Category Archives: Local Eats

Discover the tasty local dishes and the best places to eat them all over the world.

Grandma and Me Time – Nan and Byron’s Restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina

I have a confession to make. It has been YEARS since my grandma and I have spent any quality time together. Me and her. Honestly, while enjoying lunch together, we tried to remember the last time it happened and the … Continue reading

Restaurants in Charlotte – Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop

Living in Guatemala the last thing my kids know about is American Soda Shops. When I heard about Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop, I made it a top priority stop for my kids and I. Restaurants in Charlotte – Pike’s … Continue reading

Simon Coll – Chocolate Tour in Barcelona

Living with a family of chocolate lovers, the idea of visiting one of the most popular chocolatiers in Spain, Simon Coll, was a must do. Visiting and Touring Simon Coll Simon Coll is located about 45 minutes outside of Barcelona. What’s … Continue reading

Barraca Toni Montoliu – Authentic Paella Cooking – Top Tricks from a Master Chef

Our epic trip to Spain lasted over six weeks and in that time I can honestly say that less than a handful of things were so amazing that I would scream from mountaintops to get the word out for families … Continue reading

Paella Cooking Class – Fresh from the Market to the Kitchen, Valencia Spain

Visiting Valencia and not having Paella is like going to Italy and not eating Pasta. However, Paella isn’t just a meal to be had while visiting this gorgeous, historic city. Paella is an experience. And the best way to fully understand … Continue reading

The Restaurante Vino Mio Experience

Went looking for some Flamenco instead found so much more. When searching for unique and fun restaurants during our trip to Malaga, Spain, I instantly gravitated to restaurants with Flamenco.  Spain is the birthplace of this passionate art and Malaga … Continue reading

Granada Tapas Tour – Bet You Didn’t Know This About Tapas

Do you know what Tapa means in Spanish? The literal meaning is a top, a cover. Tapas originated from centuries ago when travelers via horseback or carriage used to go to bars and order alcoholic drinks. Because of the rampant flies … Continue reading

Flamenco en Madrid – Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco

When I think of Flamenco, the first images that come to mind is small, darkish stage with either the woman and her castanets or a man and a woman embraced in a passionate, strong dance. Amazingly enough, Cardamomo is exactly what … Continue reading

Flamenco Show Madrid – The Tablao Flamenco Villa Rosa Experience

Everyone in my family had something they needed to see or do while we were in Spain. My husband had two requests – Paella and climbing. My oldest boy to visit Real Madrid Bernabeu tour and climbing, my youngest same as … Continue reading

Traditional Spanish Food – La Barraca Restaurant

Eating out while traveling is a treat. Since we stay in vacation rentals the majority of our meals are at home. Its much easier with kids since they can truly be picky about what they eat. So when we do … Continue reading

Fun Things To Do in Philadelphia

Philadelphia may be one of the smaller cities in the United States, but it has more history and things to do than most larger cities I’ve traveled. Fun Things To Do in Philadelphia  Places to Visit in Philadelphia When it … Continue reading

Reading Terminal Market Philadelphia – Photo, Video and History Tour

Markets must be the most fun whenever visiting a new city or town. This is where you can literally say the place is bursting with local flavors, people and fun. The second we arrived to our hotel in the Historic … Continue reading

Philadelphia Food – Philly Cheesesteak – Part 2

Living on the Northeast of US we hear a lot about Philly Cheesesteaks. Since I’m not a big meat person, I never went out of my way to order one. But how can I possibly miss out on a chance … Continue reading

Philadelphia Food – Hoagies – Part 1

Philadelphia, like most large cities, has it’s own particular inventions in food that are now not only national phenomenas but also, internationally known and attempted. So when in Philly… Philadelphia Food – Hoagies OK, I’ll be totally honest, I have … Continue reading

City Tavern Philadelphia Restaurant – Eat What the US Revolutionaries Ate

What is the first thought that comes to mind when hearing Philadelphia? For me it was two thoughts – Constitution and the American Revolution. I guess they kind of go together hand in hand. When I started to research the most … Continue reading

Locally Fresh Vermont Food – Bluebird Restaurant in Burlington

Did you know that BBQ is considered a Vermont speciality? I know it’s more of a Texas thing, however, Barbecuing has become uber-popular in Vermont and for good reason. Mixing ingredients of the barbecue with Vermont maple syrup and other local goodness … Continue reading

Working Farm Holidays – La Ruta del Yalu in Guatemala

Going fishing for trout was a huge attraction when we lived in Costa Rica. We used to take our oldest boy all the time. You can catch your fish and then have the restaurant make it to your liking, usually … Continue reading

Tampa Restaurants – Where to Eat While Visiting Tampa

You want to know what the biggest surprise of visiting Tampa was? The restaurants! They aren’t just your normal type, but institutions jam packed with history, culture and truly unique food fare. Tampa Restaurants – A Taste for Everyone Columbia … Continue reading

French Market of New Orleans

Whenever we visit any city or town in any part of the world, I always seek out the local markets. Sometimes we get really lucky and arrive when there are farmers markets, like we did in Boston for their Hay … Continue reading

Family Friendly Restaurants in New Orleans

New Orleans is known for so many cool things it’s hard to keep up with it all. However, no one can dispute that food is certainly at the top of the list. If you’re traveling with older kids or adults … Continue reading

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