Events & Festivals

The Alba International White Truffle Fair in Italy

The Alba International White Truffle Fair in Italy

by Susan McKee on Aug 27, 2015

  Some foodie fests are more historic than others: since this is the 84th year for the International Alba White Truffle Fair, it definitely qualifies. Set your sites on Alba, Italy, between October 11 and November 16, 2015. The fair includes everything ...

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The National Lentil Festival in Pullman Washington

The National Lentil Festival in Pullman Washington

by Susan McKee on Aug 20, 2015

  The 27th annual National Lentil Festival is set for August 21 and 22, 2015, in Pullman, Washington. The festival kicks off Friday evening with free lentil chili for everyone at the World’s Largest Bowl of Lentil Chili sponsored by Emmanuel Baptist ...

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10 Days of Cooking in Copenhagen Denmark

10 Days of Cooking in Copenhagen Denmark

by Susan McKee on Aug 12, 2015

  Denmark’s capital city has become quite the foodie mecca recently, and some of the reasons are showcased at Copenhagen Cooking, a 10-day extravaganza of everything from culinary adventures to street dinners to cooking classes. Here’s a sampling: New Nordic Beer paired with ...

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The Annual New York City Wine and Food Festival

The Annual New York City Wine and Food Festival

by Susan McKee on Aug 12, 2015

  The eighth annual New York City Wine and Food Festival takes place October 15 through 18, 2015. It takes place all around town. Presenters for the more than 100 events include everyone from Nedal Ahmad to Andrew Zimmern. Sponsored by the Food ...

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Los Angeles Photo Festival Documents Turkish Culture

Los Angeles Photo Festival Documents Turkish Culture

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 07, 2015

From August 11-15, 2015, the second annual Los Angeles Photo Festival  will host Concept: Turkey, a major exhibition of recent Turkish street photography. Launched in 2014, the festival celebrates photography and its unique ability to translate culture into a single ...

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North America

Eating Ethnosh In Of All Places, Greensboro North Carolina

Eating Ethnosh In Of All Places, Greensboro North Carolina

by Jessica Festa on Aug 28, 2015

Greensboro, North Carolina. Uninformed people like myself might envision a whitewashed culinary scene centered ...

A Summer or Early Fall Getaway to Ontario’s Bayfield

A Summer or Early Fall Getaway to Ontario's Bayfield

by Jim Bamboulis on Aug 27, 2015

Ahhh yes, a summer or early fall getaway.....a spot to let your eyes gaze ...

Europe

The Alba International White Truffle Fair in Italy

The Alba International White Truffle Fair in Italy

by Susan McKee on Aug 27, 2015

  Some foodie fests are more historic than others: since this is the 84th year ...

Foodie Alert: Eating Your Way Through Stockholm in the Summer

Foodie Alert: Eating Your Way Through Stockholm in the Summer

by Jessica Festa on Aug 25, 2015

  Stockholm is often called the capital of Scandinavia, and there is a reason to ...

Lodging

Dove Mountain Ritz Carlton For Luxury, Desert Views & Spiritual Healing

Dove Mountain Ritz Carlton For Luxury, Desert Views & Spiritual Healing

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 15, 2015

As we made our way onto the land that Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain calls home, I couldn’t help but notice the enormous cactus all around us even at night fall; they almost glowed in the dark they stood so tall. ...

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The All Suite Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Geared Towards Family Travel

The All Suite Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Geared Towards Family Travel

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 12, 2015

Recently, we headed to South Lake Tahoe for a little getaway time, to retreat from the fog of San Francisco's summers and to see what the area was like during a busy time. First off, it had been years since ...

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Head to Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain SPA for Desert Tranquility & Luxurious Pampering

Head to Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain SPA for Desert Tranquility & Luxurious Pampering

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 09, 2015

I've had plenty getaway experiences, whether they were for pure adventurous fun, to merrily eat and drink all weekend long, a romantic escape on an island or a wellness retreat. For those of you who are keen on a holistic ...

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Stay in a Luxury Costa Brava Villa & Pamper Yourself to the Nines

Stay in a Luxury Costa Brava Villa & Pamper Yourself to the Nines

by Sherry Ott on Aug 06, 2015

Let’s talk luxury travel in one of my favorite places in the world, Costa Brava Spain. I recently spent a week traveling having my own luxury Costa Brava Holidays with a special guy who picked the right trip to accompany ...

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10 Top Vegetarian Inns and B&B’s Across America

10 Top Vegetarian Inns and B&B's Across America

by Jessica Festa on Aug 01, 2015

Do you want to enjoy a vacation with culinary conscious? Epicure & Culture has collected a variety of accommodations worldwide that cater to vegetarians and customize their menus to guests with other dietary restrictions. In addition to caring for their ...

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Arts

Transitions Abound in an Ever so Vibrant Havana

Transitions Abound in an Ever so Vibrant Havana

by Robert Schrader on Aug 17, 2015

The old house intoxicated me, from its ceilings, which seemed to stretch all the ...

The Summer Adventure & Nature Guide to South Lake Tahoe

The Summer Adventure & Nature Guide to South Lake Tahoe

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 16, 2015

We loved our time in South Lake Tahoe the last time we were there, which ...

Food/Wine

Eating Ethnosh In Of All Places, Greensboro North Carolina

Eating Ethnosh In Of All Places, Greensboro North Carolina

by Jessica Festa on Aug 28, 2015

Greensboro, North Carolina. Uninformed people like myself might envision a whitewashed culinary scene centered ...

