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By Chris & Tiarra Kretzer

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Chris and Tiarra, a Denver based couple whose life goals are to eat, travel and be together. They interview travelers, foodies, and chefs about the insights of their experiences. Each episode is filled with scrumptious food, great tips, and entertaining stories. Join Our Food Adventures Podcast to plan your next trip or to get away from everyday life.

Episode Date
Beginners Guide to Wine, Enjoy the Wine You Are With, and The Best Summer Wines with Lisa Johnston from Wine Musing
50:59
Our Guest
Lisa Johnston is a Sydney/London based wine educator, writer, and wine business consultant who believes that wine should be fun, sometimes contemplative and never intimidating. She explains wine perfectly and makes drinking wine as a beginner approachable and quite fun. 
 
In this episode, Lisa talks about how to approach wine confidently and thoughtfully.
 
 
 
What You’ll Learn
  • Tips on how to drink wine in the Summer
  • Wine terms to know as a beginner
  • How to choose a great wine
  • How to make drinking wine fun
 
If you want to learn more about wine, visit Lisa’s website, and subscribe!
 
Share your thoughts with us!
 
We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
-Chris and Tiarra
Aug 16, 2018
Exploring Kyrgyzstan, Fermented Mare's Milk and Responsible Tourism with Shannon O'Donnell from A Little Adrift
53:07
Our Guest
Shannon O'Donnell created ALittleAdrift.com to share her journey around the world. Eventually, it evolved into a resource point to motivate and encourage other travelers through stories, advice, and photography. She has become an advocate of responsible travel and tourism and won Traveler of the year from National Geographic for her work in responsible tourism.
 
In this episode, we explore the mysterious country of Kyrgyzstan. We'll learn what to do there, their culture and wonderful people that live there.
 
 
What You’ll Learn
  • How to become a responsible traveler
  • What responsible tourism is
  • How to travel to Kyrgyzstan
  • What to do in Kyrgyzstan 
 
Shannon’s Recommendations
  • Head to Karakol and Osh to for affordable and tasty food that will immerse you in the best food cultures in Kyrgyzstan. Both cities have tours that take you through the best dishes in the region (vegetarians are welcome!), and you can try the dishes that I mentioned (including my beloved Ashlan-fu!). 
  • The South Shore of Lake Issyk-Kul is a wonderful place experience the culture of Kyrgyzstan. You can not only stay in a yurt (because that's a must), but also to see Salburuun, eagle hunting, which is a traditional sport in the area. It's here that you'll find some incredibly diverse landscapes—waterfalls, lunar-like landscapes, and Alpine hiking all nearby. 
  • Horse lovers should head to Jyrgalan—this is where you can really do some amazing horse or treks into the Tian Shan mountains from a small village. The homestays here are particularly memorable. 
  • There's tons of Silk Road history, and you could even do a road-trip of the region pretty easily visiting some historic sites with Silk Road history (there's a lot of this around Osh). 
  • You can easily navigate the country on either the larger long-distance buses or smaller marshrutkas that zip between cities. It's easy to rent a car, but you should be confident driving on winding mountain roads. 
  • Most road signs are in Cyrillic so learning to at least sound out the alphabet, or at least have familiarity with it, would go a long-way to feeling comfortable if you planned to drive. 
  • There are more regional flights during the high season summer months, so you can sometimes jump the longer distances with a short and inexpensive flight. 
 
 
Share your thoughts with us!
 
We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.
 
 
Thanks for listening!
 
-Chris and Tiarra
 
 
Aug 09, 2018
The Best Pho in Ho Chi Min City, Traveling for Food Trucks, and Understanding Authentic Vietnamese Food with Phil Shen from Behind The Food Carts
01:00:21
Our Guest
Phil and Kim Shen created Behindthefoodcarts.com because of their love for food trucks. Not only do they want to highlight the quality of the food, but also the stories about the people who work in these trucks. They have written a book, Food Truck Road Trip: A Cookbook, that features 63 food trucks from 12 cities around the country and over 100 authentic recipes.
 
