For many, March means celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with green beer and plenty of partying but it’s always important to go right to the source – no matter what time of year it is! heading to Europe is always a great travel idea, so here are just a few reasons why you should visit Ireland this year! (more…)
Just like any part of the world, one of the best things about travel is all of the amazing foods you’ll be able to try along the way. Whether it’s street food from local vendors or full plated meals at popular restaurants, connecting with the cuisine of a particular place is one of the best ways to connect with the culture there.
In a country as diverse as Malaysia, it’s no different. Thanks to its placement in Southeast Asia, its cuisine is a blend of traditional Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences which is a testament to the culture of the nation. No matter what your personal tastes are, it’s more than possible to find a dish you’re going to love in Malaysia. Here are just a few of the best Malaysian foods you need to try during your next trip. (more…)
Here in North America, we have a very particular standard of restaurant & service manner that we often assume extends to the rest of the world as well. With tipping, this is definitely not the case. While 15%-20% might be the standard here, there are many other places in the world where that expectation is much different. One thing that is important to do before you head on any trip is doing a bit of research on the customs of the destination you’re headed to. Often times, the most embarrassing of our travel mistakes comes when we’ve received some type of service, when misunderstandings can create some really awkward situations. Here are just a few tips about tipping around the world! (more…)
The world is full of unconventional things; from hotels to attractions there is plenty to explore that falls a little bit to the left. For many people, food is a perfectly good reason to visit a new country. Pair that with a love of things a bit unusual, and you just might find yourself at any one of these unconventional restaurants around the world.
When travelling to South Asia, many people focus on India as their go-to and as beautiful of a country as it is, it’s important to remember the wonderful nations in the same region. Sri Lanka is one of those countries! Just south of India, Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise of an island that gives you everything from amazing beaches to lush green hills and tons of wildlife. It’s often referred to as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, so here are just a few reasons why you should head to Sri Lanka this year!
When travelling to a new destination, it’s always important to have an open mind in terms of the new tastes you will no doubt encounter. Trying new cuisines is actually a motivating travel factor for many people who want to experience new cultures in one of the most fundamental ways: food. While meat of all kinds is a mainstay in all types of cuisines and cultural cooking styles, there are delicious options for the vegetarian in all of us. Here, we take a look at some of our favourite vegetable-based meals from around the world. (more…)
No matter what country you go to, you’re bound to find snack foods; particularly ones you’ve never seen before. Maybe a local will suggest it to you, the packaging will simply catch your eye or you’ll stumble across it on lists just like this one. No matter how you find it, the end result is still the same: you will undoubtedly indulge several times during your trip and attempt to bring as much of it home as possible to “share” before it eventually runs out. If you’re okay with this kind of heartbreak, check out our list of 10 of our favourite snack foods from around the world; and give them a try when you land.
In different corners of the world, there are different guidelines about how one should conduct themselves in a variety of situations and a big one is dining etiquette. On our blog, we touched on some international Dos and Donts, some of which included how to conduct yourself in homes and restaurants alike. It’s important to keep these rules in mind so you don’t embarrass yourself! Try to familiarize yourself with a few of these rules before heading off to your destination. Many places are similar and will have rules much like wherever you live, while other places are vastly different. Learning and understanding the difference is important in order to understand different cultures, as they are typically tied to other beliefs or customs. Here is a useful infographic on a few more food etiquette tips from around the world!