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Toblerone, the Undisputed King of Duty-Free Impulse Buys

November 18, 2013 at 12:09 PM | by | Comments (2)

Next time you're flying into or out of Barcelona, you'll want to reach for a few sweet sticks of Swiss Toblerone chocolate. No, really; you'll actually be subconsciously sold on the stuff, as an entire section of Barcelona El Prat Airport's duty-free shop has been converted into a golden altar to the awesomeness of Toblerone, all to promote the newly designed packaging featuring a Gaudi-influenced Barcelona design.

For as long as we can remember, Toblerone has been king of duty-free. Whereas airports on tiny Caribbean islands may push their handmade crafts and massive airports of Asian metropoli stock themselves to the gills with designer perfumes, there's one thing they'll both have in common: the availability of Toblerone.

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Move Over, Cupcakes. One Ohio Airport Has Vending Machines Full of Gourmet Ice Cream

November 6, 2013 at 11:51 AM | by | Comments (0)

Port Columbus Airport is actually quite lovely and not a desperate ghost town airport like neighbors to the west, Toledo-Express and Cincinnati-Covington. For a brief period it even boasted JetBlue service and was the hub for a sadly departed little-budget-airline-that-could called SkyBus. Still, exciting things are happening in Columbus, as evidenced by the arrival of gourmet ice cream vending machines.

The airport plugged in the machines earlier this year, and the small servings by hometown company Jeni's Ice Creams have been selling like hotcakes. Or, rather, coldcakes? Anyway, it's a unique amenity considering how obsessed airports have been with cupcakes and only cupcakes of late.

Each machine stocks 12 different flavors (6 cups, 6 sandwiches), and currently travelers may take advantage of the machines in both Concourses B and C, and coming soon to Concourse A.

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10 Tasty Foreign Treats to Add to Your Halloween Candy Bowl

October 31, 2013 at 5:22 PM | by | Comments (2)

A good traveler always brings back a little something sweet to share. Halloween is actually the perfect time to show off your impressive foreign candy collection. Of course if you've already eaten it all (and we don't blame you), here's some ideas as to what to fill your candy bowl with next year:

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Foreign Grocery Friday: The Tim Tam Ice Cream of Australia

Where: Australia
August 2, 2013 at 11:40 AM | 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!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Now there's more to scream about if you're heading down under, with a new flavor ice cream that marries the delicious flavor of Tim Tams—the iconic, chocolatey cookie from Australia—with the creamy delight of chocolate ice cream.

We've talked about Tim Tams before, okay, maybe more than once (here and here). The moment the specialty ice cream flavor caught our eyes, we knew we had to give it a whirl, for research's sake. If you've had Tim Tams, then you know why Aussies treasure them.

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What to Eat on Martha's Vineyard: 14 Foods for a Summer Weekend

July 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's only appropriate for July, the month host to Independence Day, that we reflect on the things that matter most to us as Americans. Specifically we're referring to freedom, and even more specifically, the freedom to fly to an island and fill up on seafood.

If you find yourself chillin' on Martha's Vineyard this summer and wondering what's to eat (especially when it comes to midnight donut cravings), we've got a few suggestions:

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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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