Category Archives Food, Drink and Diet

Traveling is exploring, and one of the best ways to explore a new destination is to hit the local grocery store when you arrive. Yes, really. Grocery stores aren’t considered tourist attractions all that often, but the local market can provide insight into the place you’re visiting and provide a better travel experience. It can tell you a lot about…

So let’s be real, the world isn’t pre-designed for people with restrictions such as food allergies. As a food allergy sufferer and a travel extraordinaire, I have come to realize this the hard way. I have also come to realize that if I am proactive about managing my dietary restrictions, most places are more than willing to work with me…

For American Airlines, this has been more like “the week in travel and hell.” The airline began seven days of getting smacked around in the public sphere with a weekend OPED piece in the New York Times, in which Gary Shteyngart detailed a horrific 30-hour extravaganza from Paris to New York. The lede (that’s how journalists spell it, ok?) to…

Once upon a time, flying was luxurious. We’re well past that reality; flying to a destination has become very utilitarian, with crowded seating, slapdash meals, stale air and long waits. There can be no question that most travelers view flying as a necessary evil that separates them from the thrill of time away. But this week the Interwebs were buzzing…

Phew! Disaster in the sky averted. Now, let’s focus on some of the positives of air travel. Other than the near-miss at Reagan National, the interwebs this week seemed to focus on the luxurious upside of travel. At the Wall Street Journal, Scott McCartney spoke with corporate travel managers to get their inside secrets. He offers 10 tips on how…

The summer vacation season is in full swing, and that means relaxing and letting loose for a lot of people. And, hey, why not? We could use a break, right? Vacation is a time to sleep in, stay up late, eat and/or drink a little too much, and generally cut yourself some slack. For most people, exercise slips pretty quickly…

When most of us travel, we tend to eat differently than we do when we’re at home. And by “differently” I mean “more.” As we’ve discussed here numerous times, enjoying native cuisine is a significant part of investigating a new culture, and I, for one, would never tell you to not fully explore the place you’re visiting. But eating without…

Food! We’ve written about the significant role food plays in the countries and cultures we visit, and we’ve also written about eating healthily and with food allergies when abroad. And this week, there was a lot of conversation about discovering food around the world. Anne Banas of SmarterTravel.com offers up a great photo gallery on the 17 best food markets…

I was excited to read about this study the other day – coffee (which I tend to inhale every morning) is good for you! Okay, maybe the study isn’t exactly conclusive, but it affords me plausible deniability, which I think is all that anyone who drinks coffee is looking for. It’s one thing to gulp down a cup in the…

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