Travel Eats

[Travel Video] Cooking Demo At Sasi Thai Restaurant, Cancun, Mexico (Green Tea Smoked Salmon)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

In this video chef William Lafontaine, executive chef at Sasi Thai, shows me how to cook his specialty dish, Green Tea Smoked Salmon. Sasi Thai is located at the CasaMagna Marriott, Cancun, Mexico, a hotel Marriott graciously put me up in so that I could make this video. In an effort to keep up with […]

How To Order Coffee In Seattle Without Getting Kicked Out Of The Shop [Video]

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Captain and Clark (a.k.a. Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark) head to Seattle in this video to show travelers the right way to order coffee in the unofficial coffee capital of the country. Do it correctly and you’ll maybe get an unironic grin. Do it wrongly and be prepared for mumbled complaints from fellow line-waiters and […]

How To Volunteer With WWOOFs

Sunday, June 24, 2012

What are WWOOFs and How Do You Volunteer With WWOOFs? Although volunteer travel has been booming for the last few years years, WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), or as it is known in some locations, Willing Workers on Organic Farms, is one of the last great strongholds of inexpensive volunteer travel. It’s the […]

How To Throw A Fish Boil Wisconsin Style (Antacids Optional)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The locals of Door County, Wisconsin, sit across from me at the picnic table, dumping a colossal amount of melted butter over their plates, rendering their meal balanced to Wisconsin standards. The most important food group is dairy, I’m told, and until now this meal has been severely lacking. Welcome to the Door County-style fish […]

Help Fund A New Travel Show (There May Be Arepas In It For You)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Last week I attended the launch of my friend Kate and Nora’s kickstarter campaign for their new foodie travel show, The Innocents Abroad (see the above video), a campaign in which they’re hoping to raise money to film even more epic and calorie-inducing episodes for use to pitch their show eventually to major networks. As […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Skip Out On Breakfast In Istanbul

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kebabs have long been a staple of the traditional undergraduate diet. So when the question of what a student on a limited budget could expect for decent and filling fare in Istanbul was posed to the Guardian, the answer seemed to be obvious. For if there is one thing you can get the former Ottoman capital, […]

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise: The Lunch Lady Of Saigon Serves Meals To Die For

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It’s rare that I will dig into a bowl of watery, bland soup here in the U.S. and I don’t harken back to happier times. Specifically, a certain afternoon in the bowels of Saigon sitting on a small, plastic chair chowing down on a freshly poured bowl of soup full of thick slices of meat, […]

How Vail’s 10th Restaurant Will Make You Feel Like P. Diddy

Monday, April 23, 2012

When Americans ski they should be prepared to experience discomfort for at least a portion of the day. While freezing temperatures, high winds and cracked goggles may contribute to this vexation, the largest travesty while skiing is usually in the ski lodge. Let us examine the sub-par cafeteria at a typical ski lodge. You walk […]

The 10 Best Food Markets In The World

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Can you think of anything that engenders more controversy and animosity than combining top 10 lists and food? Perhaps taxes, whale hunting and maybe the last episode of Lost are the only other topics I’d try to avoid. But that didn’t scare National Geographic from grabbing a few bites around the world and coming up with […]

Waiter, There’s A Bug In My Appetizer

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mealworm sushi from a past Explorers Club annual dinner. If python, larvae, scorpion, jellyfish and yak were on the dinner menu, one may assume a night camping in an Amazonian jungle was in store. But don’t start stuffing your pack with teepee and GORP just yet, because this dinner is taking place in New York […]

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