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Italian Magic Potions to Begin or Top Off A Lusty Meal

by Michele @ Boston Food Tours – Michele Topor

Over the past decade Italian food, wine and life style have permeated our lives. Have you ever wondered about all those beautiful Italian bottles lined up behind the bar, or picked up a wine list to see the headings “Aperitif”, “Grappa”, or “Amaro”?

These are consumed in a ritual fashion either before or after the meal to prepare for or aid the digestive process. ... [Read More]

7 Local Products: helping you keep your New Year’s resolution

7 Local Products: helping you keep your New Year’s resolution

by stylishlytaylored @ StylishlyTaylored

Whether your 2018 goal is to get back into cooking, start eating healthier, or continue exploring the amazing food culture of Baltimore, I've rounded up 7 local products perfect for helping you keep your New Year's resolution!

48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

by ashleywanders @ XO Food Tours – Ashley Wanders

After being warned about pickpockets, scam artists, and unfriendly locals, I was slightly apprehensive to visit Ho Chi Minh City. I’ll admit that I was more guarded than usual, but I didn’t have any problems when I visited- infact, I was pleasantly surprised. I found the locals to be friendly and I loved the liveliness and vibrancy of the city. The food is cheap and ridiculously tasty, and I would have loved to stay for a few months eating my way around the city. Ho Chi Minh is divided into 24 districts, with District 1 and 3 being most popular with visitors. This is where you will find many historic sights, museums, markets, and accommodation options. The more time you have in the city the better, but this itinerary will take you by many popular sites and attractions over a 48 hour period. Explore the city by Cyclo I was warned not to accept a ride from a cyclo driver, but after a very convincing speech (they’re good), I obliged. I’m so glad I did because my driver was a lovely man and I learned about his family, life in Vietnam, and had an amazing lunch- thanks to his restaurant […]

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National Pistachio Day

by Michele @ Boston Food Tours – Michele Topor

Wednesday, February 26th is National Pistachio Day here in the States, and although we love pistachios in any way, shape and form, there is no place on earth that produces pistachios superior to those from Bronte, in Sicily.

Sicily is the only place in Italy where pistachios grow, ... [Read More]

XO Foodie Tour

XO Foodie Tour


Girl Tries Life

Girl Tries Life reviews one of the most popular tours in Saigon, combining both sightseeing and local food - XO Foodie Tours.

VIETNAM - Ho Chi Min City food tour on a motorbike; delicious street food – Chris Travel Blog

VIETNAM - Ho Chi Min City food tour on a motorbike; delicious street food – Chris Travel Blog


Chris Travel Blog

Visiting Ho Chi Min City? Do a Ho Chi Min City food tour with XO Tours. They take you on a motorbike around the city for the best food. Tasty!

Ultimate Whale Watch: Chasing whales in Maui

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Chase whales with Ultimate Whale Watch Tours while you’re in Maui. My friend and colleague, Amy Tan from Planet Hoppers and I flew to Maui for a few days and had a hell of a time. Besides, it being a “work retreat” (lots of both work & play!), Amy scored us comped tickets with Ultimate […]

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Review: A day with Holo Holo Maui Tours

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

With half a day left to explore Maui, I didn’t waste any time connecting with Jasmine from Holo Holo Maui Tours for some sightseeing with a local. There really isn’t anything better than going with someone that knows the secrets of their home and happily shows it to you. Upon meeting Jasmine, I knew immediately […]

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Last Minute Antipasti for Holiday Entertaining

by Michele @ Boston Food Tours – Michele Topor

Parties are part of the fun of the holiday season, and there’s no question that large gatherings are the traditional way to bring family and friends together. But it seems that nowadays most people work longer hours, have overcommitted lifestyles and don’t always have the time to prepare elaborate events. ... [Read More]

Want to be a better or smarter traveler? Here are 4 ways to help!

