One of the constants in everyone’s life is the need to eat and drink.
As we travel, we get a feel for a place by what the locals eat and drink. Here we will highlight those experiences as well as share our recommendations for places to partake in our own backyard.
Our Food & Libations Blog Articles
Photo Contest Examples – My Success in the 2021 IFWTWA Photo Contest
My Photo Contest Examples 6 Photos with a Story to Tell "A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away." E. Welty When people look at their photos, there are often a couple that stand out as their favourites. It might [...]
Billings Montana Breweries You Should Visit
Montana has two main nicknames. “The Treasure State” because of its rich mineral reserves and our favourite, “Big Sky Country”. On a recent trip to Montana we were delighted to discover its wide open spaces and take in its beautiful scenery.
Riverhead Brewing Company: Adventurously Brewed
One of 7 craft breweries in Kingston, they pride themselves on producing quality beer "with the adventurous spirit”.
Enjoy the Bounty of The County: Wineries of Prince Edward County
When you think of wine, does Canada and specifically the province of Ontario come to mind? Well, it should. Amongst the several wine regions in Ontario, Prince Edward County, locally known as “The County,” is considered one of the fastest growing wine destinations.
The 40 Best Wine Regions in the World
Are you a wine lover? Check out our contribution about the wine region of Burgundy, France, in this great post about the 40 Best Wine Regions in the World. Contributors to this list are bloggers from around the world. This list [...]
3 Ways to Organize a Wine Tasting Get-Together
When you think of going to a wine tasting, does it bring a feeling of happiness or worry? Are you happy because of the different wines you'll taste and discover, or do you worry because you don't want to look and sound like you don't know anything about wine? These same two feelings can occur when you are planning a wine tasting of your own. There are various ways to set up a wine tasting event. Let’s look at three different ways you could organize and enjoy such a get-together.
Featured Podcast: Exploring the “County”
Listen as Lori Sweet of Voyage Writers chats with Stephanie and Cynthia of Flying For Flavour about wine, travel and the Prince Edward County area of Ontario.
Travel Bloggers Pick The Best Gelato In Italy
If you have ever talked to anyone about a trip to Italy, gelato will undoubtedly come up in the conversation. Here is a list of some of the best gelato in Italy, according to travel bloggers like us and compiled by [...]
Prince Edward County’s Taste Trail: Three Dog Winery First Stop
The phrase “It takes a village” is a line from an ancient Nigerian proverb. The phrase refers to the need of an entire community to raise a child. In the case of John and Sacha Squair, the owners of Three Dog [...]
Book released on Amazon
We are thrilled to announce the release of the book What We Love! on Amazon. We both have stories included in this book. Love of Travel Feeds My Soul by Lori and Love Takes Flight by Sylvio. The book reached #1 Bestseller in the Happiness category on [...]
Valentine’s Day Dining Guide
From Châteaubriand and champagne to cocktails and sushi to dinner and a movie, our international restaurant suggestions have you covered for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is barrelling down on us, and studies project that we will spend almost 21 billion dollars [...]
Prince Edward County Taste Trail: Karlo Estate Winery
Karlo Estates Winery in Wellington, Ontario, Canada, has been dealt several different hands of cards over the last few years, and like the song “The Gambler,” by Kenny Rogers, Sherry Karlo is holding her cards, or in this case, Karlo Estates Winery. The property [...]
Luckett Vineyards: Wines to Phone Home About
In the beautiful Gasperau Valley region of Nova Scotia, Canada, sits Luckett Vineyards. On fertile land purchased in 2000, founder Pete Luckett and his family first planted fruits and vegetables. Read Full Article: Originally on Links & Libations Travel Magazine
World’s most famous wine region, Bordeaux France
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, the city of Bordeaux is located 358 miles southwest of Paris. Bordeaux is not only the name of France’s second most visited city after Paris, but it is also the name of the region. “Wine [...]
Good Beer & Good People – Granville Island Brewing Company, Vancouver BC
For the originators of Granville Island Brewing, their love of flavorful beer ran so deep, it inspired them to open one of Canada’s first microbreweries in 1984. It became their mission to craft locally brewed beer that they enjoyed and were proud to serve their friends [...]
