Villa de Leyva front yard

Villa de Leyva: Colonial Town in a High-Altitude Valley

The Road to Villa de Leyva Villa de Leyva is tucked into the mountains a few hours’ drive north of Bogotá. Traffic was heavy getting out of the city on…

Scott Rosen and Laura Siciliano-Rosen, Eat Your World

Food for Thought with Eat Your World

It’s true, “To truly experience a culture, you must taste it.” Often, when we travel, we make meaningful connections through food that we never would otherwise. Through our Food for Thought series, we…

Chocolate Completo

Colombian Hospitality: Intro to Bogota

Hospitality Every culture has its own form of hospitality. Some people make us feel at home right away, while for others it takes more time to warm up to new…

Josh and Liz, Peanuts or Pretzels

Food for Thought with Peanuts or Pretzels

Through our Food for Thought series, we talk to travelers and food/travel bloggers to discover their perspectives on the role food plays in their journeys. A new installment is posted each…

food for thought with 2foodtrippers

Food for Thought with 2 Food Trippers

Through a country’s cuisine, we make meaningful connections that we never would otherwise. Through our Food for Thought series, we explore the idea that “To truly experience a culture, you must taste it.”  We…

eTramping

Food for Thought with eTramping

We believe that to truly experience a culture, you must taste it. When we experience the cuisine of another place, we make meaningful connections that we never would otherwise. Through the Food for…

Crater of Villarrica

Don’t Skip: Pucon, Chile

Intro to Pucon Many of the destinations in the Don’t Skip series are off the beaten track. That’s not the case with Pucon, which is hardly unknown. As a matter…

tapas me

Food for Thought with Bacon is Magic

To truly experience a culture, you must taste it. Through a country or region’s foods, we make meaningful connections that we never would otherwise. Through our Food for Thought series,…

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Don’t Skip: Ollantaytambo, Peru

Intro to Ollantaytambo The town of Ollantaytambo lies at the intersection of three valleys, at the western end of the Sacred Valley region in Peru. Traditionally, it was a place…

Spectacle Bridge Nagasaki

Don’t Skip: Nagasaki, Japan

Intro to Nagasaki Fishing village to busy port Modern visitors to Nagasaki may not realize there’s a lot more to the city’s history than its sad title as one of…