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8 Coffee Shops In Saigon You Need To Try

Friday, May 13, 2011

Travelers who’ve downed a cup of joe in Southeast Asia know that the stuff’s good — really good — but not like what you’re used to at home. Given the coffee’s brewed from extra-bold beans and served in a climate where the last thing you crave while you’re sweating through your shirt is a hot […]

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What’s Next For Spain’s Foodie Scene?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

With Ferran Adria closing shop in December, Spain is shutting the door on what will surely be looked upon as a storied moment in culinary history, as well as looking forward to what is to come in a country where food and wine are treated with the kind of respect (rightly so) that retirement accounts […]

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The World’s 100 Best Restaurants 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The list of the top 100 restaurants in the world was announced this week, and not surprisingly, Europe dominated the list, with over 70% of the top 50 (and Spain having 3 in the top 10). The list — compiled by Restaurant magazine from over 800 international restaurant industry experts — always draws criticism every […]

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Licking Like A Local In Antigua, Guatemala (Ice Cream, That Is)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Guatemalans love ice cream. Well, at least in Antigua they do. At every turn, the historic city’s cobblestone streets seem to be crawling with people licking drippy cones of sugary frozen cream topped with a dollop of syrupy strawberry goodness. And it made me want it — like really want it — all the time. […]

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The Best Tapas In New York City

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sure, you could do the desirable task of finding the best tapas in New York City — a city that is rife with neighborhood tapas joints — by simply eating your way through the myriad of options. But if you’re limited on time, money, and/or allowance on waistline expansion, then I suggest you simply check […]

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A Growing Bike Cafe Trend Hits America

Friday, March 25, 2011

Not long ago I published a piece about Austin, Texas, where I shared a favorite spot of mind which I stopped in — well, three times — over the length of my weekend trip. Mellow Johnny’s  Bike Shop is perhaps more known for its famous owner, Lance Armstrong, than for its spandex or coffee. Yes, […]

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Barcelona Food: Worth Waiting Up Late To Eat

Friday, March 18, 2011

Is it me or do you notice how there seems to be an onslaught of articles published about a destination you’re traveling to just before you go? I understand, this is completely unscientific, irrational, and probably a tad ego-centric to think this, but I swear, there are some sort of travel writing gurus in the […]

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Why Can’t More Cities Be More Like New Orleans?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

After a bumpy ride through water damaged roads and partially boarded up houses, our taxi deposited us in a crowded and lively Jackson Square, the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Jazz, the heartbeat of this area, poured out of storefront speakers, screamed from portable CD players, and blended mercilessly with live combos on every […]

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What To Eat In Bangkok

Friday, February 11, 2011

Okay, I’m just putting this out there: Maybe Thailand (and Bangkok) is such a backpacker mecca because of the food? I mean, where else in the world do you find dishes so catered to both the eat-cheap and eat-on-the-go crowd? From banana roti (a perfect late-night snack to enjoy with your new buds from Germany) […]

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Would You Travel Around The World For Food?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Would you fly halfway around the world just for a meal? I suppose if you would, no ordinary experience would do. No, this meal would have to be overwhelming, exploding with flavor and seductive in every bite; to put it simply: it would have to be orgasmic. I often speak with travelers who admit to […]

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