The best travel locations for foodies around the world.
There are two things every family enjoys. No matter who you are or where you come from, we all love a road trip and we all love pizza. This summer we decided to drive from our home in Saskatchewan to visit our families in South-Eastern Ontario. A 38 hour road trip, in a Yaris, with a nearly 3 year old who is full-on three-nager and a busy 6 year old boy.
Can you body handle spice? Do you like ramen so much that you're essentially Naruto from the titular anime? Well then you're in luck! I have found the spiciest ramen in all of Japan.
There is an old saying that food bridges the gap between people, culture, and time. I have never found it to be more true than during my first trip to Rio de Janeiro and after my very first taste of feijoada. Feijoada can easily be considered as the history of Brazil in a bowl. I would soon come to realize how much of that history mirrored my own personal Coastal South Carolina culinary history.
Both Shimla and Manali are the popular hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. Every year, numerous tourists from across the world visit these two picturesque destinations to enjoy scenic views of mountains, fresh air and adventure activities, as well as flavourful food and beverages to satisfy their hunger pangs.
1.Fusilli photo by ZAGAT Chef-owner Giuseppe Pelligra crafts Southern Italian dishes in a rustic, casual setting. Features: Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeaway
As one of Asia's premier food hubs, the capital of Thailand is the stuff of dreams for foodies the world over. Home to the country's finest restaurants and Michelin starred diners; Bangkok city is equally well-known for its extensive street food markets. Offering travellers truly unique gastronomical experiences, dining one's way through the city is arguably the best way to uncover the identity of Bangkok as a whole. Here are some tips on how to discover the city in its culinary offerings.
It was a 7 hour car drive, that I would never forget. Usually when you’re stuck in a car for that long, you think you’d lose your mind. I enjoyed every minute of that road trip. The music seemed perfectly timed with every mile that passed. I was going to a place that I had been told was somewhere I would fall in love with- I was skeptical. As we approached this supposed dream town, we only had an hour left. I remember closing my eyes for a few minutes, my ears were starting to pop. We finally exited, and as we drove up to our destination, I saw lush emerald green surrounding me. There were snow caps laying ever so gently on each branch of the pines. My toes were so cold they were starting to feel numb within my boots. I took my small toes from the boots and blasted the car heater on them. The trees were taller than I had even imagined them to be. They were giants making me feel so small, yet alive. It was my first time experiencing an altitude shift within my body. My asthma was back, I closed my eyes and took a puff of my inhaler and could feel my lungs expand. I fluttered my eyelids open and saw this small town. Everything within the town looked like it was familiar to me in some way. What was it about this place that felt like home to me? I had never been here before.
Looking for some java to chase away the winter blues? Good thing there’s no shortage of coffee roasters in New Orleans. Literally — there’s too many to choose from.
When my best friend made an executive decision to leave DC area where he grew up and spent most of his adequate life and move to Paris for good, all his friends, including myself, were making bets on the number of months or years (best case scenarios) that would take him to return to the US. Well, he never did...more so, my life has been enriched with several trips a year to explore France, its culture, and eat my way through various regions of the gastronomic cradle of the world.
A few years ago I embarked on a solo trip to Tokyo. It was absolutely brilliant; the culture, the language, the shops. It seemed Tokyo was as live as New York; covered with bright lights and billboards. There was always something to see or do, the options were limitless.
In the heart of Italy, snuggled between the majestic mountain ranges of the Apennines and washed by the azure Adriatic Sea lies Abruzzo, one of the most authentic and green regions not only in all of Italy, but in the whole of Europe. Painted with swaths of stunning natural landscapes, uncontaminated vistas, and thrilling wildlife, Nature has created some of its best masterpieces here. From the rolling hills to the high plains overlooking verdant valleys, olive groves that harmoniously blend with vineyards, orchards, and colorful flowerings create a picturesque backdrop for the authentic, rural slow-paced life. Besides being a journey through one of the most pristine natural areas of Italy, the land of Abruzzo is also a journey to an enchanting world of strong warriors and saints. Each period has left a timeless and indelible mark. The medieval villages perched on peaks preserve the folklore, while impressive castles and remote hermitages set in the rocky mountainside have all survived through long centuries, existing in perfect synergy with the idyllic landscape.
One thing that is not in short supply in London is a vast array of venues featuring different ethnic foods. As of recently, I wanted to give a particular person in my life a unique birthday that they would remember. Knowing they were a fan of authentic Japanese food, I set out in search of the one thing they had not tried yet, a traditional ramen bar. Now London is in no way lacking if you are looking for sushi or ramen restaurants, so at first, my search ended up with many places but most were quite pricey. When I thought I would have to spend an arm and leg to give them their first authentic ramen experience, I was about to accept the defeat of my pocketbook when hope shined its light with a familiar name from my time in Japan: Kanada-Ya.