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JUST IN: New Craft Beer Theme Cruises Explore Islands and Shoreline of Coastal Washington

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JUST IN: New Craft Beer Theme Cruises Explore Islands and Shoreline of Coastal Washington

The Pacific Northwest put craft beer on the map and now you can discover some of the region’s best brews on four new craft beer theme cruises with Un-Cruise Adventures.

The Seattle-based adventure cruise line has just announced new fall and spring departures in Washington’s Puget Sound and Salish Sea that bring together local micro-brew experts with adventure while cruising the scenic area from South Hood Canal to Olympic National Park and the San Juan Islands.  

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".
FOR FOODIES: Top Tips for Budget Bites in Britain

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FOR FOODIES: Top Tips for Budget Bites in Britain

Here’s the truth: The food is GREAT in Britain. Long gone are the days of bland cuisine and mushy peas.

On my last visit I enjoyed fresh, organic produce at local farmers’ markets, dined in cosy gastropubs and globally recognized restaurants and discovered a vibrant scene of fantastic street food. But with recent dollar-to-pound exchange rates it’s not a cheap place to eat.

The British summer brims and bursts with food festivals and markets that will whet any appetite.Are you or a friend headed to the British Isles for vacation? Discover how to eat well while stretching your dollars with these top tips for finding budget bites in Britain. 

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".

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FOR FOODIES: Feed Your Travel Lust with these Hotel Culinary Experiences

Hungry travel lovers can’t help but indulge their appetites in their wanderings. Here are five hotels that have turned that adulation into—what else?—a trip to the kitchen. 

 

Travaasa Hana: Modern Hawaiian cuisine is a fusion of many diverse ethnic flavors brought to the islands by immigrants throughout the region’s rich history. The island is paradise for gourmets, with abundant fruits and vegetables grown from rich volcanic soil, a wide variety of high quality, fresh fish and locally sourced cattle. At Hana, guests will learn about Hawaii’s many food staples and try their hand at some of the island’s most revered local dishes. 

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".

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TRAVEL TASTES: Peruvian Pisco Sour

In the two months we’ve been in Peru I’ve definitely adopted the local passion for pisco - the traditional Peruvian brandy. But you don’t have to travel to the Land of the Inca to enjoy the country’s signature drink. 

Here’s Peruvian chef Nacho Selis’ (Hotel Sol y Luna) recipe for a traditional Pisco Sour.


2 ounces pure Pisco
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce sugar syrup
1 egg white
1 dash Angostura bitters* (optional)

Beat the egg white and sugar in a blender. Add pisco, lime juice and cracked ice. Shake well, then pour into a chilled cocktail glass and add bitters*.

Salud!

CUSCO TRAVEL TIP: The Lobby Bar at the Hotel Montasterio offers short pisco seminars each evening where you can learn about the pisco-making process, various types of grapes and different varieties before indulging.

For a delicious listing of free pisco recipes, check out The Pisco Book/Recipe Listings

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".

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FOODIE ALERT: Tourism Richmond Launches Global Open Audition For Salaried, Year-Long Food Blogger

Love food? Love to share? Check out this delicious new blog position… 

Tourism Richmond (British Columbia) is seeking a blogger to embark upon 365 days of dining in Richmond, BC and to share their culinary experiences online. “Richmond’s Foodie Blogger” is a one-year contract role with a salary of $50,000, apartment and living compensation (negotiable upon final selection), and a daily stipend for meals.


Applications are open March 1 to 31, 2012 at http://www.facebook.com/RichmondBC

Not for you? Share this with a friend. They just might take you to dinner in Richmond for the heads up. 

 

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".

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Pack Your Appetite: Private Culinary Tours for Foodies

New tours offer access to the world’s top culinary experiences

A private cooking class in the farmhouse kitchen of a renowned cookbook writer in Sicily, an early morning tour of a busy food market in Bali with a local chef, private wine tasting in the chateaux of Burgundy and Bordeaux, sake tasting in Tokyo with a world renowned expert, dining with a family of royal chefs in India, private cooking classes at Istanbul’s premier culinary academy—these are just a few of the unique activities featured in the private culinary tours offered by luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure for 2011-2012.

The leading provider of high-end cultural tours, Artisans of Leisure offers a series of culinary tours that are customized to each traveler’s level of interest and proficiency in the kitchen, whether they are casual cooks, professional chefs or adventurous foodies.

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".