Traveling is the best way to learn about the world around us. Each new destination is a fresh viewpoint that lets you see things from a different perspective. You don’t have to go far – microcosms of culture seem to crop up every hundred miles. I love all trips, whether they take me an hour or an ocean away from home. This section of “Lani’s Cup of Tea” is all about traveling mindfully: being respectful of traditions, reducing your environmental impact as much as possible, and truly immersing yourself in a different world. Bon voyage!

Edible DC: A Culinary Research Journey Along the Silk Road


From Edible DC by Lani Furbank: “The team behind popular DC restaurant Compass Rose recently returned from a 36-day trip through Morocco, Tunisia, Georgia, Lebanon and Turkey. Owner Rose Previte says with a laugh, “It wasn’t a vacation. [We] came back with scars, and…
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Eater DC: Where to Eat and Drink in Rehoboth


From Eater DC by Lani Furbank: “Stealing away to the beach a few times each summer is one of many ways that Washingtonians stay sane. Its inclusive attitude and laid-back vibe make Rehoboth one of the go-to destinations along the shore. The food…
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