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You hear a lot about not eating certain foods or drinking water in specific places, and it’s enough to make you not want to eat at all when going there. But what’s the fun of traveling if you don’t enjoy a little local cuisine? My advice? Be smart about what and where you eat. 1. Only Eat Fruit That’s Been Washed I learned this lesson, not in another country, but in Little Havana in Miami. We picked up a mango on Calle Ocho and heartily enjoyed it. Later, both my ex and I were terribly sick. Likely it was fertilized…

Food is a major part of what I love about traveling. But sometimes you end up eating a bad meal, and that’s no fun. The food in tourist-heavy areas of a city tends to be lower quality, so I do my best to avoid it. Here are my tips for finding the best restaurants and bites, no matter where you’re traveling. 1. Hop on Yelp I rely hugely on Yelp to see what other people think of restaurants, both while traveling and at home in San Diego. I’ve found the reviews to be pretty accurate, and try to only choose…

The thing that makes me sad about travel is that, once I return home, I can’t have those same experiences. I’ll never find a French baguette in the US that rivals that which I found at even the most out-of-the-way bakeries in France. My pesto, though pretty darn good, will never be as magical as the one I made in Genoa. The light will never be as golden in the evening as it is in Provence. And yet I constantly seek pockets of place and experience that give me at least a taste of those memories. A Little Dolce Vita…

Both before and after my trip to Italy, people didn’t ooh and aah over me hiking in the Dolomites or doing yoga in Tuscany. They drooled over the food I’d eat. And let me tell you: it didn’t disappoint. While you’d assume that pasta factors heavily into the cuisine in Italy, it’s much more than that. Yes, I ate a ton of pasta, but that was by choice. I figured I should get it from the source. As a result, I’ve sworn off of dried pasta back in the States. It just can’t hold a candle to fresh pasta. Anyway,…