Archive for the "Food & Drink" category

What I Learned on the Seattle Culinary Tour

by Beth Whitman (July 2nd, 2013)

I joke that having grown up with three brothers, running women-only tours is like being around a group of sisters I never had. And there’s always something fun to learn from them (like what a muffin top is and what Spanx are – seriously things I learned about recently from my tour peeps). On this […]

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Italian-style Thin Crust Pizza Recipe

by Beth Whitman (October 29th, 2012)

Before I can give you the recipe for my now perfected pizza, I have to first give a nod to the folks at Walks of Italy. At the end of a half-day tour of Rome earlier this year, we took a pizza making class by a master pizza maker at his restaurant. You might already […]

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Vegetarians: When all Else Fails in Spain, Eat Gelato

by Beth Whitman (September 24th, 2012)

Friends warned me that it might be a little difficult to find vegetarian food in Spain. I heard them but I figured really, how hard COULD it be? Kinda hard, I discovered. I’m in Spain because I was invited to speak at TBEX (the travel bloggers conference). The conference was in Girona in Northeast Catalonia […]

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Papua New Guinea Cuisine – Nothing to Write Home About

by Beth Whitman (September 14th, 2012)

You don’t go to Papua New Guinea for the cuisine. That is at least if you’re looking for tourist-standard fare. For sure, there are some restaurants and hotels that serve good food – meaning appealing to tourists. But often those establishments have terrible service. It took us an hour and a half to get served […]

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Life’s Short… Dessert in Italy

by Beth Whitman (April 26th, 2012)

Europeans have this amazing way of getting you hopped up on coffee and sugar – and nowhere is it more prevalent than in Italy where the coffee is fantastico and the sweets, well, don’t those cookies just make your teeth hurt looking at them? You can’t even imagine how delicious those little chocolate boats were. […]

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Snacks for the Road ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (March 7th, 2012)

Likely due to airlines (over) charging for meals and the excessive prices at airport restaurants for fatty, unhealthy food, I’ve observed an increase in the number of people carrying their own snacks onto planes. I’ve done this for years and have managed to hone this down to some pretty cool ways (I think) to eat […]

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Best Kauai Restaurants

by Beth Whitman (May 9th, 2011)

I’ve traveled to Kauai numerous times in the last few years with trips focused on the cuisine. Though I wouldn’t exactly call myself an expert on this topic (for that you’ll have to talk to my neighbors, David and Lee, who manage to spend more time in Kauai than anyone I know), but I have […]

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WanderGear Wednesday: Travel Foodstuff

by Beth Whitman (July 8th, 2009)

I thought this week I would take a look at some of the foods that I carry with me when I travel. I have to say right up front that I’m a relatively healthy eater. Though I don’t always live by this rule (like when I succumb to the call of M&M’s), I do generally […]

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Food & Travel: Park City and Salt Lake City

by Beth Whitman (August 25th, 2008)

Stacked salad at Shabu I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a couple of amazing, yet completely different, meals I had during my recent travels to Utah. Utah? Great food? Hmmmm…. how did THAT happen? The first memorable meal was in Park City. I was visiting the area as a guest of the Chamber […]

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Santa Fe Foodie

by Beth Whitman (August 19th, 2008)

Spinach enchiladas at a restaurant in Bernalillo, New Mexico When I travel to New Jersey to visit my family, the first thing I do once I leave the airport is make a beeline to my favorite Italian restaurant (Italianissimo in West Caldwell, which was briefly featured in the Sopranos) that serves heavenly eggplant parmigiana sandwiches. […]

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