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Best Street Food in Asia to Eat

Bhelpuri in Mumbai - Pic by Sarah from TheWingedFork

Living in Asia has its perks; warm weather, friendly locals, and most of all the best street food in Asia, or maybe even the best street food in the world. So if you’re traveling across Asia and wondering what Asian street food you must try; here’s the list of the top Asian food to taste … Read more Best Street Food in Asia to Eat

13 Things to do in Tokyo, Japan with kids

Nara Deer Park - Pic by Veronica from Vacay Visionary

Visiting Tokyo without knowing Japanese can seem scary. Luckily their hospitality coupled with most people speaking English makes getting around easier. There are so many things to do in Tokyo for adults and children. Many things on this list will be child-friendly since a six-year-old was my travel buddy. Tokyo is of course one of … Read more 13 Things to do in Tokyo, Japan with kids

AJ Hackett Nevis Swing, Queenstown, New Zealand

Methinks he made that face for the Hackett Nevis Swing camera, didn't he? - TheWingedFork

My Palms were sweaty, weak arms were heavy, no vomit on my t-shirt already, I didn’t have Mom’s spaghetti.  I’m nervous already, but on the surface I look calm and ready, deep down thinkin’ why am I here, swingin’ … I was completely calm and relaxed about getting onto a big swing till the day … Read more AJ Hackett Nevis Swing, Queenstown, New Zealand

13 Things to Do in Crete, Greece

14th century Harbour with a restored Venetian lighthouse in Chania - Pic by Emily from Visual Wandering

The supposed birthplace of Zeus, Crete is the largest Greek island covering 8,336 km² (making it the 5th largest island in the whole of the Mediterranean) so even on a 2 week holiday, you won’t see all that this island has to offer. Because Crete is so vast and varied (it takes around 6-7 hours … Read more 13 Things to Do in Crete, Greece

Where to Eat in Capri: Restaurants in the Amalfi Gem

Capri harbour from Anacapri - Pic by Kyle from Via Travelers

The following is a guest post by Via Travelers, a modern travel blog focused on helping you learn the best travel tips, hacks and itineraries to travel the world. Located close to the Sorrentine Peninsula, the island of Capri was the most visited and loved place by the emperors. The popularity of this place is … Read more Where to Eat in Capri: Restaurants in the Amalfi Gem

Follow Your Tastebuds Through Taipei

Peanut Roll in Dihua Street - Pic by Robert from Leave Your Daily Hell

Taipei has more than earned its reputation as one of the best food cities in the world. However, deciding what to eat in Taipei can be a process of elimination that’s too difficult for many travelers, especially if it’s your first time in the city, if you only have a few days or if you … Read more Follow Your Tastebuds Through Taipei

Best Things to do in Kotor, Montenegro

A boat ride to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks - Pic by Samantha from Sam Sees World

Montenegro is an absolutely stunning country filled with beautiful little cities and towns just waiting to be explored. It is not as popular as many other European cities, which adds to its mysterious charm. However, in recent years it has started to grow as a summer travel hot spot, and there is no question as … Read more Best Things to do in Kotor, Montenegro

13 Things To Do In Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg City Hall or Hamburg Rathaus

More often than not, trips to Germany skip Hamburg for Bavaria or the Rhine. But you’d be missing out by not visiting Germany’s second largest city because it is the country’s top cultural destination, a title it’s been given by The Tourism Department of Germany. So, here are 13 reasons why Hamburg should be on … Read more 13 Things To Do In Hamburg, Germany

Where to eat in Brussels, Belgium

Brunch at La Fabbrica, Brussels - Pic by Sophie from Bitten By The Bug

As is to be expected from a capital city, Brussels is teeming with excellent restaurants serving all kinds of cuisines. Belgian, Indian, Italian, Ethiopian, Asian… you name it. The price range varies as well, going from a cheap portion of fries in the street to fancy Michelin-rated restaurants. In order to make things easier for … Read more Where to eat in Brussels, Belgium

50+ Must Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia

St Augustines Tower in Goa , India - Pic by Abby from The Winged Fork

We were having a chat about the number of UNESCO sites in Asia that we’ve visited. And it seems my percentage of World Heritage Sites is really really small. So I asked my friends who have visited more places than me, ‘Which are some of the most amazing must-visit World Heritage Sites in Asia?’ And … Read more 50+ Must Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia

Where to Eat in Tulum, Mexico

Vegan snacks from Co Conamor in Tulum, Mexico - Pic by Daria from TheDiscoveryNut

A new hotspot along the Caribbean coast, Tulum is a must-do if you are going to visit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. In a short period of time, this small town transformed from a quiet hippie retreat that only a few people knew about into a bustling destination with a variety of restaurants, hotels and commercial activities … Read more Where to Eat in Tulum, Mexico

30+ Weird Foods of the World to Taste

Fried Lethocerus Indicus in Thailand market - Pic by Vijinathk

We were having a chat about the unusual food people eat in different cultures, and Laura said, “You know some people eat every part of the fish”. I said “Yeah, we do too! The fins, the eyes, everything.” And that started a long conversation abut how my culture eats goat trotters and tripe, ox tails, … Read more 30+ Weird Foods of the World to Taste

