Valencia Food Tour – Review (2021) Tips, What To Expect And More

Tapas spread

From what kind of delicious foods you’ll be sampling, to tips for your trip, find out all you need to know about booking a Valencia food tour.  

I’ve just returned from an incredible week in Valencia. It was a special trip for personal reasons – a place I’d been dying to visit and booked to travel to on my own. You can read a bit more about the decision I made here. It was time to create the trip I wanted, and structure my days how I pleased.

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Riva del Garda: Restaurants, Food Experiences and Local Activities (2021)

Lake Garda

With stunning scenery and a love for all things local, find out more about Riva del Garda’s restaurants, food experiences and activities.

‘Woowwwwwwww’ we all chorused as we wiggled our way down towards Lake Garda, spotting the huge expanse of water for the first time. I couldn’t believe the scenery. Tall, rugged mountains surrounded this deep blue water, with a peachy sky in the background. Lycra-clad cyclists whizzed past, old men perched outside gelato shops while tourists wandered on foot. I’d wanted to visit Lake Garda for a long time, and it was definitely worth the wait.

I strongly believe that to appreciate what we eat we need to discover the origins of our food. This trip sounded like it would offer exactly that.

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An Incredible Tokyo Itinerary: Food, Activities, Culture And More

Enjoying colourful Tokyo

First impressions of my no.1 dream country to visit, Japan, and a rundown of my top things to do in Tokyo.

What an adventure the last few weeks have been! A truly epic, eye-opening, heart-warming one.

For me, Japan was a country rooted firmly at no.1 on my bucket list. It leapt onto it a few years ago, and I can 100% say the food was a major reason.

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Florida Food Scene: Best Restaurants In Tampa, St Petersburg, Pasco County And Crystal River

Ulele, Tampa

From Tampa’s impressive food halls, to waterside dining in Port Richey, cute teahouses in Crystal River and Downtown St Pete’s buzzing foodie district, Florida’s foodie scene is certainly one to shout about! Find out the best restaurants now…

I’m back from an incredible week in sunny Florida! Along with swimming with manatees (WOWEEEEE), cruising around in a 2-seater catamaran, seeing the beaches from above in a biplane and an action-packed road trip, we found plenty of time to eat too!

And oh how we ate. From Cuban sandwiches and gourmet ice pops, to bowls of ramen, poke and the freshest seafood, I was really impressed with the food scene out there.

For a flavour of my trip, check out the video first…

And now, sit back and relax as I take you on a foodie road trip around Tampa, St Petersburg, Pasco County and Crystal River. Don’t read if you’re hungry!

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Visit Tampa…. for buzzing food halls, hipster cafes, retro diners and historic eateries.

Oxford Exchange

The most photogenic restaurant I’ve been to in ages, Oxford Exchange is home to a light, airy, Instagrammable dining room, café, co-working space, book store and gift shop. After enjoying a strong coffee and a delicious slice of toast topped with smashed avocado, lemon and cayenne, I ventured out to explore the rest of the building. There’s a sunlit conservatory, with plants weaving their way up the white walls. There are areas that feel like you’re wandering the corridors and staircases of a historic university. There’s the book store and gift store where you’ll want to buy EVERYTHING (no, really!). It’s smart, yet casual, and one of my favourite finds from the entire road trip.

Oxford Exchange, Tampa
Oxford Exchange, Tampa

Oxford Exchange, Tampa
Oxford Exchange, Tampa

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