Cuba has never been known for its cuisine and we were warned to expect lots of beans and rice, and unexciting meals during our week-long trip to Cuba. I found it surprising that Cuban food in Cuba would be so bad as I have eaten at a local Cuban restaurant here in Minneapolis countless times and have always loved the flavor of my meals. I decided to remain optimistic and see for myself without passing judgment. I was unexpectedly surprised […]
Monday night I had the pleasure of showing off my amazing town and its progressive dining scene to a couple of travel, foodie and photographer bloggers, Anita’s Feast and her husband Tom from Switzerland. I had met Anita last year at BlogHer in New York and we have kept in touch via social media ever since. Little did I know, her husband and travel photographer Tom Fakler is originally from Minnesota and had recently spent a few months in Nepal on […]
Author’s note: This post is part of my series on my recent trip to Honduras. To read past posts on Honduras, click here. On my last day in Roatan, one of the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras, I took a half day private island tour. I decided to take the tour as opposed to lounging around on the beach because I truly wanted to learn more about the unique Garifuna culture and heritage that makes this island so fascinating. […]
One of the oldest traditions in the region of Savoie is making cheese. Three alpine cheeses are made in this region of the French Alps: Abondance, Beaufort, and Comte. These cheeses evolved over time due to the unique, isolated community of alpine herders who collectively used their dairy supplies during the summer months to make large cheeses that were easy to transport down the valley into the markets.
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This week’s Travel Theme by Where’s My Backpack is “On Display”. I had taken these fun pictures a few weeks ago when I visited Minneapolis’ colorful Global Market in Midtown to listen to Chris Guillebeau present his New York Times Bestseller “$100 Startup”.
Ailsa’s weekly travel theme is a wondrous topic that everybody loves: Food. When we travel, experiencing the local cuisine is perhaps one of the highlights of any trip. When I travel, I like to try as many authentic local places as possible and experiment with different kinds of foods I wouldn’t normally eat or order at home. I find that eating like a local is the best way to taste your way through a new country and learn a bit […]
This post is in response to Ailsa at Where’s my backpack’s weekly travel theme: Night. While staying in Beijing, I could not get over the buzz of activity at all hours of the night. I was particularly fond of the street food markets located directly across the street from our hotel. They would begin setting up a little after dusk and by nightfall, the street market was bursting with activity and crowds ogling and smiling at the diverse offerings. I […]
This week’s photo challenge, unfocused, is a fun one. Normally I delete all my unfocused photos, tossing them away and thinking they are no good. However, sometimes it is those very unfocused pictures that tell the story of what you are trying to capture. Like this photo below. My dad and I were in Beijing last November and wanted to go to the much-talked about “Ghost Street”. Getting there was half the fun. First of all, it took three different […]
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The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu Lucy and I hit the pavement hard in the morning, walking and taking pictures as if we were on some kind of crazy photography marathon. Lucy lives in Antigua. However, I only had one full day to see as much of this amazing city as possible. And, amazing Antigua was. I was completely captivated by everything I saw. Every step was a photographic moment. Every building […]