A Foodie-Approved Holiday Gift List for Frequent Travelers, by a Frequent Traveler
As a culinary adventurer I’m always on the go, spending up to 100 days a year on the road. This is the first in a series of Foodie-approved holiday gift recommendations. Today’s topic is TRAVEL: great picks for globetrotters, based on my own personal experience.
Recently, I’ve seen multiple “gifts for travelers” lists filled with items that make me wonder if the writer has ever packed a suitcase. I decided to curate a list of my favorite items for real travelers. Disclaimer: l am not being compensated in any way by the products or companies I recommend. If I say I own a product, that means I went out and bought it, and I love it enough to tell you about it!
Here are my top holiday gift picks for TRAVELERS: Read more
I can’t stop thinking about Phnom Penh. Many travelers to Cambodia use the capital city as a brief stop-off point – a place to shed their jet lag and acclimate to the country’s searing temperatures – before heading off to the temples of Siem Reap or the beaches of Kep, but I found Phnom Penh to be a worthy travel destination, especially for the local food.
Cambodian cuisine remains a mystery to most of the Western world. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I agreed to shoot the web series in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Travel shows I watched focused on temples and food shows, on fried tarantulas. Logically, most culinary travelers to Southeast Asia make a beeline for Vietnam, but Cambodia was calling my name. In retrospect, I’m so glad I went; the people, plates and stories I experienced in Cambodia were nothing less than extraordinary. Read more
Do you keep a travel bucket list? Have you ever crossed off an item, only to realize you’ve been duped, falling into yet another mediocre tourist trap?
It happened to me in Tokyo. Read more
If you only had one day in LA, where would you eat? Last week, I headed to Los Angeles, California and this is how I spent 24 foodie hours chowing down on the West Coast:
That’s what I wanted to yell from seat 7A as soon as my airplane’s wheels hit the tarmac at LAX. I took the earlybird flight from New York (because it was the cheapest) leaving before sunrise and landing smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles’ morning rush hour. In spite of my bleary eyes, I was ready to hit the ground running, mainly because it was National Taco Day. Read more