Category Archives: Tanya Harry

Positively Sideways: Exploring Great Wines in Santa Barbara County

Buttonwood copy One of the reasons why I love living in California is the easy access to high quality, affordable wines. Sure, there are a variety of great wine stores everywhere, but being able to tour a winery that produces incredible wine and meet winemakers that have a strong passion for what they do--- that is quite an experience! Ever since I saw the movie Sideways, I have been eager to visit the burgeoning Read more »

No Shrinking Violets Here: The Spectacular Flower Parade of Medellín

joys-dancers-491x400 During the time I lived and worked in Medellín, Colombia, the flower festival (La Feria De Las Flores) was an event I marked on my calendar and circled numerous times. There was so much to look forward to: taking in all the varieties of beautiful orchids at the Jardín Botánico, strolling in San Alejo Market munching on slices of salted green mango dripping with fresh lime juice, staring in awe at Read more »

Stimulating and Satisfying: Six Awesome Tokyo Restaurants

japan food3 Tokyo cuisine is all about freshness, flavors, and vivid presentation. It aims to take your senses to the highest level possible. Tokyo chefs strive to take risks, and are not afraid to color outside the lines. The following restaurants are sure to have your senses firing on all cylinders: Fresh Fish May I have the ocean with that octopus please? Uoshin - There are 5 branches situated throughout Read more »

St. Vincent Uncovered

St Vincent image I'm still surprised when I see tourists skipping St Vincent in favor of the pristine white beaches and 5 star hotels in the Grenadines. The Grenadines have a lot to offer to be sure --- I mean who wouldn't want to sit around with Mick Jagger, sipping bottles of ice-cold Guinness on Mustique? Overlooking St. Vincent however, is a mistake. The island is the epitome of rugged abundance, an eco-tourist's Read more »

City Guide: Exploring Manila

Makati city   Manila is one of the most exciting cities in Southeast Asia. Filipinos are passionate about this city steeped with turbulent history and rich culture. Due to the fact that over half the population is under 25 years old, Manila is now finding itself headed in new directions. Familiar tradition now merges with bold, progressive ideas surrounding technology, entertainment, and design. Places Read more »

Must-Try Wineries in Paso Robles

Paso Robles Winery Photo Paso Robles is stepping it up and producing some of the best wines California has to offer. Armed with unique soils and moody microclimates, this region is capable of creating flavor profiles that exude both a soulful earthiness and complex sophistication. In 1990, there were about 20 wineries in the Paso Robles area; today there are more than 170, generating a wide variety of wines. If you’re Read more »

Street Art In Berlin

image Having just finished a lively conversation over beers and pizza with friends in Alexanderplatz, I wondered what to do next. I had one more day in Berlin. I had no desire to participate in another lackluster tour to the Berlin Wall or Brandenburg Gate. I wanted to connect with this city on a more visceral level, to really get a feel for its pulse. After bidding my friends goodnight at their hostel, Read more »

City Guide: Medellín

Medelin city photo Medellín Rising Medellín is exploding---however, not in the way most westerners might think. Gone are the days of senseless violence, drug cartels, assassinations, and right-wing paramilitary takeovers that marked the last part of the 20th century. This northwestern metropolis in Colombia is now synonymous with technology advancement, productivity, ingenuity, and community building. The turnaround Read more »

Tanya

Tanya Harry An educator by trade, traveler by choice, wine sommelier at heart, and food critic to a few friends on Yelp, Tanya Harry brings all of her passions together in her blog, Global Souls. The daughter of immigrant parents (an Asian mother and Caribbean father), Tanya has turned her life-long exposure to global culture into a career of sharing her diverse experiences. Whether she's in the classroom educating Read more »