The Travel Bite with Rachelle Lucas

The Travel Bite with Rachelle Lucas

Rachelle Lucas is a food and travel blogger that shares stories from her adventures around the world. From chatting with top chefs and winemakers, to talking with other travelers about unique eats and experiences, Rachelle will tempt your tastebuds and take your imagination on a culinary journey across the globe.

  • Thursday, January 5th
  • Episode 80: A Taste Of Spain

    Tapas, anyone? During this episode, Rachelle chats with Emilio and Lael of GoAhead Tours about the food, wine, and flavors of Barcelona, San Sebastion, and the Rioja region of Spain.
  • Friday, December 30th, 2016
  • Episode 79: Cocktail Series: Craft Cocktail Renaissance with Robert Simonson

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with Robert Simonson, cocktail and drinks writer for the New York Times, six-time Tales of the Cocktails Spirited Award nominee, and the author of The Old-Fashioned. As one of the leading authorities on spirits and cocktail culture in the United States, he also writes for Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Imbibe, Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn, Saveur, Eater, PUNCH, and more. He’s just released a new book called A Proper Drink: The Untold Story of How a Band of Bartenders Saved the Civilized Drinking World - a narrative history of the craft cocktail renaissance.
  • Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
  • Episode 78: Cocktail Series: Swig + Swallow

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with April Wachtel, Founder of Swig + Swallow — a cocktail party that comes in a box. She’s a twenty year veteran in the beverage and hospitality industry, and has worked in every role from busser to bartender to beverage consultant. She’s developed recipes for Lincoln Center Kitchen and MetLife Stadium, has taught cocktail classes to over 3000 students at 5 different schools. She’s shares with us some cocktail recipes and tips for home entertaining.
  • Thursday, December 15th, 2016
  • Episode 77: Cocktail Series: Craft Spirits Trend with Blinking Owl Distillery

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with Brian Christenson about his family's bootlegging past, the craft spirits trend, and what goes into making
  • Thursday, December 8th, 2016
  • Episode 76: Cocktail Series: Classic Cocktails From Classroom To Stage

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with Anthony Caporale, the director of beverage studies at the Institute of Culinary Education. Anthony is also the Producer and Host of Art of the Drink TV, the leading cocktail web show with millions of viewers worldwide and over 75 award-winning episodes. And he’s the creator of an off-Broadway show, Imbible, about the Spirited History of Drinking, which takes audiences on a 10,000-year journey through the history and science behind alcoholic beverages. He’s here today to talk to us more about mixing cocktails and holiday entertaining.
  • Thursday, December 1st, 2016
  • Episode 75: Cocktail Series: Punch Bowl Social

    Rum punch and large batch cocktails are a new trend, and Patick Williams with Punch Bowl Social gives us the scoop on this cocktail revival during this episode. Learn about the five ingredients that make a classic punch, the history of punch, and a few great recipes to try at home too. Look for the recipes on and check out the Punch Bowl Social for cocktails, food, and entertainment.
  • Thursday, November 24th, 2016
  • Episode 74: History Of Holiday Cocktails

    Want to know how egg nog got it’s name? Or which historic figure was known for rolling a barrel of cider? From mulled wine, to hot toddys, this episode is full of holiday spirit. Rachelle chats with Tim Hewes, a bartender at the Willard InterContinental's historic Round Robin Bar in Washington DC. With a background in History and Education, Jim creates cocktails while also linking a piece of history to them and he has plenty to share about the history behind some of our favorite holiday cocktails!
  • Thursday, November 17th, 2016
  • Episode 73: You Need A Budget - Holiday Travel And Beyond!

