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Most Loved Breakfasts Served Around The World

Most Loved Breakfasts Served Around The World

When traveling for business as well as for pleasure, the wide variety of foods that you can taste and enjoy is often one of the most exciting aspects of the entire trip. Regardless of where in the world you find yourself awaking or how tired you may feel, a hearty breakfast is a great way to start the day, lift your spirits and make you feel like a local.

Western-influenced breakfasts have crept their way onto menus around the world, but be adventurous and tempt your taste buds with the following hotel breakfasts from countries across the globe during your travels.

August 8, 2013 | By More
Adelaide, Gateway to Southern Australia’s Popular Wine-Tasting Tours

Adelaide, Gateway to Southern Australia’s Popular Wine-Tasting Tours

Many visitors to Adelaide are lured by its unique architecture, clean city beaches, and lush gardens. Yet Adelaide is also located in the centre of one of Australia’s most notable wine producing regions, thanks to the cool climate and abundant greenery. If you’re a Shiraz lover like me, this is reason enough to book a flight and start exploring the popular wine regions just a short distance from Adelaide.

One of Australia’s most famous wine-producing regions, Barossa Valley is particularly well-known for its bold, robust Shiraz. There are over 150 wineries to visit, so you may want to extend your day trip and stay overnight in one of the quaint regional bed and breakfasts.

August 4, 2013 | By More
An Introduction To London’s Cool Caribbean Scene

An Introduction To London’s Cool Caribbean Scene

If you love Caribbean culture – the music, the festivals, the food and drink – simply head to London. Apart from the sun, nearly every area in London has something Caribbean to help spice the locale up. Whether you’re looking for a plate full of jerk chicken, a glass of rum punch or a summer festival, our guide will help you navigate London and find the coolest Caribbean vibes.

Two of the trendiest places in London right now are Brixton and Harlesden. Unsurprisingly, both areas have an affluent Caribbean community. Brixton early in the morning is a great place to visit cafes; there’s an abundance to choose from. Negril serves Caribbean toast (spiced toast served with cinnamon and vanilla and toasted coconut), traditional cornmeal porridge and smoothies (the Caribbean Queen drink with papaya, pineapple, mango and a splash of dairy milk) will transport you from the busy streets of London to a tranquil beach in Jamaica.

July 29, 2013 | By More
Take A Bite Out of Bogata – Guide To Delicious Regional Dishes

Take A Bite Out of Bogata – Guide To Delicious Regional Dishes

As we all know, one of the best parts of travelling is discovering new delicacies. If you are one of those people always up for something new, time for you to get cheap flights to Bogota just to try their outstanding local food. Bogota offers a wide range of restaurants that serve regional and international foods – just hearing about it will have your mouth watering.

Local Flavors
In Bogota, their key traditional dishes are based on pork, beans, potatoes, corn, rice and soups. Below are the top five dishes one should always try in this divine place:

July 1, 2013 | By More
Portugal’s Biggest Seafood Festival – Lisbon Fish and Flavours

Portugal’s Biggest Seafood Festival – Lisbon Fish and Flavours

I had heard about “Lisbon Fish & Flavours” which is held in Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon in April, and committed to attend this year. It was a great experience and real fun attending the festival.

This was the sixth year of “Lisbon Fish & Flavours” festival and it was a joy to taste freshly prepared seafood delicacies offered by some of the most famous chefs from Portugal and abroad. Renowned chefs who displayed their culinary skills included Vitor Sobral, Marlene Vieira, Tomoaki Kanazawa, Miguel Castro Silva, Alexandre Silva, José Avillez (Portugal), Mauro Uliassi, Nuno Barros, Nuno Diniz (Italy), Adrien Trouilloud, Bertílio Gomes (France), Bella Masano, Virgilio Martinez, Fausto Airoldi (Brazil), among others.

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Bangkok’s Weird and Wonderful Restaurants

Bangkok’s Weird and Wonderful Restaurants

Bangkok is well known as the Sin City of Asia, turning its peculiar oddities into the very reason to visit. It comes as no surprise then that the city is home to a number of themed restaurants, from the seemingly straightforward to the downright strange. Here are five of our favourite weird and wonderful restaurants […]

May 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Easy Recipe for Luscious Low Country Shrimp & Grits!

Easy Recipe for Luscious Low Country Shrimp & Grits!