In this episode, we discuss the versatility of food trucks around the country and the charming and amazing Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
 
 
What You’ll Learn
  • Great food trucks in Oregon
  • What to do in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Where to eat in Ho Chi Minh City
  • What phrases to know
 
Phil’s Spots to Chow Down
-Phở Lệ
413–415 Nguyễn Trãi, P. 7, District 5
 
-Bánh Mì Huỳnh Hoa
26 Lê Thị Riêng, District 1
 
-The Lunch Lady
23 Hoang Sa, District 1
 
-The Morning Café (Coffee)
36 Lê Lợi, 2nd Floor, District 1
 
-Ốc Quang Anh (Snails)
189 Tô Hiến Thành, District 10
 
-Cơm Sườn Mê Kông (Pork Chop Rice)
136 Sương Nguyệt Ánh, District 1
 
Our city guide has photos and more options as well:
 
 
Phil’s Recommended Things To Do
-Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts
Very tranquil and peaceful break from food.
 
-Saigon Central Post Office
Love the architecture of this place.
 
Phrases
Xin chào - Hello, a general greeting
 
Cảm ơn - Thank you
 
 
Share your thoughts with us!
 
We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.
 
 
Thanks for listening!
 
-Chris and Tiarra
 
 
Aug 02, 2018
Journey to The James Beard Award, Denver Food Scene, and 90 Hour Work Weeks with Alex Seidel
49:29

What is the James Beard Award

James Beard was a pioneer in cooking  in americ who lived in NYC and basically the grandfather of cooking. He did so much to push peoples careers along and introduce great food. Once he died his was dedicated to his foundation

How did your culinary career start?

Alex started in a restaurant when 14 as dishwasher and fell in love with the atmosphere the people and the pressure to perform. Once he started learning about ingredients it became infectious and wanted to know everything about it.

What was your AHA moment?

He would consider his whole career as his aha moment. He was able to experienced things that he never imagined or dreamed. Cooking has taken him all over the world and he is grateful for that. He believes success is a funny word because it can quickly turn in to failure.

If someone wanted to start a culinary career, how would you encourage them to be successful?

“Definitely don’t go to culinary school first because I think it would be like going to get an Ivy League education for business if you didn’t think you wanted to be in business. You know culinary school is expensive. It’s a huge commitment. 90% of the people don’t stay in the business that goes to culinary school, so start in a restaurant.I’ve developed a lot of chefs in Fruition and Mercantile that have never gone to school. You’ll get just a much as an education in a good quality restaurant as you will in culinary school."


Alex’s Favorite Restaurants in Denver:
-Señor Bear
-ChoLon
-Sushi Den
-Beast and Bottle

Restaurants and projects from Alex Seidel:
-Fruition
-Mercantile & Dining Provisions
Fruition Farms Creamery
Chook (Coming Soon!)

Share your thoughts with us!

We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.

 Thanks for listening!

 -Chris and Tiarra

Jul 26, 2018
Orlando’s Food Scene, The Best Theme Park Eats and Dim Sum for Beginners with Ricky Ly from Tasty Chomps
51:07

Our Guest

Ricky Ly from TastyChomps.com is an Orlando food expert. He’s breaking the misconception of Orlando not having a food scene and is more than just Disney World. In 2017 Ricky was inducted into the Orlando Sentinel’s Culinary Hall of Fame, featured in Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100 most influential people in culture, local government and politics, and just recently chosen by Orlando Weekly as one of the “Ten People Making Orlando a Better Place to Be.” With all of these achievements, he’s even written a book about the best food in Orlando. 

In this episode, we talk a little about dim sum and how delicious it is. Also, he gives a great insight on the upcoming food scene that you need to experience. Not only does he give you great date night ideas, but if you end up going to Disney World, he’ll show you a different side of the eats there instead of hot dogs, churros, and corndogs.

What You’ll Learn

  • What Dim Sum is

  • Great beginner dishes to eat at Dim Sum

  • Where to eat in Orlando

  • What to eat in Disney World

  • Ricky’s Favorite restaurant in Orlando

 

Ricky’s Spots to Chow Down

-Sleepy Hollow in Disney Springs

-German Backhouse

-Buttermilk Bakery

-The Pharmacy

-Flying Fish

-Methos in Islands of Adventure

-Dove Cove

-Domu

-Hunger Street Tacos

-Pink Floyd’s BBQ

-King Cajun Crawfish

-Hanson’s Shoe Repair

Jul 19, 2018
Playa del Carmen's Best Tacos, Cenotes, and Staying Safe in Mexico with Nate Hake from Travel Lemming
52:14

Our Guest

Nate is from Denver, CO who travels as much as he possibly can. He just finished a year-long trip to 43 countries and 6 continents. Talk about layover time. He wants to encourage people with his blog to travel and to travel smart. He has many posts about how to more bang for your buck when exploring and amazing things you can do there.

