Category Archives: Food

Traveling for food is such an important aspect for learning about a culture. Not only do we try to find the best local food to try, we look into the history, and we bring home a recipe or two.

Top 10 Things to do in Egypt

Top 10 Egypt

Bucket List Egypt- What are the Best Things to Do in Egypt? In the U.S., we grew up learning about ancient Egypt, the pharaohs, Cleopatra, the Egyptian pyramids, the flooding cycle of the Nile, all of it. All my life I looked forward to visiting the land of the pharaohs. It was with rabid excitement […]

Top 5 Sights on the Island of Gozo


Gozo Otherwise Known as Calypso’s Island Some of Malta’s best-known sites are on this island, but you’ll also find pristine beaches, salt pans, and a fantastic cheese.  Many people visiting Malta don’t spend the night here, but there is plenty to do.  Here are our top 5 sights!  1. Gigantia Temples Settled over 7,000 years ago from […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know about the Hofbrauhaus in Munich


If you are visiting Germany, and even if you are not a beer drinker, you need to go to the Hofbräuhaus Munich. Outside of Oktoberfest season, it is probably the number one destination for tourists from all around the world. This large, loud, and bustling beer hall is open every day of the year and it is almost […]

Top 10 Things to do in Malta

Malta Top 10

Malta – A Tiny Group of Islands Packed with Great Activities When the Order of the Knights of St. John were defeated at Rhodes by the Turks, Suleyman the Magnificient allowed them to withdraw. They fled across the Mediteranean in their wooden ships, wandering for seven years until coming to rest on Malta. Here they […]

Making Mint Tea the Moroccan Way

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How many glasses of mint tea will you need before you become tea-drunk? After being in Morocco for a few weeks, even I become a little cranky if I haven’t been offered a glass of tea within milliseconds of arriving….anywhere!  There is something soothing, relaxing, calming about being offered the chance to sit and wait […]

Christmas Dinner in Japan….KFC?!

Christmas Dinner Japan KFC

What?!  No KFC Fried Chicken for You This Holiday? Come on!  No fuss, no mess, just down home traditional foods that you pick up and share.  What’s wrong with that?!  If you’ve lived in Japan, you’ll know that the ovens can be very small and roasting a turkey might be difficult, if you can even […]

Dresden Christmas Stollen and Parade

Dresden Christmas Stollen

A Tasty Holiday Treat with a Long History – Dresdener Stollen! During the holiday season, every country, every family has their own tasty recipes that bring the holidays home.  In Dresden, they’re most famous holiday treat is the Christmas Stollen.  Stollen is a yeast cake that can be plain or filled with dried fruits, marzipan, […]

An Amazing Visit to the Gruyere Cheese Factory, Switzerland

Gruyère It's Time to Eat!

  We recently spent a full weekend in the Gruyères region of Switzerland just to learn and explore everything we could about this deliciousness. Over just three days, we came back with so much more love for the hard, yellow and extremely versatile cheese. We visited a dairy farm, then a Gruyère cheese factory, and […]

A Trulli Near Alberobello

Trulli Alberobello

Alberobello, at the top of the heel on Italy’s boot, is a quaint town full of interesting and picturesque stone cottages. These centuries old mortarless stone houses are built by stacking one slab on top of the other with no binding to hold it all together. The conical shape reminds me of a teepee in […]

Making New Friends on Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva Switzerland

Or…Wine tasting…a free lunch…and some great entertainment! We had taken the Jeep out for a Saturday drive through the mountains and farmlands around Gruyères and over the  pass to Lake Geneva. It was one of those beautifully crisp, clear and warm, late spring days where the colors just leap out at you. A photographer’s dream. We […]

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