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Your Guide to Dining Out in Paris

Posted by on 10:39 am in Blog, Food, France, Travel Tips, World, Writers | 18 comments

Your Guide to Dining Out in Paris

Entering into a restaurant in Paris can be a formidable experience for uninitiated travelers. Not only do they have to contend with trying to make their wishes understood by a waiter who may or may not speak their language, but they must learn quickly how to adapt to local dining customs.

The Paris dining scene can be bewildering for those first time travelers who have no idea where to start, though if you’re confused about the difference between a bistrot and a brasserie, or if you feel intimidated by the prospect of going into any French restaurant and ordering a meal, then you’ve come to the right place!

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There’s More to Argentine Cuisine Than Beef and Malbec Wines

Posted by on 11:12 pm in Argentina, Blog, Food, Writers | 39 comments

There’s More to Argentine Cuisine Than Beef and Malbec Wines

When it comes to Argentinian food, your first thought may be of succulent steaks accompanied by full-bodied Malbec wines. But what if you’re not one of those steak lovers? Or if red wine is not your go to drink?

Rest reassured, there is more to Argentinian cuisine than beef and Malbec wines!

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4 Reasons to Visit Jakarta, Indonesia

Posted by on 9:21 pm in Blog, Food, Indonesia | 40 comments

4 Reasons to Visit Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta is a dynamic city, and one of the world’s greatest megalopolises. At first sight it can appear to be a crowded and confusing city, and it can be difficult to look past the maddening traffic and pollution for which it is known. Many tourists choose to take in other destinations throughout the archipelago instead. Their loss.

Missing out on Jakarta on a visit to Indonesia is a mistake. Underneath what is often perceived as an unappealing facade are plenty of unexpected surprises; an exciting nightlife and vibrant shopping scene, and a melting pot of Indonesian culture and cuisine.

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The Time I Ate Thai Food in the Arctic

Posted by on 3:44 pm in Blog, Food, Norway, Writers | 36 comments

The Time I Ate Thai Food in the Arctic

Tucked away far to the north of Norway next to Greenland there lies a spit of land and ice in the Arctic Ocean. When I visited this archipelago, Svalbard, I expected to find a barren land of tundra, research stations, polar bears, arctic foxes, and ice floes. And in part, I was right.

I spent two weeks on a boat charging through ice that cracked and crumbled under the weight of the hull, met polar bears wandering over icy landscapes, spotted a tiny arctic fox from afar, and visited colonies of arctic birds that spun around cliffs in great restless flurries of activity.

However awe-inspiring the landscape of this forgotten land is, though, Svalbard is so much more.

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The Best Food Cities in the World

Posted by on 10:29 pm in Australia, Blog, Denmark, Food, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Travel Tips, United States | 36 comments

The Best Food Cities in the World

Travelers love to eat, and one of the most unique aspects of travel is the luxury to sample great restaurants and exotic cuisine from all around the globe. The excitement is in experiencing new tastes that broaden your culinary horizon, and new flavors that calibrate your taste buds.

There are many, many, reasons to travel the world, though for a growing number of travelers, food is one of the biggest ones. And whether you’re interested in hitting up the best markets, dessert spots, cafes, fine dining or even street stands, the joy for many people is returning home with new recipes in place of souvenirs!

The following are the world’s premiere food destinations. If you’re a foodie and you love to travel, you should consider the following destinations for your next trip.

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A Travelers Guide to Tap Water: Countries Where The Drinking Water is Unsafe

Posted by on 7:07 pm in Blog, Eco Tourism, Food, Healthy Travel, Mexico, Travel Tips | 217 comments

A Travelers Guide to Tap Water: Countries Where The Drinking Water is Unsafe

People often take their drinking water for granted. In most western countries we don’t think twice before grabbing a glass and sticking it underneath a tap. But when you’re traveling the tap water may not be safe to drink.

You need drinking water no matter where you go, but with travellers diarrhea, giardia, hepatitis A, typhoid and cholera among the illnesses that can be transmitted with bad water, it pays to know which parts of the world guarantee clean, safe tap water, and where you should be sourcing bottled water instead.

The water you need to be most concerned about is water that might contain microorganisms that will make you sick, and in less developed countries, you are more apt to run into water that contains a variety of microorganisms you want to avoid. But according to the CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), you may be drinking bottled water more often than you think.

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An Authentic 13th-century Tuscan-Inspired Castle in Napa Valley. Visting Castello di Amorosa.

Posted by on 6:11 pm in Blog, Food, United States | 4 comments

An Authentic 13th-century Tuscan-Inspired Castle in Napa Valley. Visting Castello di Amorosa.

Heading north along the St. Helena Highway it’s difficult not to be enamored by the sheer beauty of Napa Valley. Having just left the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, we felt transported to another country far removed from the hectic city life.

With so many wineries in the region however, it can be overwhelming when it comes to selecting one to actually spend your time. But then we then stumbled upon a winery which instantly demanded our attention. An authentic 13th-century Tuscan-inspired castle nestled in the western hills on 171 acres of land.

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Would You Eat Live Monkey Brain? Albert Podell’s Adventures in Eating Abroad

Posted by on 2:21 am in Adventure Travel, Blog, Book & Film Reviews, Food, Writers | 18 comments

Would You Eat Live Monkey Brain? Albert Podell’s Adventures in Eating Abroad

From North Korea to Benin, from Mongolia to Madagascar, Albert Podell is one of the few people to have visited every country on earth. It took him fifty years and during his travels, he blasted his way out of minefields, came within seconds of being lynched, and coped with riots, voodoo priests, trigger happy child soldiers and Cape buffalo – all of which is recounted in great detail in his exciting new book “Around the World in Fifty Years: My Adventures to Every Country on Earth”.

He has eaten everything from old camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the “pulsating brain of a live monkey.” These are Albert Podell’s absolutely incredible tales from his adventures in eating abroad.

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Road Trip Rules: Why We Travel With a Microwave

Posted by on 5:28 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Food, Road Trips, Travel Tips | 54 comments

Road Trip Rules: Why We Travel With a Microwave

We’re pretty much the poster children for packing everything bar the kitchen sink, and despite fervent vows that the next trip will be different, that we’ll learn to travel light, this never ends up being the case. In fact, we travel so light that we even travel with a microwave!! For cross country road-trips at least.

It was a during recent road-trip throughout the US that we realized a portable microwave could come in incredibly handy. With the amount of time we were spending in the country to explore, we figured the time and money having a microwave would save would prove to far outweigh it’s initial cost.

We hit up Walmart to invest $40 and haven’t looked back since. The following explains exactly why our microwave now rides shotgun on each of our epic trips.

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Tips for Eating Out in Dubai

Posted by on 9:30 am in Food, Travel Talk, UAE | 8 comments

Tips for Eating Out in Dubai

Dubai is an absolute haven for foodies, and visitors from all over the world flock here for some of the finest restaurants on earth. And with over 200 different nationalities represented, the choice in this truly multicultural destination is often overwhelming.

From world-class food festivals to international food chains, gourmet dining in Dubai Marina Restaurants, and small “mom and pop” restaurants serving authentic cuisine from all around the globe, Dubai really has something to suit all tastes.

These are our top tips for eating out in Dubai.

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