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Food for Thought with Spanish Sabores

Polish sausage to anchovy on a chip: Food for Thought with @spanishsabores. #foodie #nomnom #travel

No matter where you’re from, food and traditions revolving around it are an important part of identity. When we travel, experiencing local cuisine through sharing meals, dining out, or cooking with local ingredients helps us gain insight into local culture. Food is a great way to break down barriers, even when language is a challenge, and helps to quickly make new friends.  Each Friday a new…

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Travel Photo Roulette #83: Summer!

Travel Photo Roulette #83: Summer! #photoroulette #photography #summer #travel @two4theroad

Galeston Pier

This summer’s start has been a hectic one! We’re currently on a six-month work contract that has us on a US Roadtrip, working at festivals and events across the country. Late spring saw us in the northeast, culminating with a Fourth of July celebration in Philadelphia. Next, we learned we were nominated among a great group of bloggers for the USA Today/10-Best Couples Travel Bloggers (shameless…

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Food for Thought with Slightly Astray

*NEW INTERVIEW* #Food for Thought with @slightlyastray #foodie #nomnom #foodstories #travel

Most travelers, whether we agree with the label or not, are foodies. We are explorers and experimenters, open to new experiences.  Eating (and cooking) local cuisine, we gain insight into the places we visit. Whether it’s a national dish or a new-found local favorite, getting food tips from local residents is a great way to make new friends and get some good grub. Through our Food for Thought ser…

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Thumb-Sized Berries at the NC Blackberry Festival

Thumb-Sized Berries at the NC Blackberry Festival #festival #summer @visitnc

NC Blackberry Festival NC Blackberry Festival

Fairs and festivals are always a great way to experience some local color. When said fairs and festivals involve food, we know immediately we’ll have an extra good time. This past weekend we spent the day at the North Carolina Blackberry Festivalin Lenoir, NC. Main Street was converted into block upon block of food and craft vendors, displays, blackberry-themed items, a…

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Food for Thought with Spilling the Beans

*NEW POST* Tuscan wineries to rotten shark! Food for Thought with @spilling_beans #food #travel #nomnom #foodie

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are,” wrote Anthelme Brillat-Savarin back in the 1800s. This phrase lived on, uttered again by Chairman Kaga on Iron Chef. What were they getting at? Food and drink affect every person on the planet, but it’s more than just “you are what you eat.” The ingredients we use, the dishes we pass down through generations, and our customs around sharing…

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A Rewarding First-Half

It’s been a great 1st half of 2014! A Rewarding First-Half #award @skypemoments @10best #10BestCouplesTravelNMA

TurtleTravelTagong USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice

Just yesterday, we found out we are among the nominees for top couples travel bloggers as chosen by USA Today 10Best Experts. From here, the contest is all about Reader’s Choice! Voting is now open, and you can vote once per day until then. Remember to only vote once per day, as additional votes will cancel each other out, or so it says in the fine print. The 10…

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Food for Thought with LandLopers

*New Post* Food for Thought with LandLopers #foodie #nomnom @landlopers

Food brings people together. Even when language is a challenge, sharing a meal breaks down barriers quickly. Some of our fondest travel memories involve meals we’ve shared or recipes we’ve brought home from a trip. Through our Food for Thought series, we hope to learn more about other travelers’ journeys, and the role food plays for them. A new interview is published each Friday. This week we are…

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National Heritage: Independence Day in the Northeast

Excited to be celebrating Independence Day in the Northeast! #4thofJuly #celebrate #holiday

US Capitol July 4th, Independence Day

On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted by the Continental Congress. To commemorate our freedom, Americans today celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, parades, baseball games, grilling/picnics and family reunions. For the past few months, US history has been in the forefront of our minds, as we’ve spent a few weeks each in…

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Street Art: Philadephia Murals

Street Art: Philadephia Murals #streetart #fresh #art #philly

Philadelphia Murals

Philadelphia Muses by Meg Saligman

While zigging and zagging through Philadelphia, we were lucky enough to stumble upon one of the famous Philadelphia murals. We were exploring and wandering the Society Hill neighborhood when we came across the mural below, Mapping Courage, which took up almost half the block! The mural honors W.E.B. Du Bois and Engine #11, a historical African American…

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Food for Thought with A Crowded Planet

Food for Thought with A Crowded Planet

Through a country or region’s foods, we make meaningful connections that we might never otherwise. Whether it’s learning a new recipe or sharing a meal with new friends, food memories are powerful. Culinary travel is becoming more and more popular, and with good reason. Food influences the way we experience the destinations we visit. Through our Food for Thought series, we hope to learn more…

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