10 foods and drinks to try in Vietnam

Like I said on Instagram: when you can’t travel, you drool over old photos of your trip to Vietnam. If you followed my blog posts from that time back in February, you will recall that Mr. Chuckles and I basically spent our entire trip on food tours, cooking tours, and eating everything in sight. I’ve…

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On my shelf: A few books for the foodies

I spend more time than I’d like to admit planted in front of the television, but every so often, I read. I was reorganizing our bookshelves today and identified a small collection of food and drink related literature that I thought I’d share with you all. Here’s what I have on the shelf right now.…

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Goodfood recap: A week of meal kits

As you may recall, I have finally started contributing to our sustenance by getting in the kitchen and actually cooking every so often. We signed up for the Goodfood meal kit subscription shortly after the C-virus took hold and grocery shopping became more complicated. At least the toilet paper hoarding stopped pretty quickly. For the…

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The finest lockdown takeout in Toronto

Latest news reports suggest that Toronto is likely to remain in lockdown through at least the first half of May, so Mr. Chuckles is going to keep barbecuing away while I contribute to our sustenance via the Goodfood meal kit subscription. However, sometimes a break from cooking is nice, so we have been filling in…

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Travelling the McWorld

Last month, I suggested to Mr. Chuckles that he consider starting a blog entitled ‘Travelling the McWorld’ in order to document his habit of eating at McDonald’s in every international destination we visit. He scoffed at the idea of joining the blogging world, so I’ve decided to write this post in his stead. In doing…

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Review of the Goodfood meal prep kit

It’s happened. This week, Canada closed its borders to most non-citizens and permanent residents, and the province of Ontario has declared a state of emergency, mandating restaurants and bars to cancel dine-in service. We are not going to starve (people, stop hoarding!) but we are probably looking at a couple months of ramping up our…

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Hotel roundup: Where we stayed in Cambodia & Vietnam

I suppose that few people are planning trips to Asia lately, but one day this whole virus craze will simmer down, and someone out there may find this post useful. I did a great deal of preparation for our recent self-guided trip through Cambodia and Vietnam, including research on the best hotels in several cities…

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Trip roundup: More thoughts on Cambodia & Vietnam

We are now safely back in Toronto, getting reacclimated to the brisk temperatures and snowstorms. I’m still trying to rework my circadian rhythm to get over this terrible jet lag, so am forcing myself to stay awake by writing this blog post, with a few more random thoughts on my recent journey through Cambodia and…

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Movies to scare you before travelling

With all the news about the Wuhan coronavirus, I have become a little anxious about my upcoming trip to Asia. So far, there are two confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV in Vietnam, with further global spread anticipated as Lunar New Year approaches and more international travel ensues. Hopefully the massive quarantines happening in central China will…

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Top 10 travel moments of 2019

This year was filled with new travel experiences, inspiring the inception of this blog, so there is no better place than here to reflect on my top memories from around the world in 2019. Over the past 12 months, Mr. Chuckles and I had the opportunity to embark on 4 trips, encompassing 3 continents, 5…

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