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The Best Chicken Salad You’ve Never Tried– from the Fine Southern Ladies of East Carolina

I’ve always had a fondness for the South. University days in Nashville. A sweltering summer waiting tables in Atlanta. Boyfriends from each of the Carolinas. And of course, a love of Southern food. But the Southern food I love can’t be found in a restaurant or in the pages of a cookbook. It’s the kind […]

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Insadong, Seoul– Shopping for Handmade Crafts, a Photo Gallery

Traditional Korean Souvenirs from Insadong Seoul is filled with shopping– it seems like there are high-end mega malls around every corner. Enormous wholesale markets like Dongdaemun and Namdaemun sell everything from designer fashion, to knock-off bags to live chickens. The city streets buzz with brightly-lit shops and sidewalk markets. While any of these shopping areas […]

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Pick up Your Pirate Supplies at San Francisco’s 826 Valencia

San Francisco’s Only Pirate Supply Store: 826 Valencia When I first heard that there was a pirate supply store in San Francisco’s Mission District, I admit I was a little skeptical. I figured it would be one of those slightly seedy, year-round costume shops, filled with black vinyl “sexy pirate” costumes. But a little research […]

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Fisherman’s Wharf: San Francisco Sourdough Bread from Boudin Bakery

Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco: the Best Attractions and Souvenirs Fisherman’s Wharf is the Times Square of San Francisco– you know it’s a complete tourist trap, but you still feel compelled to visit anyway. Walking past the never-ending stream of chain stores, restaurants and wax museums can make you feel like you’re in a giant outdoors […]

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