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11 Ancient Cities You (Probably) Don't Know About

The term "ancient city" likely calls to mind well known ruins like Athens, Machu Picchu, and Pompeii but there are many more around the world. Some …

The world's 18 greatest cities for food

National Geographic Expeditions

10 Must-Try Restaurants in Quebec City

Discover the vibrant restaurant scene in Quebec City with travel writer and frequent National Geographic contributor Annie Fitzsimmons.<p>You wouldn’t have wanted to be my dining companion in <b>Quebec City</b>. I was completely inappropriate, struggling to stop chocolate from dribbling out of a crepe or …

The Best Cities You Never Thought To Visit In Spain

Mention Spain to most people from outside the country and they tend to associate the whole country with just two cities: Barcelona and Madrid. Here …

European Travel

Traveling to Cuba as an American is easier than you think—if you read this guide first

Raul and Barack held an awkward press conference, Travel & Leisure named it “destination of the year,” and all of a sudden, everyone’s talking about visiting a mysterious communist time capsule that’s long been considered off-limits.<p>I’m talking, of course, about Cuba.<p>America’s collective wanderlust …

Cuba

The billionaire city time forgot

That’s because the region, which was founded back in the 15th century, became a popular trade route during the 19th century. It quickly prospered and …

Murals

Eggplant and Tomato Stew (Guiso de Berenjena) Recipe - Chowhound

Ingredients (9)<p>3 pounds Chinese eggplant<br>• 1 cup canola oil<br>• 1 cup finely diced red onion<br>• 1 cup finely diced red bell pepper<br>• 1/3 cup sherry vinegar<br>• 3 cups …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

Things to do before 30: read these 33 books

Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of …

Books

Braga

Portugal’s third-largest city is an elegant town laced with ancient narrow lanes closed to vehicles, strewn with plazas and a splendid array of baroque churches. The constant chiming of bells is a reminder of Braga’s age-old devotion to the spiritual world. Its religious festivals – particularly …

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

10 Reasons to Love Santa Fe

Green-chile cheeseburgers, perfectly worn-in vintage denim, cocktails with Game of Thrones flavor and more enticements.<p>RESTAURANTS<p><b>Paper Dosa</b><br>The South …

San Miguel de Allende

<b>San Miguel de Allende</b> is a small colonial town in the Bajio mountains of central Mexico, about 170 miles northwest of Mexico City. Founded as "San …

Ayutthaya

Updated November 19th, 2017.<p>Ayutthaya is an island created by the meeting of three rivers; the Chao Phraya river, the Lopburi river and the Pa Sak …

10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than 40 years, there’s still a buzz in …

The 8 worst decisions you can make in Portugal

1. Go ‘out drinking’ instead of ‘living the night’.<p>Please don’t come here and try to drink like you are sprinting to the finish line. It’s about 11pm …

Vietnam's prison-island paradise

Despite being a quick 45-minute turboprop flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Con Son is a world away from Vietnam’s well-beaten tourist trail, with inexplicably few Western travellers.<p>At 5 am and 6 pm, government loudspeakers crackle to life all over Vietnam. Relics of an era before homes had …

Vietnam

Paris’s Best Culinary Walking Tours

In the City of Light, these excursions keep your eyes entirely on the plate.<p>You’re headed to Paris, gastronomic capital of Europe. You loved …

12 European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet — But Should

Travel to Europe has become a monogamous affair for most vacationers, who bounce between cities like London, Barcelona, and Paris like they're in a …

10 Reasons Hokkaido Should Be the Next Place You Go

The exquisite and under-the-radar Japanese island offers incredible food, serene hiking trails, and first-rate skiing.<p>Kyoto has temples, Okinawa has …

Hemingway's 10 Best Quotes

In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.<p>In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.

Ask a Somm: What is the Best Wine Under $12?

In two and a half short years, Los Angeles restaurant <b>Bestia</b> has skyrocketed into the spotlight on both the local and national levels, garnering a devout following for chef <b>Ori Menashe</b>'s inspired, seasonal Italian plates. And not to be outdone by smoked sea urchin salads and 'nduja pizzas, wine …

40 incredible street foods you should try around the world

Across the globe, some of the best, most authentic local dishes are cooked right on the street.<p>From fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds in Canada to fruits covered in a sweet candy shell in China, here are 40 street foods you won't regret sinking your teeth into.

Food & Dining

Alacati, Turkey: Secret Seaside

Sleepy and unspoilt, with low mountains hovering on the horizon, a tranquil turquoise sea, and narrow cobbled streets lined with cosy outdoor cafés and restaurants, the charming port town of Alacati offers an idyllic seaside break on the Turkish Aegean coast. Dating back to around the 14th century, …

Eating Out (Well) in Paris: Six Restaurant Gems for the Frugal Foodie - Eat Boutique - Food Gift Love

Good food in Paris is not a tall order. But good food for less than 15 euros? That can be much harder to find, and can make staying in Paris on a …

Three excellent, less-crowded-than-the-Louvre Paris museums to explore

Despite what the song says, winter isn't the only time it drizzles in Paris. On average, you can expect rain at least one of every three days in the City of Light — and not so light rain, at that.<p>The savvy traveler needs a contingency plan when it's too wet to wander. One solution: ducking into one …