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A surprise to end every day

We zig-zagged through Luang Prabang – cycling, visiting sights, doing crafts (along with purchasing a few), and walking though the old French neighborhood. Every day unfolded with a different view of life in Luang Prabang. Ah, but what did we … Continue reading

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Our Best of the Best #2: favorite places to stay and cities for good food

Deciding what has been our best in almost every category involved a lot of discussion with a few notable exceptions: one was “favorite places to stay” and another “cities for good food”. We knew exactly what those would be, no … Continue reading

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Food & Wine

Mendoza’s appeal as a travel destination hinges on its wine and food. We searched for good foods at Mercado Central to take home and make our own meals. The fish market carried excellent (frozen) shrimp; asparagus was newly picked and … Continue reading

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A case of mistaken identity (and other food adventures in Ecuador)

We planned to plunge right in and cook in the AirBnB apartment where we’re staying in the old city of Cuenca, Ecuador. With a little trepidation, we had decided to buy food as much as possible in our neighborhood mercado … Continue reading

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Once is not enough

When we heard about chefs preparing dinners at local farms using farm produce, we added it to our list of “things we’d love to do.” Saturday night we checked that one off our list. We looked forward to seeing just … Continue reading

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Three strikes and we were out!

The day looked to be perfect for an outing, and we chose Point Ellice House as our destination. The historic house belonged to the same family for over 100 years, and, in a place like Victoria, that’s a long time. … Continue reading

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Lost and found

We were on a mission…but easily distracted. We’d checked out the Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria’s Harbor a few days ago and decided to return to try the oysters (him) and chowder (her) at a less crowded time. A few days … Continue reading

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A brief intermission

When we drove into Portland, we knew really good food would be on our table. Portland is a “foodie” town with a devotion to local, small farm-grown food (and if it’s organic that’s all the better). Cafes and restaurants take … Continue reading

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A meal so good we had to return

Usually a great meal is about more than just the food. For years the memory of a meal we had in Rome has stayed fresh in our minds. We had arrived in Rome late, tired, and hungry. Beth’s cousins, Susie … Continue reading

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Searching for a great food experience?

Savvy travelers read reviews and seek out the best restaurants wherever they may be in the world. Can we be brave enough to say they might be missing some of the very best tasting experiences out there? So far in … Continue reading

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