A Caution in the Age of COVID-19
March 14, 2020 – 9:44 pm | Comments Off on A Caution in the Age of COVID-19

If you’re traveling for a foodie event, check with the organizers to be certain it’s still scheduled. It’s probably been canceled, and you should be “sheltering in place” anyway.

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Lithuania Rolls Out “Pink Carpet” for Tourists
June 30, 2020 – 8:20 am | Comments Off on Lithuania Rolls Out “Pink Carpet” for Tourists

Lithuanian pink - šaltibarš?iai soup Special to Road Trips for Foodies
By Lithuania Travel Tourism Development Agency

Travelers arriving at Vilnius International Airport (VNO) will find themselves following a trail of pink-colored spots on the floor. And that is not your ordinary pink, but what Lithuania is aiming to coin as “cold pink” – a distinct color of its national šaltibaršciai soup. This pink trail ends at a 10-foot replica of the famed dish, which tourists inevitably try during their visit to the Baltic country.

“This year, we’re taking our gastronomical identity to the next level. Two weeks ago we presented a taste map with more than 30 varieties of šaltibaršciai, last week we launched a country-wide survey on what the national menu should look like, and now this,” says Indre Trakimaité-Šeškuviené, Head of Marketing at Lithuania Travel, the country’s Tourism Development Agency, responsible for the installation.

Šaltibaršciai, frequently referred to as “pink soup” by foreign visitors, is one of the most iconic Lithuanian dishes. Having developed somewhat of a cult following, šaltibaršciai has an active Facebook fan group with daily discussions on the bests way to prepare it. Souvenirs are available in the form of socks, t-shirts and even bathing suits with the distinct soup pattern on it. Finally, the Lithuanian Post Office has issued a commemorative stamp and painted one of its 30-foot self-service terminals with a distinctive pink design.

Vilnius Airport, Lithuania

The installation at the airport is set to kick-off the “Discover colors you never knew existed” campaign that invites to explore Lithuania via vivid and distinctive colors. In addition to Cold Pink, the campaign invites to discover Vilnius Rooftop Red, Deep Forest Green, Baltic Blue, Rye Bread Black, Amber Yellow and even Kaunas Modernism Grey.

Check out a video of the campaign, which highlights Cold Pink and is also shown at the airport:

Vilnius International Airport is known for finding ways to amuse arriving passengers. Last Christmas, it displayed a Christmas tree constructed of confiscated objects (mostly scissors), and during the lockdown, it served as an outdoor drive-in cinema.

“You have to be bold if you want to be seen on an international level. We believe that this colourful campaign will help to attract the attention of tourists around the globe and will make them consider the possibilities to visit Lithuania – one of the safest countries this summer,” says Marius Zelenius, Head of Communication at Lithuanian Airports.

Starting from July, there will be 70 international routes to and from Lithuanian airports.

(Photos and video courtesy of Lithuania Travel Tourism Development Agency)

Two “Virtual Wine Tastings” to Try During Lockdown
May 13, 2020 – 10:23 pm | Comments Off on Two “Virtual Wine Tastings” to Try During Lockdown
Two “Virtual Wine Tastings” to Try During Lockdown

Even if you can’t visit a winery in person these days, you still can participate in a wine tasting.
AXR Winery in Napa Valley, California, is offering virtual tasting kits for purchase of the current release …

Russian Recipes to Brighten Up Your Lockdown
May 4, 2020 – 8:10 am | Comments Off on Russian Recipes to Brighten Up Your Lockdown
Russian Recipes to Brighten Up Your Lockdown

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From Amparus Tours
While stuck in quarantine, it is very important to mix up your routine from time to time and try new things. Why not to treat yourself with …

Brit Cookery School’s Lockdown Course for Teens
April 29, 2020 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Brit Cookery School’s Lockdown Course for Teens
Brit Cookery School’s Lockdown Course for Teens

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From Leiths Cookery School
A London, England, cookery school has launched a new digital cookery course for teenagers.
It’s the first digital course for under 18’s to be launched by Leiths …

Discover California Wines . . . From Home
April 27, 2020 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on Discover California Wines . . . From Home
Discover California Wines . . . From Home

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From the Wine Institute
With winery tasting rooms temporarily closed due to California’s statewide shelter-in-place order, wine lovers are increasingly looking for new ways to connect with their favorite vintners …

Taste Atlanta while Sheltering at Home
April 20, 2020 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on Taste Atlanta while Sheltering at Home
Taste Atlanta while Sheltering at Home

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Unexpected Atlanta announces the launch of the ATL Food Tour Box, the first of its kind in the nation, which brings the fun of a food tour to the …

The Trouble with Triscuits
April 13, 2020 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on The Trouble with Triscuits
The Trouble with Triscuits

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By Charles Louis Richter
Contingent Magazine
On March 25, 2020, Sage Boggs shocked the twittersphere with his revelation that the brand name Triscuit was a portmanteau of “electricity” and “biscuit.” In …

As Though You Were Cruising
April 6, 2020 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on As Though You Were Cruising
As Though You Were Cruising

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From Holland America Line
While we all remain home and wait this out, we want to still celebrate the joy of travel with you, together.
During the upcoming weeks, we will …

Virtual Dairy Farm Tours
March 23, 2020 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on Virtual Dairy Farm Tours
Virtual Dairy Farm Tours

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From American Dairy Association North East
While school closures continue and millions of kids are stuck at home, dairy farmers share a unique opportunity to visit a farm without leaving …

Springtime in California Wine Country
March 21, 2020 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Springtime in California Wine Country
Springtime in California Wine Country

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From the Wine Institute
California wine country is a fabulous place to visit all year long, but there’s something about springtime that is magical. As winter gives way to …

Beer and Chili Festival in Sacramento, California
March 18, 2020 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on Beer and Chili Festival in Sacramento, California
Beer and Chili Festival in Sacramento, California

The Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival is a chili cooking competition featuring not only chili but craft beer. It’s set for 1 to 5 p.m. April 18, 2020, in Roosevelt Park, 1615 9th Street — …