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

There are a few things that travelers do or don’t do that really gets my knickers in a twist. I know. There’s many ways to travel and see the world. Call us tourists, travelers, backpackers, flashpackers, nomads, whatever! There’s just some things that I do and don’t recommend doing if you’re exploring the whole wide […]

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Portugal: Visiting Grapes and Bites WineHouse in Lisbon

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

When I was in Lisbon, I came upon Grapes and Bites WineHouse…it was so awesome that I ended up going twice. Tucked away at Rua do Norte 81-83 in trendy Bairro Alto, this small restaurant and wine house offers delicious food, an extensive range of amazing wines, attentive service and fabulous live music with a boisterous crowd. […]

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Melbourne: a foodie’s paradise

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Melbourne is one of the world's great cities - the vibe is great and so is the architecture. But the food in Melbourne is what you go there for!

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Humantay Lake Hike with FlashPacker Connect

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

So you may have read about my rainbow mountain tour already. This is a review of my day trip to Humantay Lake hiking with FlashPacker Connect. The Humantay Lake Hike Tour: I had a different tour guide this time with Flashpacker Connect. His name was Jacob and his brother was our driver! Today’s tour with […]

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il-Horza restaurant: Marvelously Munching in Malta

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Are you a foodie or food lover? Enjoy fine dining? or just plain awesome cuisine? Well if you ever visit Malta…there is one restaurant you can’t miss. The first night in Malta, we arranged to have dinner by the chefs at il-Horza restaurant. I researched a bit prior to leaving and knew that il-Horza was a […]

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7 Local Products: helping you keep your New Year’s resolution

7 Local Products: helping you keep your New Year’s resolution


StylishlyTaylored

Whether your 2018 goal is to get back into cooking, start eating healthier, or continue exploring the amazing food culture of Baltimore, I’ve rounded up 7 local products perfect for helping y…

Maccu di San Giuseppe

by Michele @ Boston Food Tours – Michele Topor

Although there are many variations in the dishes served at St Joseph’s altar, most of them include legumes and bread. Since it has been so cold in the Northeast this winter, it seems appropriate to celebrate the spring equinox as in classic times. So let’s clear the pantry of last year’s harvest in the expectations of the new harvest to come. ... [Read More]

Vietnam Ho Chi Minh XO Food Tour - Glamorous Glutton.com

Vietnam Ho Chi Minh XO Food Tour - Glamorous Glutton.com


Glamorous Glutton.com

Discover Ho Chi Minh like the locals on the back of a scooter, taking in all the local street food. You'll have a ball and learn a bit too.

5 reasons why you should include the Philippines in your travel list

by Petra @ The Global Couple

The Philippines mesmerizes tourist and locals alike with its beauty. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the Philippines.

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Mediterranean Lifestyle

by Michele @ Boston Food Tours – Michele Topor

January is all about fresh starts. Whose resolutions haven’t included eating better, exercising more, quitting smoking, or participating in more cultural activities? My resolution is to adopt Italy’s Mediterranean lifestyle. Italians have long been envied for their rich, celebratory lifestyle, but it’s the simple elements of well-being in lifestyle and diet that have made their culture one of the healthiest and most respected. ... [Read More]

The best food and drink in Queenstown, New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Eat the best food in Queenstown and Arrowtown with this guide. Featuring everything from food truck tacos to winery lunches, you'll find something you like!

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Wat Rong Khun aka white temple: a tourist trap?

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Wat Rong Khun aka the White Temple – is it a tourist trap? Wat Rong Khun is a modern Buddhist temple located in Chiang Rai and to be honest – just randomly in the middle of nowhere on the side of the road.When Linda and I visited, there were A LOT of people there as […]

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Ride an open door Jack Harter Helicopter Tours in Hawaii

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

If you’ve never been on an open-door helicopter ride, you MUST DO so. With Jack Harter Helicopter Tours. Specifically – on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. SERIOUSLY. I thought about going on a helicopter ride in Kauai when a friend told me about Jack Harter helicopter tours. It’s a helicopter ride but with the doors OFF. […]

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Hearty, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Hearty, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

by stylishlytaylored @ StylishlyTaylored

Good food fuels good people, and good people fuel strong communities. Try your hand at this Thai Chicken Noodle Soup - easily made vegetarian - to warm up your dinner party guests this holiday season!

