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Books to Read Before Going to Sri Lanka

Reading literature from the country you are going to visit is a good starting point to immerse yourself into the culture and can even help you to plan other aspects of your trip. Since we knew little about Sri Lanka, we found a few books to read other than the usual travel guides. Here are…
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October 3, 2017 1
Jason at the end of the Awa’awapuhi Trail in the Koke’e State Park, Kauai

Hiking the Awa’awapuhi Trail in the Koke’e State Park, Kauai

This is a round trip 6.1 mile (about 10 km) hike through the Koke’e State Park to the valley rim of Nualolo and Awa’awapuhi valleys. You start the hike at about 4,100 feet and descend down to about 2,500 feet, which means it’s all uphill on the way back. Most websites and reviews categorize this…
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August 31, 2017 0
Selection of poke and pickled mango from Ono

Poke in Hawaii: Options for Kauai, Maui and Oahu

Poke (poh-kay) is one of my favorite things to eat and it’s especially good in Hawaii.  While it’s usually served as an appetizer, you can make it part of a meal with sides, such as rice and seaweed salad (poke bowl). If you’re not familiar with poke, it’s a type of raw fish salad. The…
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July 26, 2017 0
Grand Ole BBQ from the front

Review: Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado in San Diego California

We’ve had a lot of fun throughout the years hitting up the BBQ pit scene in Texas and parrilla in Argentina which is why Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado was a must-do on our most recent trip to San Diego.   We chose to visit on Sunday morning as that is when they prepare the…
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June 5, 2017 0
Aircraft tail spotting at ANC on arrival at 23:30

Mileage Run: 36 Hours in Anchorage Alaska

We’ve been flying on Alaska Airlines and achieving elite status for years now, but strangely enough, we had never been to Alaska. When a good deal popped up to fly to ANC – Anchorage from YVR – Vancouver through to SEA- Seattle this past May, we decided to book the tickets as it would give…
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May 20, 2017 0
Viña Aquitania Santiago Chile Vineyard

Itinerary: Wine Tasting in Santiago Chile

While I love craft beer, I also love wine and was very excited to have wine focused activities on our trip to Santiago Chile. When I first started drinking wine, the Concha Y Toro Carmenere was one of my favourites and I looked forward to trying less common Chilean wines with a palate that has…
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May 19, 2017 0
The Fresh Shave Kauai

Review: The Fresh Shave, Kauai, Hawaii

The Fresh Shave is a food trailer that offers shaved ice in Kalaheo, Kauai. It’s a short detour of the Kaumualii Highway or north of Koloa, depending which way you are driving. Compared to some other shave ice places, The Fresh Shave hand shaves the ice and offers healthier toppings and ingredients to accentuate your…
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May 14, 2017 0
The owner at Anahola Huli-Huli Chicken Kauai

Review: Anahola Huli-Huli Chicken and a Beach Picnic in East Kauai

What is Huli-huli chicken and where do you get it? Huli-huli chicken is rotisserie chicken done the Hawaiian way; the chicken is marinated in pineapple juice, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and other seasonings before being grilled over mesquite wood. “Huli” means turn and during the cooking process, the chicken is turned over constantly. While there…
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May 12, 2017 0
La Carniceria Buenos Aires Parrilla

Parrilla in Buenos Aires: Get Your Meat On

Some people go to Buenos Aires Argentina for the tango but we skipped that in favour of checking out parrilla. Parrilla “means grill, and can also mean a steakhouse in South American countries. An Argentine parrilla can be anywhere from 5 ft to 20ft in length. You build a fire on the side of the…
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May 11, 2017 0
Micklethwait Food Trailer Austin Texas BBQ

BBQ in Austin: Micklethwait Craft Meats

If you want good barbecue but don’t want to deal with lineups at Franklin’s and want a more unique and casual setting than La Barbecue, you’ll love Micklethwait Craft Meats; it’s one of our favourite barbecue experiences in Austin. It continues to remain a low key, good food and service, wait in line BBQ food…
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May 4, 2017 0