SPOKANE, Washington – Ah, autumn. Time of the harvest. Time of the bounty. Time to get out the ultra-violent pumpkins.
SCOTLAND – I have an Olympic appetite for oysters, dairy products, and whisky. No one told me that Scotland produced the holy trinity of foodstuffs.
LE MARCHE, Italy – Italians don't value scheduled time in the way Americans do. Still, they'll give you incredibly tasty dishes to distract you from it.
BONDI BEACH, AUSTRALIA – The vibe is laid-back — surfer meets farmer Zen. The best part of my meal was an emerald soup with a fat oyster in the bowl like a crackerjack toy.
HAWAII, HI — One travel editor extraordinaire debates honeymoon locations. Exotic and foreign? Classic and obvious? The answer surprised even her.
PASO ROBLES, California – The new Napa Valley is more laid-back, less expensive, and somehow cooler. Feel free to bring the kids. Everyone wants to unwind on the Central Coast.
LONDON, England – Hackney market is the new hub of cutting-edge Londoners — and a place of charm few tourists experience.
THE BERKSHIRES – Hit the refresh button with a last minute escape (take the kids!) to the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
TALPA, TEXAS – You leave me, sitting at my computer, staring out the window dreaming of heated assignations with your jalapeno blue cheese polenta.
KINSALE, IRELAND – You have to be flexible when you’re on a self-made Slow Food tour of Ireland, and give yourself plenty of time to digest between a blood sausage breakfast and a lap at the Butter Museum.