Night dining adventures with Seoul O’ngo Food Tours

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

My first trip to Korea could NOT be complete without a Seoul food tour. I teamed up with local Seoul O’ngo Food Tours for a night dining adventure to experience four different restaurants and drink the night away. The night of the tour, we made our way to the O’ngo’s Food Tours office location which wasn’t […]

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Visit Africa’s #1 S#!T Hole Country! Namibia

Visit Africa’s #1 S#!T Hole Country! Namibia

by thepointsoflife @ The Points Of Life

Gondwana Collection, a private tour company in Namibia, has published this hilarious video asking people to visit Africa’s #1 shithole country. According to the AP, its neighbors, Botswana and Zambia, have similar campaigns poking fun of Trump’s asinine comments. Zambia says come to the ****hole Zambia and Botswana’s refers to itself as a ‘waterhole’ country. […]

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Wine Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Winery

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

While abroad the Wine Train in Napa Valley, my sister and I decided to disembark to enjoy a wine tasting & tour since a few were along the tracks and were able to stop for passengers. We chose the wine tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Winery for none other than the history background of this fine winery. As you […]

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THAILAND – Koh Samui restaurant guide: best food & craft beer bars

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Koh Samui is one of the most touristic islands of Thailand and a great place to finish a 3.5-week Thailand road trip. I enjoyed Koh Samui with my family. I went diving with my kids; [...]

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My Best Meals: Gelato Edition

by ashleywanders @ Ashley Wanders

I ate a lot of gelato in Italy. Like, a lot. I was averaging around four scoops per day, and I went out of my way on several occasions to seek out the gelaterias I had flagged on Google Maps. (I did my research beforehand – ain’t nobody got time for mediocre gelato.) Honestly, I don’t even like ice cream. Fresh Italian gelato on the other hand? I could literally eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In total, I managed to hit up 14 gelaterias between Rome, Florence, and Venice, and I generally tried two or three flavours at each establishment. I’m no gelato expert by any means, but with my extensive research (seriously, is reading food reviews a job yet?) and discerning taste buds, I can confidently say these are a few of the best places to try gelato in Rome, Florence, and Venice. Steer clear of fake gelato Are pistachios florescent green? Are mint leaves teal? No. They’re not. And yet people travel all the way to Italy and pay money to eat “pistachio” gelato that’s the same shade as Yoshi. Dear god, WHY? To ensure you’re only eating the good stuff, stay away from any gelateria […]

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Stone Town, Zanzibar: Eat, Drink, Then Get Out

Stone Town, Zanzibar: Eat, Drink, Then Get Out

by thepointsoflife @ The Points Of Life

There's enough to do in Stone Town that justifies staying for one night.

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Sampling the best of Ho Chi Minh City's food with XO Tours

Sampling the best of Ho Chi Minh City's food with XO Tours


The Global Couple

What could be better than riding motorbikes and sampling some of the city's best street food? The Ho Chi Minh City food tour run by XO Tours is fantastic!

A review of Kink: a BDSM Porn Studio Tour in San Francisco

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

**NSFW** **NSFW** **NOT SAFE FOR WORK** NOTE: The following post contains sexually explicit images and links. If you do NOT want to see this, do NOT continue reading or scrolling.   SEE CUTE ANIMALS HERE INSTEAD . . . . . A peek in the SF Armory of porn site’s Kink BDSM Porn Studio Tour […]

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Vietnam: Saigon + Food with XO Tours

Vietnam: Saigon + Food with XO Tours


Generic Dreams

Riding & Eating with XO Tours + I spent a few days in Saigon or now officially called Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). + On the first night, I knew I wanted to go around Saigon and get FOOD. I arranged…

Bangkok Food Tours - XO Private

Bangkok Food Tours - XO Private


XO Private

Eat Your Heart Out with Bangkok Food Tours

My Food Trends for 2015

by Michele @ Boston Food Tours – Michele Topor

I love reading what the food and restaurant industry as well as food entrepreneurs predict for yearly food trends. So I’ve taken the liberty to make my own forecast for what I would like to see trending in the New Year. Here’s my list and yes…there is a theme:

#1 – ... [Read More]

Review Hike Maui Tours: A day chasing waterfalls

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

If you’re into hiking like I am, you’re going to love going this post: Review Hike Maui Tours. Hike Maui Tours offers a few different hikes & packages (some include zip lining for example).  I ended up choosing the East Waterfalls hike – their most popular one on the Hike Maui Tour website. Making reservations […]