Where to eat in Lima, Peru

Punto Azul best place to try local delights - Pic by Roz from Irish Nomads

Lima’s food scene is an eclectic fusion of cultures, mixing Andean ingredients with Asian influence from nineteenth century Chinese settlers. When you’re mapping out your Peru itinerary, plan to spend plenty of exploring the city’s gastronomical scene. Oh, and expect to gain a few pounds, or a tighter waistband, too. It’s worth it! The eclectic … Read more Where to eat in Lima, Peru

Where to eat in Bangkok

80/20 – Explorers of the New Thai Cuisine - Pic by Jane and Fredrik from Sticks & Spoons

A Tasty Food Guide from Sticks & Spoons On our Travels to Bangkok we have eaten a lot of great food; from street food to Fine Dining. It’s a vibrant, progressive and interesting restaurant scene with so much to explore if you love to Travel for Food like we do! Here is our top picks … Read more Where to eat in Bangkok

Inspiration Series : Going Nomad

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Going Nomad – Should or shouldn’t I? As an aspiring nomad, I’ve come across quite a few individuals who discredit this lifestyle, and also say that it’s difficult and amounts to no good. To counter this thinking, and to provide inspiration to myself and other aspiring nomads, I’ve started this Going Nomad : Inspiration Series, … Read more Inspiration Series : Going Nomad

Where to eat in Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Dessert at Byron Bay Café - Pic by Rachita from Nomllers

It is sad but not a lot of people know that Bir actually has a lot of amazing food spots to try out different cuisines and dishes here. Bir Billing is primarily famous as Asia’s Best Paragliding Site and has many monasteries, treks, etc. for you to check out here. But amongst all this, no … Read more Where to eat in Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Where to eat in Cartagena, Colombia

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche at La Mulata - Pic by Adam from Cartagena Explorer

I know that when I travel, one of the allures is getting the chance to treat myself to some good eating. As tourism continues to grow in Colombia, it’s no surprise that Cartagena, the country’s prime vacation destination, is increasingly becoming a foodie destination. This is great since I live here and get to try … Read more Where to eat in Cartagena, Colombia

Where to eat in Havana, Cuba

La Guarida, Havana Cuba - Pic by Talek from Travels With Talek

The foodie scene in Havana is changing rapidly. Since the 90s, private enterprise restaurants known as “paladares” have been growing and creating increasingly innovative dishes. These eateries can consist of a couple of seats in someone’s private home to large venues. These paladares are helping Cuban food regain its reputation for fine cuisine and ensuring … Read more Where to eat in Havana, Cuba

50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

Some popular Herbes brands - By Paps from TheWingedFork

Ever had this happen? Travelled on holiday to a new city and after a fun day sightseeing, dropped into that famous café or bar and got stumped looking at the bar drinks list. Yep, that’s happened to me. What should I drink? What drink is famous in this city? What’s on the list of top … Read more 50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

Where to Eat in Paris, France

Scotch eggs at Frenchie Bar a Vins - Pic by Gigi from Vicious Foodie

If you’re like most people, when you think of Paris, you think of food. And who could blame you? It’s hard to untangle the city from its candy-colored macarons, its airy soufflés, its adventurous gourmets. When I visit Paris (which is as often as possible), food is always the first thing on my mind. I … Read more Where to Eat in Paris, France

Inspiration Series: Island life nomads

Hiking to the La Soufrière volcano - Pic by Dominika from Sunday in Wonderland

I always wanted to do something unusual in my life. I thought that the world was so full of possibilities that it would be a shame to devote the whole lifetime for only one standard life, filled only with one work experience. So when I’ve heard about digital nomads for the first time, I thought … Read more Inspiration Series: Island life nomads

Short Stays in Amritsar: Must Visit Sights

A replica of Zamzama in front of Gobindgarh Fort - Pic by Gobindgarh from Wiki Commons SA 4.0

Ramdaspur or Ambarsar are the erstwhile names of Amritsar, a city in Punjab that you must visit on a trip to India. Located about 217 km North West of the Chandigarh, the State Capital, Amritsar is very close to the Wagah Border that separates present-day India and Pakistan. Amritsar has a lot to offer the … Read more Short Stays in Amritsar: Must Visit Sights

Where to eat in Jaffa, Israel

Traditional Israeli dish at Dr. Shakshuka - Pic by Denise from The Navy Blonde

Israel has the best food in the world. I may be slightly biased since I lived there for 5 years, but the fresh produce; incredible dips like hummus and tahini; and the Middle Eastern take on Mediterranean food is hard to beat. While there are countless must-see places in Israel, one of my favorite cities … Read more Where to eat in Jaffa, Israel

Global Mardi Gras Celebrations and Food

Masskara Festival is held annually in October in Bacolod, Negros Island. Pic by Ceslou from Wikipedia CC BY-SA 4.0.

