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A Foodie’s Shark Encounter: Shark Fin Soup

A Foodie’s Shark Encounter: Shark Fin Soup August 3, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
Normally foodies and sharks don’t necessarily go together, but as increasing awareness is being directed to exactly where our food is coming from, Chinese delicacy Shark Fin Soup is being brought under scrutiny.  But before we delve into the environmental implications of this dish, a bit of food...

Foodies on an Urban Escape: Dining Sky High

Foodies on an Urban Escape: Dining Sky High May 25, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
I’m definitely a city girl.  I love to experience the madness, the public transportation, the crowds, the street food, and what makes the city ‘hum’.  But you often lose perspective spending time involved in the gritty workings. How better to regain perspective than by viewing the...

Sam Mednick

Sam Mednick May 21, 2009 | Local Experts | Read More
Sam has worked and lived all over the world, including places such as Fiji, Argentina, Ireland, Ghana, Canada and now Barcelona, Spain. Before moving to Barcelona, Sam worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa, as well as a radio producer for an internationally syndicated lifestyle radio show. Sam’s...

Foodies in Paradise: Meat Lovers Unite!

Foodies in Paradise: Meat Lovers Unite! May 11, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
I’m all for vegetables and non-animal food; after moving to Northern California and reading Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and the new James Beard award winner In Defense of Food, it’s hard not to be a vegetarian most of the time. But sometimes all you need is a big slab...

Foodies on a Budget: 5 Tips to Get Luxury Dining for Less

Foodies on a Budget: 5 Tips to Get Luxury Dining for Less April 27, 2009 | Food Lovers, Travel Tips | Read More
Let’s face it: we’re all trying to spend less, especially with the current economy. But putting your wallet on a diet is the same as putting yourself on a diet: deny yourself all of the good stuff, and you’ll end up miserable (not to mention you’ll probably break your diet). So,...

The Nile Foodies are Here!

The Nile Foodies are Here! March 9, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
It’s time to introduce the Nile Foodies, NileGuide’s resident addicts of anything yummy, scrumptious, delectable, mouth-watering, toothsome, tasty… you get the idea. Whether it’s huli huli chicken, the ultimate Chicago-style hotdog, or good eats in the Mission District, Samya...

How to Travel with Only Carry-on Luggage and Still Look Great

December 17, 2008 | Travel Tips | Read More
As a rule, I refuse to check luggage if I’m traveling for one week or less. It’s becoming increasingly expensive to check luggage, and I always find it a hassle to wait in line at the airport to drop it off only to have to wait longer at the destination to claim it at the baggage carousel....
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