TurtlesTravel http://turtlestravel.com Break out of your shell . . . and explore the world! Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:00:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Food for Thought with Forking Tasty http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-forking-tasty/ http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-forking-tasty/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:00:27 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13232 Travelers have a special relationship with food by default. With a natural inquisitiveness and desire to learn about new people and places, most of us also really enjoy getting to...

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Destination USA: Minnesota State Fair http://turtlestravel.com/destination-usa-minnesota-state-fair/ http://turtlestravel.com/destination-usa-minnesota-state-fair/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:31:53 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13205 Gallery of Minnesota State Fair Highlights   Memories of the Fair I have wonderful memories of Cape Cod’s Barnstable County Fair, an annual event dating back to 1844! We’d eat...

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Food for Thought with Migrationology http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-migrationology/ http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-migrationology/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:00:08 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13185 Most would agree that to truly experience a culture, you have to taste it. When we share a meal or learn how to cook a traditional dish using local ingredients, we open...

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Food for Thought with Cultural Xplorer http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-cultural-xplorer/ http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-cultural-xplorer/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:00:48 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13178 Food is one of the ties that bind. Through a country or region’s foods, we make meaningful connections that we might never otherwise. Sharing a meal is a sure way...

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Smile! Dental Work in Colombia http://turtlestravel.com/smile-dental-work-colombia/ http://turtlestravel.com/smile-dental-work-colombia/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:26:58 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13131 Why Dental Work in Colombia? Admittedly, we have been known to neglect preventive care due to the high cost of health care in the US. Though we’re both covered by health...

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Street Art: Cincinnati http://turtlestravel.com/cincinnati-street-art/ http://turtlestravel.com/cincinnati-street-art/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:45:14 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13099 Cincinnati Street Art We had a day to walk around Cincinnati, and we weren’t sure what to expect. We knew we wanted to see the riverfront along the Ohio River as...

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Food for Thought with Gastronomic Nomad http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-gastronomic-nomad/ http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-gastronomic-nomad/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:45:13 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13144 For most travelers, it doesn’t take long to realize that food is a great ice-breaker. Sharing a meal can break down boundaries, and open lines of communication even where language...

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Get Dirty Taking a Bath: El Totumo Mud Volcano http://turtlestravel.com/el-totumo-mud-volcano/ http://turtlestravel.com/el-totumo-mud-volcano/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:09:55 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13058 Cartagena was still filled with unexplored corners. We’d already spent longer than planned, but the streets lined with bright-hued houses, flower-clad balconies, small cafes and shops had hypnotized us. We...

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Food for Thought with EatingAsia http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-eatingasia/ http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-eatingasia/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:10:45 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13029 Wherever we go, our journey somehow involves food. It’s more than sustenance, a way to keep our bodies moving, it’s part of the joy we get through travel.  As time...

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Food for Thought with The Wandering Gourmand http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-wandering-gourmand/ http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-wandering-gourmand/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:10:37 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13009 Food connects us to our past, to those places we consider “home,” and to new destinations we discover through travel. Food can break down barriers we sometimes encounter while traveling,...

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