What is Mardi Gras? Or what is Fat Tuesday? The Roman pagan festivals of times long past were integrated into Christian traditions by the Roman Catholic Church and are now part of the festival that is called Mardi Gras. When is Mardi Gras? Or When is Fat Tuesday? Well, depending on the culture celebrating it, … Read more Global Mardi Gras Celebrations and Food

Top Water Sports Destinations Around The World

Kayaking at Cala Blava in Mallorca - By Abby from TheWingedFork

It’s summer somewhere in the world right now! We’re lucky we live on a blue dot that has summer in some place no matter the time of the year; and there are always some nice holiday destinations that are perfect for water sports. My friends and I have put together a list of the best … Read more Top Water Sports Destinations Around The World

Unusual things to do in Goa, India

View from the Cabo De Rama Fort - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

OFF THE BEATEN PATH ATTRACTIONS IN GOAUsgalimal Rock CarvingsGalgibaga beachSan Jacinto IslandKerim BeachMorjim BeachCabo De Rama FortPalolem BeachSt. Augustine’s Tower Ruins Rita’s Gourment Cooking Class Butterfly Conservatory GoaKakolem BeachButterfly Beach POPULAR BEACHES AND DESTINATIONS IN GOACalangute BeachCotigao Wildlife SanctuaryCumbarjua CanalMapusa MarketNetravali Bubbling LakeArvalem CavesBaga BeachImmaculate Conception Church, PanjimPonda Street Market WHERE IS GOA?WHEN IS THE … Read more Unusual things to do in Goa, India

Christmas Dishes and Sweets from across the World

Traditional Christmas Dishes from across the world - TheWingedFork

Traditional Christmas food and Christmas desserts for that special Christmas Eve Dinner or Christmas Day Lunch Gifts and stockings, and desserts and treats, and Santa and snow, and so much more. Wishes coming true and hope in the air. Love and laughter and everything good. Christmas is on it’s way. It’s almost time to prepare … Read more Christmas Dishes and Sweets from across the World

Holiday in Mallorca : Activities we enjoyed

Sa Calobra - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

It was time to visit the brother and his wife. So we packed our bags and off we went to Mallorca, Spain for a month. We had a great time and the days passed too swiftly before we had to return home. But we finally got around to sorting out the photos from our holidays … Read more Holiday in Mallorca : Activities we enjoyed

Kaka Baptista East Indian Museum, Manori Mumbai

Old East Indian artifacts - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

The East Indian Museum is in Manori. So we need to cross the Marve Creek by ferry to get to Manori Jetty. It’s 10 am and there’s a boatload of people already coming off it from the other side to get to work.  And there’s another load of us waiting to go to Manori – to … Read more Kaka Baptista East Indian Museum, Manori Mumbai

50+ Best Street Food in Europe you must eat

Crispy shells stuffed with various sweet ingrediants from many places around the island - Pic by Laura from The Travelling Stomach

Food makes the world go round. Doesn’t it? Okay, maybe my world and that of my fellow foodie friends. We’ve found that some of the best street foods in the world are European dishes. If you’re planning a trip to Europe, here are some amazing European street foods and local foods that you must try. … Read more 50+ Best Street Food in Europe you must eat

Hiking Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Australia

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I don’t know why they call them the Blue Mountains? The most asked question during our short trip to this part of the Blue Mountains National Park. We were blessed enough to spend a few days in the Blue Mountains in January, home of the famous Three Sisters. The visibility was excellent during our stay … Read more Hiking Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Australia

Best Indian Street Food You must Taste

Amristari Fish Fry, Amritsar - By Sarah from A Social Nomad

Street Food and Local Restaurants in India that you must visit to try or eat at least once Indian food is most delicious food in the world! Okay, maybe not the sole winner among food around the world, but Indian dishes are definitely some of the most loved snacks and dinners in the world. Street … Read more Best Indian Street Food You must Taste

Why you should visit Vilnius, Lithuania

Church at Trakai - Pic by Rhiannon from Gypsy Heart

Vilnius is not the most likely or well known city at the top of most peoples Europe bucket lists. I must admit, I knew next to nothing about it and had never considered it as my next destination before I met Dov. I met Dov when we were both backpacking in Cambodia, and ended up … Read more Why you should visit Vilnius, Lithuania

What’s for dessert in different countries and cultures?

What's for Dessert?

What’s for dessert? I love dessert! Don’t you? So I’ve asked a few friends of mine to list the best desserts in their cultures. So here we have it – yummy desserts, Italian desserts, simple desserts, quick easy desserts, chocolate desserts, tasty desserts, light desserts, french desserts, fun desserts, summer desserts. Everything from great desserts to amazing desserts in different countries … Read more What’s for dessert in different countries and cultures?