    You Need A Budget (YNAB) is an online platform that specializes in setting goals, breaking it down, and sticking to it with a simple 4-step method. During today's episode, Rachelle chats with Todd Curtis about YNAB and how to get organized and save for the holidays and the new year.
  • Friday, November 11th, 2016
  • Episode 72: The Very First Thanksgiving

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with Karen Riordan, CEO of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance. She’s here today to talk to us more about the culinary scene and tasting trail in the Greater Williamsburg area, where America’s first beer was brewed and the first documented Thanksgiving took place.
  • Friday, November 4th, 2016
  • Episode 71: Farm Stays: Vacationing On A Farm

    Ever considered staying on a farm? How about a farm in Vermont, New Hampshire, or Michigan when the leaves are changing and there are pumpkins in the field? Or a farm just about anywhere that grows apples hauling out the cider press for some of what you might call ‘liquid gold’? Cows and goats are still being milked. Winter squash is still in the field. The chickens are still laying eggs, although fewer as the days grow shorter. Today’s guest, Scottie Jones, is the founder of the the U.S. Farm Stay Association and owner of Leaping Lamb Farm in Oregon. She’s here to tell us more this unique travel trend that connects travelers with farmers.
  • Thursday, October 27th, 2016
  • Episode 70: Ghost Stories & Historic Haunts Of Jekyll Island Club

    With the Clubhouse opening its doors in 1886 to the world’s wealthiest families of the time, Jekyll Island Club Hotel has seen its dose of historical moments such as the first transcontinental telephone call and the founding of the Federal Reserve. Whispers of ghostly apparitions of the deceased millionaires and past workers throughout the island, along with the mysterious recalling of strange voices heard by both guests and employees, it would seem all fingers point to the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and the Jekyll Island Historic District being haunted by the ghosts of its past.
  • Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
  • Episode 69: Trek's Fall Bike Tours

    Rachelle chats with Meagan Coates, a trip designer from Trek Travel about what goes into putting together cycling vacations. Meagan shares some great tips about all the technical and physical aspects of planning a cycling tour, from beginner cyclists that simply enjoy food and the great outdoors, to serious athletes that want to ride across the United States. And if cycling through vineyards during harvest time, pedaling up to gourmet picnics, and rolling through the golden autumn foliage of Vermont sounds fun to you, you’re going to enjoy this episode.
  • Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
  • Episode 68: Inside The Haunted Colorado Hotel That Inspired The Shining

    Estes Park, Colorado, the base for Rocky Mountain National Park, has so many fun fall activities for travelers. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Brooke Burnham with Visit Estes Park about all the hiking, craft brewery events, and the reason why they call October "Elktober." She'll also share some spooky stories about the luxurious Stanley Hotel, known for being the place where Stephen King got his inspiration for The Shining.
  • Thursday, October 6th, 2016
  • Episode 67: Pennsylvania Wines & Harvest Month

    Have you ever tasted Pennsylvania wines? Now is a great time to try them as October is Pennsylvania Wine Month! Anywhere you visit throughout the state, you’re only an hour away from wine country and Philadelphia alone has over 35 wineries just a short 45 minute drive outside of the city! To help us learn more about Pennsylvania’s wine routes, our guest today is Jennifer Eckinger with the Pennsylvania Winery Association. She’ll tell us more about this special wine region, the types of wines you’ll find there, their Wine Trails, and fun harvest events for fall.
  • Thursday, September 29th, 2016
  • Episode 66: Holiday Flight Tips - An Interview With Skyscanner

    Ever wonder what day of the week is the best for booking travel? How about travel dates to avoid? During this episode, Rachelle chats with Randi Wolfson with about how to get the best deals for flights and hotels, tips for navigating airports, and how to prepare for hectic holiday travel.
  • Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
  • Episode 65: Apple Harvests And Haunted Lighthouses

    As one of the top 10 fall foliage destinations in the USA, Door County does fall like no one else with haunted lighthouses, winding roads through forests of autumn-colored leaves, apple harvests, and a festival nearly every weekend. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Jon Jarosh with Door County Visitors Bureau about the best times to go, what to do this autumn, and how to get there.
  • Thursday, September 15th, 2016
  • Travel Bite 64: National Parks: Outdoor Safety Tips With Kim Olson

