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These days, London is enjoying its newfound status as a culinary capital on par with New York, Paris, or Tokyo. Here, you’ll find every kind of restaurant, and varied culinary influences from around the world. Plus, England is now re-discovering, and modernizing the best of its culinary history. We met up with Eating London for... Read More

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Pronounce it any way you want — Bar-none, Barn-one, or even with an Italian accent, Bar-no-nay — the newest stop along the Fresh Foodie Trail in Phoenix’s East Valley is unlike anything you’re likely to find anywhere. Inside a converted 1950s-era Quonset hut, on what used to be the... Read More

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Rum smoothie Anegada Reef Hotel in the British Virgin Islands
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As most travelers to the Caribbean know, the issue of where and what to drink is just as pressing as choosing a place to stay. Fortunately for those visiting the British Virgin Islands, we’re making that decision a bit easier with our picks for the best bars on the archipelago. Soggy Dollar... Read More

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Sugar Shack in Quebec/iStock

No offense to the chocolate lovers in Hershey, Pennsylvania, but Québec might really be the sweetest place on Earth. The Canadian province produces about 75 percent of the world’s maple syrup and maintains an emergency reserve (for surprise pancake surpluses?) of about 46 million pounds. The value of the ooey-gooey... Read More

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Verona/flickr/Kevin Poh

Venice is likely the first place that comes to mind when considering a Northern Italian holiday. It’s hard to resist the gondola rides down the Grand Canal, endless bridges, Gothic palaces, and bustling central square Piazza San Marco. But with Venice’s beauty comes hordes of tourists, disappointing food, and a... Read More

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Scandinavian cuisine isn’t likely to win a popularity contest anytime soon. Characterized by stinky fish and mushy pâtés, it’s certainly not the most photogenic food out there. But, boy, is it delicious. Here are seven foods you must try on your next trip.  1. Herring This little fish is about as Scandinavian... Read More

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Stroopwafel from United
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As much as we like to grumble about sitting in coach — particularly on long-haul flights — recent years have proven that culinary perks can still be found in flight. While we may miss the flutes of bubbles and fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate-chip cookies (once served on every Midwest Airlines flight)... Read More

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

Celeb Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is often recognized from her appearances on Chopped and Iron Chef America. She’s also the executive chef at Butter Restaurant in New York City. When Guarnaschelli isn’t in the kitchen or living it up in the Big Apple, she’s traveling. Read on for our one-on-one with the culinary rockstar. ShermansTravel: Where is... Read More

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Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
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Sure, it’s touristy — but Paris’ Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets in the world. Extending from the Arc du Triomphe to the Louvre, the picturesque route through Paris’ 8th arrondissement is lined with decadent eats, adorable boutiques, and the Instagram-worthy Tuilerie Gardens and Place de la Concorde. New... Read More

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Pontchartrain Hotel

Most travelers don’t exactly head to New Orleans to see a fast-paced, cutting edge city. From its graceful wrought iron railings to its careful traditions around jazz, Mardi Gras, and cooking, visitors are lured more by a sense of its lovingly preserved past. If you look closer, though, there’s... Read More

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Courtesy Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

Small-scale wines and barrels aren’t just for artisanal distillers anymore — more and more large hotel chains are jumping on the small-batch trend, collaborating with local vineyards and spirit makers to offer exclusive pours. On your next business trip or family vacay, an in-hotel meal might not be such a... Read More

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Smallman Galley/Facebook

In recent years, food trucks and pop-up restaurants have given aspiring chefs the opportunity to test their menus and build a following before investing in a brick-and-mortar building. But for travelers with limited time in an unfamiliar city, these can be difficult to track down. Enter the restaurant incubator, which gives... Read More

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Geneva/Switzerland Tourism

When planning a European vacation, sometimes the hardest part is deciding where to go. All those countries, so little time. France or Spain? Germany or Austria? Switzerland or Italy? But why settle for one when you can have two? All across Europe, border towns give travelers the flexibility to... Read More

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Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei is packed with a plethora of palate-pleasing surprises. Even better, prices for many eats are wallet friendly at $3 to $11 USD. Here’s what we reach for when craving something cheap and delicious in this vibrant city. 1. Bubble tea If you’re going to have bubble tea, you might as well have it... Read More

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Mallory Square/Facebook

Known to the locals at the Conch Republic, Key West is the country’s southernmost tropical paradise. Time moves slower here, and the mood tends to be more relaxed than it is in the rest of Florida. Maybe it has something to do with the endless bars (all within walking... Read More