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Festa di San Giuseppe and Zeppole

by Michele @ Boston Food Tours – Michele Topor

In Italy la festa dei papa, the equivalent of Father’s Day, falls on March 19, the feast of San Giuseppe (St. Joseph), the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus. Italians celebrate with special foods and gifts from the children to their Babbo (Daddy in Tuscany, ... [Read More]

Cumin Lamb 新疆羊肉

by Michele @ Boston Food Tours – Michele Topor

Xinjiang, an autonomous region in Northwestern China  is home to numerous ethnic groups, including Uyghurs, a tribe of Turkic origin. Lamb often takes precedence over pork, and cumin, a spice not usually associated with Chinese cuisine is a common seasoning. ... [Read More]

Eating Amsterdam Tours Review: Twilight De Pijp Tour

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Eating Amsterdam Tours Review: Twilight De Pijp Food Tour If you know me, you know I cannot visit a city without experiencing a food tour of some kind! In Amsterdam, I linked up with Eating Amsterdam Tours to experience and do a review. I decided upon the Twilight De Pijp tour (out of the three offered). The Twilight […]

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Camp tours can provide many answers

Camp tours can provide many answers


Cleveland Jewish News

For parents considering sending a child to camp or for those looking to change camps, local camp officials suggest parents schedule a tour before making a decision.

What no one told me about becoming a digital nomad

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

By Travis Bennett, Nomad Stack (http://www.nomadstack.com) The digital nomad lifestyle is all rather exciting. You just need your laptop and an internet connection and you can work from anywhere in the world. It’s no wonder there’s more and more people taking the leap themselves. Grabbing street food lunches in Ho Chi Minh. Pulling an all-nighter […]

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Tips on going to a Nationals game in Washington DC

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Going to a Nationals game in Washington DC is something I LOVE to do when the weather gets nice! If you’re a tourist or a local that’s never been, I totally recommend going to a Nationals game a least once (at Nationals Park). Yes, yes you must – if only for the drinking. Seriously. I’ve been […]

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Food Bike Tours

Food Bike Tours


Food Bike Tours

Bike Tours around the city sampling popular menu items from local restaurants while burning off calories and meeting new people.

Experiencing Saigon by Motorbike with XO Tours - The Atlas Heart

Experiencing Saigon by Motorbike with XO Tours - The Atlas Heart


The Atlas Heart

XO Tours only made me appreciate the foodie scene and nightlife in Saigon even more, it was one of the best tour experiences in Vietnam! Read about it here.

Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

by Michele @ Boston Food Tours – Michele Topor

Homemade bone broth is one of the most traditional, nourishing, and nutrient-dense foods available. Chicken bone broth can be made with (1) a whole stewing hen (2) the carcasses from a roasted chicken or two. Every time you have roast chicken, save the carcass in the freezer until you have enough to make broth (3) 3-4 pounds of necks, ... [Read More]

BlogHouse Milwaukee

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Woo hoo for 2015’s BlogHouse Milwaukee!! What is BlogHouse? BlogHouse is a mini workshop taught by top tier bloggers at Navigate Media Group to up & coming bloggers with a lot of sass and spunk to grow. They teach + talk & mentor about blogging and more specifically – travel & food blogging. I’m very […]

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A gourmet food tour of Providence - The Boston Globe

A gourmet food tour of Providence - The Boston Globe


BostonGlobe.com

We were on the Providence Riverwalk culinary tour, offered by Newport Gourmet Tours. The company, which also offers culinary tours in Newport, introduced the two-hour-plus tour last September as a fun way to experience one of the country’s culinary hot spots.

Fritole Della Venezia Giulia

by Michele @ Boston Food Tours – Michele Topor

With Ash Wednesday’s imminent arrival, and the gastronomic restraints of Lent looming, Italians view Carnevale as an excuse for over-indulgence. Fritole, or Fritelle are a Venetian treat popular during Carnevale, although they can be enjoyed as snacks any time of the year. Classic Venetian Fritole contain raisins or bits of candied fruit, ... [Read More]

Explore Portland’s Food Carts with EAT ADVENTURES

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Portland is such a foodie city that I absolutely had to do a  (Portland Eat Adventures) food tour during my visit and not only that, but a food cart tour since Portland is the birthplace of food carts with over 700 currently existing. I paired up with local tour company Eat Adventures Food Tours to enjoy […]

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