Wining and Dining at Victoria Harbor | The Blue Crab Seafood House

Dinner at Blue Crab Victoria

We haven’t done a lot of restaurant reviews on the blog in the past. Which is a shame, really, because we love food. We’re the type of people who plan their entire day around food. And I think we can all agree that what we eat abroad forms an integral part of not only understanding […]

Sunday Snapshot | Fine French Cuisine, Foie Gras | Paris, France

A Cruising Couple Sunday Snapshot

I’ll be honest.  I had absolutely no idea what foie gras was before going to France. But when we arrived in the country, we began to see the French delicacy everywhere – on menus, in macarons, in the freezer section… So eventually we ordered a small portion of foie gras to try for ourselves, still not really knowing […]

Culinary Tours of Paris: A Montmartre Moveable Feast

Culinary Tours of Paris

Montmartre is one of our favorite areas in all of Paris. In between the atmospheric cafes, the small cobblestone roads and the rich history of writers and artists who once called it home, there’s just something wonderfully romantic about ambling through the neighborhood. Sure, there’s the super-touristy (though magnificent) Basilica of Sacre-Coeur at the top […]

Learning to Make French Macarons in Paris

Learning to Make Macarons in Paris

As part of the Momondo Experiences Series, the folks at Momondo challenged us to bring you a unique cultural experience from Paris. Because we love to eat, and we think food is one of the absolute best ways to get to know a new place, Casey challenged her comfort in the kitchen with a French […]

The Global Kitchen: Recipes from Blue Osa, Costa Rica


It’s been a while since we last brought you a worldly recipe to try out from the comfort of your own home. We’re making up for it today with not one, but two delicious and easy recipes straight from the kitchen of Blue Osa. These recipes, just like Blue Osa, are extremely special to us. […]

The Gift of Gods: Learning How To Make Chocolate in Costa Rica

How to make Chocolate Tasting

  “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz     We have a secret. We’re kind of obsessed with chocolate. Okay, we know—it’s not really a secret at all. We make it a point to indulge in at least a little—or a lot of—chocolate […]

An Introduction to Vietnamese Cuisine

Rice Paper Spring Roll

Experiencing Vietnam’s food scene is reason enough to visit the country. Best described as fresh, light, and local, Vietnam manages to create a variety of innovative and delicious recipes out of largely similar ingredients. The best meals are served from street vendors or small, family owned restaurants, often costing a mere $1-$2. Do be sure […]

The Global Kitchen: Taiwanese Sour and Spicy Soup

Sour and Spicy Soup Danger Zone featured

So we have a new goal around here. To be completely honest with you we have a lot of new goals, such as returning e-mails more promptly and having a pet lion, BUT we are especially excited about this new one as it centers on food. After all, one of our favorite forms of exercise […]

Hong Kong for Foodies: A Tasting Tour

Pork Knuckles and Broiled Goose Hong Kong Foodie

Dan always makes fun of me for being impatient. He claims that when it comes to technology and bad drivers and tour groups, I have a short fuse. Of course he’s right. But come on, is there anything more annoying than getting stuck behind a group of twenty-something people, all looking dazed and confused, taking […]

From Tutus to Toilets: A Look into Taipei’s Theme Restaurants

Taipei's Theme Restaurants

White and fluffy purse-sized pups. Bedazzled fingernails, t-shirts and jean pockets. Pigtails and the color pink. The name Candy. It’s all about the cute, or ‘ke ai’, in Taiwan. The cute factor is more than just fashion though; it extends into just about every realm of life, including restaurants. You mean food can be cute? […]