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Buffalo Blue Cheese Hummus

Buffalo Blue Cheese Hummus Dip

I’m a bit of a buffalo wing nut – I love wings. But I’m very particular, too. Wings need to be crispy, the hot sauce must be the perfect mix of heat and flavor, and the accompanying sauce should be blue cheese dressing with chunks of real blue cheese. This hummus recipe takes all of […]
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Best Playa Del Carmen Beach Clubs

There’s plenty to do in and around Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, but if you’re visiting, one thing is on top of the list: the beach. One of the best options is to stay at an resort located right on the water – you’ll have access to the hotel pool (often right on the beach), the hotel […]
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Stellenbosch Wine Farm

Stellenbosch Wine Farm Itineraries

The Stellenbosch region of South Africa’s southern cape is a unique place that is best savored slowly.  The stunning valley is surrounded by towering mountain peaks with views to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the second oldest settlement on the cape, after Cape Town itself, with the original town of Stellenbosch founded in 1679. Here you […]
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Braised Pork Cheek

Braised Pork Cheeks (Carrilladas)

Slow cooked pork cheeks are a Spanish secret that I can’t believe we hadn’t discovered before a recent trip to Sevilla, Spain. We had ordered Cola de Toro, which is a braised oxtail that is cooked until it’s falling apart, at a small but well-reviewed tapas restaurant. The waiter explained to us that if we […]
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Don Chendo Playa del Carmen

Best Pizza in Playa del Carmen – Don Chendo

When planning a trip to the beach community of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, finding the best pizza probably isn’t on the top of your priority list. But maybe it should be. There are plenty of places to find great tacos, seafood, and margaritas (I’ve included a few of my favorites at the end of the post). […]
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Georgian Spicy Beef Ribs in Ajika Sauce

We like spicy food. A lot. But, we’ve found in our travels that different places in the world have have various approaches to spiciness and heat. In Thailand or Mexico, spicy salsa or Nam Pla are always available to heat up a dish. Other cultures don’t enjoy spiciness as much as we do. We’ve even […]
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Cape Malay Lamb Curry

Cape Malay Lamb Curry

South Africa is a blend of cultures. Over centuries of colonization and immigration, the indigenous cultures were influenced by Europeans from the Netherlands, Germany, France, Portugal, and Great Britain. Europeans, in turn, brought slaves from Asia, including India, Malaysia, and Indonesia, which also had a unique influence on the culture. Each population brought their own […]
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GrilledOysters

Easy Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell

I love oysters. But I almost never have them at home. It’s just too much work opening the shells, and I’ve sliced up my fingers multiple times trying to replicate the process that the experts at the oyster bar make look easy. During a recent trip to Maine, my father-in-law shared his recipe for grilled […]
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Cochinita Pibil – Yucatan Slow Cooked Pork

Cochinita pibil, also known as puerco pibil or cochinita con achiote, is a traditional slow cooked pork dish from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. While it is available in many restaurants, the best cochinita is often found in small street stands throughout Yucatan cities. Due to the long cooking time of the dish, stands will […]
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XcaretShow

Day Trips in Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Xcaret

You can’t visit Mexico’s Riviera Maya without hearing about Xcaret. You’ll see the eco-archaeological park advertised in flyers, on billboards, and particularly, on the whimsical and colorful park transport buses. Advertisements told tales of underground rivers, a Vegas-style cultural show, relaxing beaches, water sports and animal exhibits – all in one huge tropical jungle environment. […]
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