We delight in learning about the foods of other countries. We enjoy seeing what the grocery stores and particularly the local markets have to offer. It is fun for us to try new ingredients and new recipes and to adapt to other cooking styles and the more limited kitchens in our lodgings. Every culture has evolved ways to prepare their unique meals. We share our observations with our readers in this section of our site.

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not all.
-Harriet van Horne

Ceviche Costa Rican Style

This recipe for Ceviche Costa Rica contains a surprising ingredient that we only discovered by accident. This Costa Rican Ceviche recipe is easy and delicious.

International Cole Slaw

This cole slaw recipe is simple and delicious. It can be made almost anywhere in the world and can be easily adapted to local ingredients and incomplete kitchens.

Cordial, My New Favorite Beverage

When we first arrived here in Oz I learned that there is a local beverage that they call cordial (that is pronounced cor-dee-yal), though our English transplants friends call it "squash". This all rolling out of a conversation about "pumpkin", which really means...

Australians Love Their Tea with Bickies and Coffee Too

Since I knew that Australia was originally settled by the British, I assumed that they drank tea there. I have enjoyed a cup of tea with breakfast for many years, so I was looking forward to travelling to Oz and the fun of learning what kind of tea they drink and how...

About Us

Laurie and Neil gave away or sold 99% of their possessions for a new life as international travelers. They share the secrets of how they turn limited resources into a life of unlimited fun and adventure. Read more


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