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The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Kenya

Kenyan beadwork worn by a Samburu guide

Yes we absolutely love shopping for souvenirs when we travel around the world! Enjoy our recommendations for souvenirs to buy from Kenya, to remind you of your wonderful trip. Souvenirs From Kenya: Contents Beadwork | Bone & Horn Jewellery | Handmade Drums | Kazuri Beads | Maasai Blankets | Sarong-style Wraps | Soapstone Carvings | Spices ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in France

French Chocolate Shop

Shopping for souvenirs is one of the joys of travelling the world. Buy food and drink to bring a little taste of France back with you, or mementos to showcase in your home. In our guide we recommend a wide range of French souvenirs from cheese, wine and charcuterie to French linen, soap, and perfume. If you are planning a trip France, this guide is for you. ... Read more »

Asia | The Best Kept Secret in Chocolate

Au Lac Chocolate

Do you know where your cacao comes from? Cacao is the botanical name of the tree— Theobroma cacao— on which the chocolate fruit is grown. Before it can be turned into chocolate, the fruits must be harvested at peak ripeness. Their seeds are removed for fermenting, drying, roasting, peeling, and grinding into chocolate, a complicated ... Read more »

What to Eat in Taiwan | 15 Food Experiences You Can’t Miss

Ningxia night market, Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan is gaining international recognition as a foodie’s paradise. With some of the world’s best street food markets, not to mention regional Chinese, Hakka, aboriginal, Japanese and Western food cultures, a trip here can easily revolve around eating! Make sure not to miss these 15 must have food experiences in Taiwan, recommended by Nick Kembel, an authority on the country. ... Read more »

The Spice Island | Why Grenada is a Great Destination for Food Lovers

Cocoa Pods, just harvested from the tree, Grenada

The Caribbean is best known for its pretty beaches. But Grenada, known as the Spice Island, has far more to offer, especially to those of us who love chocolate, spices and tropical fruit, delicious food, lush green rain forests, and some of the most welcoming people in the world. Read on to discover the best Grenada attractions for food lovers. ... Read more »

7 Awesome Things to do in Cartagena

Palenqueras (the women of Palenque) in Cartagena

Cartagena is one of Colombia’s most visit tourist cities and very rightly so. As one of the first Spanish colonies in the Americas, Cartagena was once a powerful port city for the Spanish conquistadors. Today, Cartagena and has many things to do and see for all types of travellers. Whether looking for a luxury getaway or travelling on a backpackers budget you won’t be disappointed. ... Read more »