Hmongtown Marketplace: SE Asia in Minnesota

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

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…


Oysters: Quest for the Best

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

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….

Kanellängd, a typical fika food that is basically a cake made of cinnamon buns.

Food for Thought with ParTASTE

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

What you can do with 5 hours in San Francisco By TurtlesTravel Ferry to San Francisco By TurtlesTravel Downtown Skyline By TurtlesTravel Ferry Terminal By TurtlesTravel Alcatraz aka The Rock…

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Food for Thought with Eat Rio

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

Minnesota's Largest Candy Store By TurtlesTravel Jim's Apple Farm in Jordan, MN Pumpkins, Gourds and Squash By TurtlesTravel Gourds By TurtlesTravel Everyone Loves Bacon By TurtlesTravel Loads of Licorice! By…


Food for Thought with Forking Tasty

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…

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

Destination USA: Minnesota State Fair

Gallery of Minnesota State Fair Highlights Minnesota State Fair By TurtlesTravel A photo collection from a weekend at the Minnesota State Fair 2014 Fair Rides By TurtlesTravel State Fair Taffy…