What You’ll Learn

  • Will you be safe traveling to Mexico
  • What to do in Playa del Carmen
  • Where to eat
  • What country you should visit next if you already been to Mexico

Nate’s Spots to Chow Down 
-El Fogon
-Sushi Roll
-Choux Choux
-Marquesita carts
-Nativo
-Fusion
-Las Hijas de la Tostada

Recommended Things to Do
-Cenote Azul
-Any Cenote
-Beach going
-Go to a club or beer hall

Share your thoughts with us!

We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.

 Thanks for listening!

 -Chris and Tiarra

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Jul 12, 2018
Traveling Young, Trekking Machu Picchu and Peru Solo with Joe Looker from Joe Travel Blogs
53:59
Our Guest
 
Joe Looker is a young adult who fell into traveling at the age of 18. Since then he’s found himself in many different places with friends or by himself. With as much traveling as he does, he’s learned how to budget his money well in order to get a great experience without paying a hefty price. He currently resides in England but tries to travel as much as he can when he gets the time. 
 
In this episode dive in to see what trekking through Machu Picchu is like, going to Peru and budgeting well to make sure you’re not overspending.
 
 
What You’ll Learn
  • How to travel by yourself
  • What you need to go on famous Treks
  • What Machu Picchu is like
  • How you can get an authentic experience 
 
Recommended Things to Do
 
-The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu it is 5 days normally but you can choose other variations ranging from 3 days to 8 days. You stay in huts, camping, hostels and even domes.
-Moray an Inca ruin. It is thought to have been used to keep food cold and fresh because it was colder at the bottom than the top. There are circular steps going down. They are massive and very imposing. It is included in the boleto turistico.
-Pisac a great place to go on a hike. Included in the Boleto Touristico too. At the bottom of the mountain there is pisac market. Then as you hike further up the view just gets better and you will also get to look around a small look  out built by the Incas at the top.
-Saksaywaman looks out over the city of Cusco, you can walk to Saksaywaman from the centre of Cusco. It is another Inca ruin however very different in my opinion the stones are huge that were used to build the ruins roughly about 5ft. Which is incredible when you consider the whole structure was built with no cement and the stones are fitted together like puzzle pieces. It is included in the boleto turistico and there are many different spellings of the name.
 
Share your thoughts with us!
 
We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
-Chris and Tiarra
Jul 05, 2018
The Salt Bae, Eating Through NYC, Michelin Starred Eats with JP from I Just Want to Eat
01:03:32
Our Guest
 
Jean-Philippe is from France but moved to NYC to enjoy the different cuisines that only NYC can offer. He quickly created a blog about the different and best places to go to. His website is interactive and super helpful to navigate in the never-ending restaurant list. We know when we travel to NYC it can be overwhelming and intimidating but JP presents the food and culture there to help make it even better. 
 
In this episode, we dive into what NYC food and culture is like. If you haven’t been there yet, after this episode you’re going to want to!
 
 
What You’ll Learn
  • What NYC restaurants are like
  • Where to find the best burger
  • Where to find great steaks
  • Where to find the best cheesecake 
 
JP’s Spots to Chow Down 
-La Sirène 
-Peter Luger
-The Old Homestead
-Ruth’s Chris 
-Le Relais de Venise
-Morimoto 
-The Brindle Room. 
-5 Napkin Burger
-Katz
-Junior’s
-Oppa
 
Michelin stars:
-The Modern
 
 
Share your thoughts with us!
 
We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.
 
 
Thanks for listening!
 
-Chris and Tiarra
Jun 28, 2018
Semester in Rome, An Italian Man’s Charm and Avoiding Scams with Abigail Stark from La Vita Roma
45:04
Our Guest
 
Abigail Stark from LaVitaRoma.com is an American Ex-pat who lives in Rome. She went to Rome for a semester of school, and as time went on she fell in love with the beautiful city. She met her boyfriend there and he showed her the parts of Rome tourists don’t know about. After that point she knew she wanted to live there. Abigail wants to help travelers, ex-pats or anyone know the city of Rome on a deeper and more interesting view of Rome. 
 
