Category: Indulge

Swimming by the mosque at Lighthouse Beach in Galle Fort

Galle Sri Lanka in 4 Days – Where to Stay, Where to Eat, and Things to Do

COVID-19 Update: Sri Lanka is expected to re-open to international tourism in August 2020. For more information about the COVID-19 protocols, click here. Overview: Galle is about 130 kms south of Colombo on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast and we travelled here by train for the last 4 days of our trip to relax and explore…
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December 28, 2017 3
Yard at the Galle Face Hotel

Our Trip to Sri Lanka: 24 Hours in Colombo

COVID-19 Update: Sri Lanka is expected to re-open to international tourism in August 2020. For more information about the COVID-19 protocols, click here. Overview: Sri Lanka, a “tear drop” shaped island nation in the Indian Ocean has started to find its way into the mainstream tourist map for the last few years. Since the civil…
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December 26, 2017 3
The bar at The Pier at HKG

Review: Cathay Pacific’s The Pier Business Class Lounge at HKG

Maxine and I have been fortunate to experience first class and business class lounges across the world (including the Emirates First Class Lounge at DXB – Dubai Airport) but if there is one lounge that tops our list, it’s Cathay Pacific’s The Pier, Business Class lounge at HKG – Hong Kong International Airport. During our…
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November 6, 2017 0
Arabic mezzes

Airplane Food: Top 10 In-flight Meals

Last updated: May 8, 2020 In the Bon Appetit article “Anthony Bourdain Thinks You’re Crazy For Eating Airplane Food“, Anthony Bourdain answers questions about what’s acceptable to eat aboard a flight, which in fact is nothing at all…unless you’re on a long flight and in that case cheese and lots of port (emphasis on lots…
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November 6, 2017 0
Tamura's Poke Hawaii

Poke in Hawaii: Options for Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the Big Island

Last updated: January 6, 2020   Poke (poh-kay) is one of our 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…
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July 26, 2017 1
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
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 1

Review: The Fresh Shave, Kauai, Hawaii

Last updated: January 7, 2020 The Fresh Shave started out as a food trailer that offers shaved ice in Kalaheo, Kauai but has since expanded to add a brick and mortar location in Waimea in a shared space with Porky’s and in Pheonix Arizona on the mainland. If you plan on visiting the vintage food…
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May 14, 2017 3
The owner at Anahola Huli-Huli Chicken Kauai

Review: Keo’s Huli Huli Chicken in Anahola and a Beach Picnic in East Kauai

Last updated: January 3, 2020 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…
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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 1