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Bookstores are Out and Cupcakes are In at US Airports

July 1, 2013 at 9:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

If the bankruptcy and subsequent shuttering of all Borders Bookstores made you frown, just wait until you hear what business will soon that frown upside down in the former Borders location within JetBlue's Terminal 5 at JFK. A cupcake bakery is moving in, but it's not just any cupcake bakery. It's Baked by Melissa, a small NYC chain of shops specializing in buttery, moist, cutesy cupcakes that cost only $1 each.

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What to Eat in Seoul: 31 Foods That'll Rock Your World

Where: Seoul, Korea
June 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM | by | Comments (2)

South Korea is so much more than kimchi.

The Anthony Bourdain wannabes of the world consistently rank Singapore as the number one destination for true food adventures, but Seoul should be right up there as well. The eating's that good. It's so good that we couldn't narrow our favorite South Korean flavors to a list of 10 items, or even 20; nope, we have 31 must-try Seoul foods to share with you.

As always, we recommend taking this mantra to heart: If it looks ugly, it tastes awesome. Now you're ready to have your world rocked.

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Why is There a Train Made of Cake at London's Paddington Station?

June 24, 2013 at 9:30 AM | by | Comment (1)

Did someone say cake?

What better way to mark an anniversary than a giant cake shaped like a train? Specifically one shaped like a train that takes you from Central London to Heathrow Airport? We really can't think of any better way.

Set-up in Paddington Station, the 4-meter (just over 13 feet) cake celebrates the 15th birthday of the passenger train that makes the city a whole lot more accessible to travelers from far and wide. Since its inception, the zippy rail service has brought 60 million happy passengers back and forth to the airport.

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How to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth on a Road Trip to Niagara Falls

Where: 79 Canal St [map], Lockport, NY, United States, 14094
June 13, 2013 at 1:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream's motto is "it's never too cold for ice cream." That said, it's a real treat to visit the newly revamped ice cream mecca in Lockport, NY in the summertime.

The locally owned and operated Lake Effect began in a small storefront and became popular with locals for their Ice Wine and Frozen Hot Chocolate flavors. No wonder! Now, they're keeping up with insane demand with a newer, bigger location in Lockport just across the street from the Erie Canal.

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14 of the Sweetest 'Donut Alternatives' from Around the World

June 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM | by | Comments (0)

Is there such a thing as donut withdrawals? If so, we might be going through them during our come-down from celebrating National Donut Day last Friday. With (seemingly fake) holiday freshly behind us, there's now another 365 days to wait until the yummy, round baked good is again belle of the ball.

Luckily there's tons of other cheap and portable sweet things to nom.

Here, our 14 favorite donut alternatives from around the world:

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Some of the Most Exotic Dunkin Donuts Flavors are 7,000 Miles Away

June 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM | by | Comment (1)

An elephant-shaped, blueberry-filled Dunkin donut from Seoul's Incheon Airport

Today is more than just any Friday; it's National Donut Day. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we'll be doing what we do best: writing about donuts. And travel. Traveling donuts! People who travel for donuts! You get the idea. Now go get a cruller.

This must be the biggest day of the year for Dunkin Donuts. Not only did they give away a free donut with any beverage purchase to celebrate "National Donut Day," but they also used the occasion to launch the "glazed donut breakfast sandwich" nationwide (we had one; it was sticky).

Typically we dedicate our time to recommending a series of "Dunkin Donuts Alternatives", independent donut shops of note around the world, but today we're taking a moment to appreciate the international reliability of the original DD brand. In fact, the fanciest stores and tastiest flavors we've seen have been 7,000 miles away from the chain's home in Massachusetts. Heck, the store in the pre-security area of Singapore's Changi Airport even features a "Donut Finishing" station, where customers may observe the icing and sprinkling process.

Dunkin hosted a contest on their twitter account earlier, highlighting some of these "exotic" varieties. Here's several to keep an eye out for:

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The Drawings of an International Donut Connoisseur

June 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

Today is more than just any Friday; it's National Donut Day. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we'll be doing what we do best: writing about donuts. And travel. Traveling donuts! People who travel for donuts! You get the idea. Now go get a cruller.

For nearly two years Andy has been Jaunted resident expert on n00b travel, sharing his insights on first time experiences in our The Newbie Traveler series. He's so much more than that, however; he's also our resident doodler and donut expert.

