There Is Now A Bag Specifically To Carry Your Box Of Wine

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By Cooking Panda

Do you ever wish you were able to carry your favorite adult beverage with you? Have you ever attended an event that was noticeably lacking copious amounts of alcohol?

Tracey Luebbers has created a bag to discretely hold our favorite wines and alcoholic beverages alongside anything else stored in our purses. What a time to be alive.

In 2011, Luebbers noticed the various problems people had when trying to transport beverages to events, as written on The Swankey. After searching for a solution, she realized that nothing existed that would allow her to carry her favorite spirits with ease.

“Have you ever been packing up to go to the pool, beach, party or tailgate and you don’t want to lug a heavy cooler or take your purse?” Luebbers inquired, as explained on The Swankey How It Works page. “How are you going to keep your wine or other beverage chilled and have room for all the other supplies you want to take? I thought there has to be a better way to carry, chill and conceal wine and beverages conveniently and stylishly.”

Therefore, in 2014, she created the original “It’s So Swankey Beverage Tote.” The bag has even been tested to withstand 500 hours of direct sunlight, perfect for those summers on the beach.

“Designed to discretely hold a boxed wine bag, this multi-purpose tote also comes with its own dispensing bag, so you can take your favorite, fully insulated libations to go,” reads the description on Uncommon Goods.

“An attached spout lets you serve up bloody marys, margaritas, or wine with ease, while the ample interior allows plenty of room for your wallet, phone, and even travel cups,” the description continues. “Whether you’re heading for a beach day with the girls or an afternoon picnic, this stylish bag completes your ensemble with boozy bravado.”

Furthermore, Luebbers’ line of stylish boozy bags is made in America. The factory, which is located in Glasgow, Missouri, is run and owned by women.

“I’m very proud to have them on my team!” Luebbers said. “Each time a Swankey is purchased a woman takes home a paycheck to her family. This is near and dear to my heart.”

Sources: Uncommon Goods, The Swankey (2) / Photo credit: Uncommon Goods

Tags: bag, innovation, invention, Travel, Uncommon Goods, wine, Wine Dispensing Travel Tote
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Quiz! Which Foodie City Should You Visit On Your Next Vacation?

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Summer is almost upon us, and you know what that means! It’s time to start planning your next summer vacation! Take the quiz below to find out which foodie city you should visit next, based on your personality and food preferences.

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Source: Washington Post / Photo credits: PinterestWashington Post

Tags: foodie, Quiz, summer, Travel, vacation
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This Is The Best Food Instagram Page Ever

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If you love eating and traveling as much as we do, you’re going to be delighted by our favorite Instagram page. “Girl Eat World” is a glorious social media page dedicated to all the delicious food that one blogger tries during her world travels.

Each picture features a stunningly delicious-looking piece of food that blogger Melissa Hie holds up against a gorgeous scenic backdrop.

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Hie moved around a lot when she was a kid, but she didn’t know how much travel would become a part of her life until 2009, when she moved to Singapore by herself. She did not know anyone there and quickly became a much more adventurous person than she had been before. That’s when the travel bug hit.

“Thanks to Singapore’s strategic location I was able to travel to nearby Asian [countries] in a timely manner and cost-effectively,” she writes on Girl Eat World. “After a short trip to Thailand in 2010 I discovered my love for being on the road and that it doesn’t have to be expensive to travel. The year after that, I went to Europe for the first time… and the rest is history.”

During that first Europe trip, she was at the Coliseum in Rome with a friend and wanted a picture. But, she said, she was too busy eating a sandwich and didn’t want to stop.

“The resulting pic was a funny one of me pigging out in front of an iconic background,” Hie writes.

That was the beginning of “Girl Eat World.” But during her second backpacking trip to Europe, which she embarked on alone, she wanted pictures but realized that she didn’t want to keep asking strangers to take pictures of her, and she didn’t want to take selfies either.

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“I AM always eating so I took pictures of food at whatever memorable site I was in,” Hie explains. “Then I posted these pictures to my personal Facebook where I received positive feedback from friends so I kept on taking one at every city I visited, for my own personal amusement. “

Eventually, a friend convinced her to create an Instagram page just for her traveling food pictures, and thus, “Girl Eat World” was born.

Now, she pushes herself to visit at least one new place every year and makes sure to enjoy all the local food, snapping shots of it in the most scenic spots on Earth.

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Sources: Bustle, Girl Eat World (2) / Photo Credit: Girl Eat World via Bustle

Tags: food blog, food photography, Girl Eat World, instagram, Travel
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Season 7 Of ‘Parts Unknown’ Premieres April 24 (Video)

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On April 24, the new season of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” will take fans on another whirlwind trip around the world.

According to the trailer, Bourdain will spend season seven of the popular CNN series in Germany, Senegal, the Philippines, Montana, Greece, Chicago, among other destinations. Since the series debuted in 2013, Bourdain and the Parts Unknown team have fit in two seasons a year, in the spring and fall.

In an interview with Conde Nant Traveler, Bourdain explained how he wants to broadcast his experiences in the most authentic way possible.

“I honestly want you to feel about the place the way I felt when I was there,” he said.

During certain episodes of the show, this honesty has led to candid conversations in which he wanted “to acknowledge the elephant in the room.” When he visited West Bank, he asked his host about the “Death to Arabs” graffiti written on the residence. Although he stated feeling “heartbroken and confused” during his time in Tehran, Bourdain also said he and his team had never treated better as Americans overseas.

“They were like, ‘We’re so happy you’re here! Come to our home, we’ll feed you,” Bourdain recalled of the trip.

The most dangerous episode of the show took place in Libya in season one, during which the safety of everyone involved in the show was a constant concern.

“We couldn’t shoot anywhere more than 20 minutes safely,” he explained. “We [ultimately] hired this young, adorable militia [for additional security]. Just getting me to the airport and out of the country was an accomplishment.”

The acclaimed chef stated that he hopes to visit Venezuela and Yemen, countries which are known for internal conflicts, in the not-too-distant future.

“If we haven’t been there, it’s for security reasons,” he explained. “Northern Afghanistan, the tribal areas—I’d very much like to shoot there.”

Despite his accomplishments, Bourdain remains humble and grateful for the experiences his career has bestowed upon him as a chef, author, and television personality.

“It’s pretty damn awesome for a guy for whom brunch shift is a pretty recent memory,” he told A&E’s Biography.

Sources: Eater, Conde Nant Traveler, Biography / Photo Credit: Bourdain Live

Tags: Anthony Bourdain, CNN, International Cuisine, Parts Unknown, Travel
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