Top Things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand

Top things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand - Alex from Discover Aotearoa

Welcome to Rotovegas! There is so extensively much to do in Rotorua, that it more than deserves this nickname. Unlike its name-giver, though, there are no casinos and hardly anything artificial to be found. On the opposite, Rotorua is most famous for its natural wonders. Rotorua sits on the so-called volcanic zone. The earth crust … Read more Top Things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand

East Indian Mango Chutney Recipe

Murabba or Chunda - By Abby from TheWingedFork

Being brought up in India, we’ve grown up on lush sweet mango chutney every summer. Sometimes, although rarely, the traditional East Indian mango chutney lasts through the monsoon and into a bit of winter. It’s a version of the Gujarati murabba and chunda, but not exactly. Or the Russian and Eastern European varenye.  What is … Read more East Indian Mango Chutney Recipe

Mumbai City Guide: Bombay, India City of Dreams

Marine Drive in Mumbai, India - By Vikram Adani

Bombay, the city of dreams, that’s where I live. My Bombay. Or should I say my Mumbai? Bombay from the Portuguese meaning ‘good bay’ or Mumbai from the Goddess ‘Mumba’. Of course we’ve had a lot of names over the centuries – Boon Bay, Bombain, Mombayn, Bombaym, Monbaym, Mombaym, Bombay, Mombaim, Bambaye, Bombeye, Bombaiim, and … Read more Mumbai City Guide: Bombay, India City of Dreams

What’s for dinner in different countries and cultures?

"Ki tin pa come" - Aruba by Michele Peterson from A Taste for Travel

What’s for dinner? A question as important as asking about breakfast. What’s for dinner tonight? Is there any dinner? What’s easy to cook for dinner tonight? What can we make for dinner? Supper? Wat eten we vanavond? Vad blir det till middag? You cooking up a feast there? Beth sydd i swper? Kin Khao? Kas Vakarienei? We couldn’t … Read more What’s for dinner in different countries and cultures?

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

View of Sigiriya - Pic by Amar from Gap Year Escape

What are the reasons you must visit Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise island in the Indian Ocean that is littered with romantic hideaways, palm tree lined beaches and glistening blue-green waters. Here are just 10 of the top reasons why you should visit this beautiful island as soon as you can. Food … Read more Top 10 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

What’s for breakfast in different countries and cultures?

What’s for brekky? – Allison from Las Vegas, USA

What’s for breakfast in different cultures and countries across the world? What’s for breakfast mom? What’s for breakfast darling? What’s for breakfast nan? What’s for breakfast at the cafe? What’s for breakfast honey? I’m hungry. What’s for breakfast? Is there any breakfast? Ever wondered what to have for breakfast? Some of these may be healthy breakfast … Read more What’s for breakfast in different countries and cultures?

From Expats to Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

The Appalachian Trail - Greg from Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail – 100 Tips, Tricks, Traps, and Facts,

Talking about the Appalachian Trail I don’t know who mentioned it first—me or my wife—but on one of our many hikes in the mountains of Costa Rica’s Central Valley someone blurted, “we should hike the Appalachian Trail.” A year and a half later we found ourselves on the summit of Springer Mountain in Georgia – … Read more From Expats to Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

Honey Balls or Snow Balls: East Indian Series

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Brown balls and white balls. Those are our punny names for gulab jamuns or rosgullas. But I’ve not heard any jokes about honey balls or snow balls yet. Is it because East Indian honey balls or snow balls are lesser known and only belong to a small part of society? Honey balls or snow balls are … Read more Honey Balls or Snow Balls: East Indian Series

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, North Island, New Zealand

Emerald lakes - TheWingedFork

How did you start off the New Year? We were woken up by our alarms at 04:15. We needed to leave by 04:45 to reach a private car park by 05:15, catch a mini bus to the car park at the end of Mangatepopo Road and cross one of three volcanoes on a 19.4 km … Read more Tongariro Alpine Crossing, North Island, New Zealand

Nahargarh Fort: Abode of Tigers

City of Jaipur view from the roof of Madhavendra Bhavan - TheWingedFork

On my recent visit to Jaipur, Rajasthan I was lucky enough to visit Nahargarh Fort, originally named Sudharshangarh Fort. (Nope, not Nahargarh Palace; that’s just the name of many local hotels. Nahargarh Fort itself contains a number of palaces that we saw.) The name Nahargarh Fort directly translates to ‘Abode of Tigers’. Situated on the … Read more Nahargarh Fort: Abode of Tigers

Indian hill stations you must visit at least once

Darjeeling in West Bengal - By Mainik Biswas from Places and Pixel

India, the land of dreams and legends, the land that has everything to offer – from scorching deserts to frozen mountains, from flowing rivers to blooming valleys – everything you want to see, you can find it in this beautiful land we call home. But if you’re like me – a city dweller – you want to … Read more Indian hill stations you must visit at least once

Amazing Churches Across the World

Saint Nicholas Church, Turkey - By Pascale Van Craryveld from Slow Travel Guide

Ever wondered about the most amazing churches in the world? The ones that you have to visit at least once. Here’s a list of the most magnificent and amazing churches around the world from your favorite travel bloggers. 1. Memorial Church of Moses church on Mount Nebo, Jordan By Lindsay of CarpeDiemOurWay Mount Nebo is … Read more Amazing Churches Across the World