The Alba International White Truffle Fair in Italy

The Alba International White Truffle Fair in Italy

by Susan McKee on Aug 27, 2015

  Some foodie fests are more historic than others: since this is the 84th year ...

Asia

Exploring the Cultural Side of India’s Dewa Sharif, Barabanki

Exploring the Cultural Side of India's Dewa Sharif, Barabanki

by Puneet Sidhu on Aug 26, 2015

Let's be honest, I travel quite a bit for both leisure and for work, ...

The Food Lover’s Guide to Sri Lanka

The Food Lover's Guide to Sri Lanka

by Jessica Festa on Aug 17, 2015

  Sri Lanka, the teardrop-shaped island just off India’s southernmost coast, is full of surprises. ...

Pacific

Adventurous Island Excursions From French Polynesia’s Tahiti

Adventurous Island Excursions From French Polynesia's Tahiti

by Jessica Festa on Aug 26, 2015

While the name Tahiti is often synonymous with French Polynesia, the truth is there ...

A List of Must Do Activities in New Zealand

A List of Must Do Activities in New Zealand

by Jonny Scott Blair on Jul 29, 2015

I've been to New Zealand twice and both times to this disconnected country were ...

Products

Set Your Feet Free With Bernardo Boots

Set Your Feet Free With Bernardo Boots

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 30, 2015

Truth be told, I hadn't heard of Bernardo Shoes before fairly recently. Sure, they've been around since 1946 and among serious fashionistas, they likely know the brand -- after all, they're most known for their comfy and stylish sandals, which ...

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Sauvage Swimwear, Where Luxury, Chic Design & Diversity Meet

Sauvage Swimwear, Where Luxury, Chic Design & Diversity Meet

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 17, 2015

You've probably noticed that we're starting to do a lot more with Fashion at We Blog the World and part of that is due to the fact that we see an increasing need for identifying and curating products, gear, clothing, ...

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AlcoMate Revo Digital Breathalizer Uses State-of-the-Art Cell Technology

AlcoMate Revo Digital Breathalizer Uses State-of-the-Art Cell Technology

by Anthony A Compagnone on Aug 16, 2015

The AlcoMate Revo Digital Breathalyzer is a nifty compact device that can fit in your luggage when you're traveling or in your car, so you can use it after dinner before driving home. They claim that their flagship product, the ...

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Travel Gear, Fashion & Gadgets With a Conscious

Travel Gear, Fashion & Gadgets With a Conscious

by Jessica Festa on Aug 14, 2015

As wonderful as it feels to visit exotic locations, traveling often helps you realize much of the world lives without the resources that you take for granted. If you want to give back to people in countries that have made ...

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Tommy Bahama, the King of Flexible & Fun Mix and Match Swimsuits

Tommy Bahama, the King of Flexible & Fun Mix and Match Swimsuits

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 12, 2015

I used to love shopping for swimwear, after all, there were so many choices and I was as thin as they come in my twenties. Designs have changed over the years but a mainstay I wore in my twenties and ...

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South America

Where To Go & What To Do In Cartagena Colombia

Where To Go & What To Do In Cartagena Colombia

by Sherry Ott on Aug 24, 2015

Surprisingly this was my first trip to Colombia; for some reason South America hadn’t ...

Colombia’s Stimulating Mercado Bazurto in Cartagena

Colombia's Stimulating Mercado Bazurto in Cartagena

by Sherry Ott on Aug 19, 2015

This is the stuff that is normally kept far away from most American’s eyesight; ...

Central America

Experience Michelada Farm-To-Bar in Nicaragua

Experience Michelada Farm-To-Bar in Nicaragua

by Jessica Festa on Jul 31, 2015

Volcán Concepción ©Gretchen Healey The Michelada is a savory cocktail from Mexico and is a refreshing ...

Horseback Riding Along Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Horseback Riding Along Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

by Jessica Festa on Jul 16, 2015

Riding a horse in the Caribbean is a dream for many, and Bruce Walker ...

Africa

Where Culture & Food Meet: Morocco’s Colorful & Delicious Tajine

Where Culture & Food Meet: Morocco’s Colorful & Delicious Tajine

by Jessica Festa on Aug 14, 2015

Another steaming tajine is placed before me. Like most of the tajines I’ve had ...

Travel Gear, Fashion & Gadgets With a Conscious

Travel Gear, Fashion & Gadgets With a Conscious

by Jessica Festa on Aug 14, 2015

As wonderful as it feels to visit exotic locations, traveling often helps you realize ...

Green

5 Creative & Eco-Friendly Hotels in the Big Apple

5 Creative & Eco-Friendly Hotels in the Big Apple

by Jessica Festa on Jun 28, 2015

When your wanderlust is good but your carbon footprint is bad, you can give ...

5 Luxury Villas to Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Holiday

5 Luxury Villas to Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Holiday

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 05, 2015

It’s been a long time since ecotourism was purely a niche interest. More and ...

 

Renee’s Voice

Hiking Arizona’s Wild Burro Canyon With Tales of Mojaves & Saguaro

Hiking Arizona's Wild Burro Canyon With Tales of Mojaves & Saguaro

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 12, 2015

While our plane was somewhat on time, another one took ...

Your Golden Ancestry & What To Do When You Find Your Roots

Your Golden Ancestry & What To Do When You Find Your Roots

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 06, 2015

I've always been fascinated by ancestry for as long as ...

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