in Leon France. He sat with children at their school and ate with them and talked about food. When I first watched the episode I thought how rewarding to feed kids and make a bridge to both growing up loving food and learning about food.

Through a set of circumstances, I have become a lunch lady. Those circumstances have brought me infinitely closer to realizing my dream of making Tripping Vittles a whole experience, not just a place where I wax poetic when I have a few moments to share about some food or a recipe. I am the person making those differences and I am doing it all while being who I am. It is an incredible feeling!

What I never was and what I want to be

I have never wanted to be the place where I just write about a dish of food and then share a recipe. I have tried that. There are some really amazing people doing things like that. Check out Pinch of Yum her stuff is super cool. But that’s not me. I will happily share how to make something with my spices though. but who I am at my core is not Martha Stewart. I have spoken of it before but never had the time to be more like Anthony Bourdain but I do now.

Till the day I die, I want to adventure. I want to make a difference in the world and I want to do it with people I love and care about. I am becoming more of who I truly want to be every second that goes by. Becoming a lunch lady has been an amazing inspiration and also a giver of free time. I am still wrapping my head around the fact I get summers off!!

Life is an adventure! Eat, Drink and Travel

I have started to do videos and I really love learning the medium. Check out and subscribe to my youtube channel. I will still share my knowledge of 35+ years in foodservice it just will be wrapped up in a different package. My kitchen hack videos are a fun example of that.

So you are all caught up on What’s Going on with Tripping Vittles. Now keep your eyes peeled for the next Adventure and until then Eat, Drink and Travel!

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