Traveler’s Guide to Dining in Cuba

Guide to Dining in Cuba

Because I lack self-control, I know long before my flight lands that over-indulging in food and beverages will be a highlight of the trip. Any trip. I plan for it. First thing, I do an online search: what to eat and drink in (insert destination here). Next, my pre-trip language studies focus on …

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Sick on a Plane and Stuck in the Middle Seat

Moments before boarding the plane for the last leg heading home, I felt that queasy belly badness that lets you know that food poisoning is taking over your body and you’re going to be sick on a plane. My flight was about to take me to one of Dante’s 9 circles of hell. Circle number 3, …

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Finding Great Food While Traveling: Managing Expectations in Edinburgh

Edinburgh appeared on our travel radar last summer just a few days before flying to Norway. One reason for the Norway trip, a training class for my husband, got cancelled so we had an extra week and no plans. I pictured myself in Norway, hand to my brow, shielding my non-Nordic …

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Who Says You Can’t Go Back?

“You eat the food here?” That was the question our guest asked. Tad was an American guy we met at a campground in Meknes, Morocco. We had invited him to join us for dinner the evening before and apparently he had been keeping an eagle eye on our activities, because …

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The Weight of History and the History of Weight

Today began with an early delivery of beer kegs, rolling down the sidewalk to the door of the pub below my window. If you thought that might have been a bother, don’t fret. I was ready to get up anyway and it was a “fine, soft day” in Clonakilty, County …

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