Anaheim’s Little Arabia District

Anaheim is known for one thing. Even locally, people living in Southern California only think of Anaheim as home of the world’s most famous mouse. But if you look a little deeper, you’ll find some cool culture. One such place is Little Arabia. Arab immigration following World War Two led to an enclave of unincorporated…

Trinidad, California

*STATIC* We interrupt your regularly scheduled program of meaningful content to bring you something different. *STATIC* It’s no secret that when I travel, I love - above all else - to learn, to experience something new and meaningful. And this trip to Humboldt County, California has been chock-full of that. So occasionally, it’s nice to…

Humboldt Bay Oysters

‘O Oysters,’ said the Carpenter‘You’ve had a pleasant run!Shall we be trotting home again?’But answer came there none -And this was scarcely odd, becauseThey’d eaten every one.Lewis Carroll, The Walrus and the Carpenter Growing up Jewish and keeping some of the basic dietary laws that religion subscribes to (no pork or shellfish), my only connection…

Dutch Carnaval

Editor’s note: I didn’t even know there was a Dutch Carnaval until I read this awesome story from Hedy, our resident Dutch writer here at The Royal Tour. Count me in to visit sometime! For more of Hedy’s writing, click here to visit her index page. We all have heard of the Brazilian Carnaval, and…

San Jose’s Little Portugal

Walking on the streets, little would indicate that I’m in one of the central areas of Portuguese culture on the west coast. Today, in 2021, this is a mainly Hispanic neighborhood, with most of the shops and sounds reflecting that. However, in the twentieth century, what is now called Little Portugal was home to one…

Welcome to Tehrangeles

Shockingly, the line at Saffron and Rose, the award-winning Persian ice cream shop, is short. While service is fast, the selection is vast, with flavors ranging from their signature orange blossom to white or pink rose to saffron and pistachio, and it can take a while to decide, even though a small cup gets two…

The Ultimate Guide to San Juan!

San Juan. Puerto Rico’s capital city and only major metropolitan area, with well over half of the population of the island. It is Caribbean, Latin, American, and more, all rolled into one amazing city. In this guide, we will explore what to see, where to go, what to eat, and how to experience this incredible…

What to Eat in San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico is a world-class destination. And with that comes a world-class food scene. From Latin influences to tropical libations to completely unique inventions, the city offers visitors some great chances to taste their way around the various cultures that have built Puerto Rico and called it home. Please note, these are only…