Dutch Cuisine - Kaas Cheese

Dutch Cuisine: 17 things to eat in the Netherlands

The Dutch word ‘lekker’ doesn’t have a direct English translation, but is closest to ‘yummy.’ After sampling a variety of Dutch cuisine, we can attest to it being quite lekker, actually.

Before arriving in the Netherlands, the only thing we knew about local Dutch cuisine was cheese and Dutch apple pie.… Read the rest


Local life in Rovinj, Croatia

Local life in Rovinj, Croatia

We pass by the obvious cafes in the open squares that have menus in English and head up the twisted cobblestone lanes that lead into the interior of the old town. We smile at the elderly lady we’ve seen dozens of times, mumbling something we probably couldn’t understand even if we did speak the language.… Read the rest


Istrian Brandy: An Istrian Day Trip, Part 2

Istrian Brandy: An Istrian Day Trip, Part 2

This four-part series details the four stops on our Istrian day trip. Our adventure through Istria included Truffle hunting and sampling, Istrian Brandy processing and sipping, visiting Motovun, a hilltop town, and visiting Porec, a seaside town. It was a day full of new tastes, sights and experiences. Read the rest


We saw pumpkin dishes on nearly ever restaurant menu in Australia and, at first, didn't understand the pumpkin craze.

Pumpkin Soup in Australia: It’s what’s for dinner

Pumpkin is something I associate with Halloween, but in Australia, it’s what they make for dinner. Some variation of pumpkin, often a pumpkin soup, can be found on just about every restaurant menu in Melbourne. We are always eager to try local dishes, but we were hesitant to indulge in the pumpkin craze.… Read the rest


Ljubljana Food Festivals serve up some great fare, like the Holesterol burger at the Pivo & Burger Fest

Ljubljana Food Festivals

We’ve said it before: We love festivals. If they involve food and beer, all the better. By chance, we’ve had the fortune of being able to partake in local events on numerous occasions during our journey, like the Cape Town Beer Fest and the Kotor Karneval.… Read the rest


Nova Runda Craft Brewery American Pale Ale

Nova Runda Craft Brewery in Zagreb

We’re going to let you in on a not-so-little secret: We like beer. And, we love craft beer. And right now, Nova Runda craft brew from Zagreb, Croatia is pretty high on our list.

Nova Runda Craft Brewery American Pale Ale

During our 11 months of travel, we’ve tried a hefty number of brews around the world.… Read the rest


Eating in Lecce, Italy: Traditional to Fast Food

It took us some time to understand the typical hours of eating in Lecce, Italy and, while our first impressions of typical Lecce cuisine still stand, once we really got it figured out we were introduced to an abundance of dining options.… Read the rest


9 Bars in Lecce, Italy: Beer, Wine and Cocktails

We didn’t have high expectations for the bars in Lecce, Italy. It is a small, historic town that markets its architecture more than its nightlife. Being in the middle of a lesser-known wine region, we knew wine would be flowing, but we weren’t sure what we would find in the way of craft beer and cocktails.… Read the rest


Our first taste of Lecce, Italy food

Like nearly everywhere we’ve been, we haven’t exactly nailed down the local hours of consumption in Lecce, Italy. More than once we’ve found ourselves the only patrons in a sandwich shop at noon or a trendy pub at six in the evening.… Read the rest