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Moving to the suburbs has made it harder for me to try Vancouver food trucks, which are mostly lunchtime operations.

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Kauai’s Poipu Beach

Kauai is the end of the world…and spending time there totally refreshed and recharged me. Here are my five top activities, along with tips on places to stay and eat:

1.See the Na Pali Coast from a boat…
2.Cycle near Waimea Canyon…

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I believe everyone who travels to Vancouver, Canada, should try at least one of these eateries.
1. Vij’s
2.Raincity Grill

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A friend just asked for my 5 favorite places to eat in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Since I used to live there and still travel there a fair amount, I do have some solid suggestions…and despite the city’s “Cowtown” nickname, none of them are steakhouses.


1. Leo Fu’s
2. Mango Shiva

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Pulled Pork in Ontario.

I’m a media panelist at a big-time Toronto food event. Top Ontario chefs treated us to amazing tastes featuring all local ingredients at a “locovore’s cafeteria.” Proof that when the ingredients are local and fresh the flavors are divine. Best things I tasted:

1. Sour Cream Apple Crumble Tart. …

2. Ontario Caldo Verde (Green Soup)…

Click here to read all five of mine and add one or two of yours, please!

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Red Iguana Salt Lake City Utah has the best mole.

There are many types of mole, but they are NOT easy to find at restaurants in the U.S. and Canada! Here are my 5 favorite restaurants that serve great homemade mole.

1. Pipian Mole at The Red Iguana…
2. Mancha Manteles Mole at Pico’s Mex-Mex…
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Vancouver Sun food writer Mia Stainsby didn’t ask me or my Vancouver foodie friends about our “best thing I ever ate in Vancouver.” But I know some seriously items in some perhaps-surprising Vancouver eateries. Please add yours for where YOU live!

1. Sandwich at La Grotta del Fromaggio…
2. Nooswich at The Foundation…
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Cupcakes in Bellingham, Washington.

Northwest Foodies, pull up to the table and pay attention! If you haven’t popped into downtown Bellingham in a few years (or ever), you’re seriously screwing up:


1. Taco Lobo….
2. Mallard Fresh-made Ice Cream…
Read about all five!

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 Argentina Ice Cream.

Short and sweet (pun intended) these are the five most-interesting ice cream flavors I’ve come across when traveling:


1. Grape Nuts ice cream, Canadian Maritimes…
2. Dulce de Leche ice cream, Argentina….
3. Concrete frozen custard, Salt Lake City, Utah… Read all 5!

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 Argentina Beef Restaurant Parilla

I love to eat. And finding good, interesting food is a huge part of travel. It’s even better when I find something that’s truly local:


1. Chiz Cougar Cave, St. Anthony, Idaho…
2. Ruth’s Diner, Salt Lake City, Utah….
3. Golden Chicken Garden 金雞園, Taipei, Taiwan… Read all 5!

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