• Food,  Utah

    Birria Tacos at Los Tapatios in Salt Lake City

    I love tacos.  In fact, it’s fair to say that a perfectly executed taco is my favorite food.  And there are some great tacos in Salt Lake City.  The Hispanic community in Salt Lake is large and there is no shortage of great Mexican restaurants to choose from.  My daughter, who inherited my love of good food, had been telling me for several months about the Birria tacos at Los…

  • Food,  Utah

    Red Iguana – My Favorite Salt Lake City Restaurant

    Regular readers know that I enjoy great food. And I always make it a point to share great food finds from along my journeys in this blog. But what about when I’m at home? There are a lot of great places to eat in Salt Lake City, but for me, one stands out above the rest. Red Iguana. Red Iguana is a Salt Lake City eating institution. It’s also a…

  • Food,  Japan

    Food of Japan – 12 Great Things to Eat

    One of my greatest joys of travel, no matter where I go, is food. I love seeking out as much authentic local food as possible. I spend lots of time before and during our travels researching what and where to eat. Before traveling to Japan, I had some knowledge of the food of Japan. After all, sushi and ramen and tempura are all common and easy to find at home.…

  • Food,  Travel Musings

    My Favorite Food and Travel Experiences of 2020

    While I think that most of us would like to put 2020 far behind, the end of the year is always a good time for reflection. My travel year certainly didn’t pan out as planned, but like most everyone I found myself adapting to new opportunities. Trips to Portugal and Spain were cancelled, but local road trips to explore Utah’s beauty were taken instead. And I will always try to…

  • Entrance to La Casita Del Cafe near Atenas
    Costa Rica,  Food

    My Favorite Costa Rican Foods

    Costa Rica is one of my favorite travel destinations. I love the climate, I love the authenticity, and I love the food. Costa Rican food doesn’t get much attention compared to some of the other world’s cuisines. It’s uncommon to see a Costa Rican restaurant outside Costa Rica. But eating in Costa Rica is always one of the highlights of my visits. Let me show you some of my favorite…

  • Red Iguana is a great restaurant in Salt Lake City

    Some Great Travel Meals

    Food is one of the top reasons I love travel.  There is nothing quite like discovering great food in a new place.  Experiential travel also means experiential eating – seeking out local restaurants and cuisine. I want to try the food that defines a place, and eat out amongst the locals.  I’ll spend a lot of time in my tripping process seeking out a great travel meal – scouring Tripadvisor,…