For the expat searching for the comforts of home or the native dying for some international flare, subscription services are the perfect match. The following services —either available worldwide or promise to bring the world to you — will appeal to every traveler and traveler at heart.
Thanks to Candy Japan, it is now possible to sample authentic Japanese cuisine at home. For $25 a month, subscribers receive two envelopes of mystery candies that range from sweet and chocolaty to sour and gummy. The free worldwide shipping ensures you’ll never have to be without this addictive treat.
Loot Crate caters to the gaming community by offering reoccurring deliveries of clothing, figurines and candies based on popular comic book and video game franchises. One-month plans are $29.95, three-month plans are $28 per month and the six-month plan costs $27 per month. Prices cover shipping fees to 10 different countries that include Sweden, Australia and Ireland, as well as the U.K and the United States.
Those who don’t travel as often as they’d like can fill the gap with a subscription to Hazel Lane. Every month, subscribers receive a box full of hard-to-find goodies from a featured city. Beverages, snacks and home goods are included in each delivery and products can be customized according to dietary or lifestyle preferences. Prices — dependent on box size — start at $46.99 per month and top at $179.99 per month.
Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited service offers bookworms a library of more than 700,00 novels and audio books for $10 a month. Popular titles such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games are available and the service is compatible with all Android and Kindle devices. New books can be ordered wherever there’s a WiFi connection.
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While it’s unlikely you’d go all the way to Lisbon, Portugal, for just one dish, there’s certainly one bite you must have while you’re there: the egg tart. Pastel de nata (cream pastry) is a national obsession that has become a bucket-list bite for nearly every traveler to the country’s seaside capital. Fortunately for tourists, the city’s most iconic landmark, Belém Tower, is located just across the street and down the shoreline from the city’s undisputed powerhouse of pastel, Pastéis de Bélem. Unfortunately for visitors, the line leading to Pastéis de Bélem’s bakery counter may be the longest line found anywhere in the city, as salivating hordes wait their turn to taste the original, secret recipe invented by the monks of the nearby Jerónimos Monastery in Santa Maria de Bélem, itself an architecture masterpiece that places it at the top of any Lisbon must-list.