A Local’s Guide to Best Restaurants in Rome

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When it comes to eating Italian food, there is the Holy Trinity to think about: pasta, pizza, and gelato. Rome is the type of city where you can easily find a delicious restaurant around every corner — my recommendations could be endless.  However, in the spirit of the Italian food Holy Trinity, I’ve included my…

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Favorite Eats in Kauai

Kauai is an island that highlights local, local, local!  You won’t find the Hawaiian equivalent of Nobu on this island, but you’ll experience native dishes that focus on regional flavors and a laid back-island style of cooking.  Think farm-stands, fresh fruit, smoothies, taco trucks, and seafood galore!   Most of my foodie favorites were located…

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A Foodie’s Guide to Woodstock, Vermont

Challah French toast from Mont Vert cafe

A fall getaway means a mission to consume as many fall flavors as possible.  I love all things pumpkin, squash, and cider.  Hello to warm, gooey, and sweet!  The restaurants in Woodstock are armed and ready to serve and satisfy that flavor profile at this time of year.  Here’s where I went, and also some…

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What to Know About Dining in Turkey

A Note About Food: Typically on vacation, I prefer to hold the reins, do copious amounts of research, and plan our foodie experiences well ahead of time.  However, since our days in Turkey centered so much around historical sight-seeing, and action packed adventures (some way up high in hot air balloons, and others way down…

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Safari Cuisine: What can a foodie expect to experience?


When on safari, you will enjoy all meals from the comfort of your lodge, or a picnic out on the plains.  As you may have guessed, there are no other restaurants nearby, and unless you want to “be” dinner, it’s best not go exploring to another hotel.      Safari camps each have their own…

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The Most Delicious Sicilian Restaurants

Foodie Finds in Siracusa and Taormina: When eating in a Sicilian restaurant, I can promise you one thing: you will soon become suspicious that every establishment has the exact same menu.  I can confirm that you are not crazy; somehow, each Sicilian restaurant puts just enough of a twist on their version of the classics…

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The Best Cabot Trail Eats

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Foodie Finds Near and Far Inverness is a remote town, and only has a handful of restaurants nearby.  Foodies!  Do not despair!  Panorma is the hotel’s formal dining restaurant, which offers delicious and creative dishes.  The floor to ceiling windows provide unbeatable views of the golf course and ocean.  It was not uncommon to watch…

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Best Restaurants in Big Sur & Pebble Beach

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If you find yourself near the Lodge at Pebble Beach, there are a number of dining options that will leave a mark in your vacation memory scrapbook.     For me, some of my favorite travel moments occur around food — when a meal and atmosphere (and if I’m lucky, my child) just synchronize and click,…

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The Best Family Restaurants in Sedona and Scottsdale

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Foodie Finds in Sedona: Quick and Informal: You won’t be hard-pressed to find memorable food in this tiny town!  These were some of my favorites, to satisfy any craving: The Hudson had great “all American” fare food.  We stumbled in after a 5 hour hike, and while we probably were not the best dressed customers…

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A Foodie’s Guide to Florence and Tuscany

Where or where to start with Italy and food?!  Love letters could be written to Italian food — and it would be understandable.  Italians appreciate quality food, fresh ingredients, and they are true masters at their craft.  Here were the spots that left me wanting more. Favorite Food in Florence: My favorite spots on the…

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