With a new month comes a new Universal Yums box filled with snacks and candies to try from a different country around the world. For the month of January we will be embarking on a journey to the sunny destination of Greece, where olives, white buildings, and ocean views are a plenty. Ancient Greece is a country that has had plenty of influence on the Western world and not just for the creation of the Olympic games but for an abundance of other things as well such as theater, alarm clocks, cranes, and watermills but more importantly we can thank the Greek for their delicious snacks that we’ll be taste testing this month. As always I’ll be including a little snippet about each goody that we’ll be trying as well as my opinion on each snack.
Often referred to as the ‘prison capital’ of Canada, Kingston is home to 7 different prisons and institutions. One of the most notorious of these seven is the now shut down Kingston Penitentiary often referred to as KP or Kingston Penn. When we visited Kingston in the summer, we got the chance to visit the penitentiary and to learn all about the history of the prison. Tours are available throughout much of the year and brings visitors inside the walls of this infamous penitentiary. For this blog post I’ll be sharing with you a few photos from our visit here as well as some information if ever you’re looking into exploring the penitentiary for yourself.
Welcome back to yet another month of Universal Yums and delicious snacks. For the month of December things were a bit different with the boxes where normally each box would focus on one specific country to try snacks from, this month we tried snacks from 13 different countries. To celebrate the Christmas season and all of the other different holidays that are celebrated around the world, Universal Yums brought us snacks that are traditionally eaten on these holidays to give us a taste of what Christmas is like in these other countries.
After seeing so many pictures on Instagram of the gorgeous buildings and architecture that Kingston, Ontario had to offer, I knew that I had to make the drive down there and spend a couple of days in this gorgeous city which is what I did last August. I’m finally now getting around to putting up all of the Kingston related blog posts so be on the lookout for that, but for now I’ll be sharing with you all today some of the best things to do and see if ever you’re in Kingston.
Now that the holidays are long gone and you’ve been spoiling everyone in your family for the past few weeks, it’s now time to treat yourself and what better way to do that than with a travel themed subscription box. Subscription boxes have been gaining popularity rapidly over the past few years and nowadays there are monthly boxes for just about everything ranging from beauty products to snacks. Today I’ll be sharing with you five different subscription boxes that are all travel themed and are worth your money. What better way to ring in the new year than with a gift to yourself that just keeps on giving?
First things first, I would love to wish you all a happy new year and to thank each and everyone of you that have been reading and following my blog over the past year. At the end of 2016 I vowed to spend more time perfecting my blog and being more active on here and I’m happy to say that I’ve stuck through with it. Another thing that I set out to do in 2017 was to explore more of Quebec, my home province and where I’ve always lived. Though I may not have been able to discover as much as I would’ve liked due to some certain bumps in the road that I encountered this year, I’m determined to explore even more in 2018 along with other places. So with that said, please enjoy my 2017 recap of all of my favorite memories and highlights of the past year, here’s hoping that 2018 is even better.
Hi there and welcome back to another month of Universal Yums. For the month of November we embarked on a journey to Turkey. Rich in culture, Turkey has a vast history and is one of the only countries in the world to have been conquered by all of the world’s empires which creates for quite the culturally vast country. Turkey also borders two continents, Asia and Europe, which means that not only is their history and lifestyle rich in different cultures but their food is as well so let’s hop right into the snacks and discover all that Turkey has to offer. As always I’ll be sharing with you a few bits of information regarding each snack in the box as well as my opinion of the treats.