Singapore Cooking Class: Food Playground

Singapore Cooking Class Ang Ku Kueh

In Singapore, the best (and cheapest) food is found at the hawker centers. This, as you can imagine, makes the hawker centers immensely popular. Just stop in around lunch or dinner time and you’ll see long lines at the favorite stalls. Sadly, we learned during a recent visit to Singapore that hawker stands are at … Read more

Johor Bahru Malaysia Night Markets

Johor Bahru Night Market

There is no better place to experience the diversity and heart of Johor Bahru than a night market. The universal appeal of good cheap eats, fresh vegetables at bargain rates, and the unexpected encounter or trinket proves to be a universal draw. Night markets open most days of the week, at different locations. We regularly … Read more

What to Eat in Singapore

Singapore Chili Crab

Singapore may be one of the world’s smallest countries, but if size had anything to do with the flavor of the cuisine, Singapore would break the scale. Here, the flavors are as diverse as the cultures that commingle in the busy seaport nation. There are large populations of Malaysians, Chinese, Indian and Indonesian people (among … Read more

Hiking in Singapore

Hiking in Singapore: MacRitchie Park

Hiking in Singapore? A friend of ours who grew up here referred to Singapore as a “concrete jungle” when we mentioned how much we liked it. And, the city IS busy with traffic, people and a lot of tall buildings. It’s surprisingly easy, however, to find tranquil outdoor spots for walking and hiking that rival … Read more

What to Eat in Malta

Malta is a small island nation located just south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. Its temperate climate, beautiful rocky coast and stunning blue water make it a popular tourist destination. Malta’s friendly and English-speaking natives (Malta was once a British colony) and ancient ruins all add to the island´s appeal. However, for us, no … Read more

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 … Read more

What to Eat in Brussels Belgium

The city of Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium, but also one of the capitals of the European Union. Its location, nestled between Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France, and allowing for a short Chunnel ride to England, make it perfectly situated for that honor. The ability for Belgium, a relatively small country, … Read more

24 Hours in Gozo Malta

Gozo is an island, part of the country of Malta, that packs a number of activities and well-worth visiting locations all in one spot. Many people make the short (20 minute) journey to Gozo from the main island and explore via the hop-on hop-off tourist bus. We selected the option of renting a car in … Read more

Cretan Cuisine: Best Dishes in Chania Crete

Chania is a northwestern city on the island of Crete. Its stunning rocky coastline, picturesque harbor, and quaint narrow streets charm visitors from around the world. We visited for two weeks, and felt we could have stayed longer, and of course both said over and over that we need to go back. One of the … Read more

Fun Things to Do in Lisbon

Lisbon Portugal is a vibrant European city with a rich history and numerous sights to entice visitors from around the world. Here you can find an ancient castle, ruins from a catastrophic earthquake that decimated most of the city, hillside colorful neighborhoods where music plays late into the night, and gastronomy that has attracted the … Read more