North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii : Things to see and do

Turtle Bay Hawaii – By Sarah from BordersandBucketlists

The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii has found its middle ground as a place that both tourists and locals love.  The one winding road along this part of the island can lead you to so many different experiences – if you know where to look. Where to Relax Pretend to Be a Local Being a … Read more North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii : Things to see and do

Most beautiful churches in Europe

Sint Jans in Gouda - The Rare Welsh Bit

Churches, known as places of fellowship and amazing grace. Even if churches are no longer visited for their religious significance; they are still visited for their splendour and beauty, their majesty and magnificence. There are so many beautiful churches around the world that showcase amazing architecture and exquisite ornate work that are a simply must … Read more Most beautiful churches in Europe

Pench Jungle Camp : A night in the forest

The tent at the edge of the Pench Jungle Camp property in India - Pic by TheWingedFork

Tigers! The majesty, the magnificence, the sheer presence of wild nature. One of the reasons people from across the world visit India. And the reason so many of us visit National Parks. The last time we saw tigers was at Ranthambore National Park in February. So this May we went to Pench National Park in … Read more Pench Jungle Camp : A night in the forest

Pench Tiger Reserve, India : Jungle Book Land

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They say a love of nature and wildlife can make you do strange things. 😉 So there we were at Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India the middle of summer. Crazy temperatures at 45 degrees and dry heat! It was unbearably hot but thankfully there was a thunderstorm that cooled down the place a … Read more Pench Tiger Reserve, India : Jungle Book Land

Cuevas Del Drach : A main attraction in Mallorca

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Cuevas Del Drach or Caves of Drach or Dragon Caves Well, my sisters had made it to Mallorca and we were looking for something else to do. We’d already been kayaking, walked around Palma city for a while and visited the Cathedral, done a short hike up to Castell d’Alaro from restaurant Es Verger where … Read more Cuevas Del Drach : A main attraction in Mallorca

13 things to do in Singapore

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore - By Sue Davies

Singapore is one of my favorite countries to visit. I have been there at least 8 times, and will be living there for three month next winter. My first time there in 2002, we did all of the touristy thing—Raffles, the Night Safari at the Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, the Botanic Garden, Orchard Street, Chinatown—and … Read more 13 things to do in Singapore

Of bras and things – Travel Stories by women 

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You’ve already read the blog about how I found it difficult to get back into a Kayak because my boobs kept getting in the way. But that’s not the only problem I’ve had with having big boobs. My country wants me to go braless Take for instance the fact that bras my size are not manufactured … Read more Of bras and things – Travel Stories by women 

Best local Ice Creams in the World

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Bells ringing, childhood memories. The ice cream cart comes to our neighborhood, but here in Bombay it’s kulfi. Sometimes it’s the kulfi man with the basket on his head announcing his arrival. ‘Kulfi-eaah’. As kids we used to run happily for ice cream or kulfi. That instant brain freeze when you bite, the cool feeling … Read more Best local Ice Creams in the World

Aromas Cafe in Juhu, Bombay, India

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Aromas Café, Juhu, Bombay, India Think of ice cream and I think of Aromas Cafe in Juhu, Mumbai, India. I had been there for lunch with my friend Sushma. The wide glass windows gave the cafe a very spacious and positive feel. We could sit and relax for hours without being bothered to leave immediately … Read more Aromas Cafe in Juhu, Bombay, India

Inspiration Series : Fearless Goal Setting – Alison

Freedom and Road Trip - Alison Rakoto - TheWingedFork

The year I turned 33 is the year I started to live my life according to my values. Since that time I’ve made huge changes in my life, including quitting my job, moving overseas, starting a new family, and starting my own business as a Career Strategist and Career Coach. Right now we are preparing … Read more Inspiration Series : Fearless Goal Setting – Alison

Irish Hills, Onsted, Michigan – Memories to visit

Brick Walker Tavern - Tammy haley guest posting about the Irish Hills - TheWingedFork

Many memories from my childhood come from or involve the Irish Hills. The Irish Hills was a tourist trap if there ever was one, but everyone still seemed to love it. I remember my dad being all secretive and telling me and my brother to get in the car we were going for a ride. … Read more Irish Hills, Onsted, Michigan – Memories to visit

Inspiration Series : Becoming Bilingual – Jamie

Sitting in lesser-known Minas de Ríotinto, Spain - CrashedCulture - TheWingedFork

Learning languages is fun, but learning a language in it’s home country is even better. Jamie from Crashed Culture talks about immersing herself in Spanish culture to learn the Spanish language while teaching English there.  Spanish Dreams Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had the wildest dreams of traveling the world, learning all these … Read more Inspiration Series : Becoming Bilingual – Jamie

Ranthambore National Park Tiger Safari

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So excited to be going on our first Tiger safari! We all were. We knew that chances were slim since many people after going on numerous Safaris fail to see tigers. This Indian National animal has proven to be quite elusive to see, and tourists spend hours on safaris just hoping for a glimpse of … Read more Ranthambore National Park Tiger Safari

Easter Eggs, Bonnets & Chicken : East Indian Series

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Easter! Spring and redemption and everything anew. New life in Jesus and new life on earth. A celebration of hope!  And sweets! Or eggs rather? Legend tells that quite like Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus, the Easter bunny called ‘Easter’ along with the spring bunny come with egg filled baskets to the homes of children. They … Read more Easter Eggs, Bonnets & Chicken : East Indian Series

Palolem in South Goa, India : Why visit Goa?

