Saffron plays an important

roll in Spanish cuisine,

and it is also the most

expensive spice...

Saffron plays an important roll in Spanish cuisine, and it is also the most expensive spice. It is the spice of love and in the past it has been used as an aphrodisiac. Anybody feeling the love?

The history of Cacao

started in Mexico

during the Mayan period.

It used to be prepared...

The history of Cacao started in Mexico during the Mayan period. It used to be prepared as a drink and symbolized life. I definitely feel more alive after a piece of dark chocolate. :)

Grapes are celebrated every September in Mallorca, Spain in honor of the delicious wine they make...

Grapes are celebrated every September in Mallorca, Spain in honor of the delicious wine they make. If you have the chance to visit, you will experience the world’s only grape-throwing festival to celebrate the end of the harvest. This messy fiesta is full-bodied fun!

Trumpet–shaped American bluebells hold a delicate floral scent as vibrant as their indigo blue color....

Trumpet–shaped American bluebells hold a delicate floral scent as vibrant as their indigo blue color. Their meaning is gratitude.

Whimsical, brightly colored designs on these sugar skulls for Dios de Los Muertos in Mexico...

Whimsical, brightly colored designs on these sugar skulls for Dios de Los Muertos in Mexico are symbolic of a celebration of life for loved ones who have passed away.

Baby Alpaca fleece from the high altitude of the Andes in Peru is nicked named "The Fiber of the Gods"...

Baby Alpaca fleece from the high altitude of the Andes in Peru is nicked named "The Fiber of the Gods" as it was once reserved for Inca Royalty for its supreme softness and durability.

The floral scent of patchouli is known to uplift moods and help release tension...

The floral scent of patchouli is known to uplift moods and help release tension. It helps to ease sensitive nerves, bring hope after disappointment, and creates peacefulness overall.

We are humbled by the self-sufficiency of fishermen in Haiti...

We are humbled by the self-sufficiency of fishermen in Haiti who learn to build strong boats and nets by hand for their livelihood.

The Maluku Islands, an archipelago within Indonesia, have earned the nickname “Spice Islands” because...

The Maluku Islands, an archipelago within Indonesia, have earned the nickname “Spice Islands” because of their extensive production of nutmeg, mace, cloves, cinnamon and other fragrant spices.

Every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico is the international hot air balloon festival... 

Every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico is the international hot air balloon festival—one of the most photographed events in the world. This colorful event attracts nearly 1 million visitors each year, who all come together to enjoy the colorful sight of balloons dancing around the clouds during the day and lighting up the sky at night. 

Natural vanilla from Mexico is known to be the source of some of the smoothest, richest beans in the world. 

Natural vanilla from Mexico is known to be the source of some of the smoothest, richest beans in the world. 

Did you know Spanish almond trees had such beautiful pink and white flowers?

Did you know Spanish almond trees had such beautiful pink and white flowers?

King Charles IV lived at the end of the 14th century, a “golden” time for Czech...

King Charles IV lived at the end of the 14th century, a “golden” time for Czech. He was known as a great king who built the first European university and supported art and literature, especially in Prague.

Kemenuh Village is a famous wood-carving village in Indonesia...

Kemenuh Village is a famous wood-carving village in Indonesia. Here you can find hand-carved wooden treasures of your favorite animals or take home a detailed sculpture from one of the local artisans.

Trdelnik is a flaky dessert rolled in nuts and roasted over an open fire...

Trdelnik is a flaky dessert rolled in nuts and roasted over an open fire. It’s crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside, with a distinct smoky flavor.  Throughout the streets of Prague, you can see and smell this traditional desert being made.

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