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Five Fun Things to Do in Inle Lake, Myanmar

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It was my first day in Nyaungshwe, Myanmar, a bustling town that sits on Inle Lake, and already I was in awe. The placid lake and surrounding rolling mountains set the stage for a myriad of fun activities; from hiking and cycling to vineyard visiting and sweets tasting options abound.

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March 28, 2014 by | Comments Off on Five Fun Things to Do in Inle Lake, Myanmar

Lima Market Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

Pisco Sour lesson in Lima

When in Peru, drink as the Peruvians do – that’s how the saying goes, right? That’s the theory travel buddy Zoe and I were operating under when we signed up for the Lima Market Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson. Pisco has been a part of Peru since the Spanish invasion, when colonizers attempted to make […]

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January 23, 2014 by | Comments Off on Lima Market Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

Little Havana Food and Walking Tour

If you have yet to travel to Cuba, Little Havana is not only a taste of the Cuban food, but its rich culture. Nestled just west of Miami’s downtown, Little Havana should be a stop on any visit to Miami. So that you don’t have to guess as to the best cafeterias, bakeries, or cigar […]

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November 14, 2013 by | Comments Off on Little Havana Food and Walking Tour

Sampling the Flavors of Amsterdam on a Food Tour

In a city of such colour and character as Amsterdam, the only way to cut to the “real stuff” is to have a local take you around. And there’s a lot of real stuff to cut to; Viator’s Amsterdam Food Tour is packed with plenty of good eats, interesting information, and great conversation.

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November 7, 2013 by | Comments Off on Sampling the Flavors of Amsterdam on a Food Tour

A Gourmet Food Tour in Vancouver

Food is one of the best ways to explore a city, especially a multi-cultural city like Vancouver. For years Vancouver has been like a second home to me, the place I would go to escape the stresses of life. This time however was different. This time I was in Vancouver after completing a five week […]

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October 10, 2013 by | Comments Off on A Gourmet Food Tour in Vancouver

Copenhagen Food Tour

In recent years, Scandinavian cuisine (due in large to Denmark’s celebrated Michelin-starred restaurants) has risen in popularity. Therefore, I was more than a little excited to spend a day sampling some of Copenhagen’s famous culinary delights. To my surprise, I ended up with a special bonus; a fascinating cultural exploration of how this city has […]

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September 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Copenhagen Food Tour

Austin for Foodies

Austin has gained a reputation as an alternative culture oasis in the middle of conservative Texas. They push the “Keep Austin Weird” motto, striving for uniqueness rather than homogenization. And food is increasingly part of that eclectic funk. The city is moving beyond staples like barbeque and taco stands (though, to be sure, there’s plenty […]

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August 16, 2013 by | Comments Off on Austin for Foodies

Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour

First on the menu, after Thao handed around some fresh lychees, was the Bánh Mi – a crispy French-style baguette with a tasty, zesty filling of pork, coriander, chilli and – I think – pickled carrots. It’s a great snack-sized introduction, served direct from one of the local carts set up on this (and many […]

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August 15, 2013 by | Comments Off on Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour

Cooking Classes Around the World

One of the best ways to learn about a country, its people, history and its culture is through its food. Tasting the recipes and spices from around the world that are unique to a country or city can help you connect to a place, and bonding with people over food – even if you don’t […]

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June 12, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cooking Classes Around the World

Top 12 Places to Enjoy Dinner with a View

Sounds of Silence Restaurant

Whether you’re picnicking in the park or indulging in gourmet cuisine, the location is just as important as the food itself – after all, who could forget toasting champagne at the pinnacle of the Eiffel Tower or sharing dessert with a window-view over the thundering Niagara Falls? From a personal-butler service atop the world’s highest […]

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February 7, 2013 by | 2 Comments