    Today's guest is Kim Olson, a writer and photographer who shares stories about travel, creativity and everyday life at and on Instagram @lifeofexploring. During this episode, she shares with us some safety tips that are great to remember when exploring the National Parks or any outdoor adventure.
  • Thursday, September 8th, 2016
  • Episode 63: National Parks: Bryce Canyon

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with Falyn Owens about what it was like growing up in Panguitch just outside Bryce Canyon National Park as well as the history of Bryce Canyon, how it got it's name, and more about the largest collection of hoodoos in the world.
  • Thursday, September 1st, 2016
  • Episode 62: National Parks: Great Smoky Mountains

    Rachelle chats with Jason Frye, author of several guidebooks including Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip and Moon Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. In addition, he’s also contributed to Southern Living, AAA Go!, Thrillist, and Forbes. Jason is currently working on another guidebook about Great Smoky Mountains National Park and during this episode he gives some great tips about where to go and what to see in the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • Thursday, August 25th, 2016
  • National Parks Spotlight: The Dry Tortugas

    Today’s guest is Leigh Barnes with Intrepid Travel, the world’s largest provider of adventure travel experiences. Originally from Australia, Leigh has a passion for travel, real world experiences, and exploring the outdoors. He’s here today to talk to us about one of the more unique National Parks, and one of the least visited, the Dry Tortugas.
  • Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
  • Episode 60: National Parks Spotlight: Grand Canyon Association

    Michael Buchheit with the Grand Canyon Association (GCA), a non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park.  Michael works with the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute which helps educate visitors about planning a trip to Grand Canyon. In his spare time, he’s a professional landscape photographer and frequent backpacker and river runner throughout the Southwest. During this episode, he shares tips for traveling to the Grand Canyon.
  • Thursday, August 11th, 2016
  • Episode 59: National Parks: Planning Tips With Brian Eagen

    Brian Eagen is a California-based outdoor educator who has travelled to 33 National Parks and can list all 59 off the top of his head.  He splits his time between taking youth on backpacking and rock climbing trips and developing - a visual database of information and tools for the aspiring outdoor adventurer. During this episode, he chats with Rachelle about his tips for planning a trip to the National Parks including when to go, what to bring, and even some outdoor food inspiration.
  • Thursday, August 4th, 2016
  • Episode 58: A Taste Of The Far East Out West In Richmond BC

    If you're a foodie, Richmond BC needs to be on your list of places to visit. Only 20 minutes from Vancouver is a small town with a big appetite, home to over 800 restaurants and one of the highest concentrations of Asian cuisine in North America. During this episode, Rachelle chats with her friends Lesley and Joyce about all there is to eat in Richmond.
  • Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
  • Episode 57: BBQ Tips With Matty Of The Salty Rinse BBQ Team

    Rachelle chats with Matty Boudreau, member of the Salty Rinse BBQ Team and Executive Chef at Baron's Cove Restaurant in Sag Harbor, NY. Matty and his team have competed in countless BBQ competitions including Memphis in May where they placed 2nd in Whole Hog and 1st in Poultry. During this episode, Matty shares his favorite BBQ tips for the home BBQ enthusiast.
  • Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
  • Episode 56: Grilling Tips With Clint Cantwell of Grillocracy

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with Clint Cantwell, Editor of about his tips for summer grilling. In addition to Grillocracy, Clint is also the video content director of, pitmaster of Smoke in da Eye competition barbecue and grilling team, and winner of Travel Channel's "American Grilled."  Clint was named one of the "10 Faces of Memphis Barbecue"  by Memphis Magazine in May 2015, he is a contributor to, and he has recurring grilling segments on both CNN's HLN and WREG-TV.
  • Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
  • Episode 55: Lexington BBQ

    Lexington, North Carolina, is known for their legendary BBQ. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Rick Monk, owner of Lexington BBQ, the most famous barbecue restaurant in Lexington, North Carolina. His family opened the restaurant in 1962, and since then they’ve been named by USA Today as one of the 10 Best Southern BBQ spots, and Southern Living Magazine named them the Best BBQ in North Carolina. She also chats with Stephanie Saintsing about the The Lexington Barbecue Festival. The festival was named by Conde Nast Traveler and People Magazine as one of the Top Fall Food Festivals to visit, and Fodor’s named it one of America’s Best Small Town Festivals.
  • Thursday, July 7th, 2016
  • Episode 54: Pittsburgh Rust Belt Revolution