In this episode, we discuss the tips and tricks of traveling to Rome, what to eat and what makes Rome a great and wonderful place to visit.
 
What You’ll Learn
  • What to eat in Rome
  • Tips to make traveling to Rome easier
  • Tips for first time travelers
  • How to avoid being scammed
  • Who makes the best lasagna
 
Abigail’s Spots to Chow Down in Rome
-Emma Pizzeria
-Ai Marmi
-Trattoria da Danilo
-Gelateria La Romana
-Gelateria Fatamorgana
 
 
Abigail’s Personal Recommendations
-Pantheon
-Walk down Via del Corso
-Trevi Fountain
-Vatican Museum
-The Non-Catholic Cemetery
-Testaccio Market
 
 
Share your thoughts with us!
 
We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.
 
 
Thanks for listening!
 
-Chris and Tiarra
 
Jun 21, 2018
Tokyo's Best Ramen Spots and Eating Over 300 Bowls a Year with Brian MacDuckston from Ramen Adventures
54:25
Our Guest

Brian MacDuckston moved to Japan 12 years ago to get away from his life draining job here in the States. His friend told him about teaching English in Japan and he immediately took that opportunity. After a few years in Tokyo, he started to get into ramen. He fell in love with ramen so much that he decided to create a blog dedicated to the ramen he eats while he resides there. He eats on average about 320 bowls of ramen a year and his blog has become so popular to where he became a ramen guide for those who travel to Japan. He currently is The Palace Hotel’s Ramen go to guy! 

In this episode, we dive into the different types of ramen, how it’s made, what it’s made of and where to get the best bowl you’ll ever have in your life!

What You’ll Learn
  • Where to get the best ramen
  • How ramen is made
  • How many different types of ramen there are
  • Proper etiquette when eating ramen
  • Etiquette while in Tokyo

Brian's Spots to Chow Down in Japan
-Kaede(TOKYO, SUGINAMI-KU, KAMIOGI 2-40-1)
-MENSHO (TOKYO, BUNKYO-KU, OTOWA 1-17-16)
-Kioritei (TOKYO, SHIBUYA-KU, UEHARA 1-42-4)
-Fukumaru (TOKYO, SHIBUYA-KU, HATAGAYA 1-9-6)
-Nakiryu (TOKYO, TOSHIMA-KU, MINAMIOTSUKA 2-34-4)
-Michi (TOKYO, KATSUSHIKA-KU, KAMEARI 5-28-17)
-Mitsui TOKYO, (TAITO-KU, NISHIASAKUSA 2-10-4)
-Hakata Issuitei (TOKYO, SHINJUKU, SHINJUKU 1-4-12)
-Kitaotsuka (TOKYO, TOSHIMA-KU, KITAOTSUKA 1-14-1)
-Sakurai (TOKYO, MUSASHINO-SHI, NISHIKUBO 2-15-27)
-Kashimura (TOKYO, MINATO-KU, SHINBASHI 2-10-2)
-Misato (TOKYO, SHINJUKU-KU, TOYAMA 2-33)
 
How to say recommendation in Japanese!
Osusume (oh-soo-soo-meh)
 
 
Share your thoughts with us!

We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.

Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra
 
Jun 14, 2018
New Orleans’ Foodie Neighborhoods, Not Mardi Gras Season and Debunking Misconceptions With Nicole Caridad Ralston from Off the Eaten Path
47:41
Our Guest

Nicole Caridad Ralston is a food Instagrammer, Off the Eaten Path and also is a contributor/ community leader for Best Food New Orleans. With her being able to explore New Orleans through food, she has been able to fall in love with NOLA. Nicole has lived there for 6 years and has no intention to move away. She enjoys being able to show off and help others understand New Orleans on a different level.

This episode Nicole gives great recommendations to give any first timers the best experience.

What you'll learn
  • Where to get Beignets
  • How to say certain New Orleanian words
  • What to avoid in New Orleans
  • What to expect when traveling there 
 
Nicole's Personal Spots to Chow down
Lower Garden/Uptown:
-Take the streetcar Uptown to Audubon Park
-Surreys
-Lilly’s Vietnamese
-Mais Arepas
-Couli's
-DTB
-Cavan
-Stein's
-Wayfare
-St. James Cheese Co
-Dat Dog on Magazine St. Or Frenchmen St.

