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5 Things Paris Taught Me About Travel
A rainy afternoon in Montmartre. I’m in Paris this week, and I’ve been looking forward to bringing you some tips and fresh ideas from the streets of the city. But as I sat down to think about what to share with you, I found my thoughts going in a bit different direction than I expected. Here are five lessons I’ve been learning in the past five years of travel, and especially from Paris. Last night’s omelet.
Jun 8, 2019
Why I'll Never Meal Plan for Vacation Again
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The problem with vacation meal prep and planning is that you actually have to cook on vacation.
Jun 3, 2019
Five Things to Eat (and Drink) From Nice, France
Do you bring back culinary treasures and inspiration from your summer travels? For me, this is one of the best parts of traveling. A couple years ago I was in Nice, France, and the Provençal food and flavors were so fresh and inspiring. (I am hardly alone in this; the South of France is practically a cliché in food writing!) Here are five things that I ate and drank in Nice, and that I brought home to my own kitchen.• 1.
Jun 6, 2019
12 Travel Stories That Inspired Us in 2016
If you haven’t yet noticed, we’re big travel-lovers here at Kitchn. And when you think about it, it makes sense because tasting and experiencing new and delicious foods is one of the main reasons why people want to travel in the first place. We’re so into traveling that we even launched a brand-new travel section this month. We’re really looking forward to sharing our adventures with you in 2017 — but until then, this is what inspired us most in 2016.
Jun 6, 2019
Food-Lover’s Guide to London The best markets, artisans, and shops for cooks
CityPopulationLocal specialtiesWe have never heard anyone say they were traveling to England for the food, but why not? For a nation that gets such a bad rap when it comes to cuisine, there is actually quite a lot to discover and enjoy, especially in the cosmopolitan capital of London.
Jun 5, 2019
Food-Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles Markets, farms, artisans, & best shops for cooks
CityPopulationLocal specialtiesThere are two versions of Los Angeles … or hundreds. On the surface, there is Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, and stereotypes of starved actresses. This is the LA that rarely gets mentioned in the same breath as other food-centric cities like New York and Paris. But dig a little deeper, or open your eyes to this vast city’s ethnic neighborhoods, and LA becomes a food lovers’ paradise.
Jun 5, 2019
Vacation House Cooking: 5 Dinner Menus You Can Make in Any Kitchen
Making dinner in a strange kitchen is always a challenge, but it can be even more difficult in a vacation house. There’s the additional pressure of preparing meals for a larger-than-normal group of extended family or friends, plus the fact that you were hoping to spend more time in a hammock with a good book than in front of the stove.
Jun 5, 2019
Snack Recipe: Deluxe Tropical Trail Mix
I long to be one of those people who packs a healthy, well-balanced meal when they travel. I have friends who pack lunches for their plane journeys — thinking out which foods will complement others and how it will affect the way they feel mid-flight. I don’t do this. Usually I can barely manage to eat a decent breakfast before I get out the door.
Jun 5, 2019
Art of the Menu: The Underrated Creativity of Menus From Around the World
Restaurant menu design might not be a frequent topic of conversation among home cooks, but food lovers (and what home cook isn’t a food lover?), design buffs, and those who love to cook for a crowd have much to glean from the creative menu’s play on type, color, and presentational style.
Jun 5, 2019
Naturally Gluten-Free: 5 Flatbreads from Around the World
There are many places in the world where, at least historically, wheat hasn’t been a major crop. In these places, we find delicious flatbreads made from things like cornmeal masa and fermented lentils. Here are five of our favorites to make at home.1. Corn Tortillas from Bless Her Heart – Can you believe that all you need to make corn tortillas is finely ground masa (corn flour) and water?
Jun 4, 2019
Ingredient Spotlight: Tamarind
Tamarind is one of the not-so-secret ingredients in a lot of Asian cooking. Eating a bowl of pad thai or a spoonful of chutneyUntil we started researching this post, we didn’t realize that the tamarind tree is actually native to Africa. The ingredient is so ubiquitous to Southeast Asian cuisine that we assumed it was from there! Tamarind trees have also spread to the Pacific islands, Mexico, and parts of South America, and gets used in the cooking from those regions as well.