Tasting Our Way Through The Wine and History of Burgundy, France
Wine is the root of all things in Burgundy, and there is nothing better than a fabulous glass of wine. I’m not a wine snob, but I’m someone who enjoys a satisfying glass of wine. Combining my love for wine with my passion [...]
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Experience Nature at Hammond Hill
Located on 62 wooded acres and just a 30-minute drive from Ottawa, you will find Ontario's newest camping experience, Hammond Hill, Canada's Premiere Eco-Experience, and Wilderness Resort. Opened officially to the public in the summer of 2021, this labour of love is a dream come to reality for co-owners Brad Cartier and Aaron Markel. Read the full article originally published in The Next Taste Spring 2023
Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello: Escape from the Ordinary
Driving down the tree-lined driveway, the largest log structure in the world comes into sight. As you manoeuvre your vehicle under the covered front entrance, a well-dressed bellman greets you with a smile. Welcome to the luxury of the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello. You will find the world's largest log cabin nestled in the trees along the bank of the Ottawa River in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada. Read the full article originally published in The Next Taste Spring 2023
Best Things to Do in Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
Best Things to Do in Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia Now that the weather is getting warmer and thoughts of summer travel are on your mind, why not take a trip to Nova Scotia? In this post, read about many of the great things to do and see in Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is one of the three Maritime provinces and one of the four Atlantic provinces. The tides in the Bay of Fundy are the highest in the world [...]
South African Adventure Photo Essay
South African Adventure Photo Essay We had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the beautiful country of South Africa with Go Touch Down Tours. Our first safari adventure included early morning and late afternoon game drives through the beautiful Songimvelo Game Reserve. Every time we left Humala River Lodge nestled deep within the reserve, we were treated to gifts from Mother Nature. We ventured across open areas in view of the Green Stone Mountains dating back well over 3 billion years. We bounced along worn tracks in our safari vehicle, stopping, turning off the engine and sitting quietly as we watched [...]
10 Best Things to do in the Quebec Maritimes of Eastern Canada
The Quebec Maritimes in Eastern Canada has so much to offer. The multitude of cities and towns have their own unique culture, cuisine, and scenery. One of the best ways to explore the region is to take a road trip. You can take many routes, including at least one ferry, so you don’t have to backtrack. Don’t worry; the ferry rides themselves can be considered an excursion. Click the link below to read more about this wonderful part of Canada. To read the full original article, please visit the Calculated Traveller: https://www.calculatedtraveller.com/blog/quebec-maritimes-canada/ For more articles about places to visit [...]
Christine Fraser: Golf Course Architect
What do the Lahinch Golf Club in Ireland and Toronto Golf Club in Canada have in common besides the fact they are top level golf courses? They happen to be golf courses literally touched by the hand of 31 year old golf course architect Christine Fraser. How did this young Canadian end up working in the golf course design industry? Click the link to read the rest of the story first published in The Distillery Channel Journal. Read full article - originally published on ISSUU
Thailand: The Land of Smiles
Beautiful exotic Thailand has tropical beaches, royal palaces, ancient ruins, historic temples, fantastic food and friendly people. It’s often on the list of bucket list countries to visit. There is so much to see and do in Thailand that our first article only touches on some of the main highlights. It indeed was hard to pick and choose what to include. I took close to 1700 photos on our trip and had to force myself not to take more! It really is a feast for the eyes. Before you click on the link below to read the article, here are [...]
Shoulder Season: It’s a Great Time to Travel
Travel is something most people enjoy. What they don’t enjoy is high prices and crowds. Travelling during the shoulder season is a great way to get more for your travel money and time and in some cases, preserve your sanity. Read more about this type of travel - Full article on ISSUU.com
Things To Do At A Cruise Ship Port – A Collaborative Article
Check out this collection of great things to do while in a cruise ship port according to some very well travelled writers. Our contribution is about Cape Canaveral, Florida. Read full article: Originally on The Common Traveler
Top Things To Do While in New York City – A Collaborative Article
Check out this collection of top things to do while in New York City in this collaborative post by 16 travel bloggers who share their advice and experiences. Our contribution is about Roosevelt Island. It is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Looking for the Top Things To Do in New York City? Then keep reading! Full article on PlanningAway.com