Mid City/City Park:
-Parkway Bakery (best Poboys).
-Beignets at Morning Call
-Bevi Seafood Co for seafood platters and boiled crawfish
-Taqueria Guerrero

CBD (Central Business District)
-Monkey Board rooftop for drinks or food
-Johnny Sanchez
-Happy hour at NOSH
-Hot Tin Bar (rooftop in lower garden district)
-Willa Jeans
-Aglio
-Cochon
-The Butcher
-Balise

French Quarter
-Beignets at Cafe du Monde.
-Coops Place
-Happy hour at SOBOU or Bombay Club
-muffuletta at Central Grocery
-Drinks at the carousel bar in Hotel Monteleone
-Check out the free PB&J and milk bar at Le Pavillion Hotel every night at 10 PM

Marigny/Bywater
-3Muses
-Coffee and pastries at Cafe Rose Nicaud
-Go to Bacchanal (this is a MUST DO -wine bar and amazing food & cheese plates & live music)
-Paladar 511
-Jazz & eat at Spotted Cat Food & Spirits
-Kebab and Pizza Delicious

Nicole’s recommendations of things to do
Lower Garden/Uptown:
-Stroll Magazine street (a MUST do for shops, restaurants, bars)
-Fleurty Girl Store
-Zele Store

Mid City/City Park:
-Walk the sculpture garden (free)
-New Orleans Museum of Art

CBD (Central Business District)
-Drinks and music at Ace Hotel rooftop

French Quarter
-Walk around Jackson Square
-St. Louis Cemetery number 1
-Stroll Royal Street for galleries, shops, music

Marigny/Bywater
-Stroll Frenchmen street for live music
-Crescent Park for the best river views
-Music & fun on St. Claude Ave: go to Hi Ho Lounge
-Kajuns is a fun karaoke bar near there too!
-Studio Be

Share your thoughts with us!

We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.
 
 
Thanks for listening!
 
-Chris and Tiarra
Jun 07, 2018
Tropical Paradise, Swimming with Whale Sharks, and Crispy Pig Skin in Cebu, Philippines with Julie-Mae from IAMJMKAYNE
32:36
Our Guest

Julie-Mae is from Cebu, Philippines and currently lives in Dubai. She started a blog to talk about her many interests like her faith, family, love, travel, and food. She's captivated her audience with her adventures and with her everyday life. 

In this episode, she enthusiastically walks us through what her hometown is like and why you should travel there.

What You’ll Learn
  • What Cebu is like
  • What phrases to say when visiting there
  • Where to get the best crispy pig skin
  • How to stay safe in Cebu 


JM’s Spots to Chow Down in Cebu
-Mila's Lechon
-Zubuchon
-Lantaw
-Larsian

JM’s Personal Recommendations
-Canyoneering
-Whale Sharks
-Eat!

What to Say When in Cebu!
Thank you!-  Salamat
How much?- Tagpila
How are you?- Kumusta
Where is?- Asa ang
Take care!- Ayo Ayo / Amping 


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Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra
May 31, 2018
Nigerian Cooking, Family Traditions and Taking Care of Family with Nma Okpara from Nigerian Lazy Chef
38:19
Our Guest

Nma, from Nigerian Lazy Chef, is an at-home chef who didn’t want to cook growing up. She grew up in Nigeria and moved to the states. As she got older and had children she realized that she would need to start picking up on her mother’s cooking traditions. Nma started to learn and develop her own flavors and started to love it. Her blog was started by Nma’s friend creating the website for her and telling her she needs to share her story and recipes. As Nma started to upload blog posts about herself and her cooking her following grew. 

In this episode, you’ll get to hear about some Nigerian cuisine, Nma’s beginning of her cooking life and about her advocacy for mental illness. 

What You’ll Learn
  • What Nigerian food is
  • What kind of spices go into Nigerian Food
  • Mental Health

Nma’s Nigerian Cuisine Recommendations
-Nigerian Jollof Rice 
-Nigerian Fried Rice
-Egusi Soup
-Afang soup
-Suya
-MoinMoin (bean pudding)
-Puffpuff
-Fried sweet and salty plantains
-Bole (roasted plantains)
-Spicy roasted fish 
-Nkwobi

Share your thoughts with us!
 
