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Spices in bags in a market.

Cosmos (my discreetly hilarious tour guide) squeezes a quick double beep from the van as he weaves around the tight corners leading from the tropical waters of the Caribbean to the waterfall-strewn rainforest, only 40 minutes apart on this tiny island.  There is a subtle but important distinction between the quick “honk honk” meaning “what’s up brother!” and the slightly…

Neuschwanstein Castle In The Fall

Fall can be breathtakingly beautiful. Even if it’s not your favorite season there’s no denying the picturesque beauty of the changing colors and the satisfying sound of leaves crunching under your feet. Plus, on most days the sun is still shining and warm, allowing for outdoor activities with near-perfect weather. Can you tell Fall is my favorite? If you love…

This traditional Peruvian soup, also known affectionately as “levanta muertos” or “wake the dead,” packs a flavorful punch with cilantro, jalapeno, and lime. Classically made with potatoes, rice, or sometimes noodles, this lightened up version features cauliflower rice for all the texture and none of the heft. Cilantro is a powerfully medicinal herb, known for its ability to bind to…

Gelato on a vegetarian vacation in Palermo

Palermo, Sicily was named the 2018 Italian Cultural Capital by Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage—and for good reason. The region had been conquered by every notable historic Mediterranean empire, including the Romans, Byzantines, and even the Normans. That history has turned the area into a melting pot of art and food, and the best of each of these cultures combine…

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