Delicious Bread.

Our Daily Bread

A loaf of T80 wheat bread baked at the Kerjean farm in Pleyben, France. Photo by Ec Brown   Every Friday on the wwoof farm in north western France where…

what it doesn't tell you? That you're going to have to get armpit deep in duck slurry to mix that.

Pâté in Paris: Opinel in Hand

I showed up to the pâté-making gig with knife in hand. Well, knife in hand, and hand in pocket, to be more accurate. I’ve never had reason to distrust the…

9 Tips for Budget-Friendly Travel

Part of traveling the way the locals do is recognizing that an expensive trip isn’t necessary for a “rich” travel experience.  In fact, budget-friendly traveling often lends itself to a…

the newspaper it is wrapped in describes anti-american riots from the week beforehand!

India: It’s Time For A Chat

If you’re anything like me when you travel, there are days that are so crammed full of ossuaries and herbariums and legendary halls of taxidermy—not to mention all those buttresses…

For the love of…meat?

I have a confession to make. I feel I have to make it before the holidays, since I’ll be home with my beloved family and friends who should probably know…

Some Lagniappe from New Orleans

According to current travel guides and statistics, New Orleans is one of the top ten most visited cities in the United States. According to the “Rae on the Road” travel…

Preserving the countryside

Travel and food are two of my biggest passions, without a doubt. When they are combined, it’s a match in heaven. Sampling local treats and regarded delicacies absolutely adds to…

Home Without Walls

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” – Maya Angelou Making friends has never been difficult for me. I tend to gravitate…

Going Back…Home?

  A little over a month ago, my family sat on a plane for hours and landed bright and early in Taipei, Taiwan. The last time I had visited Taiwan…

The Travel Bug You Can’t Catch

The common housefly brings a whole new meaning to the term “travel bug”. When people speak affectionately about having “caught the travel bug”, they’re not speaking about snaring insects, but…