Exploring Spain’s Basque Country and La Rioja: A Culinary and Cultural Delight

When it comes to Spain, most travelers think of iconic destinations like Barcelona, Madrid, or the beaches of the Costa del Sol. But if you’re seeking a different kind of Spanish experience, one that’s rich in culinary delights, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes, look no further than the Basque Country and La Rioja region. These […]

Culinary Adventures: Savoring Local Flavors Around the World

Calling all foodies and travel enthusiasts! If you’re a traveler of any age, you know that one of the best ways to immerse yourself in a new culture is through its cuisine. Join us on a culinary journey as we explore the world’s delectable delights and savor local flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. […]

Embracing Local Cuisine: A Culinary Guide for Seasoned Travelers

Chaya soup in Mérida, México by Ralph Velasco

Exploring local cuisine is an essential part of any travel experience. For Gen X and Baby Boomer travelers, embracing local flavors can be both exciting and rewarding. Here’s how to make the most of your culinary adventures: Research Dietary Norms: Before you depart, research the local dietary norms and etiquette. Understanding what’s considered polite or […]

How’s the Chacha in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia?

Ralph Velasco at TBS airport with I Love Georgia Sign in Georgian in Tbilisi, Georgia by Ralph Velasco

Enjoy this short video I made about a tradition called the “supra” and a local spirit called “chacha” in the gorgeous Republic of Georgia. What’s Your Favorite Place to Travel? I’m often asked what my favorite country or place to visit is.  This is, of course, an impossible question to answer and one I gingerly […]

La Chaya Maya, a Unique and Refreshing Drink from México

Man Preparing Chaya in Merida, Mexico by Ralph Velasco

Let’s venture to México’s Yúcatan peninsula to try some refreshing and oh so good for you Chaya Maya. When I travel, I’m constantly on the lookout for unique and interesting drinks, particularly ones that I don’t think I’d easily find anywhere else. Several years ago, I was in Mérida, México, and I hit the jackpot […]