After an especially busy final month of travel, it has been a treat to settle in for the week with family in Wisconsin for the holidays.
Speaking of treats, CMac and I gathered all sorts of unique regional treats and one new recipe to share with the family during our Christmas celebrations.
Let's unwrap just what items made their way back to the States to nudge in among all the other fantastic foods and drinks at the bountiful table of Mom and Dad McD.
Look closely at the plate below filled with sugar madness, and you can pick out our offerings from just a handful of our adventures this fall.
On our Paul Gauguin cruise to French Polynesia, we picked up chocolate-covered macadamia nuts.
In Germany, on my Viking River Cruise along the romantic Danube, I grabbed a gingerbread bear from the Nuremberg Christmas market and a gingerbread star ornament from Cafe Simon in Passau.
How did ours come out? Ahem … nailed it! Throw in a cinnamon stick, and it really warms you up with tasty holiday goodness.
This all has been capped by a warm holiday celebrations among family, and it is so cool to be able to share some of our recent adventures through the food, pictures and stories I have learned about during our trips.
I hope you also had a great year -- with family, love, friendship and travel.
Keep moving and travel happy!