Food and Wine


Kauai, Hawaii, poke bowl
Poke bowl/Anne Roderique-Jones

One didn’t always jet set to the Hawaiian islands for the incredible cuisine. A lot of the food was often imported–and therefore expensive. But this is changing, and there are fantastic dining options, especially on Kauai, known as the Garden Island. The food is fresh, often healthy, but can... Read More

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Paris, France, Savarin La Table
Connie Hum

Paris, the city known the world over as the city of romance, culture, and fashion is also famously synonymous with fine dining. After all, it’s not the foodie capital of Europe without reason. There is no shortage of dining options, between the Michelin-starred restaurants and inviting sidewalk bistros and... Read More

Florence/flickr/Alejandro
Florence/flickr/Alejandro

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. In the 15th century, Florence was the center for European trade and finance and the birthplace of the Renaissance — a legacy which lives on through its frescoed basilicas, grand palazzos, and... Read More

Deep Mani, Greece, coast
Deep Mani/Katie Hammel

The Peloponnese Peninsula, a few hours’ drive west from Athens, is undiscovered Greece at its best. There are quiet mountaintop towns, historic cities, ancient ruins, soft sand beaches, and a growing wine scene. The two things it lacks: tourist crowds an exorbitant prices. The Peloponnese figures prominently in Greek... Read More

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Covington's historic downtown features shopping, restaurants and B and B's like the Blue Willow. Courtesy LouisianaNorthshore.c
Courtesy LouisianaNorthshore.com

Just 45 minutes from New Orleans lies Covington, Louisiana. If you’ve not heard of it–and you probably haven’t–it’s because this town, in the seat of St. Tammany Parish, qualifies as the epitome of a hidden gem. Chock-full of Southern charm with art galleries, antique stores, and top-notch restaurants, it’s... Read More

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Nelson Green Brier Distillery/Christina Garofalo
Nelson Green Brier Distillery/Christina Garofalo

In the last five years, Tennessee’s capital has exploded. Tourists and business travelers from across the country are invading Music City in masses, turning a town that once revolved around country music into a cultural hub that even jaded New Yorkers are hooked on. This influx in visitors (13.5 million... Read More

Santorini/iStock
Santorini/iStock

Santorini is known as the most romantic island in Greece, and with good reason. Whitewashed buildings rise up from the sparkling blue sea, candlelit taverns overlook the ocean, and the golden sunsets in Oia are events worthy of an audience. Of course, Santorini’s beauty and popularity mean it’s also... Read More

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Monaco courtesy of Monaco Press Centre Photos
Monaco courtesy of Monaco Press Centre Photos

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. Mention Monaco and visions of Bentleys and James Bond-worthy casinos instantly spring to mind. Measuring roughly the size of New York City’s Central Park, this principality along the Côte d’Azur boasts the... Read More

Jorge Franganillo/Flickr
Jorge Franganillo/Flickr

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. Thanks to its beachside locale and buzzing nightlife scene, the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region has long been a favorite for backpackers. Serving as a backdrop for films like Woody Allen’s “Vicky... Read More

Photo courtesy LouisianaNorthshore.com
Photo courtesy LouisianaNorthshore.com

Helping you find the best value lodging experiences around the world, from budget to luxury and everything in between. Just an hour’s drive (or less) from New Orleans lies a charming small town: Covington, in the Louisiana Northshore. It’s home to sweet boutiques, art galleries, and fine restaurants, but the... Read More

Temple Bar/flickr/René Silvio H.
Temple Bar/flickr/René Silvio H.

Ireland’s capital city has many claims to fame. Dublin was the Vikings’ largest and most important port, it is the home of Guinness, and one of few UNESCO cities of literature, home to Nobel laureates William Butler Yeats and George Bernard Shaw, and the setting of James Joyce’s Ulysses... Read More

Only YOU Madrid from Only YOU
Only YOU Madrid from Only YOU

Writer Ernest Hemingway once called Madrid the “most Spanish of all cities,” and made the capital a frequent character in everything from classics like “The Sun Also Rises” to short stories like “The Capital of the World.” It’s easy to see why Madrid’s Baroque palaces, bullfighting fiestas, and tavern-like... Read More

Curacao's West Coast by Lily Girma

An ideal destination for independent explorers and culture lovers, Curaçao’s Dutch-Caribbean bend and fewer tourists make it a pricier destination than most in the region. Here, meals and tours can add up quickly. But there are ways to make the most of your travel dollar or florin, while enjoying... Read More

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Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail/NPS.gov
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail/NPS.gov

Often overlooked for its bridge-side sibling, Oakland, California still remains one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s best-kept secrets — at least among travelers. While the original “City by the Bay” is overrun with visitors attempting to capture its iconic views and vying for space at its well-worn sites... Read More

Mercado Modelo
Mercado Modelo by Lily Girma

Like its neighborhoods and its mix of people, Santo Domingo’s gastronomy scene is diverse, and presents a wide variety of dining scenarios and a unique range of flavors. Whether you’re up for a hearty meal of rice and beans, simple sandwiches, or a New York-style brunch, good food is... Read More