Jun 4, 2019
5 Things to Do In the Kitchen Before You Leave for Vacation
Are you going away for vacation this summer? What do you to close up your kitchen before you leave? Here are five things we always check before leaving the kitchen to itself for a few days. Take out the trash and recycling. This one is obvious: don’t leave a scrap of trash in your kitchen. Take it all out and put in a fresh bag. In fact, this is a good time to clean out your trash and recycling containers. Deal with your compost.
Jun 4, 2019
All About Tandoor Ovens: What They Are and How They Work
These kinds of ovens are used throughout the Middle East, India, Pakistan, and even parts of Central Asia and China. They can be large, permanent structures ensconced in a kitchen or outdoor area, or they can be smaller, portable ovens that can be carried from place to place. We’re as fascinated by how they work as we are with the delicious foods they can make!Regardless of size, shape, or region of origin, all tandoor ovens operate on essentially the same principle.
Jun 4, 2019
Why Does Airplane Coffee Taste So Bad?
No matter what kind of coffee drinker you are, I think we can all agree on the fact that airplane coffee generally falls into the category of “bad coffee.” Why is the coffee served in the air so terrible, and what can you do about it? The first place we usually check for low-quality coffee is with the beans. But in this case, the beans themselves aren’t necessarily the problem.
Jun 4, 2019
Sense of Place: Flavors and Ingredients of Hawaii
Aloha! Let’s take a jump off the mainland and see what the Hawaiian islands have to offer on our culinary tour of the US!One of the most interesting things about Hawaiian cuisine is that very few native plants were edible. This means that the majority of the raw ingredients – from yams to pigs – have been introduced to the islands by various settlers and immigrants over the years, beginning with the original Polynesians.
Jun 4, 2019
Weekend Getaways: Best Foods for Car Trips
Chances are, you’ve read about what foods to carry on the plane (it’s been quite a popular post for some time now). But in the summer, we find ourselves in a car even more than an airplane. So, what should we snack on?In the backseat of your own car, you don’t have to worry about TSA regulations or fitting your food in the side pocket of your carry-on bag. But other rules apply…. Here are our thoughts:No tiny pieces.
Jun 4, 2019
Marfalafel! Help Us Recreate Marfa’s Food Shark Specialty
We don’t talk much about eating out here on The Kitchn, but our visit to Marfa, Texas, yielded a lunch spot with a specialty we’ve got to recreate at home.Our visit to Marfa was eye opening in terms of the town’s slow, artful pace and businesses’ short hours of operation. AT reader Tobermory asked for a lunch recommendation, and this is it! The Food Shark.
Jun 4, 2019
Kitchn’s Bite-Sized Guide to Portland, Maine
And summer is the dreamiest time to go. Bring your appetite!
Jun 3, 2019
5 Tips to Help You Pack a Dish for a Trip in the Car
Here are five tips to ensure your dish makes it to your Thanksgiving destination unharmed.
Jun 3, 2019
Kitchn Editors Share Their Favorite Trader Joe’s Finds for Snacking on the Go
On any given trip to Trader Joe’s, there is about a 99.9 percent chance I will buy snacks. This is the store’s sweet spot. And it’s not just the fun and sometimes quirky selection I love — it’s the fact that so many of their snacks are super portable. And my fellow Kitchn editors agree. These are the go-to snacks our editors always grab, whether it’s for road trips, plane rides, school lunches, or emergency fuel to stash in their work bags.
Jun 3, 2019
7 Feel-Good Meals to Pack for Your Next Flight
Because you can't rely on that free bag of pretzels.
