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Talking Pacific Northwest Farm-to-Table

A businesswoman and entrepreneur, trained chef, and now CEO of Barn2Door, Janelle Maiocco grew up in an agricultural community and has been in the food industry for 20+ years. Recently named Seattleite of the year by Seattle Magazine, winner of Northwest Entrepreneurs FLF, and Top 40 women to watch, Maiocco is a member of chef…

Snapshots from Portland: Eat, Drink, Cycle, Repeat

Christina is a friend of Gourmandly and a fellow Pacific Northwestern food lover. A native of Seattle, she developed her penchant for food and travel young, learning about cooking through her mother’s catering business. She travels every chance she gets, touring all of Italy, France, Argentina, India, as well as some of the best gourmet…

5 Historic Sites Off The Beaten Path

Machu Picchu in Peru. The Colosseum and Forum in Rome. The Taj Mahal in India. The Eiffel Tower in France. All beautiful sites — all places that should definitely be on your bucket list. But what about the historic sites just off the beaten path? Where are the walled towns and underground cities that are…

The Empty Nester’s Guide to Travel

Our new Southern California friends Suzanne and Craig Stavert have a great deal in common with us because they too are passionate about delicious food and intriguing travel destinations. Through her blog Adventures of Empty Nesters as well as her Instagram, Suzanne is able to inspire others to find adventure beyond raising a family in…

What Are the Super Tuscan Wines?

When you think Tuscany, you think great food and wine. With a viticultural history going back to the Etruscans in the 8th century BC, the region of modern-day Tuscany has been eternally tied to a love of wine. But it’s not just the far-off history of Tuscan wine that’s so fascinating. Within the last 50…

5 Ways To Be A Traveler (Not A Tourist)

Being a tourist isn’t, by definition, a bad thing. A tourist is simply someone who travels for pleasure, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, it has come to have some rather bad connotations. We now picture tourists with cameras glued to their eyes, only visiting the top three landmarks of any given destination,…

A Taste of Portland: Food Carts, Beer, and More

Portland is the quirky brother of the Pacific Northwest, full of watery views, great food, public art, and an unconventional sense of style. Just a few years ago, it was named the 8th most popular American city to live in. Read on to learn our favorite gourmet tastes from this eclectic city. And if you…

How to Use Your Time Well When Traveling

Go out and observe. Listen. Be mindful. Unplug. Disconnect. Reconnect. There are so many tips out there about how to make the most and get the most out of our travel experiences. It can be a bit overwhelming — we understand. But it doesn’t have to be! Everyone just wants to make sure they’re fully…

How to Bond with your Fellow Travelers

“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are,” said American novelist and avid traveler Edith Wharton. We wholeheartedly agree with Wharton, and it’s one of the many reasons why we not only love travel, but we champion group travel. Sure, you can discover the world…