Thanks to Pike Place Market, Beecher’s Cheese and premium coffee, Seattle was a grown-up food lover’s destination years before the word “foodie” was coined. This fall, Thompson Seattle is breathing new life into its stalwart status as a food town. While it is, understandably, taking advantage of neighboring Pike Place Market as a perfect base camp for some of its food tours, it is now thinking outside the market in a number of ways.
When travelers unfamiliar with a place rely on its past reputation as a spring break haunt for college kids or a family-friendly place with limited dining opportunities, there is nowhere to go but up — even if some genuinely excellent restaurants have served its residents for ages. That’s certainly true on South Padre Island, whose chefs and restaurateurs take full advantage of its sub-tropical location in the Gulf of Mexico, fresh produce from the Texas mainland and a mix of familiar (Mexican, Texas barbeque) and unexpected culinary influences from near and far.
Family-friendly resorts often struggle to come up with amenities that will appeal to adults and kids alike. This year, Seadust Cancun Family Resort is looking to do just that with three new activities on tap.
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Over in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, Durban is an eclectic coastal city with a lot to offer. Well known for the region’s diverse influences, from Indian and colonial to surrounding African regions, Durban’s diverse personality shows through not only its city attractions and history, but most significantly through its culinary offerings.