Fair crowd on record breaking day.  Over 252,000 people!

Destination USA: Minnesota State Fair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Eating Asia Food for Thought

Food for Thought with EatingAsia

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

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,…

Spanish Sabores Food for Thought

Food for Thought with Spanish Sabores

No matter where you’re from, food and traditions revolving around it are an important part of identity. When we travel, experiencing local cuisine through sharing meals, dining out, or cooking…