Culinary Travel

A Guide to Bordeaux, France’s Most Famous Wine Region

By Megan Stetzel | January 5, 2017

Nestled in the South of France-ish, about a 2-hour drive from the iconic Basque Country is the beautiful wine region of Bordeaux.  At least that’s all I thought it was prior to arriving in this bustling metropolis. Yeah, I said metropolis. I wound up spending nearly 4 weeks exploring the delicious alleys and bustling squares […]

Guide to the Foods of Kyrgyzstan

By Megan Stetzel | November 16, 2016

The foods of Kyrgyzstan had me at meat and potatoes. If you didn’t read my intro to my trip to Kyrgyzstan, check it out here. But let’s get to the good stuff, shall we? The question that I was immediately asked as soon as I found out I was going to Kyrgyzstan was, I wonder […]

Traditional Turkish Food: How to Savor the Local Cuisine in Istanbul

By Guest Poster | November 8, 2016

What’s the first thing your friends ask you when you return from a trip? If they’re anything like mine, the burning question is almost always, “How was the food?” And if you’ve just returned from a trip to Istanbul, Turkey, your answer might be: “The food was over-priced, mediocre, typical tourist fare”. But if you […]

How to Joyfully Travel with A Chronic Illness

By Guest Poster | October 6, 2016

Asthma can leave you huffing and puffing and hiking at a snail’s pace while your friends speed up to the mountaintop. Food allergies are particularly daunting in countries where you don’t speak the language. Crohn’s can send you running into the most disgusting bathrooms grateful the bathroom exists. Celiac disease can leave you bloated and […]

Eating Healthy While Traveling (With Food Allergies)

By Megan Stetzel | October 4, 2016

One of the first things that people say to me when they find out I travel a lot is how do I eat? I have Celiac Disease, and a nut and egg allergy. I agree it’s a lot to keep track of. When you’re traveling as much as I do, you would think it is […]

Filipino Food Guide

By Megan Stetzel | July 12, 2016

Hands down, Filipino food is the most unique cuisine in the Philippines. You could spend a lifetime exploring the street stalls of this 4,000-island archipelago and not taste everything that the Philippines has to offer. From live monkey brains to fertilized eggs, Filipino cuisine has filled the food rumor mill for some time. Why is […]

Japan on A Budget: A Food Lover’s Guide to Eating Cheap in the Land of the Rising Sun

By Steph | June 8, 2016

Many travelers avoid Japan because they perceive it as a super expensive destination. While it’s not as cheap as many places in Asia, we actually found the country to be fairly affordable, especially with the current strength of the US Dollar (it’s definitely much cheaper now than it was when I went 6 years ago). […]

The 10 Best Meals I Ate in Japan (That weren’t Sushi)

By Steph | May 25, 2016

I went to Japan for one major reason: to eat. As I admitted before, last time I visited Japan I didn’t have quite the appreciation for food that I do now. This time around both Mike and I were ready to eat allll of the things. First of all thank you everyone for not yelling […]

Pooping Your Pants on the Road

By Megan Stetzel | May 16, 2016

Want to know what the biggest bonding topic on the backpacker trail is? Do you really? I don’t know if you can handle it…. Oh fine, it’s poop. Stop blushing. Everyone does it. Why can’t we talk about it! Well, after a few rum and cokes and a couple weeks on the road, talking about […]

The Best Gluten Free Travel Snacks

By Megan Stetzel | May 13, 2016

Traveling while eating gluten free is not the easiest challenge in the world. It is a lot simpler than years past, however. I definitely found a street food vendor in Thailand a few times that didn’t speak a lick of English but when I tried asking about flour and wheat, they say, “ooooh gluten free” […]

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 […]

Gluten Free Guide to Italy

By Megan Stetzel | May 5, 2016

I recently went to Italy for the first time. Going to the land of pasta and pizza sounds like heaven on Earth right? Well, for a Celiac like me, it seems like the land of gluten and tummy troubles. I had heard rumors, though, that Italy wasn’t as difficult for gluten free diet followers as […]