My Favorite Indonesian Desserts

The country of Indonesia, officially known as the Republic of Indonesia, is located in Southeast Asia. Nestled in between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, this country is dispersed into thousands of small islands. One of its famous islands is Komodo Island where it is home to the most famous lizards in the world, the Komodo Dragon. In fact, this country is famous for not only

2021-02-27T22:25:33-07:00

Top Places to Eat in Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach, Florida, is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations for a large number of Americans, especially those from the Southern and Midwestern states. Known for its sugary-white sand and turquoise water, Panama City Beach is a tourist hotspot for vacationers of all ages. Best Places to Eat in Panama City Beach This beach town caters to many different types of tourists, ranging

2021-02-26T19:09:54-07:00

Things to do in Portland at Night

As a travel lover, there is no better feeling than exploring a new city. Oftentimes, we get so caught up in sightseeing during the day, that our night activities revolve around eating and then either going out for a nightcap or just going to bed. However, that should change when you visit Portland, Oregon, as there are plenty of things to do in Portland Oregon

2021-02-26T16:51:08-07:00

A Guide to Grocery Stores in Mexico (& Supermarkets)

One of our favorite family vacations is to travel and stay at a house or condo in the area where we want to explore in Mexico. We recently took a family trip to the Sea of Cortez to the little town in Mexico called Puerto Penasco to celebrate my son's college graduation. Not only did we pack a few things that are hard to find

2021-02-13T15:01:30-07:00

King Cakes Origin and Recipes

I recently was on a trip to Lake Charles, Lousiana for Mardi Gras where I encountered the making of a King Cake or King's bread! "A what, I asked?" Being from the South, you would think I would have heard of all the desserts from this region but never had I heard those words before. There are some words related to food that we eat knowing

2021-02-02T21:21:26-07:00

Authentic Italian Recipes for the Soul

Authenticity in food is a very fluid concept, especially when looking for authentic food from a specific country. Authentic Italian food to the baker on the corner in Tuscany could be different from the pastry chef down the street, much less the difference in different regions of Italy. In fact, the same recipe can taste different from chef to chef and all of them will

2021-01-02T12:43:50-07:00

A Guide to the Best Drinks in Mexico!

The country of Mexico is the 11th most populous country in the world and for me, one of my favorite countries in the world. Several main industries come from Mexico such as mining, tobacco, food, and beverages. Even my favorite food, which happens to be chocolate, was first introduced to the world by the Mexican Aztecs. And my favorite drink in Mexico happens to be

2020-11-22T18:23:25-07:00

25 Traditional Greek Foods You Must Eat in Greece

In addition to being a country of great importance, Greece is responsible for having world-famous foods such as Moussaka, Spanakopita, Feta Cheese, and Frappes. Greece is widely known for using its fresh ingredients to create some of the most tantalizing Greek dishes. 25 Traditional Greek Foods You Must Eat in Greece! Their Mediterranean cuisine is heavily influenced by Italy and other close by countries. This

2021-02-27T10:52:35-07:00

Vietnamese Desserts You Must Try!

  Vietnam is an interesting country that is located in the Southeastern part of Asia. It is home to more than 95.5 million people and hosts thousands of tourists each year. Tourists and locals alike try to avoid the busy traffic of the larger cities by traveling around by motorbike. In fact, I heard from my food tour guide that in Ho Chi Minh City

2021-02-26T08:25:54-07:00

Savannah GA: Guide to the Best Things To Do

Get yourself into that Southern mood, the sweet sickness that is Savannah's lure. I call it le mal doux, which is French for "the sweet sickness". How?  You ask? Try reading (or see the movie) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil before you take on the task of visiting Savannah attractions and finding things to do in Savannah, GA. This surely will put you in

2021-01-10T15:13:57-07:00

Greek Breads – Absolutely Delicious!

As part of the global population, I would love to thank the Greek nation for gifting the world with many wonderful attributes. The Greeks gave the world the first theater, the Olympic games, and great philosophers such as Democritus, Pythagoras, Plato, and Socrates. Thanks to the Greeks, we have different literary forms, philosophy, democracy, architectural beauties and not to mention their great Greek desserts along

2020-11-03T09:26:15-07:00

Best Savannah Breakfast to Die For!

Breakfast is often called ‘the most important meal of the day’ but I don’t always agree with that. What the breakfast does is “breaks that overnight fasting period” you just had when you woke up. So be sure and follow the rule about fasting and your body will thank you! And since breakfast can occur really anytime, I have found some of the best places

2020-11-20T20:01:05-07:00

Only the BEST Japanese Snacks in the World!

