Uncovering a Maple Syrup Mystery

The alarm is off. Slide the gate open. Then follow the two-track to the sugar shack. Meeting instructions for an undercover spy rendezvous? Nope. Just the start of my latest food and travel adventure! I’m tapping some trees on my own property and the team behind Dixboro Pure Michigan Maple …

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A Scene from the Back of the Bus

Traveling shows us that some things in life—like young love—are universal. This story unfolded on our way to visit the Trawupeyum Intercultural Museum in Curarrehue, Chile, which highlights the area’s indigenous Mapuche people. We were still talking about the experience hours later at a small café, while lingering over sopaipillas, …

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On the Road in Morocco

Getting off the beaten path is always an adventure—culinary and otherwise. This was certainly the case in Morocco. Our small tour group had left the Middle Atlas Mountains behind for a night’s stay in the Sahara desert. Long, lonely stretches of road are punctuated with open-air shops, some with grills …

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Welcome to Stirring Up Adventure!

Stirring Up Adventure is a celebration of home cooks around the world. We’ve found that cooking classes are the best way to leapfrog into a local culture on the (unfortunately) all-too-short U.S. vacation. Stirring Up Adventure is also a memoir of the little travel moments that create big memories through …

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