Today’s Throwdown Showdown we are focusing on two of the greenest landscaped countries with views to die for, Ireland vs. Scotland. Does your heart lie with the Emerald Isle or the land of whiskey and bagpipes?
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Who is the winner in your opinion, Ireland or Scotland? Who did a better job convincing you, Heather or Trav? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. If you visit either place & you post a pic on Instagram, tag us and use the hashtag #EPOPSentUs so that we can see everywhere that you have visited because of the podcast.
It’s time to dive into one of the most delicious aspects of Philly and that is the best places to eat. We will break them down by food type (hello cheesesteaks) and by location so that you can eat your way through Philly easily. Loosen that belt, get comfy, and start planning your epic foodie trip!
We now know which neighborhoods to check out, a ton of places to eat but we are needing something to kick off our day in Philly and this episode fits the bill with the best breakfast/brunch & coffee places in town. Get noshing on some amazing bagels, donuts (with fried chicken), breakfast sandwiches, and french toast and get it all down with the best coffee in Philly.
If you have ever listened to this podcast in the past then you are very aware of our love for Ice Cream/Gelato. Since it is summertime we thought this is the perfect time to dive into our favorite places around the world for this delicious dessert (& it should be eaten at all times during the day). Here are a few of the things that we looked for when judging/ranking these:
Quality of ice cream – taste & consistency
Variety of flavors
Do they let you taste prior to selection
How nice was the staff
Get a pen and paper ready (or just scroll down) to jot down all 12 of our best ice cream experiences from our travels and create your own ice cream itinerary for your next adventure. Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks & Sauv’s!
After visiting Croatia three times over the last five years, Trav and Heather continue to fall more and more in love with this wonderful country.
In today’s episode, they’ll tell you where you can find the best seafood they’ve ever eaten, how to make sure you are able to get into Plitvice Lakes (they didn’t!), and what beach has both urban exploring and crystal clear waters – plus tons more!
Hotel Accaddemia – Clean and nice hotel in a great location that’s walkable to everything – the pedestrian walkway is right outside your door – with a grocery store downstairs and paid parking (10 euros/night)
Pizzeria Karijola – A local fave, this pizza place is in a neat “hidden” courtyard with big pizzas (for about $8-10) and a second-floor wine bar.
Mali Bar – Located in the same courtyard as Pizzeria Karijola, come here for inventive, unique tapas from a TV famous Croatian chef. It’s not necessarily cheap, but it’s good and fun.
Pingvin – This place is cheap and has some of the best sandwiches in Zagreb. Like the locals say “you haven’t been to Zagreb if you haven’t eaten at Pingvin.” And since it’s open until 4 am, you’ve got plenty of time to go.
Chocolat 041 – A decent gelato place that is definitely the best in Zagreb. The chocolate is especially tasty (based on the name, it better be).
Cogito Coffee Shop – Cute, hipster coffee shop tucked away in a small courtyard in the heart of downtown.
Tolkien House – Cool craft beer spot right on the park with a nice outdoor patio and some funky decorations.
Craft Room – Right near Tolkien House, head here to get more of your craft beer fix.
Gric Tunnels – Originally built in WW2 as a bomb shelter and later used during the Croatian war, these tunnels were opened to the public in 2016 and cool to walk through.
Visit the abandoned Belvedere Hotel, which unlike the ones in Kupari, is within walking distance of Old Town Dubrovnik and where they filmed the battle scene between Prince Oberyn and The Mountain in Game of Thrones season 4.
Drive up to the top of the cable car (or walk if you want to exercise). Look for signs for Bosanka and follow that road up.
Drive down to Kotor, Montenegro for some incredible seaside scenery.