Jun 3, 2019
Foodie Dream Vacation: Spend a Week in Julia Child’s Home in France
As if vacationing in the French countryside wasn’t already swoon-worthy enough, the coolest accommodations a home cook could ever ask for just hit the Airbnb market: Julia Child’s Provencal home, La Peetch! I tend to avoid my hotel when I travel, but this discovery might change things. Can you imagine how cool it would be to cook in what was once Julia’s kitchen?
May 30, 2019
Seattle Chef Rachel Yang Talks About Being a Mom & Kid Food
Rachel Yang has become a household name in Seattle food circles and beyond. Together with her husband and business partner, Seif Chirchi, she has three restaurants in Seattle and a fourth in Portland. Their first restaurant, Joule, earned the pair a James Beard nomination and a nod from Bon Appetit (the magazine ranked the Korean steakhouse #9 on its annual Best Restaurant in America in 2013).
May 30, 2019
Recipe: Strawberry Mojito Pitcher
There's a better way to add herbs to your cocktails.
May 29, 2019
Recipe: Boozy Caramel Milkshake
This is not a drill.
May 29, 2019
A Family-Friendly Menu for Your Summer Pool Party
If I learned one thing about growing up with a pool in the backyard, it’s that your house will almost always be the spot for get-togethers with friends and family all summer long. And that is just fine, because pool parties are one of the very best ways to spend those steamy summer afternoons. Of course, with any good pool party comes a spread of simple yet delicious food that will satisfy everyone from the young to the young at heart.
May 29, 2019
Recipe: Maine Blueberry Milkshake
It starts with something even better than ice cream.
May 28, 2019
This Savvy Leftover Strategy Saved My Vacation
And especially for summer vacations.
May 27, 2019
At Home in Seattle with Chef Renee Erickson
When Renee Erickson opened her first French-inspired restaurant in Seattle, Boat Street Café, she was barely out of college, winging it in a major way with the support of friends and family, but not much else. Fast forward a few decades, and she has become a cornerstone of Seattle’s food scene, with a James Beard Award and heaping platefuls of national accolades.
May 24, 2019
Plan Your Perfect Day in Hudson, New York
Walkable, stylish, and loaded with good eats, Hudson is the perfect escape for East Coast food-lovers.
May 24, 2019
A Bite-Sized Guide to Oakland
Welcome to the second installment of our new Bite-Sized Travel Series! After starting off in the bucolic Catskills and the small town of Hudson, New York, we’re now traveling 3,000 miles to the coast of Northern California to visit the city of Oakland, my hometown for over five years. I’m very excited and proud to bring Oakland to you — and a little intimidated, too. How can I begin to capture this beautiful, complicated city of contrasts in just a few words?
May 24, 2019
A Bite-Sized Guide to New Orleans
Even if you’ve never been to New Orleans, you probably have a picture of it in your mind: brass bands marching through narrow streets, brightly colored Creole cottages, Mardi Gras beads raining down from the sky, and of course the food: roast beef po’ boys, gleaming platters of oysters, bowls of steaming gumbo, and fat muffuletta sandwiches. That was the picture in my mind anyway when I moved to New Orleans in 2014, having never visited before.
May 24, 2019
A Food-Minded Guide to Everything Delicious About Miami
The beaches are beautiful, yes. And the palm trees are idyllic, for sure. But hands-down, the best thing about Miami is its diversity, and I mean that in two different ways. The first is the diversity of its people. From Cuba to South America to Israel to Europe, a melting pot of cultures and nationalities gives the sunny city its wonderful international flavor. It can be heard in the mix of languages, felt in the music, and tasted in the cuisine.
May 24, 2019
Kitchn’s Bite-Sized Guide to Seattle, Washington
Maybe you already know Seattle by heart. It’s that famous Pike Place Market sign, with a passenger ferry gliding peacefully along Puget Sound just beyond it, or a glamour shot of the towering Space Needle, with snow-capped Mt. Rainier boasting its 14,000-plus feet in the distance. It’s fat, tender salmon, roasted perfectly, and exquisite coffee at Starbucks’ flagship roastery. It’s a good bar with a serious water view.