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with Rob and Kelly about Pittsburgh's "rust belt" revolution. Rob is a Pittsburgh native and Kelly is a big time foodie. They share with us why Pittsburgh is a great city to visit, from being named one of the best food cities in America by Bon Appetit Magazine and even recently being named one of the top places to visit in 2016.
  • Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
  • Episode 53: How To Loose Weight While Traveling

    During this episode, Rachelle talks with Rose McAvoy, the creator of Half Her, about her 11 tips for loosing weight while traveling. is a website for busy women who want to lose weight without losing their mind. During Rose's 3 1/2 year, 146 pound weight loss journey she discovered a passion for solving the puzzles of making long term weight loss attainable, sustainable, and fun. Since 2011 she as shared her solutions through recipes and practical advice. Rose was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. Her first international trip was 10 days in Costa Rica with the middle school Spanish club. Since then she has traveled around the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe including extended stays in Ireland. Her favorite way to see the world is to put one foot in front of the other and keep walking.
  • Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
  • Episode 52: From Every Country To The Tallest Peaks - A Chat With Lee Abbamonte

    Lee Abbamonte is the youngest American to visit every country in the world, traveling to 318 countries and even stepping foot on both the North and South Poles. In addition to being a global adventurer, he’s also an entrepreneur and sought after travel expert that’s frequently featured in publications like Conde Nast Traveler, Washington Post, and New York Times. You may have also seen him on television as he’s appeared on The Travel Channel and the Discovery Channel just to name a few. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Lee about the places he's been, where he's going next, and his newest goal ... climbing the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each continent.
  • Thursday, June 16th, 2016
  • Episode 51: Voluntourism On Horseback With Relief Riders

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with Alexander Souri, Founder of Relief Riders International — a humanitarian-based, adventure travel company that organizes horseback journeys through remote areas while providing humanitarian aid to local people. In 2010, Relief Riders was named the recipient of the United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award in the small business category. He’s here today to talk to us about adventurous volunteer vacations on horseback.
  • Thursday, June 9th, 2016
  • Episode 50: 7 Thing To Pack For A Camping Trip

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with two experts about how to get the most out of your outdoor adventures this summer. Mark Keop, Founder of shares his 7 packing essentials for camping including a hot new camera that truly captures the essense of the outdoors. Then, Captain Edward Menster, a Plantation Adventure Center Guide, tells us what it's like to go scalloping for dinner. For instance, did you know scallops have 100 blue eyes? Imagine seeing that while snorkeling! This episode is sure to make you hungry for an outdoor adventure.
  • Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
  • Episode 49: Travel Wardrobe Tips From Celebrity Stylist Leesa Evans

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with celebrity stylist and Hollywood film costume designer, Leesa Evans. Leesa has a gift for dressing her clients in ways that truly represent the essence of each individual, instilling a sense of confidence.  Her costume design credits include over 25 films including Bridesmaids, Zoolander 2, and Trainwreck. Whether she is costume designing the look for a movie character, or styling a celebrity client for an international press junket or red carpet event, Leesa helps all of her clientele project images of confidence, ownership, and originality, so they can lead their most fashionable lives. She’s here today to share with her tips for putting together a travel wardrobe.
  • Thursday, May 26th, 2016
  • Episode 48: How To Keep A Healthy Vibe While On Vacation

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with Margaux Lushing, Founder of Well + Away, the first healthy-hip travel guidebook series. Their website is full of healthy travel hacks, weekender guides, and interviews with cool, healthy locals. Before launching Well + Away, Margaux wrote for Refinery 29, Well + Good, Brit + Co and has been featured in Mashable, Women's Health and Justluxe. She’s also a personal trainer, travel addict, and has lived in fun cities like LA, NY, Sydney, Florence, and Napa. Margaux is here today to share with us her travel tips, from staying motivated to keep your workout routine while traveling, to how to keep a healthy vibe throughout your vacation.
  • Thursday, May 19th, 2016
  • Episode 47: 10 Essential Packing Tips From Family Expert

