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Souvenir Recipe: Belgian Beer Carbonnade (Belgian Beef Stew)

If You Can Resist Drinking your Belgian Beer, Use it to Make a Classic Belgian Recipe In our last post about shopping for Belgian beer in Brussels, we covered where to buy and how to select your beer souvenir.  Now that you’ve brought your Belgian beer back home with you, what can you do with […]

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How to Select and Pack a Cooler for Road Trip Souvenirs

I love taking road trips– besides the joy of the open road and not having to deal with airports (and the TSA), there is the added benefit of hassle-free packing. With an enormous trunk and empty back seat at my disposal,  my own efficient packing rules go out the window. Shoes are piled high into […]

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Bring home a Kinder Surprise Egg and you could be fined $2500!

Bring these adorable Kinder surprise eggs over the border into the US and you risk being snagged by customs and running up a fine of up to $2,500 per illegal Kinder egg.  A dozen could theoreticaly cost you $30,000! What could possibly be in these eggs, you may wonder, that would merit such a huge […]

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Bringing wine home from Tuscany– great idea or disaster waiting to happen?

Everyone knows a bottle of wine makes a great souvenir, but does it make sense these days to carry it back home from overseas?  No liquid in your carry on means you have to pack your wine in your checked bag and leave it in the unsteady hands of  baggage handlers.  I’ve had friends who […]

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