May 24, 2019
We Wanna Cook Here: Funky New York-Style Loft in Washington, D.C.
Vacation Rental: Funky New York-Style Loft Apartment in Washington, D.C. Sleeps: 2 Price: $125 per night; 3 night minimum Why We Wanna Cook Here: The entire apartment is basically just one professional kitchen! Yes, we realize there’s something a little weird about calling out a Washington, D.C. apartment that’s touted for it’s New York-y-ness.
May 24, 2019
We Wanna Cook Here: Clum House in Catskill, New York
Vacation Rental: Clum House in Catskill, New York Sleeps: Up to 5 guests Price: $275 per night; 2 night minimum Why We Wanna Cook Here: Glossy magazine style — and shiplap! Believe it or not, these photos don’t even do this house justice. It looks like a house you’d see in a magazine. And the kitchen doesn’t disappoint. It’s got brand-new Viking appliances, gorgeous butcher block countertops, and everything you’ll need to make a fancy weekend dinner.
May 24, 2019
We Wanna Cook Here: A Modern Farmhouse in Saugerties
Vacation Rental: Modern Farmhouse in the Woods in Saugerties, New York Sleeps: Up to 6 guests Price: Starting at $299 per night Why We Wanna Cook Here: Can you say dinner party? When we travel we believe in staying in real homes as much as we can; to really taste a place means cooking local food in a local’s kitchen. And if you’re traveling to the Catskills (check out our Bite-Sized Guide to the Catskills) here’s a vacation rental to love.
May 24, 2019
We Wanna Cook Here: Luxury Casita in Rockridge Garden
Vacation Rental: Luxury Casita in Rockridge Garden, Oakland, California Sleeps: Up to 2 guests Price: from $159 per night; 2-night minimum Why We Wanna Cook Here: Our reason for loving this place is less about cooking and more about grilling. Scroll down! Did you see that patio? We know what you’re thinking: “This isn’t a kitchen! It’s a bedroom!
May 24, 2019
We Wanna Cook Here: A Modern Zen Cottage in Oakland
Vacation Rental: Modern Zen Studio Cottage in Temescal, Oakland, California Sleeps: Up to 2 guests Price: From $95 per night Why We Wanna Cook Here: Cozy morning vibes. Okay, so you can’t really cook much in this tiny kitchen, but it has a mini fridge and a microwave, which means you can make bacon and eggs. And it’s a five-minute walk from shops, cafes, and restaurants in the Temescal neighborhood, making takeout a totally feasible option.
May 24, 2019
Vacation Rentals We Love: A Sunny South Beach Kitchen
Vacation Rental: Brand New Lush Golf Villa in SoBe, Miami, Florida Sleeps: Up to 12 people Price: $1,512 per night Why We Wanna Cook Here: All that sunny prep space. We’re obsessed with the thought of blending up tropical smoothies and grilling fresh fish in this expansive Miami rental. The pops of blue in the bright white kitchen immediately transport us to the beach — which makes sense, considering the teal waters of South Beach are just two blocks away!
May 24, 2019
Vacation Rentals We Love: Waterfront Dining in Miami Beach
Vacation Rental: Waterfront Villa in Miami Beach, Miami, Florida Sleeps: Up to 8 people Price: $3,000 per night Why We Wanna Cook Here: Who doesn’t love dinner with a view? This Miami villa is all about the views. Luckily, its floor-to-ceiling windows mean you can enjoy the those insanely picturesque vistas, even when you’re inside. Plus, the interiors aren’t too shabby, either. Okay, who are we kidding, they’re totally dreamy!
May 24, 2019
The Best Place to Stay in Louisville for Beer-Lovers
Vacation Rental: Gralehaus Sleeps: 2 people per room (3 rooms) Price: From $150 per night Why We Wanna Cook Here: Scratch that — we just want to snooze, eat, and drink here! We’re going to go on record saying that this is pretty much the coolest thing we’ve ever heard of: It’s the Gralehaus, in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood, and it’s a bed and bar instead of a bed and breakfast.