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Why do people go to Palolem, Goa? There are a lot of beaches in Goa that are perfect for getting some sun. Goa is a beach destination, so unlike the rest of India. It’s famous for beaches like Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Majorda, Colva, Vagator and many more. But Palolem tops the list. Perfect for budget … Read more Palolem in South Goa, India : Why visit Goa?

Lebua Luxury near Amer Fort Wall, Jaipur, India

The pool and the luxurious diwans near the Amer fort wall - TheWingedFork

UPDATE: As of September 2018, the Lodge at Amer is no longer under the flagship of Lebua. “Lebua ae Lebua. Lebua ae Lebua.” I won’t tell you which family member was singing that song as we drove up the dusty path to the Lebua Lodge at Amer. I’ll just tell you that this family member … Read more Lebua Luxury near Amer Fort Wall, Jaipur, India

Manali trails : Snow, Igloos and Winter Fun

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Igloo? In India? Really? Normal questions that my friend Tejashree gets when talking about her trips to Manali in Himachal Pradesh. But yes, igloo stays are now economical and I’m so glad I got this off my bucket list. I want to one day stay in igloos in Abisko like my friend Michelle did, or the … Read more Manali trails : Snow, Igloos and Winter Fun

My privy guide to the city of Edinburgh, Scotland

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EDINBURGH CASTLE HOLYROODHOUSE PALACE ROYAL MILEScotch Whisky ExperienceCamera Obscura and World of IllusionsSt. Giles’ Cathedral or the High Kirk of EdinburghNational Museum of ScotlandReal Mary King’s Close MORE OF EDINBOROUGHScott MonumentRoyal Yacht BritanniaCramond Ghost IslandArthur’s SeatRosslyn ChapelKelpies in neighbouring FalkirkOther places of interest CALTON HILL FOOD AND EDINBOROUGH TOURS Do you hear the bagpipes play … Read more My privy guide to the city of Edinburgh, Scotland

Backwoods Mountain Camp in Hamta, Manali, India

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On our way to the Igloo Camp near Hamta Pass, Manali, which is a well known destination for skiing in Himachal Pradesh, India, we stopped for a bit somewhere near Curve 24 to look at the Backwoods Mountain Camp in Hamta Village that we plan on staying in once it opens again in April. The … Read more Backwoods Mountain Camp in Hamta, Manali, India

How to build an igloo: Lessons in the Manali snow

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I’ve dreamt of staying in a glass igloo in Kakslauttanen one day; and waking up to see the Northern Lights from the warm interiors of the igloo. I’ve also dreamt of being seated around a fire outside an igloo and traipsing through inches of snow in Iceland or Sweden to see the Aurora and capture its … Read more How to build an igloo: Lessons in the Manali snow

13 things you must do in Graz, Austria

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I loved my stay in beautiful Graz. It’s the second largest city in Austria, with a population that’s ten times that of another beautiful Austrian city, Feldkirch that my sis and I visited last October. It used to be a centre of commerce in the Middle Ages, with architecture still reminiscent of times past, and is a UNESCO … Read more 13 things you must do in Graz, Austria

Sweden on my mind: Northern Lights Photography Trip

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Choosing Sweden over Iceland Sweden. I’ve always wanted to travel there in the back of my mind, stemming from a love of professional ice hockey in my early teenage years, with several of my favorite NHL players hailing from Sweden. I even had several pen pals for a few years from Sweden (does anyone even … Read more Sweden on my mind: Northern Lights Photography Trip

Off the Beaten Path in Dagestan

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I love travel, but I never would have given Dagestan a thought till I read Steve’s blog about it. Steve, the brains behind The Hard Core Travel (No Travel Worries), has been to over 50 countries but has a passion for Russia and the Republics of the USSR. Here’s his take on Dagestan.  Dagestan, a … Read more Off the Beaten Path in Dagestan

Mamba! Crocodiles at Haller Park, Mombasa, Kenya

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I wanted to see Owen and Mzee at Haller Park when I visited this nature park in Mombasa, Kenya last month, but they weren’t on display. I did get to see a lot of animals in this national park, including fish, snakes, antelopes, hippos, monkeys, birds and Mamba! That’s Swahili for crocodile, and they are one … Read more Mamba! Crocodiles at Haller Park, Mombasa, Kenya

Inspiration Series : Nomad with a camera – Deines

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Having the odds against you should not stop you from living the life you want. Deines, a photographer and a marketing nomad tells us how she started life in Venzeula and beat the odds to become a freelance marketer and photographer.  My Life in Venzeula I’m Deines, I am from Venezuela and I guess that … Read more Inspiration Series : Nomad with a camera – Deines

