Travel and Foodies Guide to the Best of Peru

Welcome to our travel and foodies guide to the best of Peru. I’m struggling to name another country with as much diversity as Peru. Peru was the epicenter of the Inca empire so there’s plenty of history.Then there is the influence of the Spanish and the people of the Amazon region, and more recent history brings Japanese influence as well. Geographically, Peru contains most of the world’s known climatic zones as well, which all just adds to the interest for … Read More

How to be a Gourmet Chef with this Unique Mashed Potato Terrine

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Today’s dish will make you look like a gourmet chef with this unique mashed potato terrine. I must put my hand on my heart and confess- food presentation is not my thing. For me, it is all about the taste, not what it looks. But with a moderate amount of effort you can make a dish which looks like these photographs. That’s the end of the confession. The point is this dish is easy to make and by using a … Read More

How to Find the Best Local Experiences in Latin America

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We have traveled extensively through Latin America and spent considerable time there over the past few years, both as tourists and whilst working. One thing we found difficult is finding good, local tour operators and authentic experiences with local guides. Your choice is large international tour operators or go it alone. Many businesses in Central America lack websites, some do have a Facebook page, but finding them is the issue! And if you do locate them, you just hope they … Read More

Siem Reap What to do Beyond Visiting Angkor Wat

After visiting the Temples of Angkor, seeing Angkor Wat, and heading out to the less busy temples of Beng Melea and Tonle Sap Lake what else is there to do in Siem Reap?  Surprisingly there is a lot going on, so you might want to leave some time to wander around town as well. This is part 3 of a 4 part series about Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.  You can read Part 1: Visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia: Everything You Need … Read More

A Foodies Guide to the Best of Thailand

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Southeast Asia is a food lover’s paradise, and Thai is one the most popular cuisines in the region.  The food is fresh, delicious and cheap.  With a wide selection of street food, cheap and cheerful restaurants and fine dining, there is no end to the places to eat to find tasty, authentic, local food.  So for you the traveler and fellow food lover, this is a foodies guide to the best of Thailand. Use it to plan your food tours, … Read More

8 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Chiang Mai

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Often overlooked by people visiting Thailand in favor of the beaches or Bangkok, Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand offers a lot to see and do. Here are 8 reasons why you need to visit Chiang Mai.   1. Try the Fantastic Street Food There is a lot of street food available in Chiang Mai. It is good and very inexpensive. Seriously you can eat for $1-$3 USD per person.  Chiang Mai is near the heart of Thai agricultural land, so … Read More

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