We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.

Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra
May 24, 2018
Real Chinese food, Hunting for Handmade Dumplings, and Living Countryside in Yangshuo with Amanda Roberts from 2 Americans in China
52:36
Our Guest

Amanda Roberts is an American who moved to China with her husband in 2010. They decided if they were going to move, it was going to be a BIG move. They are currently living in the countryside of Yangshuo, China and loving every minute of it. The scenery she gets to see every day, green pastures, giant mountains and birds chirping happily. They adopted their first child in 2016 and have been adventuring as a family ever since. Amanda has a minor in Chinese language, and wrote two books about dumplings. 

In this episode, she’ll walk you through what Chinese food is really like and dissolving the misconceptions of China.

What You’ll Learn
  • What Chinese food is like in China
  • What to do in Yangshuo
  • Reality of living in China
  • Where to find the best dumplings wherever you go in China

Spots to Chow Down in Yangshuo:
-Explorer
-Pure Lotus
-Monkey Jane Roof Top Bar
-Gan Noodle House
-Cloud 9

Recommended Things to Do:
-Li River Cruise
-Tour at 7-Star Tea Plantation
-Gaze upon Green Lotus Peak
-Visit Yangshuo Local Market
-Rock Climb in Yangshuo

Share your thoughts with us!

We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.

Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra
May 17, 2018
Mardi Gras, New Orleans Culture and Searching for the Best Beignets with Arianna Thayer from Been Thayer Done That
48:27

Our Guest
 
Arianna Thayer is a blogger originally from Baton Rouge. She moved to New Orleans 8 years ago and hasn’t left. She fell in love with the people, the culture and most of all the food. Her website Beenthayerdonethat.com offers an insight into New Orleans culture and food that will make you want to go immediately. 

What you’ll learn
  • The culture within New Orleans 
  • Where the food was influenced by
  • Places to eat and go to enjoy yourself
  • What Mardi Gras is
 
Arianna’s Spots to Chow Down
-Juan’s
-Mother’s
-Pizza Dominica 
-Acme Oyster Bar
-Sucre
-Cafe Beignet
-Creole Creamery
 
Arianna’s recommendations of things to do:
-WW2 Museum
-The French market
-Frenchmen street for music and dancing
-The Garden District for historic architecture
-Magazine for shopping and food
-Royal street for looking at art
 

Share your thoughts with us!

We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.



Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra

May 10, 2018
Bangkok, Street Food, and Learning to Travel with Kids with Sherri Pengjad from Thai Foodie
42:34
Our Guest

Sherri Pengjad from Thai-foodie.com runs a Thai recipe based blog from a small town in North Carolina. She fell in love with everything Thai ever since she tasted pineapple fried rice with her friend. With the yearn for more authentic Thai food, she moved to Bangkok and indulged as much as she could. She met her husband in Thailand and ended up moving her beautiful family back to the states. She missed the food and flavors of what Bangkok offered, so she decided to get cooking. She is now a Thai food chef and instructor who’s food can impress any Thai mother-in-law. She still loves to travel with her husband and her 3 small children as much as they can.

In this episode, we discuss what the food, the life, and the people are like in Bangkok and what it’s like to travel with kids.

What You’ll Learn
  • What foods to eat in Bangkok
  • What Bangkok is like
  • What it’s like traveling with children
  • Tips on how to make your trip with children easier
 Sherri’s Personal Recommendations for Bangkok
  • Amphawa Floating Market
  • Chatuchak Market 
  • Khao San Road
 Sherri’s Spots to Chow Down in Bangkok
  • Krua Apsorn
  • Ros Niyom
  • Som Tam Jay So
  • Paste Bangkok
  • Klang Soi
  • Chidlom Footloft
  • Siam Paragon

Share your thoughts with us! We'd like to hear from you about places you might want to learn more about or even stories about your adventures.

 Thanks for listening!

-Chris and Tiarra

May 03, 2018
Unforgettable Cuba and Couple Goals with Jim and Christina from Mr. and Mrs. Romance
01:01:23
Our Guests
 
Jim and Christina, from MrandMrsRomance.com are based in Sydney Australia, but they travel to as many places as they possibly can. After meeting each other at random, they both realized they were meant for one another. The love they both share for traveling and how to experience life fueled their desire to share their stories with everyone. 
 
