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Eat to live; read to eat. Yes, we know eating is a straightforward, fairly intuitive process. No manual required. But adding travel to the recipe makes for a whole new dish. If you’re the type of person who plans your next meal while you’re still eating, you’ve hit the right menu for mouthwatering inspiration across the country. Stomachs, let’s get ready to rumble!

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Mountain Escape

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

Mountain Escape

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

A couple's getaway in the natural beauty of Boulder, Colorado

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You Pick: Streetcar Edition

By: Laura Horley, Oakley Hall, Lindsay Lawson, Heather Wuelpern

You Pick: Streetcar Edition

By: Laura Horley, Oakley Hall, Lindsay Lawson, Heather Wuelpern

Take the following quiz to unveil Sun Link Streetcar-inspired itineraries full of good food, amazing art, unique accommodations, and places to create your very own, one-of-a-kind souvenir.

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Beautiful Bardstown, Kentucky

Beautiful Bardstown, Kentucky

My love affair with Bardstown started with its physical beauty. Situated in central Kentucky, it's legendary for its picturesque rolling bluegrass hills that have inspired songwriters and painters for generations.

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Craft on Tap

Craft on Tap

Craft beer drinking guide for Gainesville, Florida. Breweries and pubs galore!

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Casino Fun in Greater Phoenix

By: Leia Linn

Casino Fun in Greater Phoenix

By: Leia Linn

Try your luck at Greater Phoenix casinos, including Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino, Lone Butte Casino, and Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.

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A Bardstown Bourbon Celebration

A Bardstown Bourbon Celebration

The only thing I wanted for my birthday this year was to go to Bardstown, Kentucky, with my wife, Jenny.

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Meow Wolf in Santa Fe

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe

Visit Meow Wolf because no amount of explanation will suffice. And if you’re into craft beer or cider at all, stop by the breweries because no description will quench your thirst.

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Appealing to All Appetites

Appealing to All Appetites

Some of life’s best moments can happen over food and drink, and when it comes to dining experiences, the Outer Banks of North Carolina offer the most memorable.

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Plate Lunch Paradise

Plate Lunch Paradise

Though most visitors to Lafayette might sooner associate the area with our more famed Cajun and Creole culinary fare (jambalaya, crawfish, and gumbo), it is the rice and gravy-centric plate lunch that fuels the people of Louisiana's Acadiana region.

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You Pick: Twin Cities Edition

You Pick: Twin Cities Edition

Art, history, nature, food, science, beer—it’s hard to plan a trip when there are so many great options. Take this quiz to build a custom itinerary and find inspiration for your next visit to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Just a Hop, Spirit, and Bean Away

Just a Hop, Spirit, and Bean Away

As the hints of dark chocolate and toffee registered with my palate, I took another sip, only to experience an even more powerful infusion of flavors.

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Crawfish 2.0

By: Christian Mader

Crawfish 2.0

By: Christian Mader

You can boil them, batter, and fry them; serve them in creamy sauces, on po’ boys, in casseroles, bisques, soups, and boudin. But that only scratches the surface in Lafayette.

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The New Derby City

By: Louie Christensen

The New Derby City

By: Louie Christensen

While you would be remiss to skip over the “must sees” that make Louisville an American classic, there are some hidden tracks to explore in Derby City.

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Burghardt-Dore

Come for Business, Stay for Delicious, Come Back Anytime

Come for Business, Stay for Delicious, Come Back Anytime

This would have been just a normal business trip were it not for a 10-year anniversary that had me looking for something special.

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Good for the Soul Getaway

By: Marissa Selby

Good for the Soul Getaway

By: Marissa Selby

Upon our arrival, based on posters, guides, and restaurant signs, Alex happily pointed out that good food was going to be the focus of our trip.

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Making Memories in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By: Lindsay Lawson

Making Memories in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By: Lindsay Lawson

It was time to experience Brew City for myself, and I knew who I wanted to be my tour guide.

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Vacationing Like a Foodie (Without Being a Foodie)

Vacationing Like a Foodie (Without Being a Foodie)

You don't have to be a foodie to find delicious food in Sevierville, TN. Eat your way through the Great Smoky Mountains with us!

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Mabel Suen

A Solo Traveler’s Adventure in St. Louis, Missouri

By: Rachel Heston-Davis

A Solo Traveler’s Adventure in St. Louis, Missouri

By: Rachel Heston-Davis

Love my people as I do, I wanted an adventure all to myself. I decided on an overnight trip to St. Louis, Missouri.

