Culinary Travel

Eating Abroad: Advice from a Former Finicky Diner

By Jessica Dawdy | February 15, 2016

Over the past year, my travels have been increasingly revolving around food. Particularly when I’m traveling for an assignment, I might not have time to check out all the local attractions but I do have to eat. I typically spend a ton of time researching key local dishes, as well as the best places to […]

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 […]

The Truth About Nicaraguan Food

By Megan Stetzel | February 8, 2016

It pains me to write this, but I finally found a country whose food didn’t speak to me. I spent a few weeks in Nicaragua, mostly the west coastal areas of León, Granada, Ometepe and San Juan Del Sur, and fell madly for this country. A lot of the infrastructure and characteristics of its people […]

How to Take on Puerto Rico’s Pork Highway

By Jessica Dawdy | January 20, 2016

I write a lot about food and its connection to culture, so when I heard about Puerto Rico’s Pork Highway, it was immediately at the top of my list of things to do when visiting the island. The highway didn’t disappoint, and it was easily one of my favorite experience in Puerto Rico. Here’s how […]

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 […]

Pupusas: An Ode to the Perfect El Salvadorian Dish

By Megan Stetzel | January 11, 2016

Spend a little time in El Salvador and I am sure you will come face to face with a thing called a pupusa. No, it isn’t an innuendo, no it isn’t a type of rodent or insect, and finally, no it isn’t a form of transportation. It’s actually a REALLY popular dish in El Salvador […]

How To Survive A Long Flight When You Are Sick To Your Stomach

By Guest Poster | January 7, 2016

There’s little worse than feeling sick and having no escape from the thing that’s making you sick. But sometimes that’s the reality of flying. So how can you make this situation a little less awful or better yet prevent it altogether? Here are my tips for how to survive a long flight from over 20 years […]

Inside a Market in Cancun and No, I Don’t Mean the Hotel Gift Shop

By Megan Stetzel | December 24, 2015

During my off the beaten path in Cancun experience, I was able to start my exploration of Mexico from a local side. By staying in an Airbnb (read about why I chose to do this here) instead of in a hotel, I was able to really get to know the local culture, food, and my […]

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 […]

Soho: A Secret Foodie Paradise in the Heart of London

By Steph | September 1, 2015

When I lived in London I went to Soho basically never. I went on a date in Chinatown once, and I’ve been to a West End show or two, but other then that I knew little, and cared less about the area. When I thought of Soho I mostly thought of tourist restaurants, seedy sex […]

Inside Lisbon’s Incredible Mercado da Ribeira

By Steph | July 20, 2015

I have seen heaven, and it is a food market in Lisbon. Imagine: a vast cafeteria, the size of a football field, serving up nothing but unique local food items at affordable prices. Imagine most of the vendors here speak English, for ease of ordering, and you can just wander from stall to stall sampling […]