What's shopping have to do with being a real food traveler? Well, a gal's gotta do something between meals!
No, really, realfoodtraveler is all about everything authentic in the travel experience. And we believe that shopping can be a very authentic experience. Like the regional and artisan foods we love, we favor goods that are handcrafted and made by the locals. We love quirky places that are original and places that, like independent restaurants, bakeries, and other food businesses, represent someone's dream. That's what we bring you in Real Shopping.
As always, dear readers, if you know of a shop, market, or artisan who produces items we should know about, let us know. Perhaps we'll pay them a visit and they'll end up in our favorites in Real Shopping.
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Our Editor puts Wearever Ceramic pans to the test.
Our editors field test Black Diamond trekking poles.
RFT Editor stays dry with Tilley Endurables waterproof jacket.
Tilley Endurables Airflow with Insect Shield versus Alaska mosquitoes..
Here’s a lightweight Dutch oven you’ll love.
RFT wine authority, Sue Frause, puts BOXXLE, a box wine device, to the test.
Our editor puts Chef’s Choice Professional Sharpening Station 130 through its paces.
Our Ski & Dive Editor, Yvette Cardozo, finally finds ski pants for real women.
IMUSA brings us a traditional molcajete, a Mexican mortar and pestle, that makes perfect guacamole — and more.
Patagonia’s Women’s Rain Shadow Jacket stands up to tough tests in the Colorado Rockies, in Canada’s Kootenays, and even in the Arctic. Read our review.
Vacations on Our Side of the Divide offer back roads into Colorado’s Wine Country, the Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway and entry to Black Canyon National Park.
The package label says “Seventeen countries, six weeks, one pair of underwear.” Ick? Not really.