Food Travel Guides

An Insider Guide to Capitol Hill, Seattle

By Steph | May 9, 2016

I originally wrote this post as a print guide to Capitol Hill, Seattle for our March house sitters, Dave and Lauren. They were so kind as to come watch Leo for three weeks while we gallivanted around Japan, and I really wanted to make sure they enjoyed living in our neighborhood to the fullest. Because it’s […]

Where to Eat? A Guide to Amelia Island Restaurants

By Megan Stetzel | February 12, 2016

Amelia Island, which is located in the northeasternmost tip of Florida, about 45 minutes from Jacksonville, is an island that makes a tummy happy. Before I go any further, it is imperative that I note that only tourists call it Amelia Island. Locals call it Fernandina Beach or Fernandina Beach town. With a tourist population of […]

A Quick Guide To Eating Gluten Free In Mexico

By Megan Stetzel | January 15, 2016

Eating gluten free in Mexico proved to be one of the simplest challenges I’ve experienced to date while traveling. This is the land of corn and rice. Every so often you find an annoying place or dish that insists on using flour tortillas, and you always have to pass on the delicious tortas (sandwiches). BUT […]

A Brief Guide to Eating in Aruba

By Jessica Dawdy | November 5, 2015

Aruba was one of those countries about which I had few preconceptions. I knew it was in the Caribbean, and therefore it probably had beautiful beaches, and that was about it. When I’m preparing to visit an unfamiliar country, the first question I almost always research is “what do they eat?” Here’s what I found […]

An Introduction to Canadian Cuisine

By Jessica Dawdy | September 23, 2015

I never feel more Canadian than when I’m traveling. When I’m at home, I’m Jess; but as soon as I leave Canada, I become Jess the Canadian. The more I travel the more I realize that whenever I visit another country, I’m an ambassador for Canada whether I like it or not. When I first […]

7 Delicious Must Try Portuguese Foods

By Steph | July 1, 2015

What is Portuguese food anyways? This was the question I asked myself almost immediately after we booked our plane tickets for Porto. I was intimately familiar with Spanish, Italian, even French food, but for some reason Portuguese food was big old blank. I’m not sure why Portuguese food doesn’t get the same sort of fanfare […]

Where to Eat in Maui

By Steph | March 29, 2015

Where to eat in Maui or more accurately, all the best places I ate in Maui. You guys already know that I am a planner, and one of my favorite things to plan when I visit a new place is where to eat. I compile lists, check maps and study Yelp obsessively. Any skipped or […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Thai Food

By Jessica Dawdy | August 18, 2014

Brent had visited Thailand before he and I came together, and had told me stories of Thai cuisine that were the stuff of food fantasies: Dishes filled with fresh herbs like lemon grass and mint; and ingredients that magically came together into perfect combinations of spicy, sweet, sour and salty. I was therefore completely crushed […]

Sayulita Restaurants – Where to Eat in Sayulita Part Two: Non-Mexican Food

By Steph | May 6, 2014

Earlier this week I ran down my favorite places to eat Mexican food in Sayulita. Today I’m running down the best of the rest. Due to its high expat population, Sayulita restaurants have the kind of huge diversity of international food that most small towns in Mexico could never imagine. Some of it is done […]

Sayulita Restaurants – Where to Eat in Sayulita Part One: Mexican Food

By Steph | May 4, 2014

Sayulita is a small town with a lot of restaurants. There are probably 50-60 places to eat here, which is quite a lot for a town of 5000 people, don’t you think? Naturally, Michael and I spent a lot of time eating here- we actually made it our mission to try every place in town. […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Authentic Mexican Tacos

By Steph | March 10, 2014

I have wanted to write about the incredible, diverse and delicious world of authentic Mexican tacos for awhile, but it took me some time to gather enough information. A couple of weeks ago Mike and I spent a delightful morning walking around Puerto Vallarta with Yah Yah from Vallarta Eats, who helped me fill in […]

The Fruit and Vegetables of Mexico

By Steph | January 27, 2014

One of my favorite things about living in Mexico is the overflowing bins of fresh produce for sale on every corner. My last stint in Latin America was in Argentina, a vegetable wasteland where I was lucky to find an anemic red bell pepper for $4. As a result, I am constantly fascinated by the […]