Houston is America’s most diverse city, and—in not unrelated news—it’s increasingly touted as one of the country’s best cities for food. And yet it still flies under the radar for many people. Perhaps the city sprawl frightens them away, or the prospect of having to drive (a minimum of) 20 minutes to get pretty much anywhere. But that’s a small price to pay to experience some of the best this dynamic city has to offer.
In Houston, not only does the great diversity make for lots of variety in the restaurant scene, but the city’s special brand of colliding cultures has also created a perfect storm of culinary innovation, of unapologetic riffing on local tradition, that’s...Read More
Bilad Sayt, an Arabian village near Jebel Shams in Oman. Courtesy of mzagerp/Flickr.
Oman is a land of cultural diversity, rich history, and abundant natural beauty. From the capital city of Muscat and well beyond, the country has always been an underrated and unexplored part of Arabia. So why isn't it at the top of travelers’ bucket lists? From its 3,000-kilometer-long coastline and the highest mountain peak on the Arabian Peninsula to its culinary excellence dating back centuries, Oman is an epitome of adventure, heritage—and delicious food, lots of which reflect foreign influence absorbed from the country’s long-held role as a powerful trading empire in Arabia.
So let’s...Read More
We often feel like we’re on a scavenger hunt when we travel for EYW. Sometimes we have just three days in a city to find all the foods we’ve researched, come up with good alternatives, entertain new ideas suggested by locals we meet, identify suitable “burn it off” locations. Despite the inevitable last-day dash around said city to tie up loose ends, we’ve become super efficient at these tasks. But doing it in, say, Boston and doing it in Agra, a garbage-strewn Indian city congested with all manner of human and animal traffic, are two very different things.Read More