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The 9 Items a Food Lover Always Needs to Pack

The 9 Items a Food Lover Always Needs to Pack Oct 1st, 2013 at 3:00PM: Anna Brones Do you travel to eat? There's nothing better than exploring a new culture through the lens of food, be it crepes on a street corner or ordering an unknown item at the market. But any self-respecting food-lover should travel well prepared, and there are a few key items you should always have in your luggage. Here's the essential packing list for anyone that's ready to eat their way...

Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation

Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation Jul 18th, 2013 at 2:00PM: David Dennis, Flickr It may be a cliche, but it's true: if you want to get off the beaten path when you travel, at some point you're going to have to take a long-distance bus ride. Even if you're not a backpacker, some destinations are accessible only by the most inconvenient of methods. I've traveled by bus, Land Rover, bush plane, horseback and canoe, and while not always comfortable, I take...

Photo Of The Day: Djemaa El Fna Market, Marrakesh

Photo Of The Day: Djemaa El Fna Market, Marrakesh Jun 18th, 2013 at 5:00PM: Sylvia Wrigley, Flickr During the day, Marrakesh's famous Djemaa El Fna square is filled with monkey trainers, snake charmers and stands selling the most delicious orange juice you've ever tried. At night, it hosts the best Berber storytellers in Morocco, magicians and countless steaming food stalls. Flickr user Sylvia Wrigley took this emblematic photo of the historic market place. It...

Photo Of The Day: Guatemalan Ice Cream Truck

Photo Of The Day: Guatemalan Ice Cream Truck Jun 6th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Adam Baker, Flickr I'm traveling in Sicily this week, and was reminded how crummy the aptly named Continental breakfast can be in this part of Europe: a cup of coffee (the only time of day it is socially acceptable to have a cappuccino, incidentally) and a roll or small pastry. While I'm not a person who starts every day with steak, eggs and a short stack, the Italian "breakfast" makes me yearn...

Project Bly Brings World Street Market Culture To You

Project Bly Brings World Street Market Culture To You May 23rd, 2013 at 12:00PM: Courtesy of Shriti Bannerjee, ProjectBly.com If you are the kind of traveler who lives for digging through flea markets and wandering through souks, you might want to travel over to ProjectBly.com, a new lifestyle website featuring a rotation of world street market collections. In addition to shopping for carefully curated home goods and textiles, you can also check out street photography, food,...

World Streetfood Congress To Be Held In Singapore, May 31-June 9

World Streetfood Congress To Be Held In Singapore, May 31-June 9 May 17th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Laurel Miller, Gadling Does the mere thought of street food set your stomach to rumbling? If so, you'll want to get yourself to Singapore– the world's unofficial street food (or, technically, hawker centre)– capital. The city is hosting the World Streetfood Congress May 31-June 9. Don't let the stern-sounding name fool you: this 10-day event is all about hedonism, snackie-style. In...

Concepcion: Paraguay's Pearl Of The North

Concepcion: Paraguay's Pearl Of The North May 6th, 2013 at 12:00PM: I arrived at the Concepción bus terminal at 11 p.m. amid cracks of thunder so loud they would have triggered car alarms, if the town's horse-and-carts, scooters and clapped-out old junkers were equipped with them. As it was, there was no real taxi, so I just had to trust that the obese guy with the beady eyes and crappy Korean import really was a cabdriver. He considerately allowed me to...

Layover Report: Where To Eat At Miami, Lima, And Bogota International Airports

Layover Report: Where To Eat At Miami, Lima, And Bogota International Airports Apr 13th, 2013 at 11:00AM: I just returned from three weeks in Bolivia and Paraguay. In that time, I had 12 flights, five of which were required to get me from my home in Colorado to La Paz. Now why, you may ask, in this age of expedited air travel, does it take so many connections to travel 4,512 miles (or nine hours by air)? Budget, baby. I'm also horrifically flight phobic, so for me to fly various Third World...

International Budget Guide 2013: Shanghai, China

International Budget Guide 2013: Shanghai, China Apr 3rd, 2013 at 11:00AM: Asia has long been the budget traveler's playground, and the good news is that despite its rapid modernization, Shanghai continues to offer tremendous value for the money. As most cities around the world put the brakes on new developments because of economic woes, Shanghai is bucking the trend by building and growing at a dizzying pace. Blink and another skyscraper has shot up, or a new...

How To Eat Bolivian Street Food (Without Shame)

How To Eat Bolivian Street Food (Without Shame) Apr 2nd, 2013 at 12:00PM: There's a certain breed of traveler who will, often to their detriment, go to extreme lengths to avoid looking like a tourist. I know, because I'm one of them. Whatever spawned this phobia is anyone's guess, but I really, really, really dislike standing out in a crowd, especially if that crowd is foreign, and I'm eating. While I also sneak looks at maps and guidebooks on the DL when I'm lost,...

