Top Things to do in Rome for Foodies

Rome for Foodies

Rome is a wonderful city that has plenty to offer all kinds of visitors, including people who are food fans. If you are planning a visit to the city, we strongly suggest that you add a few of the ideas below to your itinerary. Enjoy a Guided Food Walk Combining a walk with tasting local … Read more

Best Pizza in Playa del Carmen – Don Chendo

Don Chendo Playa del Carmen

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). … Read more

Croatian Food: Things to Eat and Drink in Croatia

Croatian food is as complex and varied as the many cultures that have influenced its evolution. Easily recognizable Italian, Middle Eastern and Ottoman influences intermingle with Croatia’s Balkan staples.  Several distinct regions in Croatia reflect their own influences on the cuisines. The county’s long coastline gives it access to a wide range of seafood, making fish … Read more

The Best Malaysian Food in Penang

Malaysian Cuisine

Before heading to Malaysia we were well aware that it was known as having some of the most exotic and flavorful food – anywhere. This is particularly true of the food in Georgetown on the Island of Penang. So, I’ll go so far as to admit that it was one of the reasons that we … Read more

Where to Find the Best Feijoada in Rio de Janeiro

feijoada

Feijoada is arguably Brazil’s national dish, a lofty position for what is basically bean and pork stew. What’s important about having a good feijoada is less about the dish itself and more about everything that surrounds it. When you eat feijoada you are headed to a party. It’s a social occasion with lots of food … Read more

Top 12 Things to Eat in Peru (and Where To Find Them)

Classic Pisco Sour

Before traveling to Peru we heard that it was a widely recognized foodie destination. We had traveled around South America and found that in many places the food can be described as uninspired – even a little bland. So we hoped that we would be in for a treat during our month-long stay. As it … Read more

Getting Skewered in Copacabana – The Churrascaria Experience

Churrascaria Palace Rio de Janeiro

Have you ever eaten in a Brazilian steakhouse (referred to as a Churrascaria in Brazil)? I’ve been to several and there are a few typical features. I thought I understood what they were all about, until I actually went to one in Brazil. But why should that have been a surprise? The Churrascaria Palace in … Read more

Espirito Santa – A Bite of the Amazon in Rio de Janeiro

Tram Mural

High above the beaches of Rio De Janeiro sits Santa Teresa, a formerly upper class neighborhood that fell into disrepair after its height in the mid 20th century and is now embraced by artists (and tourists). This district is markedly different from the well-known areas beachside areas of Copacabana and Ipanema. It has a bohemian vibe, with colorful street … Read more

Victoria Restaurant – Tossa De Mar, Spain

Tossa De Mar Castle

Sometimes a restaurant can be less about the food and more about the view. But, when you can get a wonderful sea view AND great food – that’s pure heaven. We had such a dining experience at the Victoria Restaurant and Hotel in Tossa Del Mar on the Costa Brava region of Spain. Here are a few … Read more

Playa Del Carmen Seafood – La Bamba Jarocha

cazuela de camerones

We walked by La Bamba Jarocha several times. It’s that restaurant in Playa Del Carmen, always packed, with the 70’s bamboo curtains surrounding the exterior. It’s one of those places that we promised ourselves that we’d try at some point. But after getting the best recommendation ever (from someone standing behind us in line at … Read more