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Twelve Grapes of Luck – Start the New Year with a Tradition from Spain

Twelve Grapes of Luck – Start the New Year with a Tradition from Spain

Good Grapes I got an email from a friend wishing me “good grapes”.  She and I had spent New Years together once and were each served a wide-rimmed glass of champagne with twelve grapes floating in it.  “It’s a tradition from Spain,” they told us. “Think of a wish for each grape. Then eat them […]

Feast in the East: Etiquette Tips for Fine Dining in China

Feast in the East: Etiquette Tips for Fine Dining in China

If you spend any serious amount of time in China, you will most likely be wined and dined by Chinese friends who want to impress (and show off) their foreign guests.  This is what happens if you’re lucky.  If you’re unlucky, they will try to accomplish this by taking you to karaoke.  In that case, […]

Eat, Pray, Love for the Sustainable Traveler: Italy

Eat, Pray, Love for the Sustainable Traveler: Italy

Why not make your own soul searching experience a sustainable one? During your journey to travel enlightenment, what better way to increase your good karma then by contributing to the local communities and preserving the environment. This goal can be accomplished through many unique, educational, and not to mention, tasty activities. Indulge in 5 course […]

Don’t drink the water- Instead try a Michelada

Don’t drink the water- Instead try a Michelada

I know. I know.  You think Mexico is all about the margaritas.  I actually don’t see Mexicans having margaritas very often.  They prefer their tequila in shots or in a “paloma” (tequila and Squirt).  For better or worse, I happen not to like tequila.  Thinking that I did not appreciate the national drink was a […]