FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Enjoy Poutine in Canada

by Erich Martin

Jul 18, 2019

Photo Credit: Audrey Lee

Trends / Food & Drink

If you are planning a trip to Canada, or more specifically, Quebec, it is imperative you scope out a great spot to pick up some poutine.


For the uninitiated, poutine is a traditional Canadian food. Regular French fries are drizzled with cheese curds and gravy to make a delicious mess of a side. If you are in French Canada, there is a good chance you can find a poutine stand, or at the very least, order it from a restaurant.


There is no agreed-upon poutine origin story. The most specific anyone knows for sure is the dish originated somewhere in rural Quebec in the 1950s. According to Cottage Life, the dish originated at a restaurant when a customer asked for cheese curds to be added to their gravy fries. The chef responded in French that the request would make a mess, and the name, and dish, was born.


Originally, poutine was a simple mixture of cheese curds and fries. Poutine didn’t come to mean the full concoction until large chains began selling the whole mixture.


Poutine is such a widely enjoyed food, it is even possible to get vegetarian variants. Many restaurants and chains create the gravy from a mixture, and it is actually vegetarian by default.


When you visit any part of French Canada, make sure to pick up a serving of this delicious treat.




Insta Feed
Reviews / Entertainment
Dec 7, 2019

Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm

Streets lined with festive holiday lights and decorations is a tell-tale sign the holidays are right around the corner. My favorite holiday tradition is going to Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and driving through the Holiday Light Show. My family and I have gone pretty much every year since I was a little girl.

Leave Troublesome Rideshare Worries Behind

We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.

Products / Entertainment
Dec 7, 2019

Disney Plus

Disney Plus has been highly anticipated by Disney fans for years. The service launched Nov. 12 and had more than 10 million subscribers on day alone. The high demand caused Disney Plus to have some errors, but they have since been worked out.

Destinations / North America
Dec 6, 2019

Top 5: Asheville Breweries That Serve Food

Asheville, North Carolina, is known for its booming beer scene. Sometimes you want some sustenance to go alongside your brews. While many breweries host rotating food trucks, many have full kitchens. These breweries in Asheville offer great food menus in addition to the beer selection.

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.

Tips / Other
Dec 6, 2019

How to Cook the Perfect Turkey

Turkey is a staple dish of the holiday season. Almost all families already had their share of turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, but, if you are like my family, you get to enjoy it all over again at Christmas. Check out these tips on how to make your best turkey yet.