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Unique local food and drink experiences and tips from our travels.

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

Carcassonne Castle at Night

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 […]

The Importance of Including Local Farmers Markets in Your Travel Plans

Cherry tomatoes at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market

Blackberries at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market This morning has taken me in an unexpected direction. I am currently in Harrisonburg, VA on a visit to some friends. My day’s plans came via text message. “Farmers market this morning till noon!!! Bike down Wolfe Street to Liberty Street, head left.” I love visiting local markets, especially […]

Our First Tokyo Dining Experience: Vending Machine Restaurant in Tokyo

Bowl of noodles at the vending machine restaurant in Tokyo

Tokyo has been slightly intimidating. No, change that. Tokyo has been very intimidating. We have been managing, but nothing seems to be easy. It has been testing all of our foreign travel skills much moreso than our previous travels to Europe or even to Thailand have (Thailand was very westernized in many ways, and EVERYTHING […]