Due to the quirkiness and unusual flavors of Japanese snacks, it is no wonder they have become a global phenomenon. The Japanese have been able to incorporate simple yet flavorful ingredients to create scrumptious snacks such as strawberry pocky, ice crackers, and soda candy. While traveling in Japan, you are sure to find many places that offer a variety of snacks. Vending machines are a

2020-11-28T22:44:12-07:00

Curb Your Appetite with Cuban Appetizers

Nestled in the northern part of the Caribbean lies the beautiful country of Cuba. Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and has a population of over 11 million people. Cuba has been inhabited since the 4th century and although many things have changed over the years, some Cuban traditions have remained constant. And one of these is its Cuban appetizers and snacks. Throughout

2020-06-26T01:00:28-07:00

What to Sip as You Savor Japan

I've always felt that Japanese drinks should get more attention. The country's cuisine, after all, is among the most celebrated in the world—shouldn't its beverages follow suit? Over the next few paragraphs, I'll highlight some of my go-to drinks in Japan. Although many of these will be familiar to you, others might seem surprising or even strange. Just as many people have limited exposure to Japanese

2020-11-28T22:38:05-07:00

The Ultimate Guide to Lederhosen!

  The Ultimate Guide to Lederhosen Contrary to popular belief, Oktoberfest celebrates the Bavarian culture, not necessarily that of Germany as a whole. All of the beer consumed at Oktoberfest is exclusively made in Munich, to further celebrate the Bavarian culture. During the early years of this festival, lederhosen outfits were worn, yet no alcohol was served. Which is unlike the tons of beer consumed

2020-07-01T21:51:24-07:00

Scrumptious Cuban Pastries to Savor!

I would say, the best time of year to visit Cuba is between December and March. During this time, you can experience pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and avoid the long lines at the Cuban pastry shops! Speaking of pastry shops, have you ever tried a Cuban pastelitos? I hope your answer is yes! But if not then you must rectify this problem as soon as

2020-11-20T20:06:37-07:00

10 Must-Try Jamaican Drinks

Since I had a chance to lure you guys in with my Jamaican desserts and pastries article, I guess by now I should let you in on a little secret about Jamaican Drinks. And that is that they are proud producers of some of the most amazing and tastiest drinks in the world. Jamaica is famous for a few things, and some of those are

2021-01-14T13:54:23-07:00

Sicilian Desserts – Only the Best!

Sicilians love their healthy and locally-grown foods such as apricots, artichokes, olives, and beans. Some of the most notable savory foods include arancini (rice balls), pecorino cheese, and stuffed eggplant. Yet aside from the yummy savory foods they have, Sicily has some of the most delicious Sicilian desserts in all of Europe. The world-famous cannoli and torta di ricotta (ricotta cake) are indispensable sweets that

2020-11-20T19:54:44-07:00

10 Awesome Things to Do in Amsterdam, Plus Places to Stay!

From its world-class art museums to its floating flower markets, the city of Amsterdam is reinventing itself from its hedonistic side to now focusing on its rich artistic heritage. Culturally, it’s one of Europe’s most diverse and eclectic destinations. With its fascinating history that spans seven centuries, today it is a charming mix of shopping, museums, coffee houses, restaurants, and flower markets. I put together

2021-02-22T08:46:55-07:00

Cuban Drinks & Cigars

  Cuba has the largest population in the Caribbean, topping off at over 11 million people. It is well known for many things such as its genre of music and dancing (mostly from its European and African origins), its famous cigars, and the Cuban cocktail of rum, coke, and lemon/lime, known as the Cuba Libre. Cuba’s deep-rooted love for music and dancing is a great

2020-11-21T16:55:35-07:00

Season Your Life with These Cuban Spices!

In my mind, all you need for some tasty Cuban dishes is the right seasoning, a good piece of meat, and some rice. As Cuban cuisine is the perfect mix of Spanish, Portuguese, French, Caribbean, African, and Asian cuisines and spices from drifters and settlers who came to Cuba during the early Caribbean slave trade. Today, Cubans tend to mix several fresh local ingredients with

2020-05-26T21:03:52-07:00

Panama City Beach Bucket List: 15 Things To Do

For just a moment, close your eyes and imagine the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Northwestern Florida, Panama City Beach is a hotspot for travelers and it is easy to see why! It is a hot spot for vacationers. With its cute little cottages painted in pastel colors along the long stretch of sugar-white sand beaches, you can see it is thriving

2021-02-22T20:14:41-07:00

Delicious Foods in the Galapagos Islands

  Galapagos Islands Foods and Culinary influences Ecuador is a country with a diversity of climates, regions, and altitudes that makes it an exquisite country with many different types of traditional dishes. Depending on the region where you are, there is a variety of typical doses. And since the islands are owned by Ecuador, the dishes combine the elements of the Ecuadorian highland dishes with

2020-09-18T13:43:05-07:00

16 Dominican Republic Foods You MUST Try!

Many people know the Dominican Republic for its luxury resorts and beautiful beaches and hotels, such as the gorgeous Casas del XVI in Santo Domingo. But there is so much more to the Dominican Republic than just its oceans and architectural beauty. In fact, the Dominicans have a rich European history that is a deep mix of both African and the native Taíno Indian influences. Food from the Dominican Republic! Sure, the

2020-11-21T20:13:35-07:00

The Best Greek Desserts Ever!

