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Markets of The World: Local Farmers Markets in Orlando Florida

I have been forever changed.  I might not be able to eat citrus fruit from the grocery store at home in Minnesota ever again. I was truly not prepared for the sudden explosion of flavor in my mouth.  I had no idea what to anticipate.  The only recent flavor reference that I had for citrus […]

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Off the Beaten Path Orlando: Foodie Heaven Found in Orlando Suburb

Yellow Dog Eats was a welcome respite after driving past miles upon miles of generic, tasteless tourist traps.  I had yet to see a restaurant in the Orlando area that really looked like it has something worthwhile to eat. The restaurant is built in a 100 year old general store.  It was out in the […]

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Key Lime Pie in Florida

Heaven in My Mouth – Key Lime Pie in Cocoa Beach Florida

For me, the magic of a great piece of key lime pie comes from the juxtaposition of real, lip smacking tartness of the limes and the thick, creamy texture of the filling. I consider myself somewhat of a key lime pie connoisseur.  Unfortunately, I have tried many an unsatisfying slice of the stuff. Sometimes, the […]

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Indoor market, Helsinki, Finland

Markets Of The World: Helsinki Finland

The very first post in this series if from Ayngelina from the travel blog Bacon is Magic!  Her video takes you inside the New Market in Helsinki Finland just like you were right there with her.  When we visited this market, I remember the strong smells of fresh fish and the pungent aromas of local […]

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Santa Fe Frito Pie

The Frito Pie: A Santa Fe Food Experience

The American food experience is less like a blanket and more like a patchwork quilt.  There is not one type of taste of food that encompasses the American food experience.  If you were to pick the quintessential “American” food, what would it be?  Apple Pie?  Hamburgers?  Chicago Style Pizza? I am always on the lookout […]

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Food in Santa Fe

Must Try Food in Santa Fe New Mexico

The local cuisine in Santa Fe, NM is unique.  Locals will tell you adamantly that it is “New Mexican” and not Mexican food, and they are very right. Vibrant, unique flavors and interesting textures permeated my meals while I was visiting Santa Fe.  Here are some ideas about food in Santa Fe , New Mexico […]

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Travel Off the Beaten Path: 6 Tips for Finding Authentic, Local Food

The holy grail of travel off the beaten path (for me, anyways):  finding that local restaurant where they are serving great, cheap local cuisine with no tourists to be found.  I am talking about the type of restaurant that is one big adventure, because no one speaks English, and there might not be a menu […]

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Where to Buy Good Whisky in Scotland and Edinburgh

Where to Buy Good Whisky in London and Edinburgh

Don’t think you like whisky?  I wasn’t crazy about it, either, until after our first visit to Scotland.  Drinking the national drink in the place that it was made gave me a new appreciation for the wide range of subtle flavors in good whisky. Since then, my love of whiskey has expanded to other types […]

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Fish and Chips

Food around the World: Foods to Travel to the Other Side of the World For

There are some foods that just don’t taste the same here at home no matter how many restaurants I try them in. Here is a list of food around the world that I would travel to the other side of the world for: Fish and Chips: I have written at length before about my intense love […]

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Carcassonne Castle at Night

Carcassonne Hotels and Restaurants: Spending the Night in Carcassonne France on a Budget

I learned a secret about Carcassonne France;  something that the majority of the  approximately 4 million people who visit each year don’t know.  In order to fully appreciate and take in all of the wonderfulness that is Carcassonne France, you have  to spend the night there.  These tips will help you to find Carcassonne hotels […]

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