How To Stay Healthy On Spring Break

How To Stay Healthy On Spring Break Mar 18th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Whether you're a beach-bound college student or a middle-aged couple headed to the Rockies for some end-of-season snow, spring break presents the same health risks every year. Fortunately, they're all easily preventable by using common sense and following a few basic rules. This year, here's hoping your only souvenirs are great photos and even better memories. Hangover helpers You could...

San Francisco's Mobile Eateries: SOMAny Food Trucks, So Little Time

San Francisco's Mobile Eateries: SOMAny Food Trucks, So Little Time Feb 20th, 2013 at 12:00PM: In a city like San Francisco, there's so much to love, it's easy to veer into bad poetic cliche (the fog rolling in on the Golden Gate; how, on unseasonably warm days, the entire city appears to be picnicking on every available patch of green; the dreamy views of the bay from the top of Pacific Heights). There are other things about SF that rock, however, despite an obvious lack of...

Budget Guide 2013: San Francisco

Budget Guide 2013: San Francisco Feb 5th, 2013 at 11:00AM: San Francisco has a well-deserved reputation for being expensive, but that's not to say you can't enjoy it to the fullest on a budget. The joy of this compact, walkable city is that you don't need your own transportation. Remember, though, that food is the soul of San Francisco. That means loads of pop-up restaurants, street food, food trucks, farmers markets and ethnic bites for cheap. The...

Photo Of The Day: Mango With Sticky Rice In Thailand

Photo Of The Day: Mango With Sticky Rice In Thailand Jan 27th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Mango with sticky rice is a classic dessert on Thai restaurant menus in the United States, but it certainly doesn't beat buying it off of a food cart in Thailand. Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Flickr user LadyExpat who snapped this mouthwatering photo of mangos ready to be served up in the iconic dish. Don't have a Thailand trip in the near future? Sticky rice is an excellent...

8 Delicious Street Foods From Around The World That You Can Make At Home

8 Delicious Street Foods From Around The World That You Can Make At Home Jan 16th, 2013 at 12:00PM: There is a certain beauty to street food: it's simple and with one bite you have a true taste of the local culture. Some people even pick their destination based on how much street food they can get. But exotic street food doesn't have to be restricted to the alleyways you found it in. With a little creativity and daring in the kitchen, you can turn your own dinner table into the best foreign...

The Kimchi-ite: 8 Delicious Street Food Dishes Of South Korea

The Kimchi-ite: 8 Delicious Street Food Dishes Of South Korea Jan 4th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Any trip to Korea is absolutely incomplete without dipping under a steamy street-side tent to eat some mystery food, preferably late at night. Street food is extremely popular in Korea. Not in the same way as Twitter-enabled, grilled-cheese food-trucks that are growing with momentum in the U.S., but instead in a much more homey, down-to-earth way. Some foods have their gimmicks, but most of...

Roadside America: El Paragua Restaurant, Espanola, New Mexico

Roadside America: El Paragua Restaurant, Espanola, New Mexico Oct 8th, 2012 at 12:00PM: The little city of Española lies just 25 miles north of Santa Fe. It sits on the crossroads of SR 68 and NM 76 (aka the Taos Highway), which leads to the village of Chimayo, famed for its handwoven blankets, Santuario, and chiles. Española is also surrounded by some of the region's famous Indian pueblos. Until about five years ago, I never saw any reason whatsoever to stop there,...

10 Pieces Of Travel Advice To Ignore

10 Pieces Of Travel Advice To Ignore Sep 6th, 2012 at 9:00AM: As someone who has traveled solo to dozens of countries, I'm often given "helpful" advice from well-meaning friends and family. The problem is, much of this advice can actually hinder your trip experience. Think twice when you're given these common travel tips. Don't Talk To Strangers This is probably the most common piece of advice I receive before going on a trip, especially as I'm often...

Final Season of Anthony Bourdain's 'No Reservations' Debuts Labor Day On Travel Channel

Aug 27th, 2012 at 9:00AM: You know the old saying; it's always best to leave the party when you're having a great time. So it is with Anthony Bourdain, chef/author/keen observationist of the absurd/master of the pithy sentiment, and dark lord of the filthy, matted belly of the culinary underworld. On Labor Day, the Travel Channel will premiere the ninth and final season of its Emmy Award®-winning series, "No...

Photo Of The Day: Vendor In Delhi

Photo Of The Day: Vendor In Delhi Jun 24th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Street vendors - you seem them everywhere. From the newsstands of Las Ramblas in Barcelona to the Pad Thai carts of Bangkok, street side commerce is an inevitable, enjoyable part of daily urban life for most of the world. In today's photo, taken by Flickr user clee130, we find a balloon and toy seller in New Delhi, India. The bright colorful orbs create a striking visual focal point to the...

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