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Savoring the Escape

By: Marie Lowell

Savoring the Escape

By: Marie Lowell

My boyfriend and I took our pampered pup on vacation to Alpharetta, Georgia, to visit with our friends and take in the sights of the city they’ve been raving about since they’d moved there.

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York County Cycling

York County Cycling

When I mention I’ve got business in Charlotte, Robby’s quick to suggest a cycling detour to York County, about 20 minutes south.

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Taking a Page from Beaufort’s Book

Taking a Page from Beaufort’s Book

With 17 working art galleries on Bay Street alone, it's not hard to understand why Beaufort was named “one of the top 25 arts towns in America” by American Style Magazine.

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An Unforgettable Getaway to Stillwater

By: Katie Jackson

An Unforgettable Getaway to Stillwater

By: Katie Jackson

Even after spending just three days in Stillwater, John and I had long ago realized they had every reason to be proud.

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Eating up Hospitality Highway

By: Ruth Spencer

Eating up Hospitality Highway

By: Ruth Spencer

When I suggested a week winding our way up North Georgia's Hospitality Highway, my husband had just one question: "Where will we eat?"

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A Revamped Girlfriends Getaway

A Revamped Girlfriends Getaway

Ahead of us lay a sugar-white beach and waves of sparkling water in a brilliant ombré from teal to sapphire, which met sky blue at the horizon.

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Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Where to stay, things to do, sights to see, and restaurants to try in Victoria B.C., Canada. Get valuable information to make the most of your next vacation.

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Foodies, Rejoice

Foodies, Rejoice

It was our first trip together alone since the birth of our daughter, and my husband had arranged it all without my knowledge.

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Blast in the Past

Blast in the Past

Destination: Bardstown. It’s Kentucky’s second-oldest city—settled in 1780—a cozy, quaint town with well-preserved homes, churches, and businesses that pay homage to its storied past.

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On a Mission in Martin County

On a Mission in Martin County

Taking travel goals to Martin County, FL: 1) Find a new place to eat and 2) Find a new place to shop.

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Friends with a Travel Pact

By: Rebekah Olsen

Friends with a Travel Pact

By: Rebekah Olsen

Our pact was simple: visit all 50 states over the course of the next 50 years together, one state a year. This year, we wanted to travel to North Carolina.

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Tucson Taste Buds

By: Oakley Hall, Laura Horley, Heather Wuelpern, Lindsay Lawson, Christine Steele, Mish DeCarlo, Nina Kolodij

Tucson Taste Buds

By: Oakley Hall, Laura Horley, Heather Wuelpern, Lindsay Lawson, Christine Steele, Mish DeCarlo, Nina Kolodij

There’s no question downtown Tucson is full of great places to eat. To pay homage to awesome restaurants, a group of us pen-wielding locals has decided to showcase favorite downtown dishes.

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True Love Pairings: Beer & Wine, Food & Fun

By: Holly Bacchus

True Love Pairings: Beer & Wine, Food & Fun

By: Holly Bacchus

Traverse City sounded perfect! And on our drive up, we both agreed to keep open minds about sampling each other's favorite beverages.

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Romance in Bardstown

By: Kathy McMahon

Romance in Bardstown

By: Kathy McMahon

Our friend’s wedding was in Bardstown, Kentucky—gateway to the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

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Foodie Waters Run Deep

By: Katie Jackson

Foodie Waters Run Deep

By: Katie Jackson

From first sips at the brewery to last crumbs from the boat's freshly baked rolls, and every bite in between, our friends' recommendation of Stillwater proved to be a delicious gift.

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Create and Rejuvenate in Marion County

By: Sally Cable

Create and Rejuvenate in Marion County

By: Sally Cable

It was sprinkling, though the sun was shining just over the mountain as I drove the rolling road through Marion County, West Virginia.

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A Deliciously Awesome Getaway

By: Ruth Spencer

A Deliciously Awesome Getaway

By: Ruth Spencer

About 22 miles north of Atlanta, many think of Alpharetta simply as a suburb, but the city has long held its own charming identity and continues to enhance its reputation as a top culinary destination.

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Choice Drinks

Choice Drinks

Lexington, Kentucky, turned out to be the perfect cocktail of bourbon, beer, food, and all-out good times.

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Dip Into The Secrets of Sauce

By: Christian Mader

Dip Into The Secrets of Sauce

By: Christian Mader

Things to think about when it comes to the sauce—crawfish dipping sauce.

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A Geeky Tale of Two Bars

By: Tara Foulkrod

A Geeky Tale of Two Bars

By: Tara Foulkrod

I’m a geek who prefers something eclectic and off-the-wall-sort-of-friendly.

