Food and Wine


Mystic Seaport in Connecticut
Mystic Seaport/Shelley Seale

The places that dot the coast of Connecticut make for fun destinations with a healthy dose of culture, history, and breathtaking scenery. If you’re looking for a small town getaway that packs a punch, head to Mystic. This quintessential New England seaport town offers plenty to see and do. Where... Read More

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Gourdoughs Public House in Austin, Texas
The Saussy Cock at Gourdoughs Public House/Jeremy Jacobowitz

Texas cuisine is frequently boiled down to barbecue and Tex-Mex, but the fare served in the Lone Star State stretches far beyond tacos and ribs. In Austin, restaurants are destinations themselves. Here are some of our top picks. Breakfast Café No Se Whether you’re sitting down to dine in the rustic-modern dining room... Read More

Rock Bar/Ayana Resort Bali
Rock Bar/Ayana Resort Bali

Whether it’s Champagne and caviar on a Parisian terrace, or a bag of marshmallows around a campfire in the Berkshires, there’s something intensely satisfying about eating outside. But these six outdoor restaurants take dining al fresco to the next level. A meadow in the Swiss Alps Day-trippers from Pontresina and St. Moritz often fuel up for (or... Read More

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Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur, California
Bixby Creek Bridge/Flickr/torroid

From Washington to California, the west coast of the United States is chock full of road trip opportunities, including journeys that cross state and country borders, meander up and down the coastline, bypass mountains and lakes, and offer endless opportunities to stop the car and enjoy. Here are five... Read More

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Stuttgart Beer Festival/iStock
Stuttgart Beer Festival/iStock

From September 17 to October 3, Munich will host its 183rd Oktoberfest — the world’s largest beer festival. A bucket-list event for beer lovers, partiers, and travel enthusiasts alike, Oktoberfest attracts more than 6 million annual visitors — including 1 million international tourists. To secure centrally located accommodation during the festivities, hotel reservations... Read More

 The Pig and the Lady/Facebook/@rick_poon
The Pig and the Lady/Facebook/@rick_poon

If Hawaii has one perceived flaw, it’s the price tag. Visitors often marvel at the high cost of living in the main tourism district of Waikiki, telling jokes about a $6 gallon of milk or a $15 margarita. But sitting in the shadows of the fancy hotels and high-end... Read More

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Beer
Beer/Flickr/Quinn Dombrowski

While Americans regard prohibition as a romanticized thing of the past, alcohol bans still exist in countries like Brunei, Libya, and Saudi Arabia — and if Indonesia’s Parliament has its way, you can soon add tourist destinations like Bali to the list, too. But if you think a countrywide outlaw of liquor is outrageous... Read More

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Bologna, Italy/iStock
Bologna, Italy/iStock

When you dream of an Italian getaway, perhaps you imagine drinking wine in Tuscany, lazing on the Amalfi Coast, or carbo-loading in Rome. But there’s an often overlooked, lesser-known part of Italy that also deserves some consideration. Emilia Romagna, in the country’s north between the Po River, the Adriatic Sea... Read More

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 Archery Summit Winery/Facebook
Archery Summit Winery/Facebook

The tasting may be great year-round, but it’s the comfortable weather that makes September and October the perfect time to visit the places where beer, wine, or distilled spirits are integral to the local culture. Whether it’s a day trip to the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island or a week... Read More

 Lisbon/flickr/Rustam Aliyev
Lisbon/flickr/Rustam Aliyev

It’s said that before the explorers under Portugal’s 15th century Prince Henry the Navigator returned from new worlds, he ordered them to bring back any exotic fruits, nuts, and plants. Lisbon, today, still heeds. These eateries (and waterholes) are perfect for budget-conscious travelers looking for a taste of what Lisbon’s 500,000 locals inexpensively... Read More

Pizza at Lou Malnati's in Chicago, Illinois
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Take a cue from the age-old Cubs-White Sox rivalry, and it’s clear Chicagoans love nothing more than a little competition. Nowhere is this more evident than in the ongoing contention among Chicago’s best deep-dish pizza shops. Here, the five best places to taste what real deep-dish is all about. Lou Malnati’s Serving deep-dish pizza for nearly... Read More

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 The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA
The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s rare and exciting when a hotel offers breakfast that goes beyond wet scrambled eggs and mini pastries. These 10 hotel breakfasts will inspire you to get down to the dining room early or to splurge on room service. Archer Hotel, Austin, TX When the Archer Austin hotel opens in September, it will... Read More

 Fremont Street 1958/The Mob Museum Facebook/courtesy of Vintage Las Vegas
Fremont Street, 1958/The Mob Museum Facebook/courtesy of Vintage Las Vegas

These days, everything in Las Vegas seems shiny and new. For every building that’s knocked down, a luxury property rises from its ashes. Luckily, there’s still some old-school charm left in Sin City, where a few institutions still stand and traces of the Rat Pack linger. Head to Downtown Vegas, where a handful of... Read More

 Seattle Great Wheel/flickr/Nicola
Seattle Great Wheel/flickr/Nicola

Seattle’s waterfront is undergoing a major facelift, and it has more to offer than ever on a sunny summer afternoon. Here’s how to soak up every second of it. Start at the Olympic Sculpture Park, a free sculpture garden that is part of the Seattle Art Museum. The nine-acre park... Read More

Se7en Bites, Orlando
Se7en Bites/Laura Motta

Orlando isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind when you think of trendy. But beyond the water rides, roller coasters, and mouse ears that put Orlando on the map, the city has a personality all its own — apart from the theme parks. Here’s what to do, see, and eat if you’re... Read More