MAINLAND VERSUS ISLAND: A Cook Comparison between the Canary Islands and Mainland Spain

Arrecife, Canary Islands
I asked one of Britain’s Top Travel Agencies, Thomas Cook to give us the low-down on the important factors that tourists compare when choosing these as holiday destinations and why either islands are worthy to be on your bucket list.

The Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule Cocktail
The Moscow Mule is a buck, or mule cocktail that became popular in the United States between the 1940s and the 1960s. Today, the delicious drink maintains a high degree of popularity based on its strong taste and retro appeal, and it is an important part of the standard litany of cocktails that any competent bartender should know. In addition, the Moscow Mule’s inception marks an interesting historical turning-point, as its sudden popularity paved the way for vodka to become the staple of American cocktails that it is today.

Cocktails From Around The World: The Negroni - Long May It Reign!

The Negroni Cocktail
Many people with an affinity to a particular food or beverage become interested in its history and evolution, and cocktail aficionados are no exception. If your drink of choice is the Negroni and you’d like an attention-grabbing story to add to the repertoire of your happy hour chatter, you’re in luck! You’ll leave your bar mates impressed when you recount the tale of how the Negroni came to be.

Making The Most Of The Cuisine While Cruising

Cruise Ship Cuisine
Increasing numbers of people are choosing to travel and spend their vacations on board cruise ships. In fact over the past ten years the cruise industry has increased its passenger numbers by 7.6% a year. The industry has finally managed to shake off its reputation as a holiday choice for older generations with food being limited to formal and stuffy dining rooms.

Best Place For Steaks After Raising The Stakes

Recently, casino towns have begun to notice a significant increase in tourist traffic, another sign that the economy in the United States is on the mend. While gambling and entertainment are naturally draws to these areas, world-class restaurants are another perk to localities such as LA, Vegas, and others. In fact, if you are a steak lover (like most North Americans) you can find some some of the best places in these cities to enjoy a mouthwatering steak after raising the stakes at the casinos.

Sizzle Street Recap - Barbados Food & Wine And Rum Festival 2012

Open air dining at Sizzle Street
The Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival is an exciting 4 days in tropical paradise featuring top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists from Barbados and around the world. It truly is an event not to be missed! Now in it's third year the festival has grown in popularity, and even added a new event. Sizzle Street is the newest addition to the festival, which sought to emphasize one of the biggest food trends around the world today - Street food.

Cocktails From Around The World: Caipirinha

There's a song I dance to at Zumba class (yes I'm a Zumba-holic) with words that go something like this: "Zumba.. Brazil.. caipirinha.. baila..." (video below). I think those words sum up the feeling you get when you drink a Caipirinha - the national cocktail of Brazil. Yes you will want to dance and forget all your worries!

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: A Place To Lose Yourself

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Every day, millions of people ponder where they'll run off to in order to escape their daily, mundane routine. Dreams of a different pace of life, new and interesting cuisine and an overall exciting atmosphere may begin to envelope their minds. Images of beautiful, exotic scenery and a change from the average day may continuously circulate and become overwhelming, consuming their thoughts throughout the day. If this sounds like you and you're seeking to satisfy these overwhelming desires, Rio De Janeiro is a wonderful place to start.

Cocktails From Around The World: Peruvian Pisco Sour

Peruvian Pisco Sour
Though both Peru and Chile lay claim to the Pisco Sour cocktail as their official cocktail, the drink actually originated in Lima, Peru during the early 1900s. It is so popular in Peru that the first Saturday of February is designated as "Pisco Sour Day"!