Atlanta vs. Charlotte for a Fall Weekend

If you want to enjoy the crisp clear Autumn weather and get in a final weekend getaway before winter arrives, where would you choose, Atlanta or Charlotte for a fall weekend? Using some criteria specifically designed for the fall season: fall foliage, outdoor activities, food and wine, price, accessibility and accommodation options, we look at what Atlanta and Charlotte offer for a fall weekend getaway. Atlanta for a Fall Weekend Getaway Fall Foliage in Atlanta With a wide variety of … Read More

This Delicious Black Bean Soup is the Best of Guatemala

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This delicious vegetarian black bean soup from Guatemala makes an easy starter. Use the Vitamix or blender for a smooth and creamy consistency. And, discover why Guatemalan food is so healthy! Guatemalan food flies under the radar when it comes to notable cuisines, but it shouldn’t. Today we feature a delicious vegetarian black bean soup which shows off the best of Guatemalan soups. This slightly spicy black bean soup goes for a trip into the Vitamix or blender to deliver … Read More

Why Iceland is the Perfect Stopover Destination any Time of Year

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Is Iceland on your bucketlist?It was on ours for a long time.On our last trip to Europe we decided to do something about it and we made a stopover in Iceland. It is easier than you might think and Iceland is the perfect stopover destination any time of year. Icelandair. WOW, and Norwegian Air are a few of the many airlines offering service to Iceland and allowing for an easy stopover between the UK or Europe and the United States. … Read More

This is the Best Ever Simple Cheesy Bacon Grits

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When traveling through the American south, you will find grits on offer in almost every eatery, from fancy restaurant through to roadside diner, or at least it seems that way. Simple cheesy bacon grits are easy to make and full of flavor! Gluten free too! For an Australian, and with name like grits, this is surely an ingredient to avoid at all costs! I mean what are grits and what is it with that name? One of the great joys … Read More

What you Need to Know Visiting Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries

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Do you know what bourbon is and how it varies from other whiskeys? And do you know where the best place is to base yourself to visit Kentucky bourbon distilleries? And which bourbon distilleries to visit? Come along and enjoy a fabulous day or two in the Bluegrass State, touring some fantastic Kentucky bourbon distilleries. Many of the Kentucky Bourbon distilleries offer tours, where you not only learn about the process but also the rather volatile history of this world-famous spirit. … Read More

How to Smoke Your Turkey for the Festive Season

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Today, at Compass and Fork, we put the spotlight on smoked turkey, as cooked in the smoker, to help celebrate the festive season. Here is everything you need to know to smoke your turkey perfectly! A little more work, maybe, than roasting your festive-season turkey in the oven, but the extra rewards make this a great reason to go the extra mile and use a smoker to cook your turkey. And here is how to smoke your turkey so it … Read More

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