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Asian Cuisine’s Imprint on San Francisco’s Culinary History

(Image Credit: Z & Y Restaurant) From the Gold Rush to today, San Francisco could claim to be the Asian cuisine capital of the United States. The coastal location and boom industries attracted immigrants including Asians. This contributes to the cosmopolitan history and cuisine that attracts culinary tourists to San Francisco. Gold Rush Immigration Leads to America’s First Chinatown The Asian imprint on San Francisco cuisine starts with the Chinese. Due to the coastal location and proximity to boom industries like gold prospecting, San Francisco attracted Chinese immigrants. Many came to work building the railroad network connecting California and Utah.…

Gateway to the east coast: things to do in Halifax this summer

Unlike its west coast counterpart, Halifax doesn’t garner the same amount of attention Vancouver gets. Perhaps this is for the best, as it has kept this city a friendly place. Despite being a small city in Canada, there is much to see and do here. In this article, we’ll go over a few things you can plan an itinerary around. 1) Tour the Halifax Citadel Sitting on an elevated hill above Halifax’s downtown core is the Halifax Citadel. Around since the founding of the city 268 years ago, it solidified Britain’s hold on this part of Nova Scotia prior to…

Best road trips to take from Washington DC

While Washington DC is a great city in which to live, the pressures of working there makes taking the occasional break from your job necessary if you want to maintain your sanity over the long run. Fortunately, there are many amazing destinations that people like Robert Bassam get away to whenever their schedule allows. If you are new to The District, make time to visit any one of the following places on a weekend in the near future. 1) Annapolis, MD If you are looking for a quick getaway to kill a lazy Sunday, then taking a short jaunt to…

How About Having a Culinary Vacation in the USA?

Travel is something most people now do. This is why USA tour packages are so incredibly popular. It is not long ago, however, that only the very rich were able to go on vacation, and even they did it for health reasons rather than enjoyment. Today, however, anybody can indulge in anything that they like, including food! Themed Tour Packages Most tour packages focus on a particular theme, such as lakes, rivers, skiing, shopping, theme parks, and so on. However, if you want to do something a little bit different, then you may want to consider a food tour. And…

How to Plan Your Next Outer Banks Vacation

If you’re thinking about planning your next family vacation to the Outer Banks, North Carolina, you’ll find that you’re not alone. This little slice of paradise attracts visitors from around the state in addition to those from other states across the United States. Here you’ll find great activities and beautiful scenery every day of your trip, helping to make it one that will create memories worth a lifetime. But where should you begin once you start your planning process? Here are some important things to keep in mind when planning your next Outer Banks vacation. Accommodation options When researching your…

Don’t miss these Orlando attractions on your next Florida vacation

Planning a vacation to Florida this fall or winter? There are no shortage of amusement parks in the Orlando area. This makes it a good idea to figure out which ones make the most sense for you and your family to visit before boarding the plane to America. Below, we will suggest four attractions that will be sure to make your next Florida vacation the best yet… 1) Walt Disney World Out of all the Orlando attractions, Walt Disney World is by far the most popular. Many people associate Walt Disney World with Florida so heavily that paying a visit…

Three Reasons Why Niagara Has More to Offer Than the Falls

There’s no doubt about it – Niagara Falls is a tough act to follow for any other attractions in the area, but with 12 million tourists heading there each year, it can’t just be the inspiring Falls alone that keeps them there for days on end, can it? The beautiful area of Niagara has so much to offer tourists and experienced travellers alike, yet many people continue to dismiss the area as a one trick pony. Hopefully, today’s post should convince you otherwise… Hike to your heart’s content Canada is known worldwide for the unparalleled beauty of it scenery. For…

3 unmissable attractions in Canada

What with Canada being the world’s second largest country, there’s an incredible variety of things to see and do. Few countries hold so much variety and natural beauty as Canada does, what with its rare temperate rain forests on the west coast and the highest tides in the world on the eastern seaboard. There’s also dozens of modern day attractions like the CN Tower, where visitors can stand at the very edge and enjoy spectacular views of Toronto, all without a harness! Getting to know Canada requires seeing all there is in between this massive nation. The massive expanses of…

Top things to do at Florida’s theme parks

A vacation in Florida is the trip of a lifetime for people of all ages. There’s just so much to see and do in Florida’s theme parks, but it makes sense to plan your trip carefully before you leave. Follow our quick guide on things to see at Florida’s theme parks to make the most of your trip. Enjoy the shows! There are so many shows at Florida’s top theme parks that it’s hard to know where to begin. We recommend starting out at Fantasmic, which offers a 30-minute long, awe-inspiring display of fireworks, lasers and a sea of dancing…

The top shopping streets in the Big Apple

There are few better cities to shop until you drop than the Big Apple. When it comes to shopping, New York is home to some of the best known high-end fashion streets in the whole world. Names such as Broadway and 5th Avenue are known all over the world for their fancy boutiques and chic salons. If you’re planning to go shopping in New York, check out these top shopping streets and the most famous stores along them: Fifth Avenue The most famous of them all, Fifth Avenue is a must-see even if you’re not looking to spend. The avenue…