Quarantine Travel Date Night: Fiji

What could possibly be more American for the July 4th weekend than celebrating somewhere else that help makes up the diverse fabric of our country? At least that was the thought in my head as I prepared a couple of traditional Fijian dishes - in not quite so traditional style - on July 4 with…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: India

The exotic sub-continent, and a place, much like Brazil last week, that for some reason has never really been on my must-visit list. I've heard mixed things, that it's a love or hate sort of a place. But there's no question India is important historically, economically, demographically, and culinarily. Indian food, in particular, is a…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Israel

Ok, it's important to note a couple things here. First, I love Israel. Both A and I have spent considerable amounts of time there, and it's an amazing place with amazing people, history, culture, and food. It's also a complicated place in a political sense. Talking about Israel seems to always run the risk of…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Cuba

I've heard both wonderful and not so wonderful things about visiting Cuba, but it's a place with a fascinating history that intrigued me, and a people who are supposedly as friendly as there is. Those are solid selling points for visiting the island, especially now that I am a German citizen and can travel there…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Mexico

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo doesn't celebrate Mexico's independence, but rather a victory over the French who wanted to recolonize the area? I didn't either, but with it being Cinco de Mayo, we figured this week was a good one for a Mexican date night. Plus, I have recently booked trips to Mexico…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Argentina

Confession: I geek out over planning these. In fact, I think I'm going to continue them (albeit probably not weekly) when COVID-19 is in the past and I can both travel and go on real dates with A again. This week, we let our minds and stomachs take us south to Argentina, a place I've…