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May 15, 2016

A Sweet Stay in Sicily: What to Eat in Palermo

An early spring trip to Sicily was a welcome break for my husband and I despite the rain and wind during our stay in Palermo. The weather certainly didn’t dampen our appetites as we tasted our way around the city, enjoying so many specialities, especially the sweets. Ok, hang on … I’ll get to the […]

October 15, 2015

Top 4 Experiences in Armenia

Since the 1990s Armenia has become an increasingly popular tourist destination.  It’s a mystery to me and invokes a touch of curiosity and daydreaming. I’m wondering what exactly is there to see, taste and do on a trip to Armenia, this country at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. So in this post, I let my more experienced friends tell us about […]

June 10, 2015

Eat like a local in Amsterdam: FEBO

Whenever we travel abroad, we often try to gain a sense of authenticity while immersed in an entirely new culture, staying away from the comforts of home to embrace the life of the locals. There is more to exploring a country than those traditional tourist itineraries, and according to Travel Weekly, our hunger for real […]

October 15, 2014

Making macarons in Paris & a peek into the Parisian home of a private chef

For many people Paris is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. A trip that is carefully saved for and planned for with a lot of expectation and excitement. What many tourists might not realize is that, while Paris is fascinating, historic and beautiful, it is also exhausting. You will walk for many, many hours in the city of lights, […]

April 18, 2014

Cheap Eats Paris: 10 Things to Taste for 5€ or Less

Paris is expensive only if you want it to be. Of course, there are things you will want to eat when you are here that may require some serious splurging. However, if you’re on a budget and looking for day-to-day delicious eats, follow this guide to cheap eats Paris for 5€ or less and discover the […]

March 25, 2014

Decoding French Coffee: Why is the coffee so bad in France and what should I order?

Oh la la! We all know the classic French clichés : croissant for breakfast, wine for lunch, baguettes & bad service but when you dig a little deeper into French stereotypes you will discover that in the country where cafes are sacred, the coffee is not. Coffee in France has a reputation for being la merde. Not […]

January 10, 2014

A Taste of Morocco in Marseille: Place Lorette

Tucked in the side streets behind the Vieux Port, not far from the popular quartier du Panier, is a real treat. A specialty. A taste of Morocco in old Marseille. Place Lorette is a light and delicious brunch spot; sweet and savory and very welcoming. This is where you will want to spend a sunny Sunday […]

October 19, 2013

Oh la vache! Discover Normandy wine and food at La Fête du Ventre in Rouen

The busy and très gourmet Fête du Ventre, meaning the Festival of the Stomach, is the must see-taste-do event of the Norman region. Vendors, farmers and local producers from around Normandy gather in the centre of Rouen, surrounding the Vieux Marche, to share and sell their gastronomic delights. Hosted by la Ville de Rouen, the […]

March 17, 2013

Tasting Berlin: A New Urban Adventures Food Tour

Recently I was privy to a sneak peak of Urban Adventures’ new food tour in Berlin. From food to art to culture, Berlin is diverse and surprising in its taste. Our guide, a Berliner for life, was ready to offer bites of little-known information and samples of some of the tastiest food in Kreuzberg: one of the […]

March 14, 2013

Oh Canada! 6 Must-Eat Canadian Recipes

One of the most important elements of any trip overseas is being able to indulge in different cuisines from around the world. Whether you are a student seeking out cheap but tasty eats, are on holiday to a new land or a native simply wanting to sample new delights, Canada has a wide variety of […]