May 24, 2019
5 Things to Look for When Booking an Airbnb with Family
Once you start traveling with kids, you develop a deeper appreciation for the vacation rental. Beyond the obvious amenities like kitchens with full-sized fridges and bath tubs, these rentals have more space for the kids to run around and also to give you some peace and quiet to relax. Hey, it’s your vacation too, right?
May 24, 2019
Dreaming of Margaritas in Mexico? This Tiny, Affordable Home Is for You.
Vacation Rental: Casa Tiny in Puerto Escondido Sleeps: 2 people Price: $82 per night Why We Wanna Cook Here: Glamping meets gourmet kitchen. If you’ve ever wanted to spend a few days off the grid, this is the place to do it. Located in Punta Altares, a 30-minute drive from the bustling beach haven of Puerto Escondido, Casa Tiny was modeled after the simple living practices depicted in Henry David Thoreau’s Walden.
May 24, 2019
This Is the Best Vacation Rental Site for Families
I used to spent hours poring over vacation rental listings on sites like Airbnb and VRBO looking for places that were comfortable and kid-friendly for my family of four. It’s completely possible, as long as you know what to look for, but it’s also time-consuming. Then I discovered Kid & Coe, a website dedicated to family-friendly vacation rentals around the world.
May 24, 2019
A Neighborhood Walk in Oakland: Temescal to Rockridge
We love to travel, but a new town can feel overwhelming, especially if time is tight. Our Bite-Sized Guides lift the pressure to sort through every recommendation and review, and give you the perfect introduction to a new town, with a walking tour of an area we love. For Oakland, we chose a BART-to-BART walk, beginning with lunch in the hip Temescal neighborhood and ending with dinner in the swanky Rockridge district.
May 24, 2019
Maine Oyster Farmers Share the Best Way to Shuck & Eat Bivalves
Maine’s cold, clean water makes it ideal for seafood of all kind: lobster, to be sure, but also oysters, those sweet and briny bivalves that we often associate with cooler climes. But, in Maine, you can (and should!) eat oysters all year round. We caught up with oyster farmers Valy Steverlynck and Eric Horne to find out the best way to shuck your oysters — and how to eat them (besides slurped straight from the shell).
May 24, 2019
Oxbow Beer Brewer Tim Adams Shares His Favorite Summer Beer
When it comes to summer drinking, the key is to find a beverage that’s cold, refreshing, and not too alcoholic. Wine spritzers are always a favorite, but this year we’re stockpiling farmhouse beers. What’s farmhouse beer, you might ask? We’re so glad you did. Farmhouse beers originally hail from France and Belgium, where they were made with leftover crops and natural yeast in the winter and then enjoyed by farm workers in the summer.
May 24, 2019
The 5 Best Ingredients to Bring Home from Mexico City
Mexico City is my second home. I lived there for four years up until January, and I fell in love with its wild, chaotic energy. I fell even harder for the food — so much so that I went to Mexican cooking school and started my own culinary tourism business there. In a few weeks I’ll make my third trip back so far this year. I pack lightly as a rule, but when traveling to DF, I always take a second fold-up bag to fit all my purchases. (They’re almost always food-related.
May 24, 2019
My Favorite Kitchen Souvenirs From E. Dehillerin in Paris
My husband and I were in Paris recently for a day and a half, and we tried to see, do and eat as many things as we could. The trip was a success, in part because everything is so much easier without three children in tow. E. Dehillerin, Paris’ famed cooking store, was on my list. It was one of my favorite stops on our short trip, and my husband teased me, snapping a picture of me snapping a picture of the store. I promised not to spend too much, and I didn’t.
