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Global Ethics / Thoughts / Travel / Trip Journal

Medical Tourism: Are Cheaper Procedures Worth The Risk?

If you enjoy this post, please subscribe to Epicure & Culture by email, leave a comment below, and share on share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Thanks for visiting!While even the thought of needing to take a trip to the hospital while on vacation is enough to make most […]

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Drink / Experiences / Food / North America / Sip

How To Pair Wine And Cheese Like A Pro

Recently I had the pleasure of taking a “Wine & Cheese Pairing” course at New York City’s Brooklyn Winery. The class — which was curated and taught by the knowledgeable Noel Cavnar — was designed to not only tell you what wines and cheeses went well together, but also ensure […]

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Carrot, Dandelion And Maple: An Epicurious Guide To Lesser-Known Fruit Wines
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Carrot, Dandelion And Maple: An Epicurious Guide To Lesser-Known Fruit Wines

Making over 4,500 varieties of the beverage, grapes are typically the staple ingredient in wine; however, if you’d like even more choices wine can also be made without any grapes at all. In fact, many cultures first created wines with other ingredients like agave or honey (to create mead) long […]

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WWOOF And Wine: A Glimpse Into The Agriculture Of Northern New Mexico

Cross the river. Go up the hill, but don’t go down the hill! Cross the river. Go up the hill, but don’t go down the hill! Ahh Emma, don’t miss your turn for the vineyard! I repeated these directions in my head a good 20 times as I scanned the […]

#InstaTravel: Culture, Food And Beautiful Views In Guatemala
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#InstaTravel: Culture, Food And Beautiful Views In Guatemala

      For those looking to travel to Guatemala, the country is full of beautiful landscapes, delicious food and immersive culture worth exploring. To show you what I’m talking about, here’s a look at some highlights through Instagrammed Guatemala photos from my recent trip.   Have a favorite Guatemala […]

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Notes From Uganda: Culture, Couchsurfing And Volunteering With Orphaned Chimps

Travel isn’t always pretty. Intrepid traveler and wildlife volunteer Shara Johnson tells us about an eye-opening and somewhat difficult experience working at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center, as well as how to experience local culture, what to eat, and why both good and bad realities are worth exploring. 1. You spent […]

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Creative Travel: Exploring The World’s Best Immersive Art Hotels
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Creative Travel: Exploring The World’s Best Immersive Art Hotels

While many hotels are epitomes of style – artworks in themselves, or showcase unique art collections — the following go one step further for those seeking creative experiences along with their bed and breakfast. Celebrate your inner Hemingway or Picasso and bring home something more than a snapshot at the […]

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If you think the Inca Trail is tough for you, these guys have it much worse. Photo courtesy of brianholsclaw.
Global Ethics / South America / Travel / Travel Guides

Inca Trail Porters: Carrying The Weight Of Workers’ Rights Abuses

Twenty-six miles (42 kilometers) of picture-perfect mountains, cloud-forests and jungles make the Inca Trail one of the most famous hikes in the world — and that’s not even mentioning the reward for reaching the final destination of Machu Picchu. The lost city of the Incas was built in the fifteenth […]

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Ethical Travel: Should You Visit Thailand’s Long Neck Women Villages?
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Ethical Travel: Should You Visit Thailand’s Long Neck Women Villages?

For some tourists, seeing the giraffe-like, long neck women Kayans may seem like just another stop on a Thailand adventure of a lifetime. Many tourist agencies stop by these hill villages between jeep rides through snake-infested jungles and tours of elegant temples. Visitors pile out for a quick photo opportunity […]

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Culture Enthusiast Jennifer Doré Dallas Tells Us How To Get Off The Tourist Trail In Southeast Asia
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Culture Enthusiast Jennifer Doré Dallas Tells Us How To Get Off The Tourist Trail In Southeast Asia

Planning a trip to Southeast Asia? Avid traveler and blogger at Moi, mes souliers Jennifer Doré Dallas of  tells us where to  eat like a local, ways to stay safe and how to get off the tourist trail to experience and have an authentic cultural experience in Southeast Asia. 1. Please […]