Food & Drink

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard: Finding Wine in Thailand

Finding good wine in Thailand is a bit like trying to find a unicorn: elusive at best and, according to some, this mythical creature simply doesn’t even exist. And that was how I felt until I discovered Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. For weeks I’d travelled through Thailand, craving a glass of crisp, white wine. It’s the sunshine. Does it to… Read more →

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard in Thailand. Review of the grand tasting menu, new latitude wines, the food pairing, how to get there and where to stay in Hua Hin.... Read more →
cheat's guide to sparkling wine

Cheat’s Guide to Sparkling Wine

I’m the kind of person who will find any excuse possible to sup on something bubbly – “What? My second cousin, third removed just found out she doesn’t need a root canal? That requires a celebration.” POP. Whether you’re a woman (or man) after my own heart or whether you prefer save the popping of corks for special occasions, like birthdays,… Read more →

Looking for a guide to sparkling wine? Want to know your Champagne from your Cava, Crémant and Prosecco? Here's a 5-minute cheat's guide with an infographic... Read more →
sardinian food

Sardinian Food – Where and What to Eat in Sardinia

Francesco Cetti once said, “There is not in Italy what there is in Sardinia, nor in Sardinia what there is in Italy.” The 18th century zoologist was probably talking about the wildlife. Probably. But he could equally have been talking about Sardinian food. I’m fast loosing count of the number of times I’ve been to Italy, but my sojourn to Sardinia was… Read more →

Want to know what Sardinian food to eat? Here's a list and images of what to eat for each course including restaurant recommendations throughout the island.... Read more →
what to eat in Japan sushi alternatives

What to Eat in Japan – 20 Alternatives to Sushi

Before I visited the land of the rising sun, my knowledge of what to eat in Japan could be summed up in one word: sushi. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan and I dined out like sushi was in short supply during my month in Japan, but I spent half of that month with my dad who, after trying sushi… Read more →

Want to know what to eat in Japan but not a fan of sushi? Here are 20 alternatives to sushi to try. Japanese food is more versatile than most people think.... Read more →
How to Order Coffee in Italy

How To Order Coffee in Italy

Even if you’re decked head to toe in Gucci and are sauntering around Venice, Florence or Rome with all the panache of an Italian superstar, there’s still a very simple way to tell whether you’re a local or not: how you order coffee. Believe it or not, there is a huge (and unhelpfully unspoken!) protocol for how to order coffee… Read more →

How to order coffee in Italy isn't as easy as you might think. Here's a guide to what coffee to order, when to order, how to order, how to pay and tipping.... Read more →
Where to Eat and Drink in Brussels on a Weekend Trip

Where to eat and drink in Brussels on a Weekend Trip

I love an indulgent foodie (and drinkie) weekend break and with my 40th birthday presenting the perfect excuse (and my messed up knee preventing me from jetting off to Hawaii), I couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate than Brussels where chocolate, fries, mayonnaise, waffles and Belgium beer were all on the menu. As you’ll see from the pictures… Read more →

Want to know where to eat and drink in Brussels on a weekend trip? From waffles to frites to Belgian beer and chocolate, this is the only guide you'll need.... Read more →
Best travel Blogs Ever

Indiana Jo’s Best Travel Blogs Ever

Looking for the best travel blogs ever on Indiana Jo? Read on… I usually start the New Year with a wish list of the places I want to visit in the coming year (you can see where I wanted to go in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). Sometimes I get to the places as planned. More often than not, I… Read more →

Some of the best travel blogs on Indiana Jo. From Africa to Asia to missed flights to the travel around Italy, there's something for every traveler.... Read more →
WHAT TO eat in Jamaica

What to Eat in Jamaica: Traditional Jamaican Food

Eating the traditional food of a country is one of the best parts of travel for me. In fact, if I don’t enjoy the local food, I’ve been know to get food depression. Fortunately, Jamaica has some fantastic flavours to try and some equally amazing places to try them. Whether you’re about to visit Jamaica or are looking to pull… Read more →

Want to know what to eat in Jamaica? Looking to try some traditional Jamaican food (and drinks) - here's what and where to eat from my visit to Jamaica.... Read more →
Lower East Side History

Lower East Side History: In Pictures and Stories

I’ve heard it said so many times: “the United States has no history”. I’ve even head that statement from Americans themselves. Usually when they’re exploring Europe. But those who make this claim clearly haven’t given the matter much thought; and they’ve certainly not spent any time in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Visit this trendy neighbourhood today and it’s easy to miss the… Read more →

Lower East Side history is a tale that has unfolded over centuries from immigration to cultural diversity to food traditions, depression and progression.... Read more →
The Ginstitute

The Ginstitute: Making Your Own Gin in London

The Ginstitute has been on my radar (gindar?) for a while. In fact, all the way back in 2013 I listed it as one of the things I wanted to try in London. It took me a few years to get around to it (these things can’t be rushed) but with a friend’s big birthday coming up – the kind… Read more →

Thinking of booking the Ginstitute, a gin blending experience in London? Read this honest review about the day including venue, booking & value for money.... Read more →