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.
With travelling comes the sometimes difficult task of finding a hotel room. Nowadays there are so many options to choose from that it can be quite the daunting task. Today I’ll be sharing with you a few of my tips and tricks for booking hotels that have helped me in the past. These tricks will help ensure that not only do you get the best hotel room for your money but it will also ensure that you get any little details ironed out.
With the holidays right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about getting your Christmas presents in order. If you have any travel lovers in your life or if you want to gift yourself a little something this holiday season, then this is the gift guide for you. Besides a plane ticket to a fun, new place to explore, these are some of the best gifts to get that special someone in your life with a serious case of wanderlust and even better, all of these gift ideas are under $50 so they’re sure to not break the bank.
Another month and yet another Universal Yums box to review. This month we’re embarking on a journey to the European country of Belgium who are widely known for their decadent chocolate, waffles, and of course, beer. Once under the rule of the Netherlands, Belgium broke free from that in 1830 and became their own separate nation. They created their own culture and made their country a place that was distinctively their own. Though Belgium is quite a small country in size, it makes up for with their delicious snacks, stunning architecture, and unique culture. Let’s hop right into all of these chocolates and waffles that we have to try this month.
Welcome back to our second month of Universal Yums, where we try snacks from a different country each month. For the month of September, we’re embarking on a trip to Pakistan. Pakistan has been in the news for quite a while regarding the war and violence that has plagued the country for years. Though it is something that needs to be talked about and acknowledged, it also needs to be known that aside from all of that, Pakistan is a diverse country not only in it’s food but also in it’s culture and surroundings. It is home to the only fertile desert in the world as well as mountain ranges and flowing rivers. It also has a wide variety of snack options and since it is so close in proximity to India, a lot of the snacks in this month’s box are a great mixture between Middle Eastern, Pakistani, and Western influenced treats.
For a while now I’ve known about the company Universal Yums who specialize in a food subscription service that delivers a box filled with snacks and candies each month and so I decided that the month of August it was time to finally jump onto the band wagon and to experience this box myself. Though this may sound like any other food related subscription box out there, this is where it gets interesting. Each month Universal Yums chooses a different country around the world with some of the past boxes being from Italy and South Korea and fills a box with goodies originating from that country. Boxes can be purchased as a subscription service with a new box each month but can be cancelled and renewed at any time so that you receive your boxes when it’s convenient for you. Prices vary depending on the size of the box that you would like to receive, with the smaller boxes (6+ snacks) priced at $14 USD and the larger boxes (12+ snacks) priced at $25 USD. Every month each box will come jam packed not only with a specific country’s snacks and candies but there will also be a booklet included which describes each snack along with some information on the country that you are visiting that month. There is also trivia and games included in that booklet as well as a free activity sheet in each box.
A huge part of traveling is getting to experience new dishes and unique foods that you wouldn’t be able to otherwise have back at home. This is why finding good restaurants to visit in each town is part of the fun of visiting a new place and is one of my favorite things to do when I travel. Some of these restaurants however, go completely over the top and think out of the box. From a restaurant found under the sea to one that is based around toilets, here are some of the most unique restaurants in the world that you must visit at least once in your life.