Katja Hoisko

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Starter Kit to Chile

Chile is full of surprises. I should know. I was one of the hosts of "Confessions of a Travel Writer" on the Travel Channel, and we filmed in Chile …

South America

Dazed and Confused in America: My Homeland Makes Me Feel Like a Foreigner

America is my homeland, but it hasn’t been my home for almost 25 years. Whenever I return I spend a lot of time pretending not to be lost or …

5 Addictively Delicious Roasted Vegetables

<b>Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter</b><p>High heat roasting is my favorite way to cook broccoli. It's quick, easy and the broccoli emerges from the oven caramelized and full of flavor. Here, the florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy and smoky chipotle honey butter before roasting. It's as …

Cooking

Road Trip Bliss: Portugal’s Southern Coast

<b>Portugal is made for wanderers.</b> From the top of the Moorish remnants of Castelo de São Jorge, <b>Lisbon</b> cascades downhill in all directions, new paths beckoning at every turn. To the south, the 25 de Abril bridge spans the Tagus River, a ringer for San Francisco’s Golden Gate. Across the harbor, the …

Travel Like a Pro Without Bankrupting Your Savings

Travel is the doorway to learning about other cultures and yourself. It can even change your point-of-view on certain topics, from politics to social issues. You could even discover places in your own city, state, province, or country that you never knew existed. However, you may not travel because …

Personal Finance

Travel Tipping: Don't Forget the Housekeeper

A Woman's Nation (AWN) and Maria Shriver, joined by Marriott International, just launched an initiative called The Envelope Please, which encourages hotel guests to tip housekeepers by placing designated envelopes in their hotel rooms. This endeavor is a way for hotel patrons to acknowledge the …

Hospitality

National Geographic Travel

Study Of Twitter Rants Ranks Airlines We Love To Hate

They lost your luggage. Your plane was delayed. The flight crew spilled coffee on your brand-new Napwrap... whatever the scenario, it just feels <i>good</i> to air your airline grievances via Twitter.<p>Because apparently, telling the planet how your airline served cold lasagna suddenly makes everything …

Best Oyster Bars in America (PHOTOS)

At Portland's Eventide Oyster Co., stakes in the ice declare whether the half shells are "from Maine" or "away." It's a sign of local pride -- and the importance of place when tasting oysters.<p>Like a fine wine exhibits its terroir, an oyster's <i>merroir</i> imparts a distinct flavor, from the briny Blue …

Aquaculture

Fall foliage tour: the ultimate New England road trip

Touring New England in search of autumn’s changing colors has become so popular that it has sprouted its own subculture of ‘leaf-peepers.’ Immerse yourself in the fall harvest spirit with the ultimate road trip.<p><b>Trip length</b>: 5–7 days; 424 miles (682km)<p><b>Best time to go</b>: late September to</b> …

New England

The 10 Best Fall Foliage Trips In The U.S.

You don't have to travel far to take in the phenomenon of fall foliage. All across the U.S., from New England to the Pacific Northwest, deciduous trees put on their dazzling display of color. In fact, leaf viewing is one of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to experience America's …

Hiking

Unusual places to stay in the USA

We all know that lodging can make a break or vacation, but staying somewhere truly unique – a tipi, say, or a giant bird's nest, or even spending the night underwater – can turn a humdrum holiday into an unforgettable trip.<p>The USA's entrepreneurial spirit knows no bounds, and it's frequently …

Key Largo

Here's A Great Way To Find A Cheap Flight If You Don't Care Where

Sometimes, when you are planning a vacation, where to go isn't the most important part of the equation.<p>For me, any number of factors can determine the destination: Is it relaxing? Is it interesting? Is it exotic? Have I been there before? If a destination hits any of those factors, I could be …

Flying

The Best 'Cheap Eats' In New York City

But the city has amazing food at every price point.<p>We asked the so-called "eats experts" at The Infatuation, a restaurant review site, to help us develop a list of the best "cheap eats" spots in NYC.<p>The eateries range in cuisine from Middle Eastern to classic burgers.

New York City

11 Common-Sense Rules To Follow On Your Next Vacation

We've already showed you how you're traveling "wrong," and after some recent events (cough, Knee Defender, cough), we feel like we have to highlight the extremely small portion of people who are <i>really</i> just doing it wrong.<p>Granted, they'll probably never read this anyway. But let's all take this time …

Travel Hacks from a Savvy Traveller

<i>What are common items that savvy travelers bring with them that less-savvy ones don't?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by</i> …

Hacking

Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

The 'Wild Atlantic Way' driving route neatly packages the abundant attractions of Ireland's west coast, from West Cork to Donegal. The well-signed, easy-to-navigate route includes 157 'Discovery Points', where drivers can stop and learn more about the must-sees and lesser-known diversions of this …

Ireland

28 Telltale Signs You've Officially Become A New Yorker

New York City has been referred to many ways: as "The City that Never Sleeps," "The Big Apple" and the "concrete jungle where dreams are made." However, New Yorkers have a simpler term for it: home.<p>But as city that adopts hundreds of thousands of new residents each year, it's tough to pinpoint the …

You probably don't know his name, but this Nashville musician is HUGE in Sweden

Walking down Broadway, the main drag in Nashville, feels like turning a radio dial.<p>From one dark bar, a woman belts out a song about heartbreak, next door, hipsters in fedoras and vests play rockabilly to a half full room, while a man on the street strums his guitar.<p>It feels like everyone is coming …

Just a hop, skip and a jump across the river sits the Delta Music Museum in Ferriday, LA. It's a great place to learn about the blues and music from our region.

Social Lounge & Tapas Bar | Asheville in Asheville, NC

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Asheville named ‘America’s Quirkiest Town’ by Travel + Leisure Magazine

Since being named the “new freak capital of the U.S.” by <i>Rolling Stone</i> 14 years ago, Asheville has arguably only gotten weirder. And on Sept. 1, <i>Travel</i> …

5 Things To Love About Asheville, North Carolina

From the stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to a vibrant art culture, Asheville, North Carolina has everything you need for a romantic getaway in the South. Here are five things to fall in love with in Asheville, recommended by local bed and breakfast innkeepers.<p><b>History</b><p>No trip to Asheville …

North Carolina

48 hours in Asheville

An Art Deco jewel shimmering amid the misty Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Asheville once attracted Jazz Age luminaries like F. Scott Fitzgerald. Today, the city hosts a delightful mix of wealthy second home owners, bearded outdoorsy types, artists and vacationers on getaways from the big …

Travel

Eating my Way through Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina (all photos by: Margie Goldsmith)<p>Most visitors to Asheville, North Carolina come to see George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate and to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I roared into town on the back of my man's BMW R1200GS motorcycle to explore one of …

North Carolina