13 Best things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. It’s known for its beaches, culture, music, food, and nightlife. The city of Rio de Janeiro is amazing and has a lot of great attractions, but it can be hard to decide exactly what to do while you’re there. From beaches, bars, and clubs to museums, parks, and restaurants – there are many good reasons to visit this incredible city.

What to Eat in Lima, Peru

Peruvian Huancaina served on a plate.

Peru in general is well-known as one of the top food destinations of Latin America, especially for its classic dishes such as Ceviche. However, Lima in particular is the place to go if you’re looking to try a range of exotic and exciting dishes to really open up your taste buds.

20 Unique Cafes Around the World

Space effective architecture and ambience at The Lhong Tou Café.

We’ve seen some really quirky cafes around the world while traveling; some in old factories, some in scary allies, and some of them even situated at the top of mountains. If you look for the world’s most unusual cafes and best coffee shops, you’ll find some really quirky and strange ones. Wondering where they are? … Read more

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.

Where to eat in Aruba in the Caribbean Islands?

View from palapa at Elements - Pic by Jen from Heartbeat of Your Home

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

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 about how my culture eats goat trotters, goat tripe, oxtail stew, … 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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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 … Read more

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

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 : 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