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Best Seattle Hotels for Food Lovers

Seattle is a food lover’s dream and is the prime city for a foodie adventure. If you’re looking foor the best local offerings, try booking a hotel in a neighborhood known for its food culture. The gentrified Pioneer Square has become a hot spot for high cuisine. Capitol Hill, one of the pre-eminent Seattle neighborhoods, has a happening food scene, and the International District has well, just that lots and lots of international cuisine at your fingertips. The hardest part might be deciding how long you can stay and how full you are! Hotel Andra Hotel Andra makes it home in…

Hong Kong

Must Eat Foods in Hong Kong

Is Hong Kong on your radar? This unique, world-class city has some of the most interesting food options in the world. With a long history of being an international city, British occupation, and the close proximity of other influencing Asian cultures, expect a little bit of everything on this urban island. Book a Hong Kong hotel in the Central neighborhood (yes that’s what the neighborhood is really called), where you’ll be in the epicenter of food culture. Dim Sum Dim Sum originated in the Canton province of China but have taken over as a staple in Hong Kong diets. In…

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My Must Do Dubai Dining Experiences

My first trip to Dubai is happening next wee and while some people go for the sun or shopping, I’m all about the food. From upscale fine dining restaurants in the Dubai marina to hole in the wall restaurants serving ethnic specialties in Satwa or Deira, there’s something for every budget. Even though I’ll be attending a conference while in town, you can be sure I’ll also be finding amazing meals. Pier 7 Pier 7 is such an interesting dining experience that it makes me excited just to see it! There are plenty of restaurants in Dubai marina area but this…

Morocco Wanderlust

7 Pictures to Inspire Your Moroccan Wanderlust

“Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”  — Ibn Battuta What does it take to travel? Sometimes just a single picture can transport us to far-away places. For many of you I know Morocco is a dream destination so, I partnered with Expedia to bring you these photos of Moroccan wanderlust to sweep you off your feet and into paradise! (Looking for more? You can always pop by my Instagram feed for shots around the country).   Morocco’s Medinas   The honeycomb patterns of Morocco’s old medinas immediately remind visitors of a time long ago.…

5/1-9/30 Traces to the Future MMP

A Collective Exhibition of Contemporary Moroccan artists from 1 May to 30 September 2015. Opening May 2, 2015, from 19 am to 21 pm Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts El Badii Palace The exhibition “Traces of the Future brings together seven artists: Leila Alaoui, Younes Baba-Ali, Amina Benbouchta, Mounir Fatmi Ahmed Hajoubi, Jamila Lamrani Abdelaziz Zerrou. – “Traces of the Future” is based on artworks that combine social obsevations with an involvement in issues that constitute the major challenges of tomorrow’s society. The exhibition is a celebration of the Moroccan contemporary art with visionary overtones. Indeed, “Traces of…

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Where to Eat in the Mission District of San Francisco

Why the Mission District you might be asking? Well, one of the most iconic food products from San Francisco has to be “THE San Francisco treat.” I bet you even just sang that jingle in your head. It was in the Mission District that Rice-a-Roni got it’s start and today is a multi-ethnic melting pot full of great eats. While there are loads of food options, there are not so many hotels in this area. Nearby neighborhoods have affordable San Francisco hotels, and great public transportation means you can get to the Mission easily. So if your travels have you…

Dubai Iftar

Best Hotels in Dubai for Ramadan Iftar

Ramadan is around the corner and nowhere are the iftar spreads more impressive than Dubai. If you’re visiting the UAE capital during the month you should make it a point to partake in at least one, even if you’re not fasting. For those unfamiliar with the holiday Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Observant Muslims fast from both food and water beginning at sunrise and lasting until sunset. When fasting finishes for the day there’s a celebration. After the fourth call to prayer for the day (at sunset) the fast is broken with an iftar meal and…

4/11-9/30: The Ma… Ma… Ma… Exhibition at La Mamounia

A stunning exhibition from April 11th to September 30th, 2015 at La Mamounia. Ma… like Marinetti: The name of the artist who will exhibit his sculptures – one of the most talented of his generation. Born in 1967, he grew up in Quai de Conti, in the very Parisian area of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, just a few steps away from les Beaux-Arts and Le Louvre. With a reporter-photographer father and a mother who was head of a Drama School, his initiation into art was a given. He was always meant to become a painter. At the age of five he created his…