Let’s talk about Ice Cream

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The jingle of the ice cream truck. Most favorite memories from childhood are made of these. Today Faith from XYUandBeyond shares her favorite Ice Cream Memories. 🙂 Ice Cream Memories As kids, both hubs and I immigrated to Canada at the age of around 8 years old (not together lol). At that age, of course, … Read more Let’s talk about Ice Cream

Fucking Fantastic! Watching Lions mate in Maasai Mara

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Sis told me to make time to see lions mate the next time I get to Kenya. I told her I’ve already seen lions mate a few times, in Amboseli and Masaai Mara. So after a few expletives from her about what was wrong with me for not blogging about it, she finally mollified me into writing this … Read more Fucking Fantastic! Watching Lions mate in Maasai Mara

Traditional East Indian Christmas Sweets

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Two East Indian aunties meet on the street. “Hello Lucy, how are you men?” “I’m good men, how are you and the babas?” “We’re all good men. Where you went?” “To the pav-wala on the corner to bring pav men. His pav better than Bertrand’s pav men. So nice and soft-soft. My dokra Aggie likes … Read more Traditional East Indian Christmas Sweets

Where shall we go snorkelling?

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Where shall we go snorkelling? Which are the best beaches in Mallorca for snorkeling? We’ve been living in Majorca for some time now and snorkeling and scuba diving come with the territory. On asking in and around Alcudia and Port de Pollenca area of Mallorca one name seemed to be echoed more than others; Cala … Read more Where shall we go snorkelling?

10 Things to Know Before Visiting Honolulu, Hawaii

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Aloha! Mahalo for visiting TheWingedFork. Today Leanne from Countries to Go has listed her deets of what you need to know before visiting the state capital of Hawaii – Honolulu in the mighty US of A 😉 Come with or without your keiki or ‘ohana, but you will find much ‘ono here. We welcome you … Read more 10 Things to Know Before Visiting Honolulu, Hawaii

Inspiration Series : Nurse around the world – Gemma

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The life of a nomad, a dream for many that goes unrealized. You can live the life of a nomad no matter what you do. All you need is the grit and the mettle that Gemma had when she decided to go be a nurse in an unusual location? Want to hear her story? Read … Read more Inspiration Series : Nurse around the world – Gemma

Elco Pani Puri Restaurant in Mumbai, India

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Since we’ve been young, a trip to Bandra for shopping meant we got to eat some tantalizing snack at Elco Pani Puri Centre and Restaurant on Hill Road in Bandra. Hill Road has always been a street shoppers paradise. I remember coming here since I was 4 or 5, with mum and my siblings. And … Read more Elco Pani Puri Restaurant in Mumbai, India

Offbeat Occitanie towns in Aveyron and Lozère

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Off the beaten path Christmas in Occitanie, France CHRISTMAS IN LOZÈRESaint Énimie     Quezac and Ispagnac SLOW TRAVEL AVEYRONEglisse Russe & Sylvanes Abbey    Château de MontaigutLe Village de Salmonac     Viaduct de Millau Yeah, like I’ve said in so many posts, France has so much to see, for the tourist that wants … Read more Offbeat Occitanie towns in Aveyron and Lozère

Visiting L’Eglise Russe in Aveyron, France

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There is a church, almost in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t know about it till he showed me. Never knew it existed, but then most people don’t, I guess. We went there one gloomy day when the clouds loomed large overhead like they were about to spill burdensome showers on us. Maybe we needed … Read more Visiting L’Eglise Russe in Aveyron, France

Dinner at K + K am Waagplatz in Salzburg, Austria

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It was pretty late by the time we got into Salzburg on the Eurail and checked into our hotel, Der Salzburger Hof. It was hardly a 10 minute walk from the Salzburg train station aka Salzburg Hauptbahnhof; and thankfully we were in the main part of the hotel and not the annex. So smile 🙂 … Read more Dinner at K + K am Waagplatz in Salzburg, Austria

Inspiration Series : Solo Travelling Nomad – Melissa

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Doing what you want and love isn’t something that should wait till later. Sometimes you just have to break free from the shackles or a routine existence and jump into that different life. And who knows? You just might find what you were meant to do. Today, Melissa from High Heels and a Backpack shares … Read more Inspiration Series : Solo Travelling Nomad – Melissa

Reasons to visit Feldkirch, and things to do

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Feldkirch is a medieval town in the mountainous state of Voralberg in Austria. It was the last stop of our journey through Austria. The reason we chose to stay in Feldkirch? We wanted to see Liechtenstein. Yeah, we wanted to get that 2 Euro stamp on our passport saying we had visited the 6th smallest … Read more Reasons to visit Feldkirch, and things to do

7 Must dos on a weekend break to Northern Ireland

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The Beauty that is Ireland They say mother earth is breathing With each wave that finds the shore Her soul rises in the evening For to open twilights door Her eyes are the stars in heaven Watching o’er us all the while And her heart it is in Ireland Deep within the Emerald Isle That … Read more 7 Must dos on a weekend break to Northern Ireland