Greece is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque countries in Europe. This beautiful country is surrounded by turquoise-colored seas, deep blue and crisp white houses, rich landmarks, and some awesome museums. Similar to the Italian culture, Greeks love to show off their cooking and baking skills. Just like in the homes of millions of Americans, one of the Greek ways to show affection to the

2020-05-22T13:15:27-07:00

Exploring NYC’s Craft Brew Scene

There are times when you wish you could just unwind and take a break from the hustle of your lives and spend a day out with a few friends. You could have a relaxing time together, sipping on different traditional and locally-sourced beers and having good food, without fretting about a thing. Explore NYC Craft Brew This is even truer when, either as a local

2021-02-17T20:51:14-07:00

Louisiana Cuisine: You Can’t Miss these 30+ Dishes!

Louisiana is known for many things: music, culture, but most importantly, its cuisine! Louisiana food is often on the spicier side and known all around the world as "Cajun Cuisine". The history of the recipes and foods of Louisiana is an interesting one. There are influences from France, Spain, Africa, and India. However, there are parts of Louisiana that offer a more soul food-like experience.

2021-02-13T18:05:24-07:00

Traditional Ecuadorian Food: A Variety of Goodness

South American food was one of my favorite types of food, especially Chilean food until I had a chance to try some delicious Ecuadorian food! Having a husband from Chile, I loved those handmade meat and cheese empanadas that are so easy to pack in a lunch or to eat by hand. Pastel de chocolo, a beef/meat corn pie is also one of my favorite meals. So

2020-04-21T08:45:51-07:00

What to Eat in Germany: Snacks, Desserts & Other Traditional Dishes

Start reading to learn about traditional German foods and an accumulated list of what to eat in Germany while you are there! As you know, Germany is nestled between the Alps, lakes, and the seas, as well as among other countries in central and western Europe. Germany is the land of poets like the famous Grimm brothers near the Black Forest and master thinkers like

2021-01-08T07:01:10-07:00

Breaking Bread in Dubrovnik with Locals!

On my last night in Dubrovnik, I wanted to do something extraordinary for dinner to top off the fantastic vacation I was having with my husband in Croatia and Bosnia &  Herzegovina. He and I vacation together regularly, but honestly, this was the best trip we have taken together in a very long time. Breaking Bread in Dubrovnik I remembered reading a National Geographic article

2021-01-12T06:57:25-07:00

Guyanese Food: 21 Guyana Dishes You Should Try!

An important part of any tourist experience visiting a new country for the very first time is the food. Guyana is one place where you can dive deep into the culture when searching for and tasting the local Guyanese food. In fact, in Guyana, the food appears to be a melting pot of age-old cultures, traditions, and flavors - many coming from Africa, Britain, the

2020-12-10T09:58:33-07:00

The Food Culture in Croatia – Delicious!

Isn’t it marvelous how food and drinks bring people together? How the locals want to share the way their grandparents taught them how to cook, how a certain style of cooking is popular in an area of the world, or even how a certain type of beverage is particularly well connected to the land and its people? How having the proper soil that produces that

2019-10-28T14:10:08-07:00

Hidden Gems in Rome – Discover the Secrets of an Ancient City

With a history that spans centuries, Rome is a city that takes a lifetime to discover. No matter how many times I go to Rome, I always find something new. It seems to contain an infinite number of secrets and sights to behold. While many are well-known and are on the top of most travelers’ bucket lists, this capital city has its share of secret places

2021-01-12T15:29:54-07:00

Foodie Heaven: Benazuza, Cancun, Mexico

Update: Restaurant Benazuzu has been named the #4 Restaurant in the World!! As voted on by TripAdvisors’ 2019 Travelers Choice Awards, which have just been announced. Calling it “Great flavors unique”  and “Truly an experience”! This is GREAT news for Restaurant Benazuzu in Cancun, Mexico! Benazuza, Cancun, Mexico The mysterious drink appeared at the bar, sugar cane chunks immersed in a cocktail. The bartender instructed

2020-07-09T14:05:38-07:00
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