If you’ve ever wondered how to bring romance in every part of your journey or trip, Jim and Christina are the ones to listen to. They pride themselves on traveling as a couple and trying to find the romance in any way they can. In this episode, you’ll be able to look forward to fun rituals to spark that romance and their trip to Cuba that’ll make you want to pack your bags immediately.
 
 
What You’ll Learn
  • Fun rituals to spark the romance
  • What to do in Cuba
  • How to travel as a couple better 
  • Where to stay in Cuba
 
 
Jim and Christina’s Personal Recommendations for Cuba
 
  • Havana: Rooftop bar at Hotel Ambos Mundos La Habana 
  • Vinales: Finca la Chiquitica organic permaculture farm is superb with enormous amounts of food and superb sunset views over the mountains and the valley.
  • Cienfuegos: El Tranvia is a restaurant dedicated to the old trams that used to run through the town. It’s a bit of fun and the food’s great.
  • Trinidad: There are plenty of bars, little hole-in-the-wall pizza places and things like that around Trinidad. We were also treated to a barbecue out on the beach, which, if you’re part of a tour group and you’re offered it, go for it. It’s really special.
 
Jim and Christina’s Recommendation for Your Stay
 
Cuban Adventures (International countries): http://www.cubagrouptour.com/ 
Cuban Adventures (USA): http://www.cubanadventuresusa.com/.
 

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Apr 26, 2018
Roman Restaurants Every Foodie Needs to Visit with Maria Pasquale from Heart Rome
27:47

Our Guest

Maria Pasquale from Heartrome.com is an Italian-Australian food and travel writer. She’s written for CNN, USA Today, Telegraph, Fodor’s and has her own book called, “I Heart Rome." After deciding to drop everything in Australia, she was able to finally move to Rome. She not only, shares how Rome captivates you but also her personal favorite eats so you can get the best experience.

In this episode, we discuss with Maria the beauty of Rome and what will make your next trip to Rome one that you’ll never forget. Forget the travel guidebooks and listen to this episode!

What You’ll learn

  • 4 major types of dishes in Rome
  • Types of street FoodWhat to do in Rome
  • What to eat in Rome


Maria’s Spots to Chow Down in Rome

  • Da Enzo for Roman cuisine
  • Da Remo for Roman pizza
  • Giulietta for gourmet pizzaRomeo for cocktails
  • Regoli for some of best cakes in town
  • Roscioli cafe for the best club sandwich
  • Hotel de Russie for fancy Saturday garden lunch

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Apr 19, 2018
Spain, Bulgaria, and Romania for Your Summer Vacation with Nathan Aguilera from Foodie Flashpacker
40:59

Our Guest

Nathan Aguilera from foodieflashpacker.com is a food-based travel blogger based out in Mexico. He’s eaten through over 60 countries and is sharing his views on summering in Europe, his time as a food sport judge and dishes he recommends around the world and some that are not so tasty!

I know all of us want to know the new hot place to visit, the thing to eat and a great tip to make your trip better.  Well, this episode will shed a little a light from a well-seasoned traveler.

World Food Championships
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama


Summering in Europe Locations:
Madrid, Spain
Andalusia, Spain
Costa Brava, Spain
Romania
Bulgaria

 
What You'll Learn
  • Fun things to do in Europe
  • Great places to eat
  • What a World Food Championship consists of
  • Places to visit in Eastern Europe


Nathan’s Spots to Chow Down in Europe

  • Mercado San Fernando (Madrid, Spain)
  • Everything, especially octopus. (Anywhere in Spain)
  • Look for tapas restaurants with no English menus (Anywhere in Spain)
  • Barack & Szilva Étterem (Budapest)
  • Seychelles (Athens)
  • Çoko (Tirana)
  • Padam (Tirana)
  • Salt (Tirana)
  • Pavaj (Plovdiv)
  • Cosmos (Sofia)
  • Casa Guedes (Porto)
Nathan’s Recommendations for Eastern Europe
  • Seven Lakes Climb- Rila, Bulgaria
  • Plovdiv (Oldest Town in Europe)- Bulgaria
  • Melnik (wine country)- Bulgaria
  • Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Bucharest, Romania

 

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Apr 19, 2018
Our Love for Travel, Food and Why You Should Be Listening Every Week.
33:23

 

 

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Apr 18, 2018