It’s no surprise that most gourmets and wine connoisseurs are avid travelers, since every new destination offers a new dish or glass of wine. Plus, there’s no better way to experience ethnic fare than in its native environment. Many foodies plan vacations around their favorite cuisine, or a cooking tradition they’d like to get to know better. This could mean cooking classes with experienced chefs at a French or Italian villa, a wine-tasting tour in Tuscany or Napa or a guided food tour through a specific city or region.
One of the best places in the world to whet your appetite is France: Provence, Burgundy and the Loire Valley are world-famous culinary destinations. Mendoza, Argentina is fast becoming a wine-tasting hot-spot, and if your budget won’t allow European cooking classes, some more affordable top-notch options can be found in Oaxaca, Mexico and Bangkok, Thailand.
Check out our expert’s picks for the best restaurants in Old Town, from classic French fare to the award-winning Restaurant Eve.
Buenos Aires has beautiful architecture, great dining and wines, friendly people, big parks … what are you waiting for?
Sate your cravings for sweet or spice at these eclectic restaurants and venues, from Tex-Mex and BBQ to sustainable restaurants, as well as Austin’s competitive Airstream trailer treats and cupcake joints.
From classic clam chowder to contemporary cuisine infused with a New England flavor, Boston has it all.
Favorite places—both new and historic—to get wicked shattered, from Faneuil Hall to South Boston.
Find everything from shrimp grits to French gourmet in this southern culinary capital in South Carolina.
Learn how ancient Aztecs and Mayans invented chocolate from raw cacao beans on this chocolate adventure tour in a Costa Rican rainforest.
Check out these restaurants, pubs and clubs for a traditional or not-so-traditional Irish night out.
Dine where presidents once supped or grab fried chicken to go at these casual yet enticing Grand Canyon eateries.
Let your taste buds lead the way. Experience Honolulu’s eclectic Chinese-inspired culinary scene and open-air markets that define this culturally diverse neighborhood.
This seaside resort town caters to a well-heeled adult crowd, but that doesn’t mean its fine-dining establishments don’t welcome children. Read our expert’s picks for which restaurants work best for families.
As Vegas goes upscale, top chefs offer sophisticated kids culinary adventures
Forget meandering around the island in search of places to eat. Here are the restaurants that will make you want to go back for more.
Consult our local expert’s picks for the top places to sate your palate in around the city.
Find the best dishes in one of the world’s top foodie destinations, known for its blend of local ingredients and experimental flavors, as well as its haute culinary scene.
Miami’s Biltmore Hotel has opened its new Culinary Academy, and our editor had a go at making chocolate desserts in its inaugural class.
Plan your vacation around one of these popular Miami happenings.
Dine and dance into the wee hours at these Miami restaurants-come-nightclubs.
Inspire your taste buds with the delectable and diverse dishes at these top Miami restaurants.
Laid back and sociable, these trendy bars and restaurants make it easy to find the best wine in Miami and escape from the daily grind.
The city is famous for inventing pizza, but don’t let that narrow your taste buds.
From Creole to Cajun and beyond, experience the ritual of food in this Gulf-coast city at any of these top restaurants in town.
Get a taste of some of the famous dishes of the Crescent City on a walking culinary tour.
Let the good times roll year-round in the Big Easy, home to Mardi Gras and an endless list of fun festivals.
Let the good times roll in the Crescent City, where joy is found in luscious cuisine, brass bands and year-round celebration.
Even though most of your time will be spent out exploring the city, these are the best hotels and B&Bs to return to when you finally do need to sleep.
Families heading to Chicago or Winnipeg in June should look into a special taste of Chicago for kids and the 26th anniversary of Winnipeg’s annual Kidsfest.
Taste the cross-cultural cuisines and cooking styles of Honolulu’s restaurants on a reasonable budget.
Our expert’s picks for the best restaurants in Palm Springs.
