China

China

Cocktail Culture, Gazpacho Soup, Organic Farms, Mr. & Mrs. Bund, Tea Primers… and more!

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Thailand

Thailand

Beaches, Biking, Bootcamp and Cooking School  

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Singapore

Singapore

Drinks, Bars, Brunch and Fusion!

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Dim Sum, Boutique Shopping & Prada!

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Japan

Japan

The culture of Sushi, Wine, and Ass-kicking Cuteness!

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Rambutan Chutney, Villas, Seaside Lunches, Tea Plantations and More!

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Cambodia

Cambodia

Markets, Cafes, & History

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Vietnam

Vietnam

Street life, Shopping, Cruising Halong Bay, and of course, Food!

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Indonesia

Indonesia

Berries and Luxury Resorts!

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Maldives

Maldives

Paradise!  

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Nepal

Nepal

Mountain Trekking, Tea & Spices

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India

India

Eat Sleep and Shop in Pondicherry and Chennai

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Japanese Cuisine, Washoku, Makes Unesco World Heritage List

Japanese Cuisine, Washoku, Makes Unesco World Heritage List

Japanese cuisine joins French cuisine on the UNESCO World Heritage list as a world’s priceless cultural heritage. And rightly so. Japanese food, in Japanese called “washoku”, is known for it’s unique precision and detail in preparing, cooking and presenting food. Even sometimes eating comes with very carefully prescribed...
Top Things to Do, See & Eat in Xi'An, China - Terracotta Warriors, Dumplings, Muslim Quarter and more...

Top Things to Do, See & Eat in Xi’An, China – Terracotta Warriors, Dumplings, Muslim Quarter and more…

For any traveler to China, Xi ‘An is a must. But there’s more than just being on the Silk Road and the Terracotta Warriors to get excited about. In this 3,000 year old city, historic sites abound and live in juxtaposition with today’s modern city of 8 million...
Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More...

Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More…

If you are like me, one of the things I always look up before I go to a new country is the rules of tipping or tipping etiquette. Being American, I come from a country where we tip for everything. If someone raises a hand to help you...
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3 Asian Chili Paste Recipes – Never Buy in the Supermarket Again – read Chubby Hubby

Never buy in the supermarket again, because…you can make them better at home. I am a big fan of making my own condiments. Fresh ingredients, no preservatives, and in most cases, significant cost savings are what motivate me. You may have seen my article on Western condiments like...
Shanghai's 7 Best Wine Bars

Shanghai’s 7 Best Wine Bars

You have probably read about China’s obsession with wine. If you are interested in the intersection of wine and China, you should definitely watch the documentary Red Obsession – narrated by Russell Crowe, this documentary details the relationship between China and Bordeaux and how Chinese demand artificially inflated...
Pollen Restaurant by Jason Atherton - Singapore

Pollen Restaurant by Jason Atherton – Singapore

Of all the cities I travel to, I think Singapore has done an amazing job of combining culinary destinations with sight seeing destinations. What do I mean? You know when you go to a restaurant in a city…the one with the amazing view….and the food is entirely average?...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Mpemba Effect - Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Mpemba Effect – Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water

The Mpemba Effect is the verified scientific principle that hot water freezes faster than cold water. Perhaps if you were into science in school, you heard of this. Since I avoided science classes like the plague, I had a “no way!” reaction when I recently learned of this....
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Accidental Funnies – Butcher Cleaver Knife Ring, Just in Time for Halloween!

I don’t know if you have seen this clever cleaver ring making the rounds on the interwebs. Developed by Brazilian jewelry designer Raul Souza, it’s just in time for Halloween. Or if you are a foodie, it could be an ironic jewelry statement year round.  Either way, it...
Luxury Hotels in Asia are Tops on the Conde Nast Traveler's Best 100 Hotel & Resorts in the World

Luxury Hotels in Asia are Tops on the Conde Nast Traveler’s Best 100 Hotel & Resorts in the World

Every year Conde Nast Traveler publishes a list of the 100 best hotel and resorts in the world. This year there are 15 of the 100 from Asia, and 1 in the top 10 here in Shanghai. I have had the good fortune to be able to stay...
5 things you should never buy at the supermarket, because.... - Read Chubby Hubby

5 things you should never buy at the supermarket, because…. – Read Chubby Hubby

Even if you like to eat more than you enjoy cooking, there are some really simple items and condiments you really shouldn’t buy at the supermarket. Why? Because you can make it better at home! Really??? Yes, really. Items like salad dressing, creme fraiche, yogurt cheese, mayonnaise and...
3 Lychee Cocktail Recipes

3 Lychee Cocktail Recipes

One of the things I love about living in Asia is the tropical fruit. Some of them I had never even heard of until I came to live in this part of the world – now mangosteen, mango, passion fruit and lychee are regular items on my shopping...
10 Signs You Might Just Be a Travel Addict

10 Signs You Might Just Be a Travel Addict

Are you like me? Do you crave to be home, because you are always on the road…only to get jumpy after a week or so and book a trip for a getaway?  I can’t get enough – there’s always something new to experience, a new local dish to...