Here, Andy illustrates five specific donut shops that've rocked his world (and will hopefully rock yours, too):

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Foreign Grocery Friday: The Foot-Long Ice Cream Cones of Seoul, South Korea

Where: Seoul, Korea
May 17, 2013 at 4:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!

Walk through the super popular shopping district of Myeungdong in Seoul, South Korea and you're bound to see them. Strolling young couples take a moment to put away their smartphones and focus on the most impressive street food south of the Cheonggyecheon: the 32cm ice cream cone.

Okay so it's not technically a grocery, but you wouldn't want to buy this at a supermarket anyway. Available in several basic flavors as well as a mix, the ice cream is served up by a few skilled workers who pull the soft serve from sun down until past midnight, depending on the strength of the crowds. The allure of the foot-high cone is simple: it's cheap, it's quick, it's cooling after a warm early summer day, it's a treat, and it's an ideal subject for photos posted to social media.

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Two More Easter PEEP Shows for All Ages

March 27, 2013 at 1:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Just last week we were all excited about the arrival of marshmallow Peeps at the Racine Art Museum over in Wisconsin. Not to worry—they’re still putting on their Peep exhibit—but there’s actually a few more places where you can see candy turned into art during the spring season. We just wonder when the chocolate bunnies are getting their own gallery space.

There must be something about the sugary candies and Wisconsin, as another seasonal selection of Peeps is now doing its thing at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point. Things here run through April 7, and last year there were around 1,300 or so peeple—ha—that came to check things out. This year there’s around 30 entries from both little kids and big kids, and they illustrate every thing from superheroes to a candy version of the Papal Conclave.

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What to Eat in Hong Kong: 21 Foods That'll Rock Your World

March 18, 2013 at 10:54 AM | by | Comments (2)

All this week we'll be answering the Who, What, Where, When and Whys of Hong Kong. Of course the answer to "WHO should go to Hong Kong" is YOU. Whether you've never been or you're a regular through Chek Lap Kok, this no-visa-required peninsula hanging off of China should absolutely your next stop.

WHAT 21 foods you absolutely have to try
WHERE to escape the skyscrapers for a breath of fresh air
WHEN to visit
HOW to get out on the Harbour

Put down the Chinese take-out menu and learn the words "cha chaan teng." Pronounced just as it looks, a cha chaan teng is the term for the Hong Kong-typical casual restaurants serving up cheaply priced, richly flavored eats at all hours of the day. Yeah, they're kind of like diners—diners with specialties like roast goose, pineapple buns and hot ginger Coca-Cola—and they're a lifeline to locals and adventurous travelers willing to step outside malls and Michelin-starred restaurants.

One more thing? Remember this mantra: If it looks ugly, it tastes awesome. Now you're ready to have your world rocked.

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Skip a Comic-con for a Candy Convention This Year

January 24, 2013 at 3:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Why limit your convention travel to pop culture and comics this year? There are conventions for just about anything you can think of, including candy. Here's a look at three of the sweetest candy conventions taking place this year.

On Feb. 21- 23, the 12th Annual PEZcific Coast Convention will take place in L.A. and feature lots of PEZ vendors, charity auctions, a scavenger hunt, and more activities. The convention is open to anyone interested in collecting PEZ candy and only costs $35 (if you register before Feb. 5).

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Five States Known for Their Yummy Pies (and How to Win One from Michigan)

January 23, 2013 at 12:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

A slice of Michigan ABC pie

Happy National Pie Day! Yes, this is a real thing and yes, it totally warrants a cheer of "America, f*ck yeah!" Pie is awesome, having a day just to celebrate it is awesome, so go get you some awesome pie.

Or let pie come to you...

Michigan kinda feels sad for everyone who doesn't live in their state, a state where bakeries average 30 fresh pie varieties daily. So, just for today, Michigan will ship out Grand Traverse pies every hour to people who share their pie love on Twitter. Here's how it works:
· Follow both @PureMichigan & @GTPie on Twitter.
· Between 10am & 5pm EST on January 23 (today!), tweet your favorite type of pie at them.
· Include the hashtag #puremichiganpie when you do
· Wait for pie* (*if you're one of the hourly winners)

Speaking of state allegiances, here's Five States Known for Specialty Pies:

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