July Web Finds: A taste of travel, from glamping to world cuisine

By Katie Staab

While many nature lovers went on traditional camping trips this month, others latched on to the latest trend for enjoying the outdoors: glamping (glamorous + camping). While this trend intrigues us, we also felt the travel itch thanks to everything from vacation photos on social media to articles about world cuisine.

Whether you’ve been camping, glamping, globe-trotting or hanging around home – enjoy a trip around the world in our July web finds!


Photo by Big Red Kitchen

Glamping isn’t all about style — practicality is a factor, too. This idea for upcycling pill boxes into spice sticks is a practical way to bring the spices you need to add flair to your outdoor cooking.

Speaking of spice, no trip to Mexico (or Mexcian meal, for that matter) is complete without a certain set of flavors. But, did you know that the spices we usually associate with Mexican cuisine have Middle Eastern influences? This article from the Splendid table explains.

From Central America to Southeast Asia, dessert is another culinary experience that spans the globe. The far-reaching chain from grower to consumer can make it difficult to find good, ethical sources for key dessert ingredients like cocoa, vanilla and spices. That’s where One Green Planet’s list of Fair Trade baking products comes in handy.

At home or traveling, a good night’s sleep is important. Before you toss and turn, try these 12 tips for making your bedroom, hotel room or tent more glamperous  –  or at least sleep friendly.

Where did you travel in July?

Katie-Shatzer-StaabAbout the author: Katie coordinates social media for Frontier, Simply Organic and Aura Cacia — which means her head is usually spinning with Web content ideas and her iPhone rarely leaves her sight. When she’s not giggling at the latest memes or researching social media trends, Katie loves to run, read multiple books at once, and experiment in the kitchen.

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