TurtlesTravel http://turtlestravel.com Break out of your shell . . . and explore the world! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:47:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Cities of the Dead: New Orleans Cemeteries http://turtlestravel.com/cities-dead-new-orleans-cemeteries/ http://turtlestravel.com/cities-dead-new-orleans-cemeteries/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:47:27 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13401 The first things that come to mind when thinking of New Orleans are usually Mardi Gras, drinking to excess on Bourbon Street and maybe Jazz Fest or beignets at Cafe du...

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Food for Thought with Mytanfeet http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-mytanfeet/ http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-mytanfeet/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:16 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13385 There is an undeniable connection between a culture and its food. Traditions, heritage, language and environment are all ultimately linked to putting food on the table. Food doesn’t just nourish...

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Hmongtown Marketplace: SE Asia in Minnesota http://turtlestravel.com/hmongtown-marketplace/ http://turtlestravel.com/hmongtown-marketplace/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:55:11 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13208 Minnesota’s Diversity Minneapolis and St. Paul are much more diverse than we imagined. When we visited a couple of years ago, we learned that Minneapolis has the largest Somali population...

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Food for Thought with Heart of a Vagabond http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-heart-vagabond/ http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-heart-vagabond/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:25 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13342 The Food for Thought series explores the intricate relationship between food and culture as seen through the eyes of travelers. As we travel, visiting a local market, sharing a meal, or...

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Oysters: Quest for the Best http://turtlestravel.com/oysters-quest/ http://turtlestravel.com/oysters-quest/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:44:34 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13351 It’s been about two years since we’ve visited The Big Easy.  For me, the absolute first thing I think of when New Orleans is mentioned is oysters.  I’ve been to NOLA...

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Food for Thought with Stunning Visits http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-stunning-visits/ http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-stunning-visits/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:00:13 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13330 This week marks the 30th installment in our Food for Thought interview series! Through each interview, we aim to discover more about other travelers’ journeys and the role food plays....

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Food for Thought with ParTASTE http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-partaste/ http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-partaste/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:00:58 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13273 Food is a basic human need. We need to eat to survive. As such, food is an integral part of the human experience. Our relationship with food is often complicated. At the...

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5 Hours in San Francisco http://turtlestravel.com/afternoon-san-francisco/ http://turtlestravel.com/afternoon-san-francisco/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:52:59 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13288 Visiting San Fancisco, but short on time? That’s the situation we found ourselves in recently. It had been a few years since we’d been to San Francisco, and even longer since we’d...

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Food for Thought with Eat Rio http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-eat-rio/ http://turtlestravel.com/food-thought-eat-rio/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:53 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13257 As travelers, we make meaningful connections through food that we might never otherwise. Food brings us together, and sharing a meal or learning how to cook a dish using local ingredients...

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Destination USA: Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store http://turtlestravel.com/nostalgia-minnesotas-largest-candy-store/ http://turtlestravel.com/nostalgia-minnesotas-largest-candy-store/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:13:07 +0000 http://turtlestravel.com/?p=13212 Driving south on MN 169, approaching the small town of Jordan, there are many yards of bright, yellow fencing. This leads to the must-see destination Jim’s Apple Farm, also known as Minnesota’s Largest...

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