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Never Rue a Meal: Finding High-Quality Street Food in France

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The French, they love their food. You can see this in the quality and freshness of the ingredients they use to prepare their meals. They don’t cut corners either when it comes to their artisan street food either, but if you know where to look and where to avoid you can steer clear of disappointment. […]

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras: Part 2

Peripheral rice terraces in Batad

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras: Understanding the Complexity One Step at a Time (Part 2) It has to be bore in mind that, as a continuing cultural landscape, the rice terraces should be seen and understood in relation to its environment (mountain landscape) and the traditions of its people (rituals, farming practices, beliefs, etc.). Key to […]

Rice Terraces Of the Philippine Cordilleras

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Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras: Understanding the Complexity One Step at a Time (Part 1) It was only last year (I hate to admit this!) that I finally came face to face with the Philippines’ world-renowned rice terraces. I can only think of few places I have been so far that are as picturesque […]

France: One Souffle At a Time

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We are honored to have an excerpt and share a review from One Soufflé at a Time: A Memoir of Food and France by Anne Willan and Amy Friedman. Amy Friedman is an award winning writer and will return in 2014 as one of the judges for our Inspiration Travel Writing Contest. THINGS I’VE SMUGGLED […]

Rome, Delicious Home

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In the heart of Trastevere, I heard a heavy Roman accent bounce off the bright colorful walls of the near-empty Via dei Salumi. I could now clearly distinguish the circular sound of the plastic ventilator as it moved the summer warmth inside the cozy apartment that had once belonged to June, my dear grandmother. After […]

Stop Food Discrimination. Enjoy the Possibilities!

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For the longest time, whenever I would travel to a new place, it was just for the sights, sounds and smells.  I typically turned my nose up at any foreign foods or cuisine that I did not find familiar.  I have found that it is not only I that will travel to a destination such […]

Chile: My Worst Food in the World

This is the story of my experience with the Worst Food in the World. Do you have a story (video, print or photos) about your worst food experience? Tell us about it and we’ll publish the best right here!   On the way to the headwaters of the Bio-Bio River in Chile, where we hoped to […]

Italy: Big Kid Fun

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I hate cats. In fact, cats and I have a mutual hatred for each other that works out well. I pretend I don’t see cats, they pretend they don’t see me. In a twisted way, we’re sort of perfect for each other. But despite our differences, for some reason, when I went to Rome, Italy, […]

Tasty Thailand: Lamailicious

Ton Kun Cafe best pineapple shakes in Lamai

We love Lamai, it is Lamailicious! Enjoy our first SlideShare below with photos of where we like to eat in Lamai, Koh Samui, Thailand! We have been in Lamai for over a month now and love all our nearby restaurants and new friends. We eat often at: Balance run by Rocky (they have a new baby born on […]

France: Evoking Travel Memories with Food

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Traveling turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. When we return home from our travels, food can transport us back to that special time and place. Souvenirs and pictures do this too, but food affects our bodies in addition to our minds. Just one taste can carry us to another country especially France. My strongest memories […]