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Southern Food

Southern Food

Those comfort-food kids’ menu dishes have grown up, and are now served by finer chefs in distinguished restaurants.

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A Taste of Sevierville

A Taste of Sevierville

Wanting to give Emmett an authentic taste of the town, the creamery was just our first stop of a trip filled with delicious and eventful treats.

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All Fun and Games

All Fun and Games

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5 Miami Nightlife Hot Spots That Aren’t South Beach

By: Heather Raftery

5 Miami Nightlife Hot Spots That Aren’t South Beach

By: Heather Raftery

Explore trendy bars and clubs in The Magic City’s lesser-known neighborhoods.

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Taste Buds

Taste Buds

Beaufort, North Carolina: I knew this trip would not disappoint—this 85-mile stretch of pristine coastline has a great reputation for its local fare.

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Snacking on Gatlinburg

Snacking on Gatlinburg

A culinary road trip with the family to experience our favorite sights, smells, sounds, and tastes in Gatlinburg, TN.

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A Spirited Girls' Getaway

A Spirited Girls' Getaway

Amy, Jenna, Sarah, and I decided we deserved to cash in on some much-needed girl time by taking a long weekend trip.

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Visit Knoxville: Epicurean Adventures

By: Kristin Luna

Visit Knoxville: Epicurean Adventures

By: Kristin Luna

Read about Knoxville's culinary landscape: farm-to-table, sustainable, locally sourced ingredients, and other feel-good reasons to eat well!

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The City in the Pines

By: Lindsay Lawson

The City in the Pines

By: Lindsay Lawson

Flagstaff is one of Arizona’s hidden gems that offers fun activities in sun or snow. Choose the itinerary that matches your vacation inclination, or mix and match the elements that inspire you to book a weekend getaway.

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Sun-Kissed Winter Reunion

Sun-Kissed Winter Reunion

It’s near impossible to get my extended family together for Christmas, so a few years ago my cousin Christine and I instigated a tradition of getting everyone together a couple of weeks prior to the holiday.

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Sweet Sips

Sweet Sips

This year’s trip, our tenth, brought us to Duplin County, North Carolina, where we were excited to slow down from our busy lives and relax with a little bit of small-town charm and Southern hospitality.

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Ludington Uncovered

By: Holly Bowne

Ludington Uncovered

By: Holly Bowne

Chris and I love everything about Ludington State Park. It’s considered one of Michigan’s best state parks for good reason. Spanning 5,300 acres, it offers incredible natural beauty along with a boatload of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping, bicycling, and tranquil inner-tube floats down the Big Sable River. It’s seriously a vacation all by itself!

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One and Only Tucker County

One and Only Tucker County

The Blackwater River was a tiny ribbon of sparkling water far below us and the mountains hunched like shoulders bending down to meet it. “What a payoff!” I said.

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Kid-Friendly Itineraries: West Virginia’s Great Outdoors

By: Josh Baldwin

Kid-Friendly Itineraries: West Virginia’s Great Outdoors

By: Josh Baldwin

This mountain getaway hosts scores of road-tripping families and outdoor enthusiasts year-round, with snow sports in the winter and renowned hiking, biking, and water sports throughout the summer.

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Rendezvous in Downtown Cleveland

By: Savanna Sargent

Rendezvous in Downtown Cleveland

By: Savanna Sargent

Cleveland, OH ended up being one of the best trips we had ever taken together.

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The Bourbon Experience

The Bourbon Experience

Continue the Kentucky Bourbon Trail good times in charming Bardstown, coined “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America” by USA Today.

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Unearthing the Truth about Food

Unearthing the Truth about Food

Getting to the root of food on the farms in South Carolina's Olde English District.

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Cutthroat Culinary

By: Danny Lee

Cutthroat Culinary

By: Danny Lee

By the time we got to the car, my brother challenged me to find the best Gulf Shores dining before our week was up—we’d leave the judging up to our family members.

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Flights and Fun in San Diego

By: Christian Wlach

Flights and Fun in San Diego

By: Christian Wlach

When my girlfriend and I were invited to spend time with her parents, it afforded an opportunity to stop in San Diego and experience one of the things San Diego has become known for… beer.

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A Taste of Ridgeland, Mississippi

By: Gary McKechnie

A Taste of Ridgeland, Mississippi

By: Gary McKechnie

In the South, tastes have long been tuned in to comfort foods. In Ridgeland, chefs are elevating meals into comfort cuisine as they chart independent paths en route to the same destination: Perfecting creative dishes made with traditional ingredients.

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Hats Off to Lexington

Hats Off to Lexington

It's the first time Lexington is hosting the Breeders' Cup, and I've invited my mom.

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