Rishikesh, one of India's most popular destination for foreigners and locals alike, is the place where spiritual seekers and devout Hindus come to pay homage. Known as the "Yoga Capital of the World", many that come are so drawn to this sacred place, that they come back time and again. And for some, they feel [...]
Landing in Myanmar (Burma) for the first time or simply after a long flight may be a bit intimidating at first, so it is best to book a comfortable hotel ahead of time for the first night. If you are landing in Yangon as most people do, there are 2 popular options on where to [...]
My Travel article on Lebanon as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition 2018, read it here.
Lebanon is a mecca for foodies. The Lebanese Cuisine is, in itself, worth a flight over for days of gluttonous consumption. In case you cannot travel there this week, here is a list of traditional dishes to try at your local Lebanese Restaurant. A variety of Vegetables make up half of Lebanese (Arabic & Mediterranean) [...]
Where would one find the best Truffle Pasta in all of Rome? Many would think at a generationally owned family restaurant in some small alley. Or possibly at a fancier establishment. Believe it or not, this gem could also be found at the Roma Termini Main Station food court 'Il Merkato Centrale'. YES, the Central Train/Bus Station where [...]
If you are going to a new place to learn about their Culture, I challenge you to Suspend All Your Previous Judgements. Fully Immerse Yourself with the Locals. Eat their Food, Drink their Drinks and try to Experience Life as they do. Stay at Casa Particular's in Cuba The best places to stay when visiting Cuba is in [...]
One of Marina Del Rey's most popular restaurants, Killer Shrimp, serves a Spicy Seafood Broth and Cucumber Lime Mint Gin Martini that is simply perfecto after a Paddle-board Session! Recently, I've found myself spending more time in this cozy, friendly area which contains chiller vibes and less of a crowd (than neighboring Santa Monica). The [...]
On your next trip to Maui, your first grub stop must be to South Maui Fish Company for the freshest Poke Bowl! With the establishment being ranked #1 out of 675 restaurants in Maui on TripAdvisor, I had to taste the hype! Once I hopped in my rented mini-SUV from the Kahului airport, I drove 20 [...]
My article "Changing Faces: How Immigration and Food Forever Changed the San Gabriel Valley", a proof that Immigrants Make America Great. Published in ARE Magazine, Summer Edition 2017, read it here.
Ida’s Home Cooking Yabouy is the best cooking class in The Gambia. You will learn how to cook in her home and experience an authentic Gambian meal. Ida Cham Njai has spent the last 20 years working in the tourism industry. Since 2008, she began her cultural cooking experience at her home in the neighborhood [...]