Travel + Culture

Reasons and seasons to visit the most eclectic and beautiful getaway destinations can be unraveled along with tips and tricks to always be alert on.

Fun and Fresh Spring Fare

Chef Isa Souza_Chispa Magazine

Dogwoods are blooming and so is Chef Isa Souza’s delectable dishes filled with freshness and ease to do at home. Shrimp Cocktail in Avocado Salsa Ingredients: ½ pound of clean and peeled large shrimp [with tail] 1 bouquet of greens 2 avocados ½ onion 1 clove of garlic 1 cup of sour cream ¼ teaspoon…

Where to Speak?

What to speak_Chispa Magazine

For mompreneurs, fashionistas, speakers or coaches getting ready to take the stage, first up… location. Part of planning involves comparing who is better at what, especially when the words business and travel ergonomically fuse together. After much research, surveys, and mad travel schedules, Chispa unveils three top convention locations based on service, exclusivity, and design.…

Ready for Some Football… Feast?

Chef Shane_Chispa Magazine

With Superbowl around the corner, it’s time to consider thinking outside the box if you want to score many touchdowns with your guests. Ready, set, hike! Mini Chicken Soft Taquitos 2 Skinless, boneless chicken breasts; diced medium 2 Red bell peppers (1 julienne and 1 diced small; I use the food processor on pulse setting) 2…

Holiday Feast Estilo Chispa

Thanksgiving, Christmas Dinner, Chispa Magazine, Recipes

Chipotle and Guava Turkey Created by Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, owner and chef of Barrio Café in Phoenix and Barrio Queen in Scottsdale, Arizona Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 teaspoon shallots, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste Kosher salt, to taste  Freshly ground black pepper, to taste  1/2 cup white wine 4 tablespoons…

Focused + Clear

Chispa Magazine

For the ultimate experience of the North Carolina coastline, the ideal living situation is to rent a vacation home for one, two, or even four weeks. Homes come with as many as 12 bedrooms, guaranteeing complete privacy and isolation for a family or group of friends who want to get away together. A particular favorite…