Unique Nicaragua Experiences With Kids

A man on a horsedrawn cart at a street corner in Granada, Nicaragua - Pic by GeoBeetles

Once only visited by adventure seekers and historians, Nicaragua has now made its mark on the tourist map. With beautiful coastlines on both sides and 19 volcanoes to visit, a trip to Nicaragua for family travel is just perfect. If you want to plan a family trip to Nicaragua with kids, these were our favorite things to do.

Unearthing Spanakopita, the Greek Spinach Pie

Spanakopita is a popular Greek spinach and cheese pie

Spanakopita is a crumbly, rich filo pastry made of spinach, onions, cheese, and herbs, that is incredibly popular in Greece. The exact origins of spanakopita are not known, but the Spanakopita can be compared to the Turkish pastry ispanakli or Turkish spinach borek. But here’s more about it.

21 Top things to do in Switzerland

Bridge across the Limmat River in Zurich, Switzerland - pic by Sarah

Soaring alpine peaks overhanging quaint village towns; chocolates to delight the senses; fondues and raclettes, and Emmentaler cheese; the serene Swiss National Park and the wooded shores of Lake Geneva; these are just some of the reasons to visit Switzerland. If you’re planning a trip to this amazing Alpine country, here are some of the best things to do in Switzerland.

Mr Whippy Ice Cream Memories

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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, you have all kinds of memories of home and for both of us it turned out we were obsessed with English ice creams called 99’s. In those days, there was … Read more

Best Churches in Australia & NZ to visit

Church of the Good Shepherd - Lake Tekapo, New Zealand - By Suzy Whittle from Suzy Stories

Although Australia only had its first brush with Christianity in the early 17th century, it’s home to some of the most famous cathedrals in the world. The rest of Oceania and New Zealand too are home to some popular churches such as the shoreside Church of the Good Shepherd or the magnificent First Church of … Read more

Where to eat in Bangalore, India

Masala Dosa at New Krishna Bhavan - Pic by Athul from Our Backpack Tales

Bangalore being the IT hub and one of the most populated cities in India, you can spot people form all over India and also from other countries living here. From temples and hill stations to waterfalls and forts, there are many places to visit around Bangalore which makes it a loved destination for tourists. Cultural … Read more

Where to eat in Durham, NC, USA

M Kokko Ramen - Pic by Annick from The Common Traveler

From its humble beginnings as a tobacco town, Durham has always been a power town when it comes to business. Tobacco mills gave way to Black Wall Street and the city has become a hotbed for new young entrepreneurs and developers (we are home to Counter Culture Coffee after all, so we’re well caffeinated!). One … Read more

Where to eat in Chania on Crete, Greece

A dish at Serenissima Restaurant restaurant on the sea - Pic by Gabi from The Tiny Book

Modern Mediterranean dishes can trace back their origins all the way to the simple array of ingredients originally belonging to the Cretan diet. Abundant greens, rigorously seasonal cheeses, not a lot of meat, and the secret key to bind all those together with harmony and taste, local extra virgin olive oil. Mountain herbs, a bunch … Read more

Popular Food to Eat in African Countries

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Africa evokes images of safaris and tents, of bush dinners and camping, of sunny desserts and grassy oases. Every country on the African continent has a telling history and rich diversity. But there’s more! The food in Africa is as diverse as her people, ranging from the spicy and flavorful to refreshing and unique. Want … Read more

What To Do In Wagga Wagga, Australia

Wagga Wagga - Pic by Paula Of Truly Expat

For those who have travelled to Australia and in particular Sydney and Canberra, we never think to go to rural Australian towns. Yes, sure there are plenty of things to do in Sydney but finding rural towns in New South Wales is so much more exciting with plenty to do in the sparse countryside. So … Read more

Where to eat in Bristol, UK

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Bristol has long been known for its diverse, exciting and independent food scene. The last few years has seen this trend continue to accelerate and make this city an even more tempting prospect for those of us seeking quality places to eat. Here are just a few of the reasons why any food lover should … Read more

Where To Eat in Wellington, New Zealand – Top Places

Where to eat in Wellington, New Zealand - By Christin Theilig

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is located in the south of the North Island and is often referred to as ‘The Coolest Little Capital In The World’. Rightly so! The city is as much about numerous beaches, cool coffee shops and an artistic vibe as it is about food. Actually, I’d argue that every … Read more

What to Eat in Tbilisi, Georgia

What to Eat in Tbilisi, Georgia - By Kan of Kan And Iris

Georgia (the country, not the state) boasts some of the most underrated travel destinations in the world. A big part of that is food. After travelling for a month in Turkey, we were weighing up whether to head to Europe during the peak of summer (expensive!) or to wait another month before it cools down … Read more

Where to eat in St. Augustine, Florida

Must Visit Foodie Places in St. Augustine Florida - By Tracy from Food Wine Sunshine

St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the United States, which means it is full of history, things to do and plenty of amazing places to eat. Whether you want to dine on the beach, in the historic district or where the locals eat here are some of the best places to eat in St. Augustine.

10 things to do in Clarksville, Tennessee

Visit Beachaven Winery - Pic by Jessica from The Walking Mermaid

Clarksville, Tennessee is known as the home of the Airborne Division. Ft. Campbell is the heart of this growing city and fills the streets with pride. Only located about 45 minutes north-west of Nashville, you can find that Clarksville has its own historical and unique southern charm. In this post I am going to take … Read more

10 Things to eat in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee lets you stroll along the river, it has many restaurants, and cafes serving tempting foods, and drinks. You can visit the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory and Historic Third Ward. A weekend trip to Milwaukee, the largest town in Wisconsin, can be really thrilling because this city has some of the best restaurants to offer, … Read more

Where to eat in Aruba in the Caribbean Islands?

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As our 20th anniversary approached, my husband, Joe, and I decided we wanted to get away without our children to celebrate this milestone anniversary. We hadn’t been on a vacation without our kids for 10 years, so this was a long overdue treat, and I wanted it to be as close to perfect as possible! … Read more

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 best Asian street food you must try; here’s the list of the top Asian food to … Read more

13 Things to do in Tokyo, Japan with kids

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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

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

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

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

13 Things To Do In Hamburg, Germany

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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

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 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

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

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

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

Where to eat in Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

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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 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 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

50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

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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

Where to Eat in Paris, France

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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

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

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

When you take a trip to India, towns like Mumbai and Goa. Ramdaspur or Ambarsar are the erstwhile names of Amritsar, another city in Punjab that you must visit. 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. … Read more

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

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

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

Unusual things to do in Goa, India

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OFF THE BEATEN PATH ATTRACTIONS IN GOAUsgalimal Rock CarvingsGalgibaga beachTalpona 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 MarketCandolim Beach WHERE TO EAT … Read more

Christmas Dishes and Sweets from across the World

Traditional Christmas Dishes from across the world - TheWingedFork

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 the Christmas Dinner menu and start getting the Christmas pudding ready. It’s such a warm time … Read more

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

Kanelbullar : Sweden’s Little Secret

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AUTUMN | CINNAMON SEASON Growing up in the USA, autumn always brought a chill in the air, American football games, changing colors of trees and the lovely smell of cinnamon. Autumn is cinnamon season in the USA. Here in Sweden, however, cinnamon is a year round spice and cinnamon buns or kanelbullar, are an everyday event. … Read more

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

Best Indian Street Food You must Taste

Dahi Puri at Elco Pani Puri Centre in Mumbai

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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