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I Took A Ham Tour In Italy

Visiting a Prosciutto di Modena factory

Meat doesn’t bother me. I don’t eat it, but I’m perfectly comfortable around it. I’m okay visiting pig farms, and butchers, and even Prosciuttificio Nini Gianfranco, a cured pork (prosciutto) packing house in Modena, Italy. That time was fine. We toured the sleek steel industrial packing house and learned about the region’s centuries-old tradition of salt-curing and aging pork. It was really interesting, up […]

100+ Gift Ideas for Travelers, Foodies, and Photographers

Gift Ideas for Travelers, Foodies, and Photographers

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been coming up with holiday gift ideas that might be of interest to you, our lovely readers and friends. Most are practical, a few are fun, but all are things that I think someone who loves travel, food, or photography would like to receive as a gift. Many of the […]

Passports With Purpose 2014: Win Travel Prizes & Promote Sustainable Farming in Honduras

Sustainable Harvest International

Some of you may remember that last year we participated in a unique fundraiser called Passports With Purpose. This annual event was started by a group of travel bloggers looking for a way to help support communities in need around the world. This cause is near to my heart. I feel incredibly lucky to be […]

Exploring Mexican Food & The Mission District With Chef Rick Bayless

Chef Rick Bayless speaking on Mexican food

Anyone who has read this blog a few times knows I’ve had a very long love affair with Mexico and Mexican food. When I first moved to California back in 2001, I fell hard for the culture that was everywhere in my diverse Los Angeles community. Since that time, Mexico has been the one foreign country I’ve traveled around the most. I’ve even called it my favorite country […]

EIT Elsewhere: A Weekend Getaway To Baja California, Mexico

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

I’ve got Mexico and Mexican food on the brain right now, as I’m finishing up a post about a very special food tour I did last week. Look for that tomorrow! In the meantime, I wanted to share another article I wrote about one of my favorite weekend getaways in Baja California, Mexico. It was just published on […]

Yonderbound: Taking the Pain out of Booking Hotels

Booking a Hotel Using Yonderbound

God, I wish I could tell you I knew an easy way to find places to to stay. In all these years, I’ve learned a few tricks, but booking a place to stay is still one of the most time-consuming and frustrating travel decisions I make. Comfortable rooms make your trip better. I’m thinking back to all those hotel bookings gone […]