Podcast: Wayne Gates

Top Gun: “Goddamnit, that’s twice!” Terry and Gates (who spilled coffee on the air boss in the movie Top Gun) discuss how Hollywood and the real US Navy joined forces in the 1980’s to film Top Gun and chat about their adventures in the Navy and on the set of the movie as Extreme Passport…

Video and Podcast: Tessa de Goede de Ordoñez

Guatemala: A little romance and a Spanish dance Can learning Spanish and Salsa Dancing change your life? It did for Tess DeGoude De Ordonez! Join me for her story of passion, romance and a life changing decision to help children in Guatemala regain their dignity. About Tessa de Goede de Ordoñez In 2002, Tess first…

Podcast: Winston Pereira

Miller’s Guest House is a family ran guest house with an onsite restaurant and bar overlooking picturesque Buccoo Bay. Their goal is not only to make you feel comfortable but to exceed your expectations. They have been welcoming visitors from near and far since the 1950s as the very first ever guest house in Buccoo….

Podcast: John Mtatifikolo

Amandus Adventures is locally owned and operated by John Mtatifikolo at Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania. They have built a unique reputation by organizing Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru trekking, wildlife safaris, Zanzibar Beach Holidays, cultural tours and day trips. Their guides are local Tanzanians who speak fluent English, German and Swahili. They are skilled, knowledgeable…

Podcast: Vijayvikrham Singh

Vijay India Tours is locally owned and operated. From the moment you land, they’ll be there to greet you. They handle all transportation and lodging and will put you at ease as they show you their incredible country under their supervision and guidance. You’ll get insight into various aspects of life in India including lifestyle,…

Blog and Podcast: Caribbean gold. In search of a pirate’s treasure

I came across a magnificent conch shell the other day and it reminded me of a trip to Puerto Rico. Its turquoise blue water and tropical rain forest mountain always gives me a wonderful sense of adventure. On this trip, my destination was the Northeast side of the island. It’s outside the beaten path of…

Blog and Podcast: Cannabis Milkshakes and Butter Chicken

India has filled me with an impressive sense of history and magic from the first time I set foot on its shores. Whenever I prepare a few of my favorite Indian dishes, they remind me of romance and tributes of undying love. On one of my trips to India, I visited the peaceful gardens of…

Blog: GarBars. The new speakeasies

In my adventures I have frequented many fine establishments, taverns, pubs, and bars. But by far, some of the best I have been lucky enough to find aren’t in the heart of a city or on a rooftop—they’re in a garage! There are many different degrees of garage bars (GarBars) and they’re popping up more…

Blog: ‘Awethenticity’ The chef we know as Grandmother

The two questions I’ve been consistently asked for years is where I learned my culinary skills and what compelled me to become a chef. Those are the easiest questions to answer and the answer to both is the same. My grandmother. I am always happy to share memories of my grandmother who influenced my love…

Blog: The Hunt. Expiring traditions and Best Used By date

The autumn breeze is warm, but a bit crisp, and hints of the winter to come as the sun shines through leaves of the maple in front of me. It sings the warm thoughts of pumpkins roasting with spice over crackling fires and cast iron pots with  venison bones braising, the beginning of venison stew….