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The 14 Best New York City Food Tours | Travel

The 14 Best New York City Food Tours | Travel

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As one of the best foodie cities in America, New York City has no shortage of delicious eats spread across its five boroughs. But the enormous volume of food carts, award-winning restaurants and longstanding favorites can be overwhelming for visitors in search of the Big Apple's most delicious dishes. A food tour can be a great way to narrow down your search thanks to the guidance of an in-the-know local. Considering traveler sentiment and expert opinion, U.S. News selected the top food tours in NYC. Whether you're craving the best bagel or the tastiest slice of pizza, you'll walk away with a full belly and a better understanding of the local food scene after one of these tours.A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours – The Original Brooklyn Pizza TourCalling all pizza lovers – this tour was made for
7 Portuguese Desserts, Cakes, Pastries You Must Try

7 Portuguese Desserts, Cakes, Pastries You Must Try

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This article has links to products and services we recommend, which we may make commission from.One thing we realised pretty soon after moving to Portugal is that the Portuguese are somewhat obsessed with their pastries, cakes desserts.If you’ve visited Portugal before then I’m sure you’ve sampled one of the many traditional Portuguese cakes, pastries and sweets, that’s sold in just about every ‘Pastelaria’ (pastry shop) across the country.With so many delicious varieties on offer, it may be overwhelming for a first-time visitor. As such, I’ve compiled a list of my top 7 traditional Portuguese desserts, pastries, cakes, and tarts, and hopefully inspire you to give these delectable delights a try.Whether you’re a sweet tooth or not, when visiting Portugal, you absolutely have to give at lea
Kumamoto Bucket List: 15 Best Things to do in Kumamoto, Japan

Kumamoto Bucket List: 15 Best Things to do in Kumamoto, Japan

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Kumamoto: Where rich history and nostalgia come together Kumamoto, the capital of the wider Kumamoto Prefecture is known for a lot of things including interesting museums, galleries, and shopping arcades. It is a perfect reminder of why Japan remains among the favorite destinations in the world. Best Things to do in Kumamoto, JapanIt is also the third-largest city in Kyushu Island and is home to one of the largest volcanoes in the world, the Mt. Aso and also to the three major castles in Japan. There are lots of activities to enjoy in the city, from nature-tripping, gallery hopping, golfing, and horse riding to name a few. During Spring, Kumamoto is very well alive as the sakura trees blossoms with the Kumamoto Castle on the background. However, hiking is one of the most e...
15 Remarkable Things to Do in Porto Portugal » Local Adventurer

15 Remarkable Things to Do in Porto Portugal » Local Adventurer

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There was one place I was not going to leave Porto without seeing, and that was the Libraria Lello. It’s regarded to be one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world and is also tied to JK Rowling, where she was allegedly inspired to create Flourish and Blotts Bookstore. Can you see the resemblance?Plenty of people warned us that the bookstore is small, there is always a line to get in, and gets extremely crowded in that small space.We got really lucky with a bad weather forecast, and during our visit, we made it in right away. You have to buy tickets just to visit (which can go towards a purchase). Although, it wasn’t considered a busy day, it still felt crowded. I can’t imagine the days where they’re getting 5000 visitors a day.To skip the lines, you can purchase a ticket online that
Which Hawaiian Island Should You Travel To? • The Blonde Abroad

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Travel To? • The Blonde Abroad

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Dreaming of a Hawaiian getaway? If you aren’t yet, you will be soon! With a unique culture and flawless beaches, the Aloha State is easily one of the most beautiful places in the United States. The only real question is, which is the best island for you?While I wouldn’t say that there is one “best” island of the group, each one has own unique charm and personality. Planning your perfect Hawaiian escape is all about finding the right match for your travel style.Ready to figure out which Hawaiian Island you should travel to? From Maui to Kauai, here’s a full rundown that’ll give you the lay of the land. The Big Island The Big IslandNickname: The Orchid Isle, AKA HawaiiMain HighlightsThe towns of Kona, Waikoloa, and Hilo are all worth exploring. You’ll definitely want to check out at least
10 Top Hotels for Solo Travelers | Travel

10 Top Hotels for Solo Travelers | Travel

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Japan's capsule hotel concept takes solo accommodations to the next level. With more than 10 locations in Tokyo and others scattered across Japan, the ninehours chain offers travelers the chance to stay in individual sleeping pods. After a busy day exploring Tokyo gems like Odaiba and the Imperial Palace, guests can load their belongings into designated lockers, shower in the bathroom facilities and change into exclusive ninehours loungewear. Bath towels, shampoo, conditioner and toothbrushes are provided, and each sleeping pod measures about 7 feet long by 3 1/2 feet wide. Though the capsules are ideally designed for one-night stays, the accommodations can be reserved for consecutive nights at a discounted rate.
Essential Guide to the French Quarter [Updated]

Essential Guide to the French Quarter [Updated]

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This article has links to products and services we recommend, which we may make commission from.Want to plan a trip so you can experience the French Quarter in New Orleans for yourself? You’ve heard about Mardi Gras and all the fun (and sometimes debauchery) that takes place on Bourbon Street. You’ve heard about the great restaurants and cocktails in New Orleans. Now it’s time to visit, and see it for yourself!The French Quarter is unlike anywhere else in the United States. There’s always something going on. Whether you’re there to party, to try some great southern food, or to seek out the Jazz music that makes New Orleans famous, you’re going to love it!Our essential guide to the French Quarter of New Orleans will help you plan your trip with the best hotels, things to do and see, and pla