The World in Street Food

Dango – Japan

One of the most delicious portable treats that you can find in Japan is dango — a round dumpling that’s served on a stick, and can be made with tons of different ingredients depending on the season. The base of the dumpling is always rice flour, but they can be flavored with anything from sweet red bean paste to soy sauce. One skewer will hold between three and five dango, which is a perfect little snack to eat alongside a cup of hot green tea.

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Falafel – Israel

Falafel is an extremely popular snack all over the Middle East — this quick vegetarian treat is a great option for countries where many people have religiously-restricted diets, like Israel, or Egypt. Falafel balls are essentially just crushed chickpeas or fava beans formed into balls and deep-fried, and they’re usually served wrapped in a pita, or on a bed of rice, hummus, or salad — the options are endless. Falafel toppings vary from place to place, but some popular options are pickled veggies, tahini, lettuce, tomatoes, or hot sauce.

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Broodje haring – Netherlands

The food culture in the Netherlands is often regarded with disdain, or outright disgust by outsiders — their dishes are simple, focused on meat and potatoes, with a lot of deep-fried options. One of the most popular street foods in Amsterdam is broodje haring — a piece of raw herring filet on a soft bun, garnished with pickles and chopped raw white onion. Generally, raw herring is eaten with the tiny bones in, so it’s something that needs to be consumed carefully — many people use a toothpick, if they can’t bear to dive in mouth first.

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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.