    Today's guest, Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, is a longtime travel writer and the family vacations expert at In addition, she has contributed to numerous national outlets, including Travel + Leisure,, NBCNews/, Good Housekeeping, Parents, The Boston Globe, and many others. In this episode, she shares her top 10 packing tips for summer.
  • Thursday, May 12th, 2016
  • Episode 46: Family Travel Packing Tips With The Educational Tourist

    Planning a summer vacation with the family? You don't want to miss these great packing tips from family travel expert, Natalie Tanner with The Educational Tourist. From what electronics to pack, what to leave home, how to build a better first aid kit, and even ten creative uses for blue painters tape.
  • Thursday, May 5th, 2016
  • Episode 45: Summer Road Trips

    Looking for the perfect road trip idea? We've got several! During this episode, Rachelle chats with Natalie from about five unique summer road trips including: The Breaking Bad Journey, The Extraterrestrial Highway, Party Like It's 1776, The Bourbon Trail, and The Blues Highway. And if history, the great outdoors, and visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites are your thing, then you'll love listening to Rachelle's next guest, Brigitte, talk about a small town in Virginia that's was home to three U.S. Presidents and has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Grab your pen and paper and let the road trip planning begin!
  • Thursday, April 28th, 2016
  • Episode 44: Yountville: Taste Life Here

    Learn about a small town in Napa Valley, named for the first pioneer to plant vineyards there and now named one of the top food towns to visit by numerous magazines. From picturesque landscapes of rolling green vineyards, to the top restaurants in the world, and plenty of outdoor activies including hiking and cycling, hear why Rachelle absolutely fell in love with this town. For more information, visit
  • Thursday, April 21st, 2016
  • Episode 43: Travel Beauty Tips From A Celebrity Manicurist

    Today's guest is Mar y Soul, a celebrity make-up artist and manicurist that's work has been seen in over 300 fashion editorial covers including Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Elle. She jetsets around the world from Paris, to New York, Miami, and LA perfecting manicures for celebritys like Lady Gaga and Jessica Biel. I'm excited to have her on the show today to share with us her best travel and beauty tips!
  • Thursday, April 14th, 2016
  • Episode 42: Farm-To-Table In the Cayman Islands

    When it comes to the Cayman Islands, you might think of stunning beaches, great diving, and fresh seafood. But there's actually quite a bit of farming too that puts them ahead of the curve in terms of the farm-to-table dining movement in the Caribbean. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Chef Thomas Tennant about what farming is like in the Caribbean, what local specialties you have to try when you visit, and why eating lionfish is good for the environment. From a spinach-like plant called callaloo, to breadfruit, cashew apples, guava, and soursop, your mouth will be watering to taste these flavors of the Caribbean
  • Thursday, April 7th, 2016
  • Episode 41: Taste Louisiana

    Love southern food? This episode will make you drool. Rachelle chats with Chris Jay of All Y'all about southern foods in Louisiana. From shrimp busters and craft beers, to peach ice box pies, drive-thru daiquiries with funny names, crawfish boils, and even a donut shop that Elvis once sang about. If you're ever visiting Louisiana, you'll want to add all of these to your must-try list.
  • Thursday, March 31st, 2016
  • Episode 40: French Kiss Life with Tonya Leigh

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with Tonya Leigh, the founder of French Kiss Life, a destination for women who want to inject more elegance, style and joie de vivre into their daily lives. Through a vibrant online community and immersive travel experiences, Tonya helps women embrace life like a Parisian by slowing down to enjoy everyday luxuries. She has some great stories about visiting Paris and some beauty travel tricks that can help you go from hot mess to first-class-act.
  • Thursday, March 24th, 2016
  • Episode 39: Lucky Rice with Danielle Chang