Nairobi: See David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

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God’s resting place – Kenya As soon as the plane landed in Nairobi, I knew that I had made the right decision visiting that amazing country. Kenya or Kiinyaa, Kirinyaga and Kirenyaa means “God’s resting place” in Kamba, Kikuyu and Embu. And Nairobi is taken from the Masai phrase ‘Enkare Nairobi’ which means ‘place of … Read more Nairobi: See David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Independent Young Nomad : Inspiration Series – Jeremy

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As India celebrates its 70th Independence Day and the reaffirming of our freedom, we celebrate our right to be all we can be and our right to choose our own destiny. We celebrate youngsters like Jeremy who have chosen to walk the path less travelled, to find their own destiny, and to give hope to … Read more Independent Young Nomad : Inspiration Series – Jeremy

My top ten favorite parks in Kenya

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There is so much beauty in Kenya. One has to see for oneself. I’m lucky, I’ve had the chance to visit Kenya a few times, and I always come away amazed at the astonishing beauty that Kenya is. Kenya is a land of diverse and varied landscapes, the purest air and the most amazing wildlife. If you’re … Read more My top ten favorite parks in Kenya

Chocolicous Café Olé in Puducherry

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 Zuka in Pondicherry If you’re ever in Pondicherry, two places that you absolutely have to visit are Zuka and Café Olé. Located almost side by side, they are havens for choco-crazed folk like me. Zuka is a store with a wide range of chocolate goodies to offer, from cakes to pastries to little miniatures. Although for … Read more Chocolicous Café Olé in Puducherry

Inspiration Series : Becoming a Freelancer, When This Was Almost Unheard Of – Cris

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Sometimes the unexpected events of life and the closed doors are really there to bring you to your calling, or to be specific make you an accidental nomad. That’s literally what happened with Cris from LooknWalk. As part of the Inspiration Series for Nomads, we welcome Cris to the blog floor today to tell us her … Read more Inspiration Series : Becoming a Freelancer, When This Was Almost Unheard Of – Cris

7 facts about the Colosseum to know before visiting

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Strangest question to hear at the Colosseum ‘What’s a gladiator?’ the lady asked her daughter as she sat to take a break. We watched stunned as the daughter replied that a gladiator may have been a warrior. She then read a display nearby and elaborated that a gladiator was a captured warrior in ancient Rome … Read more 7 facts about the Colosseum to know before visiting

Bizarre Travel Encounters – Weird Things People Say

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Travel exposes you to the strangest things – apart from discovering wonderful cultural diversity, behavioral differences, and contrary thought processes – one is also exposed to a range of novel and sometimes surprising situations. Take for example when I was in Cardiff a few years ago, and after ordering a Whiskey and Soda in a … Read more Bizarre Travel Encounters – Weird Things People Say

Inspiration Series : Weekend Nomad – Gareth

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Inspiring nomads, it’s a term that can mean so many things. But on the journey to becoming a nomad there is so much that one learns and one learns to let go off. Today, we invite a different type of nomad to the blog floor, a weekend nomad. Gareth is a teacher 5 days a … Read more Inspiration Series : Weekend Nomad – Gareth

What do you do in Amsterdam when called for a last-minute business trip?

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Amsterdam is the destination Amsterdam is a very famous tourist destination with millions of tourists coming into the city every year. A lot of its popularity comes from activities that would not go down well in my line of work if I was to participate. So that leaves the question what do you do on … Read more What do you do in Amsterdam when called for a last-minute business trip?

I lost my apple twice: Misadventures in a Kayak

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My first kayak experience turned out to be truly eventful. By that evening I’d developed purple bruises all over my hands and legs. It was amazing! Ah, but let’s get back to the beginning. Kayaking is something I’ve always wanted to do, well along with so many other things. And when I finally got to … Read more I lost my apple twice: Misadventures in a Kayak

2 things I didn’t like about Mount Vesuvius

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So I finally visited Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. My siblings and I had wanted to go since we were kids, ever since we had seen all those movies and read all those books about the place. All those books about the volcanic explosion at 1 pm on 24th August, 79 AD, and the legends and myths … Read more 2 things I didn’t like about Mount Vesuvius

How the majesty of Masada awed me

Majestic Masada While on our way to discover the secrets of the Dead Sea region and the healing properties of the Dead Sea, we stopped for a few hours at Masada. The 2000 year old fortification once housed King Herod’s palace, with its 3 rock terraces, overlooking the Dead Sea. We took the cable car up … Read more How the majesty of Masada awed me

Majorcan Paella Mixtas: A lazy Sunday lunch with a traditional feast

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A lunch invitation We’re renting James and Antonia’s place in Inca in Mallorca aka Majorca for a few weeks this summer. It’s lovely, the rustic and the modern merging into a beautiful new character. I love the feel of being so far away from the town of Inca, even though it’s just on the other side of the … Read more Majorcan Paella Mixtas: A lazy Sunday lunch with a traditional feast

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