Live a Little: Just taste it!!

June 17, 2012 Katja Presnal

We ate Nova Scotia Dulse and had tea with Alice

I just got back home from a Disney Cruise from New York to Canada, and it was the first Disney cruise to Canada and I loved the change of scenery compared to Bahamas, where I’ve been with Disney before. I love Bahamas and the warmer weather – but this was such a great alternative and a new experience and our first time visiting Halifax and St. Johns. While it may sound that Disney and Canada are not that exotic, but during our trip we discussed a lot about “firsts” and trying new things, and the cruise truly inspired us to think outside the box and it was an adventure to us. Disney offered us one very unique adventure: having tea in an enchanted garden with Alice from Alice in the Wonderland.

Our travel group came home with many memories and many “firsts” – and many of them included tasting new foods in the Disney restaurants on board! Escargot and caviar were among the foods my travel mates tasted the first time, and my personal first was dried Nova Scotia dulse – a seaweed that they collect from the sea and dry and eat the same way as you’d eat potato chips. My favorite new foods though were the desserts I hadn’t tried before in the brunch buffet at Palo, the adults only dining experience on Disney Magic.

Live a little: taste new foods

In today’s live a little I encourage you to taste new foods. Sometimes living life to the fullest can be as simple as giving your taste buds a little surprise. And the same way as we didn’t have to go further than Canada to experience something new, you don’t have to go far to experience a new taste. Try a new dish in your favorite restaurant, or try a new recipe at home. Combine two common ingredients together in a new way to create something more “exotic”. Explore the local grocery store isles looking for new products you may not have seen before – or go to a new grocery store and find something you don’t even have in your normal store. Try the imported food aisles, the new restaurant in town, the dishes you can’t pronounce and give a try to foods you think you’ll hate for sure. It actually might be love at first bite. You’ll never know unless you take the bite.

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Disclosure: we were on the Disney cruise as guests of Disney, but we love Disney and my opinions can't be bought.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (3)

  1. Naomi

    Oh, the food looks amazing! I love trying new delicacies, even if they’re not necessarily my cup of tea. That’s what I love about sushi and tapas, you can try little bites of everything… mmm!

  2. I thought you were heading out of Florida. I had no idea that the Disney Cruise Line cruised from NYC. How exciting that must have been. I have never wanted to cruise but that actually has my interest piqued. I know my 6 year old wold love tea with Alice and the scenery was probably beautiful. You said it was cold. How cold? Frankly living in Florida I would love to get away to cooler weather in the summer.

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      Yes, it was great to do something different, and we loved Halifax. It was “cold” compared to Bahamas and Florida but perfect for us, in the 60’s. Pretty much the same or a bit cooler than what we have in Sweden. During the evenings you needed a warmer sweater to go on the decks, but it wasn’t freezing cold at any time. And the scenery was beautiful, especially visiting Peggy’s Cove and seeing the lighthouses was great.

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