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    Exploring the world of Omani cuisine

    Exploring the world of Omani cuisine

    The Middle East is a region that continues to escape me. And it's certainly not due to lack of interest. There are the countries there that I've always had immense interest in (Israel, Jordan, Egypt) and then there are countries like Oman that have catapulted to the top of my list due to its cuisine. And if you think all "Middle Eastern" food is the same then clearly you've never looked at a map and examined the unique geography there.…

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  • Reading Roundup #14
    Book Reviews

    Reading Roundup #14

    Here’s a look at some of the books I’ve read over the past couple of months. My reading tastes are eclectic but I mainly enjoy historical fiction and non-fiction, and the…

  • Hotel 71 Review
    Canada Hotel Reviews

    Hotel 71 Review

    When it came to picking my hotel in Quebec City, I knew that I wanted to stay in Vieux-Quebec (Old Quebec), I just didn't know which section would be better-Upper or…

  • Quebec City Eating
    Canada

    Quebec City Eating

    Even with going on a food tour, I still had ample opportunity to try a a variety of dining spots when I was in Quebec City back in December. For most…

  • The Best in Photos-2017
    Photo Essays

    The Best in Photos-2017

    As I mentioned in my Year in Review post, this year's travels were neither exotic nor far flung. But I did visit two new American states, a new Canadian province and…

  • 2017 Year in Review
    Personal

    2017 Year in Review

    Okay, I didn't think there could be a year worse than 2016 and then 2017 happened. My stomach churns every day upon waking up and seeing what headlines will appear on…

  • 5 things not to miss in Quebec City
    Canada

    5 things not to miss in Quebec City

    And did I mention they were free? As I would discover, Quebec City is  one of those cities where the best thing to do is to soak up its incredibly beautiful…

  • Quebec City Food Tours' Old Quebec Tour
    Canada

    Quebec City Food Tours’ Old Quebec Tour

    Believe it or not, when I finally bought plane tickets for my trip to Quebec City earlier this month, I didn't immediately book  a food tour. In fact, I didn't end…

  • My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats
    Book Reviews

    5 Cookbooks for the Global Food Lover

    It's that time of year again, when travel blogs feature their annual gift buying guides. If my blatant attempt at sarcasm hasn't seeped through yet, it's just that I don't really…

  • My thoughts on authenticity and blogging
    Editorials

    My thoughts on authenticity and blogging

    Authenticity has become a quite popular topic as of late-in the news (especially the political world, but that's all I'll say on it) but also in the blogging world. Numerous bloggers…