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Must-Try Coastal Cuisine: Jekyll Island



Jekyll Island is renowned for its gorgeous beaches and spectacular year-round weather. Located off the coast of Georgia, it is part of the popular Golden Isles, which include St. Simons Island, Sea Island, and Little St. Simons Island.

This charming and historic destination offers visitors abundant fresh seafood, unique coastal dishes, and popular restaurants.




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Topics: Americas, Food and Dining


Why Churros in Lisbon are the Best



Churros are draped in as much mystery as cinnamon sugar, starting with how, where, and when they were created. One of the prevailing theories is that they were first cooked up in Asia. They made their way to Lisbon when Portuguese sailors out for dinner at a port in Northern China were served a savory, crispy, fried pastry called “You Tiao” that they couldn’t resist bringing back to Europe. Once home, Portuguese cooks put their own twist on the treat—switching it from salty to sweet—and then watched it flourish, evolve, and eventually blossom into the modern-day delight that we now call churro.




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Topics: Europe, Food and Dining


Top 10 Things to Eat at Vancouver’s Granville Island Market




Vancouver, British Columbia is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world. With an eclectic array of neighborhoods blessed with abundant outdoor activities and magnificent waterfront views, there’s a lot to love here -- not the least of which is Vancouver’s exciting culinary scene. One of our favorite foodie destinations is Granville Island Market, a bustling public market in a gentrified former industrial area right along the waterfront.




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Topics: Americas, Food and Dining


Where to Eat in Melbourne Australia




Despite its relatively small size, and reputation as little sister to glamorous Sydney, Melbourne is a robust, dynamic place to visit—especially when you’re hungry. Known as the most European of Australia’s major cities, Melbourne is a cultural melting pot with a wide variety of delicious restaurants to try. Whether you’re looking for glitzy fine dining, down-to-earth Aussie specialties, or the best ethnic food you can find outside of the motherland itself, you’re sure to have some of the most flavorful meals of your life in Marvelous Melbourne.




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Topics: Food and Dining, Australia, International Travel


What to Eat in Lima, Peru




When we visit a museum or a national monument, we get a sense of a country's past and cultural traditions, but to truly grasp the heart and soul of a place, you need to enjoy a traditional meal.

Nowhere is this truer than in Peru, where recipes are handed down as inheritances, and the cuisine is the result of a unique confluence of Incan and European influences. To truly get a taste of the Peruvian culture, be sure to come to Lima with an appetite!




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Topics: Americas, Travel Tips, Food and Dining


Best Restaurants of Mercado Da Ribeira in Lisbon, Portugal




Lisbon’s Mercado da Ribeira is a beloved culinary institution in a city known for its stellar cuisine. It has long been an excellent neighborhood market; bringing locals flocking to the Cais do Sodré district for their flowers, fresh produce, meats, and seafood for over 125 years.

In 2014, the space was transformed. Time Out Group, an international media brand devoted to uncovering the best food, drink, and entertainment options in cities around the world, set out to try an entirely new concept.




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Topics: Europe, Food and Dining, International Travel


Getting to Know Cuban Culture



For a small country, Cuba has a lot of soul. Cuba's location at the crossroads of the Caribbean and the United States made it a key trade hub for centuries, blending together Spanish, African, French, Amerindian Taino, and English walks of life to create a distinct culture. If you want to learn more about modern Cuban life, Cuban cuisine, local art, music and dance, the most popular sport in Cuba, politics and economics, the culture of Cuba, or just what makes an authentic cup of Cuban coffee so special, read on!




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Topics: Cuba, Planning a Vacation, Food and Dining


The Immigration of Flavor: The Story Behind the Beignet




It’s easy to spot someone who has just enjoyed their first beignet. Covered in powdered sugar and grinning from ear to ear, these new initiates are privy to the secret of the official state doughnut of Louisiana and a culinary lineage that dates back to ancient Rome.




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Topics: Food and Dining


2018 Travel Trend: The Move Away From Fine Dining




The top travel trends for 2018 are out and they are good news for thrifty, budget-conscious travelers and those on fixed incomes. According to the list created by DailyMail.com, one of the things we can expect in 2018 is a move away from lavish escapes in favor of more authentic experiences found off-the-beaten-path. One of the main trends we can expect to see is a rise in grassroots, local dining where refinement is measured by the quality of the experience -- not the thread count of the linens or the number of stars the restaurant holds.





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Topics: Travel Tips, Food and Dining


A Taste of the Big Easy: Tujague’s: A NOLA tradition




In 1852 Guillaume and Marie Abadie Tujague set sail for America from Bordeaux, France. Like many immigrants, they set their dreams on the promise of success they saw in the New World. The butcher and his wife plied their trade in the French Market of New Orleans for three years before deciding to do what their people did best: cook.





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Topics: Americas, Food and Dining