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Autentica: Authentic Mexican Food In Portland, OR - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

I recently got the chance to join a group of foodies and bloggers for a family meal at Autentica, and I have to say, I was beyond delighted. After …

Mexican Food

Chaaya: The Insanely Good Indian Restaurant In Beaverton - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

When I eat, the foods that impress the most are the foods that feel like a dance in my mouth. They beckon. Tastes melding together in a sensual way. …

13 Reasons To Love Yelapa, Mexico

I have to admit, when I first arrived in Yelapa, Mexico, I wasn’t sure I liked it. I’ll be honest, for me, it doesn’t measure up to my favorite place …

Central America

The Best Ways To Deal With Travel Anxiety - Travel Scamming-Avoid Travel Scams

Travel anxiety is something that can affect us all. As much as I’ve traveled, I still tend to get very little asleep the night before leaving for a …

Your Guide To The Best Indian Street Food In Mumbai - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

There are so many things to do in Mumbai, but, you definitely don’t want to miss the street food. A lot of people avoid street food because they …

MiraMar: Stay In A Beach Casa In Yelapa, Mexico

If you’ve ever imagined having your own casa in Mexico that overlooks the beach, you can make that dream come true at MiraMar Yelapa. MiraMar is …

Asia Travel

Why You Definitely Want To See The Marietas Islands With MiraMar Excursions

In the Bay of Banderas, just off the coast of Yelapa, Mexico is a preserved bird sanctuary with so many birds, you won’t believe it. The Marietas …

Central America

Vereda: A Jungle Oasis Place To Stay In Yelapa, Mexico

When I entered the jungle grounds of Vereda, in Yelapa, Mexico, I felt my entire body relax. After the busy madness of Puerto Vallarta, arriving at …

Time I

This Is The Place To Slurp Soup Dumplings In Portland - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

The Best Soup Dumplings In Portland<p>Xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, are everything you want on a chilly winter’s day. As you bite into the warm …

Food & Dining

The Drift Inn: My Favorite Yachats Restaurant - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

The Drift Inn is just the kind of restaurant you hope to find when visiting the Oregon Coast. It’s definitely my favorite Yachats restaurant, and the …

Washington Hikes: Buck Creek Falls

Sometimes, you find a hike so beautiful, it makes you cry. That’s what Buck Creek Falls, located near White Salmon in Washington, did to me. Even …

Hiking

Where To Eat The Best Fish And Chips On The Oregon Coast - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

I’ve eaten a lot of fish and chips on the Oregon Coast. And, there’s a lot of good fish and chips to be found, but the absolute best fish and chips …

Ridgefield Refuge: The Hike You Can Take Without Even Getting Out of Your Car

Did you know that Ridgefield, Washington holds a magical oasis of wildlife, wetlands, and forests just waiting for you to explore? Ridgefield Refuge …

Hiking

Things To Do On The Oregon Coast (All The Best Stops And Beaches)

The Oregon Coast is one of the most beautiful coastlines to explore. Oregon law allows free beach access to everyone, so you are free to stop and …

Oregon

Where To Warm Up With Soup In Portland - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

Winter is here in Portland, and besides a hot toddy, there’s no better way to warm up than with soup. Here’s where to go for the best soup in …

Washington Hikes: The Stunning Moulton Falls Trail

If you’re looking for an easy Washington hike, I highly recommend checking out Moulton Falls Trails in Washington. This hike is just an hour away …

Hiking

Two New Portland Food Carts To Wow You - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

There are two new Portland food carts that you are going to definitely want to go check out. They are both in the Killingsworth Station food cart pod …

Food

Byodo-In Temple: The Place For Meditation In Honolulu

Byodo-In Temple lies at the base of the Ko’olau Mountains in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Honolulu, Hawaii. This nondenominational Buddhist …

Meditation

Where To Find The Best Thai Restaurants In Portland - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

After living in Thailand, I dreaded moving back to the US and having inauthentic Thai food. But, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Thai …

Lulumahu Falls: An Unusual Hawaii Hike

Lulumahu Falls is definitely one of the most adventurous Hawaii hikes that I did. Not because it was long or difficult. At 2 miles, it’s a pretty …

Hiking

Han Oak Just Got Even More Fun - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

Ever since the Portland Monthly named Han Oak as the most fun restaurant, I’ve wanted to go. Han Oak has been famous for its prix fixe Korean dinners …

Eating

Why You Shouldn’t Miss The Lyon Arboretum Botanical Garden On Oahu

If you love plants and flowers, you definitely want to visit the Lyon Arboretum Botanical Garden on Oahu. It’s a stunning Shangri La of all the most …

Plants

Otis Cafe: The Oregon Coast Restaurant You Can't Miss - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

If you’re traveling down the Oregon Coast, and planning your Oregon Coast restaurants, put Otis Cafe on your foodie bucket list right now. Just …

Pokai Bay: A Sacred Beach On Oahu

<i>Pokai Bay, in Waianae, is the very essence of a Hawaiian Beach.</i> <i>A calm bay, swaying palm trees, people playing their drums on the beach.</i> <i>Just to the</i> …

Oahu

The Portland Foodie Bucket List - Eating The Globe-Food and Travel

Portland, Oregon is a foodies’ paradise. Since I live here, one of the top questions I get asked is where to eat in Portland. You need months to eat …

Ice Cream

Hawaii Hikes: The Most Magical Hike Of My Life At Kuliouou Ridge

The first time I lived in Hawaii, I didn’t do much hiking. But, now being in nature and hiking has turned into one of my favorite things. So, I was …

Hiking

Discovering Greece: Athens, Naxos, Amorgos

What makes a vacation memorable?<p>The people?<p>The places you visit?<p>The events?<p>What if everything falls into place?<p>What if the trip is so good that it …

European Travel

Top 10 Things to do in Kaunas, Lithuania

Table of Contents<p>Kaunas, Lithuania: European Capital Of Culture 2022<p>What are the Top Things to Do in Kaunas?<p>1. Visit a Lithuanian Castle<p>2. Explore …

My Road Trip to Ladakh: Part 2 of a memorable adventure!

Still down with a hangover of Ladakh but bound by a promise to come back with Part two of my road trip to Ladakh – here I am! Nope, it is not being …

Ladakh

The true costs of Iceland

No one can deny it…Iceland is a massive hot destination right now. From gorgeous waterfalls to epic sun rises you can’t go wrong with an Iceland …