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with Danielle Chang, founder of LUCKYRICE festivals, host of Lucky Chow on PBS and author of Lucky Rice: Stories and Recipes from Night Markets, Feasts, and Family Tables.
  • Thursday, March 17th, 2016
  • Episode 38: Southern Eats With Bryan Roof Of PBS's America's Test Kitchen

    Bryan Roof, star of the popular PBS show and Executive Food Editor for series of magazines, “Cook’s Country” an America’s Test Kitchen brand. As an ensemble star and Editor, Bryan travels all around the U.S. to find and taste truly local American dishes. He then brings his knowledge back to the test kitchen to try to perfect local recipes for inclusion on the show and within the magazine. He’s often hosted by local fans and families that want to show him the “real” hometown cuisine and Bryan has some great stories to share about his travels.

    He just returned from a trip to North Carolina in search of fried chicken (I’m super jealous) and other local fare like fish stew and cheese biscuits. He’ll take what he’s learned back to the America’s Test Kitchen team to create the perfect Carolina fried chicken recipe.
  • Thursday, March 10th, 2016
  • Episode 37: Tango And Breaking Bread In New Mexico

    Learning to dance tango in the middle of a bakery in Albuquerque is something I never thought I'd do, and it's just the tip of the ice berg of interesting stories shared at the Golden Crown Panaderia. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Chris Morales about what it was like growing up in a bakery, the challenges of success after appearing on the Food Network, their famous New Mexican Green Chili Bread, and of course, tango lessons.
  • Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
  • Episode 36: 5 Tips To Be Better Organized When You Travel

    Whether you travel frequently for business, or are planning for your vacation, all of us could use a few good packing tips from a professional organzier. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Suzanna Kaye with about her tips for being better organized and stress free when you travel. Learn about the top travel and organizing apps, useful everyday household items you never thought to take with you, how to keep your important documents safe, and even a few tricks on how to pack less.
  • Thursday, February 25th, 2016
  • Episode 35: Mainland Miami Eats and Trendy Neighborhoods

    Get to know where the locals go on the mainland in MiamiBest Coffee In Miami. I'll give you a hint, it's not South Beach. From the trendy Wynwood Art District, to Coconut Grove, and Little Havana, learn some insider tips from Chef Concierge Fernando Pochulu and award-winning Executive Chef Aaron Brooks from the Four Seasons Hotel Miami. Get ready to take notes about where to find the best locally roasted coffee, a baker that's so popular he's blowing up on Instagram, and even a place making artisan bacon.
  • Thursday, February 18th, 2016
  • Episode 34: 9 Superfoods From Around The World

    The latest trend in superfoods is a global mix of aromatic spices, hearty legumes, and a few fruits too. Listen in as Rachelle chats with Colman Andrews, Editorial Director at The Daily Meal about 9 trending superfoods and where they're from.
  • Thursday, February 11th, 2016
  • Episode 33: The Lower 48 - A Road Trip Across The Continental U.S.

    Imagine taking a road trip from the southern most point in Key West to the northern most point accessible by roads in Alaska. That’s exactly what Kenin and his wife did. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Kenin with about practical tips for long-term affordable travel. He and his wife, Lauren, have traveled to all lower 48 states and Alaska, and are headed to Hawaii this year to accomplish visiting all 50 states.
  • Thursday, February 4th, 2016
  • Episode 32: Cuban Culinary Escape

    If Cuba has been on your list of destinations to see, now is definitley the perfect time to go! During this episode, Rachelle chats with Sonia Laguna about what to see and do on this island nation. From immersing yourself in the culture, to dining out at paladares, to meeting top chefs, visiting art gallaries, and even enjoying Cuba's famous rum and cigars.
  • Thursday, January 28th, 2016
  • Episode 31: Become A Fearless Cook