May 24, 2019
4 Mexican Kitchen Tools I Always Bring Home from Mexico City
I travel to Mexico a lot for my job — I’m a writer and I run street food tours in Mexico City and Puebla. Whenever I go and I’m itching for souvenirs (and I’m always itching for souvenirs), I take an extra bag to fit all my purchases. I pick up ingredients, yes, but also kitchen tools. While you can find some things in specialty cook shops in the States or online, you can’t beat the quality or the prices you’ll find south of the border.
May 24, 2019
5 Things I Brought Back from Mexico City
A couple of years ago, I was in dire need of a vacation and impulsively booked a trip to Mexico City. I spent a leisurely 10 days stalking its streets, barreling through its subway tunnels, and eating as many types of its ridiculously fresh, impeccably prepared street foods as my stomach could handle. With so many days spent in just one place, I felt I was truly able to get to know the city, its flavors, and its people, including one in particular.
May 24, 2019
5 Entertaining Souvenirs I Bring Home from My Travels
I travel a lot for work and fun, and shopping while abroad is one of my favorite things to do. With all the idiosyncratic treasures out there to be had, and the thrill of the hunt, bargain, and score, I actually prefer shopping in foreign locales! Plus, the items I bring home evoke fond memories every time I use them. Here are the five souvenirs I always bring home in my suitcase. I love tea and the magic of tea salons all over the world, so whenever I go somewhere, I seek out these hideaways.
May 24, 2019
What to Take Home from the Catskills
If you have a cooler and a car, I could easily fill it 10 times over. But these picks are designed to be slightly more travel-ready.
May 24, 2019
5 Delicious Things to Bring Home from Oakland
Souvenirs, I think, are an important part of travel. The little objects and tokens that we bring home with us are the holders of our memories; they evoke their place of origin and take us back there, if only for a moment. Food is an especially evocative way to step back into a beloved place. Oakland is so full of wonderful deliciousness, it’s near impossible to narrow a selection down to just five things so, with one notable exception, I went with portability as my other criteria.
May 24, 2019
5 Ways to Bring New Orleans Home with You
If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you know it is a city made for food-lovers. As such, there is no shortage of food-related souvenirs to take home — or vendors happy to sell cheesy, food-related souvenirs to tourists. My advice? Skip the crawfish-shaped bottle openers and support the city’s vibrant network of small businesses and food producers by picking up one of these five locally produced items instead.
May 24, 2019
These 5 Boston Shops Are a Must for Food-Lovers
One of the best parts about travel is coming back home with treats in tow. As you carefully unpack your various finds, you can remember your journey and savor it in the comfort of your own kitchen. That bottle of Chianti from Italy, wrapped a few times over in a sweater or tucked inside a shoe for safe travels, is possibly more delicious when enjoyed with your favorite pizza takeout. That’s why we’re asking locals to share the best shops for food-lovers in their home towns.
May 24, 2019
5 Bourbons You Can Only Buy in Kentucky
If you're looking for the perfect souvenir to bring home from Louisville, here are my top five picks, in order from least expensive to blow-your-budget.
May 24, 2019
3 Amazing Shops for Cooks in Portland, Maine (According to a Local Artist)
When you think of Maine, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of lobster rolls and the rocky coastline. Maybe you think of cabins in the woods and flannel. Chances are, you think of L.L. Bean — are we right? Well, one of the people responsible for putting those images of rustic simplicity in your head is Meredith Brockington. As the former photo art director for the iconic Maine brand, Meredith oversaw photo shoots for the company’s catalog and brand campaigns.
May 24, 2019
I Sold All My Belongings to Travel the World. Here’s What I Kept.
At age 42, I whittled my life to nine boxes to cram in a friend’s basement. The worst part was selling the kitchen gear I’d amassed over 25 years of being a food nerd. From my tagine to a Thai mortar and pestle to unusual utensils, it was a gut-wrenching lesson in how much cooking tools are part of how I feed my soul. But in my new nomadic life, I didn’t have space for non-essential ephemera, so into someone else’s home it all went — save for a few select items.