Okay all you afraidie-cats (a.k.a Northerners) it’s time to break out of your mashed potato doldrums and add some smooth, decadent, Low Country Shrimp and Grits to the menu.  Break away from the stodgy mashed potato routine, move past polenta and learn to savor the creamy goodness of southern grits.  I promise you, you’ll be […]

May 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
London’s Most Eccentric Restaurants

London’s Most Eccentric Restaurants

When people think of the perfect meal in London, a huge variety of experiences can come to mind. From Michelin-starred restaurants, to authentic curries in Brick Lane, the city is home to a huge variety of delicious dining options. For people looking to step outside their comfort zone and discover something new, London also features […]

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Surprise Your Taste Buds in Thailand – 5 Must-Try Thai Dishes

Surprise Your Taste Buds in Thailand – 5 Must-Try Thai Dishes

Surprise Your Taste Buds in Thailand – 5 Thai Dishes You Must Try There are two things (three if I must mention my wife) I love about life – travel and food.  These things are why I get up in the morning.  Soon, it will be time for my seasonal trip to Thailand. My better […]

March 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Celebrating Women Chefs and Restauranteurs in San Francisco

Celebrating Women Chefs and Restauranteurs in San Francisco

Ah, San Francisco, city on the Bay. As I walk down Powell Street past my hotel, The Sir Francis Drake, the clang of the cable cars reminds me that I am indeed in San Francisco. What a joy to be here for the 20th anniversary of the founding of the organization Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. […]

February 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Merry MunchThrough Beautiful Strasbourg – An Alsace Trip Report

A Merry MunchThrough Beautiful Strasbourg – An Alsace Trip Report

I am so happy to be back in Alsace, especially here in Strasbourg. I have not been here since the 90’s when while teaching at Boston Latin Academy, I was part of a French teacher exchange hosted by the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Strasbourg Sister City Association of which I am a trustee. This […]

January 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dining in Dallas: Six Top Spots for Fussy Foodies

Dining in Dallas: Six Top Spots for Fussy Foodies

Dining in Dallas is a wonderful treat for foodies of all description. The variety of restaurants is astounding; from homey hole-in-the-wall eateries to classy fine dining establishments.  There is something for every taste and budget. Here’s our thoughts on the best places to go for great dining in Dallas: Fearing’s Restaurant Fearing’s Restaurant at Ritz-Carlton, […]

January 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Best Places to eat in Brighton’s North Laine

Best Places to eat in Brighton’s North Laine

For those of you, who aren’t familiar with Brighton, allow me to provide you with a quick overview. Situated on the South Coast of England, Brighton is often referred to as London by the sea. What was once an ancient fishing village has transformed over time into a bustling seaside city, proving popular for all […]

December 31, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Off-Roading For Oysters in Chile

Off-Roading For Oysters in Chile

A local in the town of Pucón offhandedly gave me some of the best advice I received during my three-week journey around Chile when she found out I was traveling to the remote island of Chiloé: “If you like oysters, go to a town called Caulín.  Best oysters in the country.” My eyes nearly popped […]

November 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Top Spots For The Best Philly Cheese Steak in Philly

Top Spots For The Best Philly Cheese Steak in Philly

In Philadelphia, the Philly Cheese steak is the top iconic dish. Many have  attempted to duplicate it elsewhere around the world, but for some reason it’s simply never the same.  Here’s where to find the most authentic and delicious Philly Cheesesteaks in Philly: A Philly Cheese Steak is a long, crusty roll filled with carefully […]

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mayan Style Grilled Fish Steaks

Mayan Style Grilled Fish Steaks

Luxury hotel group Real Resorts in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico have shared one of their prized culture inspired recipes with us: Mayan Style Grilled Fish Steaks (aka Tkinxic).  In recognition of the importance of the Mayan Calendar in 2012, Real Resorts are presenting a Mayan Culinary Festival in each of their four all-inclusive […]

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Britain’s Best French Bistros – A Taste of France in the UK

Britain’s Best French Bistros – A Taste of France in the UK

The UK is home to every kind of food you can imagine and Bistros are a prime example of this rule. Bistros typically have a relaxed, calm atmosphere and serve really good French food. They are a meeting point between French cuisine, and slow, chilled out dining. Here is our top choices! 1.)  Galvin in […]

September 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Wicked Good Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Wicked Good Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

We had a huge blueberry harvest this year in Maine, so everywhere I go I bring along a blueberry treat.   These Blueberry Cheesecake Bars were “Wicked Good” and a very big hit at the Labor Day party by the lake.  I bet your family will love them too! Susan’s Wicked Good Blueberry Cheesecake Bars Crust […]

September 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Paris Cheap Eats – Top 10 Paris Restaurants For A Budget Meal

Paris Cheap Eats – Top 10 Paris Restaurants For A Budget Meal

Top 10 Places To Have Lunch In Paris On A Budget Paris holds a very special place in my heart; the scenery, people and of course the food. Now we all know that a trip to Paris can be expensive. The cost of food on top of the cost of tickets to Paris can add […]

August 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Guide To Nordic Cuisine – Copenhagen’s New Visionary Food Movement

A Guide To Nordic Cuisine – Copenhagen’s New Visionary Food Movement

Copenhagen’s extraordinary new food scene – A guide to Nordic cuisine If someone 10 years ago had told me that Nordic cuisine would be the next big thing I would have laughed. I’ve always believed that you have to be born and raised in Denmark to enjoy most of our traditional dishes. Then, in 2004, […]

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