April 18, 2024


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Exotic foods await eager Milwaukee-area travelers as COVID crisis eases

Slovenian Dandelion Salad (from top), Bucatini all’Amatriciana and Gozleme with Feta and Spinach Filling are among the favorite dishes from overseas trips. Milwaukee-area residents are ready to travel again.

Reflecting on these past 15 months, the pandemic changed so much of our daily lives. One thing so many people missed was the freedom of traveling.

As we head into a new normal, several borders are opening up, and many people can’t wait to fly away again. Although there are so many things to love about traveling (A new culture! Amazing architecture! The weather!), experiencing local cuisine may be at the top of the list.

Hear from fellow Milwaukeeans on where they can’t wait to get back to, and most importantly, what they’ll be eating when they get there.

Sally Hegwood Vliet and her mom, Susan Borges Vliet, are frequent overseas travel partners. They're shown at the foot of the Julian Alps in Slovenia in 2017.


For Sally Hegwood Vliet and her mom, Susan Borges Vliet, both from Milwaukee, traveling abroad together is one of their favorite things to do.

“During a high school trip to China that my mom chaperoned, we found that we were good travel buddies!” said Sally. “Since then, we’ve made an effort to travel together once a year, and it’s an exceptional way to spend time together and create unforgettable memories.”