May 24, 2019
The 3 Best Things to Buy in Seattle
From salmon and crab to berries and wild mushrooms, the Seattle region’s natural resources make it an eater’s paradise. For visitors, a week eating here can feel like a fantasy — but how do you capture all those magical bites and take them home? I can’t beam you back to your favorite restaurants, but I can tell you that some of Seattle’s best bites actually do travel well.
May 24, 2019
Five New Cooking Habits I Brought Back from Rome
It’s hard to go anywhere in Italy and not return home with a new outlook on your cooking. I’m lucky to have been many times, each visit bringing fresh ideas to the recipes I develop and the ways I approach life in general. It’s easy to say that the Italians have it down. Here’s the thing about Rome in particular: it’s so beautiful, everything tastes good.
May 24, 2019
10 Paris Food Secrets the Guidebooks Won’t Tell You About
If I were to guess which city had the most guidebooks written about it, my guess would be Paris. Paris is, after all, the city many romanticize, regardless of whether or not they have actually been there. There is a charm to Paris, a pull for many travelers — it’s a city full of quirks, mystery, hidden streets, and tucked-away gardens. But as a resident of Paris, I am here to tell you: the guidebooks don’t tell you everything.
May 24, 2019
This Is What You Should Know Before You Go to India
Whenever you’re traveling somewhere new, local customs can be daunting (and sometimes go completely over your head without your knowledge). India, with its awesome breadth of color, noise, and exuberance, can be especially overwhelming at times. This list offers a general rundown of some things to know before you go. By all means, I see this as a starting-off point — feel free to add more in the comments below. Happy trails!
May 24, 2019
I Spent 21 Hours on a Houseboat in Kerala
When you plan a trip to a country as vast and varied as India, there are unlimited routes to take. Stay up north and explore the “Golden Triangle” (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur); spend time in a tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh; escape to an ashram in Pune — the options are endless.
May 24, 2019
Goa Ahead, Fall in Love with This Pantry Staple from India
Earlier this year, I traded the frigid New York-Paris grind for a tiny beach hut in Goa. Situated on the Arabian Sea, midway down India’s southwest coast, the former Portuguese enclave is known for its miles of beaches and (for lack of a better word) enthusiastic full-moon parties.
May 24, 2019
This Is What You Should Know Before You Go to Cuba
Restored diplomatic relations and relaxed travel restrictions mean that it’s now considerably easier to visit Cuba. But what does that mean exactly, and what should you expect once you get there? Here’s what you need to know about traveling to and staying in Cuba.
May 24, 2019
Solo Travel Is the Best Travel — Here’s Why
The first time I traveled alone I was just 12 years old. It was a baptism of sorts that set the tone for an itinerant future. (Ten years later I would find myself alone on the Eastern coast of China, wondering if I’d finally gone too far.) Solitude tests you — your resourcefulness, level-headedness, and ability to budget. And if you find yourself lacking in any or all of those departments, it can be reassuring to find that it’s still not the end of the world.
May 24, 2019
Can You Bring a Turkey on a Plane? And Other TSA Questions Answered.
Every family has their own Thanksgiving customs, but there is one tradition that unites us all: standing in line at airport security. The TSA is as much a part of the holiday as pumpkin pie. It is beautiful, in a way. America may be more divided than ever, and yet all of us must stand together, forever, holding our quart-sized plastic bags.
May 24, 2019
6 Travel-Inspired Cookbooks for the Adventurous Cook
Even if your loved one didn't make it to China or to tour Germany's bakeries this year, she can still bring some of those exciting flavors to her table with these new titles.
May 24, 2019
The Drive-Thru Daiquiri: A Weird Yet Wonderful New Orleans Tradition
Visiting New Orleans as a Midwesterner, everything is new: the swampy heat, the “For Sale” signs that also specify “Haunted” or “Not Haunted,” the casual spookiness that is embedded in everything from the omnipresent graveyards to the ready-made voodoo dolls. Oh, and the drinking laws.
May 24, 2019