When most travelers think about taking a trip to Mexico, the first things that come to mind are usually the luxe all-inclusive resorts in places like Playa del Carmen, the wild party scene at hot spots like Cancún, or perhaps a nice cruise down the Mexican Riviera, but there’s a previously overlooked destination that’s quickly becoming a major tourist attraction — Mexico City. Mexico City has seem amazing improvements in safety, transportation, and infrastructure in recent years, including the implementation of a truly wonderful bike-share program. It’s not just tourists who have taken notice: Mexico City has been attracting young artists, chefs, and mixologists from all over the world who are relocating there and contributing to a very exciting cultural renaissance. The majority of tourists heading to Mexico City will probably spend their time visiting its famous old standbys like the iconic Blue House, where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived, and Chapultepec Castle (the only true royal castle in North America), and certainly these attractions are worth a visit.
A simple pile of lettuce leaves laid one on another, crowned with a few chippings of parmesan, and thinly moated by olive oil. The server, a totally unpretentious, friendly, and straightforward woman, says “Lettuces,” and withdraws. Related: Is Savannah Really the South’s Most Charming City? I spear a leaf and taste: It is lettuce and it tastes, perfectly, of lettuce. It is easily the best lettuce I’ve ever had. It crunches freshly, then wraps fatly across the tongue like lardo, delivering a richness and a fishy tang, a sense of a sunny farm nearby and a distant life on a Mediterranean terrace. The lettuce delivered here by chef Mashama Bailey, a disciple of the great New York restaurateur and memoirist Gabrielle Hamilton, is what it is. Savannah (Photo: Thinkstock) Of course, there are a thousand reasons to go to Savannah.
Melbourne’s culinary scene is worth every single second of that 16-plus hour plane ride. It’s eclectic, thanks to its many immigrant influences (Italian and Vietnamese are the standouts) and fresh, thanks to the region’s proliferous Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges (home of award-winning wine and cheeses, organic fruits and veggies, and flavorful free-range livestock). Not to mention the elevated culture of cafes and coffee: In a city of just over four million, three million cups of it are served each day. And there’s also Melbourne’s acclaimed Food & Wine Festival, an annual 17-day-long celebration of cuisine that brings together chefs, critics and food lovers from all over Australia and the rest of the world.
Photo: Thinkstock The Galapagos Islands are known for their amazing and rare wildlife — definitely a bucket list destination. While all of these things can be true, none of them have to be.
If you have more than five hours between your flights, I can’t recommend enough that you leave the airport for a wee adventure. (Photo: Thinkstock)
If you’re looking for some new ways to spice up your life, Foursquare has tracked down 20 innovative sriracha dishes worth traveling for.
America leads the world in consumption of wine; we drank more than 3.2 million liters of it last year according to the Wine Institute. And while imports are a large part of our consumption, there are almost 8,000 producing wineries in the U.S. They accounted for 350 million gallons of wine production last year, making us the fourth largest wine producing country in the world. We not only love to drink wine, we love visiting its source.
The line is even longer than it looks in this photo — it wraps around the bend and down that block! (Photo: Bridget Harrison) Would you stand in line for an hour to eat a Cadbury’s Crème Egg? It is the pop up Cadbury’s Crème Egg Café on Greek Street, where the only thing on the menu is the U.K.’s most famous Easter treat. If you’re not fully familiar with Cadbury Crème Egg, first of all, what rock have you been living under?
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you’re looking for the perfect romantic corner table for you and your someone special, look no further than this list of suggestions from Toronto-based bloggers who know the city inside out.
Cooking isn’t really my thing. At family holidays, I’m routinely kept out of the kitchen and relegated to setting the table.
There’s more than what meets the eye at high-end restaurants. A waiter gives us the scoop. (Photo: Thinkstock)
Winter Storm Jonas will cancel and delay flights around America, but you'll enjoy the layover if you're stuck at these airports.
I didn’t know what hummus was supposed to taste like until my recent food pilgrimage to Tel Aviv. That's when I learned that Americans just don't "get" hummus. We really don't even say it right.
So imagine my nirvana when I visited Napa Valley last month, a place known for its excellent restaurants, many that set the standard for superior dining (notably Thomas Keller’s internationally acclaimed French Laundry) and that are destinations unto themselves. I wanted a memorable night out, so my friend and I booked a table at The Restaurant at Meadowood, one of only six three-Michelin star restaurants in the country. For those who don’t know, many top chefs consider a Michelin star the Holy Grail of fine dining, and it can make a restaurant. Based on the dining experience of an anonymous Michelin “inspector,” a restaurant may be awarded up to three stars.
The city of Nairobi is undergoing a serious renaissance. With the burgeoning tech and design scenes creating a new middle class, the capital of Kenya is seeing a boom in incredibly chic bars and restaurants.