To all of the kind people who’ve been telling me for ages that I needed to start a travel or cupcake blog, this one’s for you. For those who are new to my out-of-town and culinary adventures, welcome!

My home base is Philadelphia, PA, but I spend a lot of time traveling for business and pleasure. I’ve picked up lots of tips and tricks along the way and love sharing them, along with the must eats, sees, and dos for places near and far from here.

When I’m not on the road, I look for any excuse to spend time in my kitchen, baking treats (frequently, but not exclusively, cupcakes) for the friends and family I’ve missed while away. If I’m not creating a recipe, my approach is to perfect or adapt the recipes of others — these days, culling the internet for the perfect recipe seems just as skillful as creating one yourself!

So, here we are… a space for travel highlights and tips and the recipes and baking they inspire. I hope you’ll use the comments section to share feedback and memories from your own journeys in the kitchen and beyond.


Suitcases & Sweets turned one in September 2013! Click here for a retrospective.

3 responses

  1. Alyssa,
    Just signed up to receive your blog thru email, great idea and easy. I really do have to try the canoli cupcakes soon..the pumpkin bars were great.


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