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More Than a Layover: Lima in 24, 48 or 72 Hours

Museo Larco in Lima, Peru

For many travelers, Lima is nothing more than a layover city or on-the-way stop to Cusco and Machu Picchu. The truth is, treating Lima solely as a stopover would be a mistake. With its contemporary museums, colonial architecture, immense culture, endless archaeology, green spaces, food scene and window into the life of the 10 million […]

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May 25, 2015 by | Comments Off on More Than a Layover: Lima in 24, 48 or 72 Hours

Hong Kong Foodie Tour

Roe-topped dumpling.

As an Asian food lover, I knew good eating would be a pinnacle part of the plan for my visit to Hong Kong. However, it was hard to know where to start. I discovered the Hong Kong Food Tour, which combined excellent food tastings with a walking tour through some intriguing, traditional Hong Kong neighborhoods.

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May 11, 2015 by | Comments Off on Hong Kong Foodie Tour

10 Must-Try Food and Drinks of Southern Italy’s Puglia Region

Making homemade "orecchiette" pasta in Puglia, Italy.

It’s easy to be well-fed in Puglia, Italy. Situated in the southern heel of the boot-shaped country, the region is known for its broad plains and limestone hills, as well as its simple, rustic cuisine: handmade orecchiette pasta,creamy burrata cheese, and tons of locally harvested seafood. If you love good food and drink, here are […]

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April 28, 2015 by | Comments Off on 10 Must-Try Food and Drinks of Southern Italy’s Puglia Region

Discovering Coffee Culture in Nicaragua

Coffee beans

Coffee has played an important role in Nicaragua since its arrival in the 1800’s. Large-scale coffee crops started making an appearance in the 1850’s and by 1870, coffee was the primary export crop of Nicaragua. According to the Equal Exchange Co-op, whose mission is to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers, more than […]

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March 11, 2015 by | Comments Off on Discovering Coffee Culture in Nicaragua

Exploring Brussels with a Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop

At our chocolate workshop

When in Belgium, eat as the Belgians do – which, if tourist lore is to be believed, is a diet consisting of fries and waffles, washed down with beer and polished off with a buffet of chocolate. And so I had two goals when I arrived in Brussels. To try all the local delicacies on […]

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January 12, 2015 by | Comments Off on Exploring Brussels with a Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop

Getting a Taste of Orlando on a Winter Park Food Tour

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I always encourage visitors to get outside of the theme parks for at least a day to see the Orlando area the way locals experience it. This tour is a great way to get to get to know the area and have a taste of why Orlando is earning a reputation for being a great […]

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December 8, 2014 by | Comments Off on Getting a Taste of Orlando on a Winter Park Food Tour

How to Snack Like a Local in Europe

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With so much food in the world to try, every traveler needs an excuse to snack between meals. Happily, many European countries build snacking right in to their culinary culture.

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August 1, 2014 by | Comments Off on How to Snack Like a Local in Europe

Baltic Cuisine in Tallinn’s Best Restaurants

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With the first generation of visionary chefs coming of age, restaurant kitchens throughout the Baltics have become laboratories for defining a new regional cuisine. For some, this means blending the old with the new, while others prefer to resurrect ancient recipes. Still others are focusing on a new dining aethstetic in design. Tallinn, the capital […]

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March 7, 2014 by | Comments Off on Baltic Cuisine in Tallinn’s Best Restaurants

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

Finding Zen in Yakitori: 12 Delicious Dishes to Try in Japan

Any first time visitor to Japan will no doubt be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of delicacies available, whether they go to an upscale restaurant or visit a tucked-away izakaya. One of the best ways to experience Japanese cuisine is to seek out the neighborhood izakaya and try a variety of enjoyable dishes – from […]

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December 13, 2013 by | Comments Off on Finding Zen in Yakitori: 12 Delicious Dishes to Try in Japan