    Chef Candace Conley, presenter for eHow and author of The Girl Can Cook, chats with Rachelle about learning to have fun in the kitchen and becoming a fearless cook. From what the pho, to what to do with celeriac, this episode will inspire you to experiment and have fun cooking in your own kitchen.
  • Thursday, January 21st, 2016
  • Episode 30: Pairing Music To Food

    Ever wonder why food seems to taste better when you're listening to music? Turns out, there's a science to that. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Barbara Werner, book author and app developer, about how to pair your food to music using a simple mathematical formula. Her musical pairing dinners were recently named by Fodor's as one of the "Top Ten Can't Miss Pop Up Dinners." Barbara shares a few of her food-pairing secrets, funny stories, and a way for you to try this at home. 
  • Thursday, January 14th, 2016
  • Episode 29: Forage-To-Table

    Foraging for food is becoming an increasingly popular way to literally 'get a taste' of the outdoors. And with wild mushroom pizza and homemade sassafras root beer, it sounds pretty delicious too. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Alan Muskat with the internationally-known tour company, No Taste Like Home, about the top wild foods people can eat and his forage-to-table experience in Asheville.
  • Friday, January 8th, 2016
  • Episode 28: Food Trends For 2016

    From the veggie that's surpasing kale in popularity, to more ancient grains, a movement toward exotic spices, and even more food-on-demand and delivery options, here's a healthy and delicous outlook to food trends in the new year. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Leora Lanz, Professor of Marketing at the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration about what food trends to look for in 2016.
  • Thursday, December 17th, 2015
  • Episode 27: Kara On The Coast

    During this episode, Rachelle chats with travel blogger and coastal life expert, Kara Franker, about warm places to chill in 2016. They talk about everythign from from yacht parades, to where to eat in Miami, and the top beaches to visit in the new year.
  • Friday, December 11th, 2015
  • Episode 26: Seoul Food And A Fun Korean Lesson

    During this episode, learn more about South Korea's traditional tea houses, modern coffee shops, and the top things you should taste when visiting Korea! During our visit, we practically ate our way through Seoul trying everything from comforting bowls of bibimbap in Insa-dong, to fine dining with a view of the city at Seoul Tower, to rolling up our sleeves for traditional grilled Korean barbeque, and a whole lot street foods. Learn about what to eat, see, and do when visitng Seoul.
  • Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
  • Episode 25: Croatia Food & Wine

    Across the Adriatic Sea from Italy is a gem of a destination for food and wine lovers - Croatia.  With over 1,000 islands, epic waterfalls, and ancient Roman cities, there's plenty to see as well.  During this episode, Rachelle chats with her friend Mia Salazar about all there is to see, do, and taste in the small country of Croatia.
  • Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
  • Episode 24: Voluntourism And Finding Soul In Haiti

    If you've ever been interested in voluntourism, you'll be inspired by hearing Julie Colombino's story during this episode. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Julie flew down to the devastated Caribbean island to offer a helping hand and ended up starting a revolution. Hear her story in her own words during this episode, and for more information about her non-profit and voluntourism opportunities in Haiti, visit
  • Thursday, November 19th, 2015
  • Episode 23: New Zealand

    A trip to New Zealand might be closer than you think. During this episode, Rachelle chats with Adriena about the best routes to get there, the top five things to see, the longest place name in the world, and of course -- must-taste food and wine.
  • Thursday, November 12th, 2015
  • Episode 22: From Hadrian's Wall To Dubai

    From Hadrian's Wall to Dubai, Architectural Photographer, Jim Hobart of Macbeth Photo shares with us his adventures on the road including rustic hikes, oppulent cities, and doing good deeds in a developing nation.
  • Friday, November 6th, 2015
  • Episode 21: Paso Robles Wine

    Rachelle chats with Chris Taranto about one of California's fastest growing wine regions - Paso Robles. Located along California's Central Coast and in between the metropolises of Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is luring visitors with it's wild countryside and care-free charm. In this episode, you'll learn about how to properly prounce this funky regionn (there are a few different ways) as well as what makes them such a great spot for Bordeaux varietals and a variety of Zinfandel.

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