A Brief History of 8 Traditional Holiday Drinks

Spices, wines, and bitters, oh my! It’s that time of year where those seasonal ingredients come into play in traditional holiday drinks, cocktails and wines. The holidays not only mean buying and wrapping gifts, meeting up with long lost relatives, and spreading holiday cheer, but it means enjoying holiday-themed food and drink! Have you ever … Continue reading A Brief History of 8 Traditional Holiday Drinks

Eat Like An Irishman This St. Patrick’s Day – Food Traditions To Salivate Over

Four leaf clovers aren’t the only way you’ll find good fortune this St. Patrick’s Day! You’ve come across this post and, that means, you can try out the amazing St. Patrick's Day food traditions of the Irish holiday, just like an Irishman (or woman). St. Paddy’s Day or the Feast of St. Patrick, commemorates and … Continue reading Eat Like An Irishman This St. Patrick’s Day – Food Traditions To Salivate Over

How To Say ‘Cheers’ In Polish And 13 Other Languages

Knowing a few key phrases in different languages goes a long way when you travel. Mastering some basics in the local language your visiting shows respect, allows ease of travel and really adds to your appreciation of a new place and culture. On top of important translations like ‘Hello’, ‘How much is this?’, and asking … Continue reading How To Say ‘Cheers’ In Polish And 13 Other Languages

The Boozy Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe You Gotta Make This Weekend

  Nothing ushers in the autumn season like a cozy sweater and a warm (perhaps boozy) drink. And when it comes to warm drinks, hot chocolate is a classic. The first hot chocolate beverage is believed to have been created 2,500-3,000 years ago by the Mayan people. By 1400 AD this beverage was an essential … Continue reading The Boozy Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe You Gotta Make This Weekend

5 Harvest Season Festivals Around The World

The practice of giving thanks for a successful harvest is an ancient practice. Celebrating the harvest season with ritual, feasts, family, song, and dance are found around the world. It's a time to honor the agricultural yield of the season but, more than that, it's a time to re-connect with family and friends over good eats and … Continue reading 5 Harvest Season Festivals Around The World

How Much Are You Supposed To Tip? Your Travel Tipping Cheat Sheet

Tipping rules vary from place to place and also by scenario. With 196 countries in the world, knowing the tipping customs of each one is next to impossible. Is it expected? Unexpected but appreciated? Are you unknowingly signaling a bribe or coming off as condescending? Tipping abroad can be a tricky landscape to navigate, leaving … Continue reading How Much Are You Supposed To Tip? Your Travel Tipping Cheat Sheet

Coffeephile – 10 Unique Ways The World Enjoys Coffee Infographic!

Not many of us can start a day without a cup of coffee. The serious connoisseurs (aka. coffeephile) among us like it how we like it... But take a look at this coffee infographic to peek into some unique ways the rest of the world takes their cup. EMBED THIS INFOGRAPHIC ON YOUR SITE: <blockquote … Continue reading Coffeephile – 10 Unique Ways The World Enjoys Coffee Infographic!

Weekly Wallpaper – Thomas Jefferson On Coffee

When you think of coffee history, Ol' Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t be the first thing to pop into your mind. But throughout history, coffeehouses have been regular hangouts for intellectuals and freethinkers. This is no exception to one of America’s founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson. During his retirement in 1824, he described coffee as “the favorite drink … Continue reading Weekly Wallpaper – Thomas Jefferson On Coffee