The World in Street Food

Käsekrainer – Vienna, Austria

Käsekrainer sausages are just one variety of sausage that’s served in street carts all over Vienna, but it may be the most dangerous choice. Käsekrainer is simply a regular sausage that has small pockets of cheese throughout, but if you’re eating it hot, watch out because that cheese gets steaming hot and has been known to squirt all over unsuspecting diners. Find it at any of Vienna’s many wurstelstands — the Bitzinger Wurstelstand, behind both the Albertina museum and the State Opera House is particularly popular, and you’ll often see well-dressed opera goes carefully yet enthusiastically enjoy their intermission wursts.

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Currywurst – Berlin, Germany

Another sausage treat that has reached world-wide popularity is currywurst, which was invented in Berlin. It was first made by a German woman named Herta Heuwer, who traded some booze to American soldiers in exchange for ketchup. She served regular German sausages and French fries with ketchup, sprinkled the whole thing with curry powder, and a legend was born. Even though Heuwer’s version is considered the original, there’s no one recipe for currywurst — most restaurants and food trucks make it with their own secret blend of spices. It’s the perfect late-night treat to help fill your belly at the end of a long night of bar-hopping.

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Pad Thai – Thailand

Pad thai has been a popular street food in Thailand since World War II, when the country was suffering under a rice shortage. The government encouraged vendors and restaurants to serve noodles instead of rice, and this sweet and tangy noodle dish was the tasty result of this temporary hardship. This stir-fried dish includes many popular Thai ingredients like tamarind, fish sauce, dried shrimp, and palm sugar, and is often served with optional additions like lime wedges, crushed peanuts, or bean sprouts.

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Mini Guide to Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic island country located in the Arctic Circle. It has a population of nearly 350,000 citizens; however, roughly two-thirds of them live in Reykjavik, the capital, and its surroundings. The country is famous for its geothermal and volcanic activity, which throughout thousands of years created a somewhat otherworldly landscape. Travelers also flock to Iceland to see the incredible Northern Lights and learn about its Viking inhabitants, who settled there in 874 AD.

Top Neighborhoods to Live in If You Love Christmas

If you can’t wait to get into the Christmas spirit every year, it’s probably evident from the outside of your home. Many people put up traditional decorations like twinkling lights, evergreen branches, and even inflatable figures in the form of Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Even though we all love Christmas, some people take it to the extreme by choosing where to live based on the town’s level of Christmas cheer. There are tons of towns scattered around the United States that are known for their extreme decorating style, and over-the-top Christmas events. Here are the best neighborhoods to live in if you love Christmas.

Top 11 U.S. Destinations to Hit the Slopes This Holiday

If your choice is to embrace the season, a skiing or snowboarding vacation is the perfect winter getaway. It may feel intimidating, but you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy it. Most ski resorts offer group or individual lessons, as well as rentals for all the equipment you require — it really couldn’t be easier. There are so many amazing ski slopes and resorts all over the United States. Today, we’re going to check out some of the best options for American winter sporting destinations.