What could be better than a Gulf Coast road trip along coastal Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida - fun in the sun, fresh seafood, white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, and some of the most unique foods and flavors in the USA? This complete guide has what to see and do, where to stay, and unique seafoodie experiences you have to try!
Summertime is Florida scallop season, when seafood lovers and adventure travelers head into the shallow waters off the coast and gather up handfuls of scallops by the dozens. But you dont have to be a certified diver to enjoy it. Scalloping in Homosassa rewards foodies with enough fun for the whole family and a savory seafood dinner too.
Foodies and fans of Gulf Coast oysters and seafood will love this unique sea-to-table experience farming and eating fresh oysters from Shellbank Selects in the waters of Bon Secour Bay, Alabama. The boutique venture farm raises and harvest one of the best oysters in Gulf Shores, for a fun and tasty Gulf Coast food experience!
Many travelers today are looking for a deeper - more meaningful - connection to the places they visit, and the movement toward a more local travel experience is taking hold. Companies like Km Zero Tours in Tuscany are redefining what it means to see Italy with slow travel Tuscany experiences that introduce visitors to the local community and the producers who make it all come alive.
San Gimignano is one of the most popular day trips from Florence, and Cappella Sant'Andrea Winery has one of the best Tuscany wines tours of their organic Vernaccia di San Gimignano winery. Be sure and taste this crisp Italian white wine that's completely unique to San Gimignano on your next visit to Italy.
One of the best things to do in Bologna Italy for food and wine lovers is taking a Bologna wine tour of the Valsamoggia region and discovering wines completely unique to the region, like organic Pignoletto wine. Can you think of anything better than enjoying the wines of Emilia Romagna - some of the best Italian wines - than right at the source? Salute!
If you really want to get to the heart of a culture, try the food. And what better way to experience the local food culture in Venice, Italy than by dining with locals at home, enjoying Venetian food specialties prepared by them with love!
Get off-the-beaten-path in one of the most beautiful and visited cities in the world - Venice, Italy. This self-guided Venice walking tour with downloadable Google map takes you through some of the less crowded sites, markets, and hidden alleys of the City of Bridges and Canals for a glimpse into authentic Venezia!
You can still find authenticity in Venice, Italy - on a unique Venice food tour of the lagoon island of Santerasmo, the “Garden of the Doge”. Spend the day with local food and wine producers, and taste the heritage of Venice in the foods grown on the island. It’s a perfect slow food experience in Venice Italy!
San Gimignano, the medieval Italian "city of beautiful towers", is an easy day trip from Florence, but it really deserves more time. Here's a start on things to see and do in San Gimignano and the perfect intro to this historic Tuscan hilltop town.