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Tung Choi Street Market Hong Kong
A Traveler’s Guide To Shopping In Hong Kong

Whilst on a journey through Hong Kong, I encountered some of the most exquisite and beautiful places. You can't quite imagine it without seeing it for yourself, but I’ll do my best to tempt you with my portrayal of this striking city. My adventure began at...

Singapore MegaZip Adventure Park
Five Thrilling Adventure Activities in Singapore

It's not all architecture, shopping and food that attracts travelers to Singapore, you'll also find great adventure activities as well. Vacations offer everyone a great opportunity to unwind and relax, and some vacationers tour holiday destinations for the architectural grandeur and beautiful sights. But for...

Take A Glimpse Into The Heart of Old Japan in Takayama

Takayama  is also known as Hida-Takayama or 飛騨高山 for those of you willing to brave the difficult Japanese language.   I highly recommend visiting this little piece of Japan located in Gifu Prefecture.  It is something special compared to the more traveled locations around this lovely...

Singapore Skyline
Where To Shop in Singapore – Top Spots For Amazing Bargains

Wondering where to shop in Singapore?  Asian countries as shoppers heavens - offering extreme deals and a shopping experience like no other. But in my opinion, nowhere screams retail therapy like Singapore.  It's a mecca of consumerism, complete with boutique lined streets, futuristic entertainment malls,...

What I Learned While Volunteering Abroad

When I graduated school, like many of my generation, I had no idea where I wanted to go. No aspirations on what I wanted to be. A friend suggested that volunteering abroad teaching English as a foreign language could help me get away from my...

Dussehra Festival
Guide To The Vibrant Festivals Of India

Celebrate the Colorful Festivals of India India is renowned for vibrant celebratory festivals where you can see the cultural and traditional aspects of life in India. Each festival is celebrated with high spirit and vast numbers of people participating. The colorful dances, melodious songs and delicious...

Bali Temple
Guide to the Magnificent Temples of Bali

Bali is often referred to as the island of a thousand temples. Plan your visit our guide for where to find the most important temples of Bali. Bali is a small, but fascinating island that has captured the imagination of explorers, dreamers, artists...

Top 5 Treks of Ladakh – A Himalaya High

Top 5 treks of Ladakh that blew me away The snow-capped peaks of Himalayas, scenic wonders of nature, crystal blue waters- those are the memories that stay with you once you have been to Ladakh. I am no different. The experience of trekking in Ladakh was...

World’s Most Thrilling High-Country Drives

The world’s great high-country drives offer unparalleled scenery through the windshield. From the bear-prowled highlands of America’s Northern Rockies to the glacier-thick buttresses of New Zealand’s backbone, mountain roads are rich in scenery—and, with sheer drop-offs, avalanche delays, and tempestuous weather often the norm, a...

St. Kitts Marriott Beach
St. Kitts A Good Time Island – Trip Report

America Airlines flew us to the intriguing island of St. Kitts from Miami on a 3 hour fully booked flight - lots of vacationers had chosen the sleepy islands of St. Kitts and Nevis for their prized winter vacation.  Grabbing a cab, we followed a...

World's Most Luscious Food Markets

Local food markets give a glimpse into the soul of a destination.  The crops that local farmers grow and the culinary creations that food artisans produce speak to the history of the location and the traditions of its citizens.  Nothing is more pleasing and engrossing than roaming among the stalls of a neighborhood farmer’s market or the grand food halls of a metropolitan city.  In China I was almost afraid to look (bugs on a stick?!), in Vancouver the smells and colors were dazzling, in Hawaii I found vegetables I had never seen before in my life, and the markets in Rome and Paris were sensuous.  Now that it’s harvest time around the world, don’t miss the opportunity to visit a luscious food market wherever you roam – here are some of the world’s favorites:

Americas
New York
Chelsea Market, a hub of foodie activity
San Francisco
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, large Organics Markets, operates 3 times per week
New Orleans – Crescent City Farmers Market
, Uptown and Downtown fabulous fruits
Seattle – Freemont Sunday Market
– more than fruits & veggies – treasures of all description
Hawaii – Hawaii Farmers Markets Online, several gorgeous markets on every island
Vancouver – Granville Island Public Market
, The ethnic diversity of Vancouver makes this market a sensory explosion
Mexico City –
Mercado de la Merced, nirvana for chili pepper lovers – every color of the rainbow!