food

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Oaxaca

by Guest Contributor on May 15, 2017

food don juanito oaxaca

Oaxaca has become my favorite town in . Almost unknown to travelers during my first visit in 2006, it now welcomes visitors from around the world, including many North American expats and snowbirds. Yet it still retains the feeling of an authentic Mexican town. If you want everyone to speak English, go to instead. Without […]

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2015 Food Festivals on Florida’s Historic Coast

by Mary Jo Manzanares on June 3, 2015

  Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida’s Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine , the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra, 42 miles of pristine, Atlantic beaches and the location of Ponce De Leon’s historic discovery of Florida in 1513. St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches are fast becoming known as […]

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Veggies with a View: 2015 Rooftop Garden Tours

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 25, 2015

Perched high atop the 41st floor overlooking Manhattan, The Westin New York Grand Central is one of the few New York City hotels to cultivate a rooftop vegetable garden. Now growing for its third year, the organic garden illustrates the hotel’s foray into urban agriculture, producing vegetables and herbs that are used throughout the hotel’s food […]

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Food in Japan: An Instagram Tour

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 17, 2014

Yoshida Udon

From Michelin stars to hearty country, my visit to the Kanagawa, Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures of Japan was a whirlwind of culinary experiences. From unusual dishes to peaches from a local farmer’s stand, come along on this foray into the art and flavors of food in Japan, Instagram style. Breakfast If you believe that breakfast […]

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Valparaiso: Culinary Tour of an Indiana College Town

by Jenni Ingersoll on December 26, 2012

Valpo Velvet

Walking about the campus of Valparaiso University recently, I proudly thought that this was the same campus that I walked as a student merely a few years before.  As sudden shock hit me and my pace slowed, those few years were, in fact, were 30 years ago! With new eyes I started looking at the […]

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Cider Houses & Tapas in Asturias, Spain

by Katy Stewart on April 17, 2012

Tierr'Astur

Paella and sangria may be the quintessential Spanish meal, but in one area of Spain, you’re more likely to be tucking into bean casserole and drinking cider.  Asturias, a principality on Spain’s northern coast, is not somewhere widely known to tourists outside of Spain. While it has long been a summer retreat for Spanish monarchs, […]

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Digital Detox in Mendocino

by Lanee Lee on March 29, 2012

If a digital detox is what you crave, Mendocino County is a ruggedly picturesque, off-the-beaten-path destination just a few hours north of San Francisco, and provides a haven to unplug and recharge. Since there is little to nil cell service and sparse Wi-Fi, a holiday in Mendocino is just what the doctor ordered if you’re […]

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What Makes Belgian Chocolate So Good?

by Rita Cook on March 28, 2012

Wittamer chocolate, Brussels

Is Belgium the chocolate capital of the world?  Many say yes!  Last month on a trip to Brussels, Belgium I set out to find if that was true.  After all, every time I head to Belgium someone reminds me that I must bring back chocolate of some kind. Belgium actually got its reputation for chocolate […]

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Culinary Heat: Hot Enough For Ya?

by Susan McKee on March 27, 2012

Some like it hot! Sure, summer’s temps may climb into the triple digits, but we’re talking about spicy heat — the kind of culinary POW! that makes serious eaters perspire with pleasure.  Those of us who travel “food first” always are in search of regional delights, especially when that involves hot and spicy. Chili Heat […]

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Morels French Steakhouse and Bistro

The cheese and charcuterie display glistens as the afternoon sun pours in from Las Vegas Boulevard to Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo. Splayed out on a couple of shelves and behind a glass window is more cheese than I have ever seen on display at a restaurant. Big, thick-rinded cheese. Gooey cheese […]

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