Category Archives: Food & Wine

5 Easy Tips on How to Pplan a Road Trip to See the Fall Foliage This Year

5 Easy Tips on How to Pplan a Road Trip to See the Fall Foliage This Year

This post was sponsored by Erie Insurance as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. As the weather begins to cool and the sun sets a little bit earlier in the afternoon, it means our favorite season has arrived, Fall! With autumn comes the yearly leaves changing […]

Best Collapsible Water Bottle (TOP 10 List in 2020) | Etramping

Best Collapsible Water Bottle (TOP 10 List in 2020) | Etramping

Ever since I started traveling with Lydia (this lovely lady, if you are wondering), she was always so mindful of the plastic we use. It didn’t take long for me to stop buying new plastic single-use water bottles and start refilling multi-use ones. Now, I cannot imagine traveling without my own, and the collapsible water […]

Traditional Chinese Mooncakes and Mid-Autumn Festival Guide | Etramping

Tasting Chinese Mooncakes

On October 1st 2020 people all over China will be celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival! What does it mean? For us in the West, it is another day, for Chinese and some neighboring countries, it is a very important tradition which carries a strong connection to the full moon (that is why it is called the Moon Festival […]

How to get compensation when your flight is delayed?

How to get compensation when your flight is delayed?

It is very common that airlines and flights get behind schedule, no matter how much they try to avoid this. It can happen for a variety of reasons including bad weather, air traffic delays, mechanical issues, missing a crew member and more.  If your flight is delayed for more than 3 hours you might be eligible for […]

Greens Kale and Seaweed Were Long Considered Food of Last Resort

roasted kale ready to eat

Summary: Many trendy ‘Instagrammable’ foods have a long association with poverty, especially the latest fashionable items, kale and seaweed. Taken by Charles Deluvio via unsplash.com. [Public Domain]. Many of our diets are, to some extent, determined by the whims of fashion. This is not an astute observation, nor a particularly new one – just consider […]

Rich People Used to Show Off Their Wealth With Pineapples and Celery

pineapples on yellow background image

Summary: Pineapple and celery were the precursors of today’s obsession with kale and avocado toast, a symbol of status and wealth for the upper class. Taken by Brooke Lark via unsplash.com. [Public Domain]. A stack of pancakes ladened with syrup, a frothy latte posed next to a white MacBook, a deep pan pizza oozing with […]

How Sausages Conquered the Globe: A Short Food & Social History

sausages hanging to dry a history of sausages

Summary: Wonder how sausages emerged separately but similarly throughout the world? Here is a short history of one of the most important food items ever. Taken by Edi Libedinsky via unsplash.com. [Public Domain]. Sausages are no joke. Jamie Oliver learned that lesson when he rashly included chorizo in a recipe for paella. “WTF, Jamie Oliver?” outraged […]

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