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Visiting Tahiti’s Vanilla Island

Visiting Tahiti’s Vanilla Island

Food is definitely a focus for residents. Tahaa is known as Tahiti’s Vanilla Island for its prolific production of the vanilla bean and vanilla extract, and most locals are employed by the vanilla industry.

Tasting Thai Street Food

Tasting Thai Street Food

One of the joys of Bangkok is its street food. From early in the morning until long after midnight, pots are simmering in makeshift kitchens and eateries on the streets and in the alleys.

The Sweet Taste of Colonial Costa Rica

The Sweet Taste of Colonial Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s El Viejo Wetlands set up a 5,000-acre sanctuary for native wildlife species in the tropical dry forest, where visitors can take tours of one of Costa Rica’s most unique ecosystems. On a morning riverboat tour of the area, I was lucky enough to see howler monkeys, crocodiles, giant iguanas and too many species of birds to try and recount.

How to Drink Olive Oil in Italy

How to Drink Olive Oil in Italy

I swigged a few thimbles in a restaurant by the Spanish Steps, and then some more in a tasting room at a Chianti Classico farm: olive oil (though there was plenty of wine, too). Before my last trip to Italy, I had only enjoyed my olive oil the usual ways: for stir-frying and dressing raw and cooked foods. But there I was, in Rome, doing as they do.