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  • 12 Hidden Gems in DC, San Francisco, LA, NYC, and Chicago

    From a hidden drum circle in Washington DC to awesome sushi in Chicago's Ukrainian neighborhood, we've uncovered the inside track on where the locals go in five major cities across the country.

    Posted by Heather Morgan Shott on May 02, 2013 at 11:30:26 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Travel Trend: Eat Like Locals, With Locals

    There's no better way to dive head first into a new culture than by dining like and among the locals. So this new-ish trend of locals inviting travelers in for home-cooked meals is right up our alley.

    Posted by Katherine Martinelli on April 02, 2013 at 4:30:53 PM EDT in Restaurants
  • Load Up on Local Cherries in Montana

    Almost every destination has a local specialty to try. And while you might think in Montana it would be the ubiquitous huckleberry, we say the savvier stop is along Route 93 for delectable local cherries.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on August 13, 2012 at 11:09:26 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • A Taste of Trinidad’s Island Flavors

    Trinidad capital Port of Spain offers two distinct dining scenes showcasing the island’s multifaceted cuisine. Look to Ariapita Avenue for its cluster of hip, multiethnic restaurants doling out both modern and traditional Trini dishes. Or, try the Savannah Strip for Trinidad’s best street food vendors, who essentially stuff all that fantastic island flavor into neat wraps, served up with a smile.

    Posted by Eric Wechter on February 15, 2012 at 5:45:24 PM EST in Restaurants
  • Mardi Gras Sweet Spotlight: The King Cake

    New Orleans is known for lots of local flavor, from pralines and po' boys to beignets and chicory coffee. But for a true taste of Mardi Gras, you can't beat a King Cake. If you aren't traveling to New Orleans soon, you can even order one today to have the celebration come to you before Fat Tuesday on March 8th.

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on February 25, 2011 at 10:45:15 AM EST in Restaurants Tagged: oregon, seattle, murano