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    A Full Day Cooking Class in Khon Kaen, Thailand

    If you visit Thailand without trying a cooking class, did you really visit? There is no better way to learn a country’s culture than through its food. Thai dishes have exploding flavors, which is why a cooking lesson while in Thailand is a must. This private cooking class I did with Darling Thai Cooking School exceeded my expectations. It was a 8-hour day, hands-on cooking experience using artisanal methods and selecting fresh ingredients from Darling’s spacious green garden. Read on to find out what the cooking experience was like.   CLASS DETAILS The class is located in Khon Kaen — a small city in the Northeastern region of Thailand —…

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    Garden Route: Wild Spirit Backpackers Lodge Review

    Wild Spirit Backpackers Lodge is popular for a reason. The property is hidden in the forest and has stunning views. If you’re traveling along the Garden Route, be sure to check them out. It’s only a 5 minute drive from the N2. They are in Nature’s Valley. Booking Date: January 2019 (2 nights)   ATMOSPHERE The staff are warm and welcoming. If you need help booking any excursion, they are willing to help you. They booked my kayak and lilo excursion at Tsitsikamma National Park. There were families with kids, solo travelers, and couples staying on the property.  They have camp fires, a yoga room, piano room, and an open…

  • Sapori e Saperi Seafood Cooking Class in Tuscany, Italy
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    One Day Cooking Class in Italy With Sapori e Saperi

    Maybe it’s just me, but I noticed how oversaturated the cooking class business in Italy is. Too many to choose from depending on what you’re looking. And the cuisine varies from region to region. I wanted a culinary experience that was true to my stance on food. How food is produced affects its quality and it matters. We all deserve to eat good, high-quality food. In my opinion, Sapori e Saperi was worth every nickel and dime. They believe in connecting people with artisanal food producers (farm-to-table), which I find to be better and more interesting. Disclaimer: This was self-sponsored. All opinions expressed are my own.   CLASS DETAILS Our…

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    Meet Garda Lake Hostel Review

    I have to admit that after last year, I started to dislike hostels. It was a hit-or-miss experience. Some hostels made it easy to socialize with fellow guests. There were some in dire need of renovation. Some had high reviews but left me disappointed. And the list goes on. But Garda Lake Hostel, located in Northern Italy, along with another Italian hostel gave me renewed hope. I had such a pleasant time here that I returned back for an additional day on my way from Bolzano. Stay Date: May 2017 (6 nights)   ATMOSPHERE The ambiance is inviting and friendly. They make it easy for you to meet guests by having a communal dinner…