Surprise your taste buds with San Antonio’s eclectic dining scene. Along with great Mexican fare, try top-notch Belgian food or macho burgers served in a historic landmark.
Our local’s favorite picks for kids include venues with rain forest thunderstorms, playgrounds and, of course, food to appeal to children and adults alike.
Old-South home-style meets post-modern haute cuisine in Savannah’s restaurant scene.
Local expert picks for the best restaurants in Singapore, including top brunch, vegetarian and more.
Don’t miss these excellent winery tours and non-winery options on your visit to the wine region of the Western Cape, which also is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Get the inside scoop on Vancouver’s emerging, eclectic cuisine scene from a local foodie. Savor fare at obscure French restaurants, reliable Italian trattorias and trendy Japanese Izakayas.
This Caribbean island is just the cure for your Culinary Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, with treatment that includes fried flying fish melts and conch fritters at top restaurants in Barbados.
From tasty tapas to staples like pan con tomate and bacalao, Barcelona offers distinct, modern Mediterranean cuisine.
At some airports, you can bypass the fast-food feeding frenzy and enjoy a real meal at one of these 14 worthy eateries.
When out from behind the stove, these Kahunas of the kitchen can be found at their favorite Oahu restaurants, that range from ethnic gourmet to drive-in joints serving Hawaiian comfort food.
Give your kids (or yourself) an education and treat at the same time while touring the factories for Ben & Jerry’s, Jelly Belly, Cape Cod Potato Chips and more on your next family vacation.
From garlic lovers to cranberry nuts to insect eaters, there's a food festival taking place somewhere in the United States this year for you.
Try this recipe at home, created by the Ritz-Carlton Chicago for Kids Restaurant Week.
The animated film ‘Ratatouille’ inspires children to explore the culinary joys of Paris.
Learn where to go—and where not to—based on the author’s recent four-day exploration of Mendoza.
Eureka! This historic mining town in California’s Gold Country is becoming known for its riches of the vine.
Plan your vacation around restaurant weeks, offered in many U.S. cities, to experience top restaurants without paying top prices.
After the kids are tucked away for the evening, enjoy some quality tequila in the Riviera Maya—even though it’s made more than 1,000 miles away.
Taste the magic of the Bay Area on a customized, behind-the-scenes tour of iconic food venues in San Francisco and beyond.
Don’t miss these recommended venues for tasty treats to accompany your Cape wine tasting, from full-service gourmet meals to best places to grab a bite for the road.
Sip famous, handcrafted beers and learn how they’re made on brewery tours across the country.
Immerse yourself in everything chocolate in Hershey, Pa, from a chocolate fondue wrap to chocolate martinis to a chocolate museum. There are new rides at Hersheypark too.
From no-frills budget fare to a special meal to remember forever, TravelMuse’s editor shares her top picks for authentic and memorable New York City dining.
Enjoy some of the best cuisine on the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Savor pan-Caribbean specialties, Asian fusion and local beach-joint fare.
Explore this sleepy region outside New York City where Basha Kill Vineyards is making a name for itself.
The United Nations has designated 2008 as the Year of the Potato. Teach your kids some potato history during your family vacation this year.
This week’s discounts are for Florence and Venice hotels, a last-minute deal in Lake Las Vegas, and family discounts in the Bahamas and Barbados.
From the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ centennial celebration to shellfish festivals, Canada’s smallest province offers a wealth of activities for vacationing families.
Enjoy sweet eats, fine dining and movie marathons at three Traverse City, Michigan festivals. Plus the chance to see Madonna.
Chefs throughout the nation’s capital salute the inauguration with special drinks and dishes that range from the Obama Roll to vodka-and-fruit shakes that will get your taste buds racing.
Review of the foodie travel guide ‘Gourmet Getaways,’ on cooking classes available in 50 delicious destinations throughout the United States.
Get the inside scoop on the enjoyable ‘Hungry? Thirsty?’ guide to New Orleans’ and the newly updated Frommer’s book, ideal for first-time visitors.