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Local Food & Coastal Flavor On A Gulf Coast Road Trip From Louisiana to Florida

Local Food & Coastal Flavor On A Gulf Coast Road Trip From Louisiana to Florida

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!

Discover Hidden Gems and Photo Spots of the Val d'Orcia on these Scenic Drives in Tuscany

Discover Hidden Gems and Photo Spots of the Val d'Orcia on these Scenic Drives in Tuscany

Discover hidden gems and photo spots along three scenic drives in Tuscany, complete with driving directions and Google maps, to help you navigate the UNESCO Tuscany Val d’Orcia on your own.

EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School: Savoring the Culinary Fun On The Oregon Coast

EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School: Savoring the Culinary Fun On The Oregon Coast

Tucked along the Oregon coast, EVOO Cannon Beach, the combination cooking school and interactive dining experience, engages you for the evening and inspires you to cook delicious and seasonal meals at home. Entertaining and delicious, it’s one of the most unique culinary things to do in Cannon Beach!

The Tualatin Valley Crafts a Name For Itself Among Oregon's Best Willamette Valley Wineries

The Tualatin Valley Crafts a Name For Itself Among Oregon's Best Willamette Valley Wineries

Oregon’s Willamette Valley wineries are renowned for their quality wines. But the Tualatin Valley in the far north Willamette Valley distinguishes itself with not only some of the best Pinot Noir in the world, it’s also the largest producer of premium saké in the Pacific Northwest region. Bookmark this and plan your tour!

What to Do in Tallahassee, Florida's Hip and Historic Capital City

What to Do in Tallahassee, Florida's Hip and Historic Capital City

There's something about Tallahassee, the hip and historic capital of Florida - exciting arts and culture, interactive museums, natural crystal springs, a creative dining scene, and green space around every corner. If you're wondering what to do in Tallahassee, here are our favorites for a fun Florida vacation.

Turistik Santiago: A Perfect Way to Hop On, Hop Off, and See Chile's Sprawling Capital City

Turistik Santiago: A Perfect Way to Hop On, Hop Off, and See Chile's Sprawling Capital City

No one likes to think of themselves as a tourist, but taking a hop on, hop off bus tour like Turistik Santiago in Chile can be a great way to discover a new city on your own. It’s one of the most comprehensive, least expensive, and flexible Santiago tours you’ll find, and a perfect solution when you have absolutely no idea where you're going! 

Eat Mobile, Alabama: 9 More Reasons For Foodie's to Celebrate Mardi Gras City!

Eat Mobile, Alabama: 9 More Reasons For Foodie's to Celebrate Mardi Gras City!

We weren’t sure what to expect when we set out to eat Mobile, Alabama, but the original Mardi Gras city delivered with an inspiring food scene. From local seafood joints, entertaining food tours, craft brews, and some cutting edge culinary magic, there’s a lot to love about the food in Mobile. Check out these great food experiences! 

24 Hours in Historic Charleston, SC: Where to Eat, Play, & Stay

24 Hours in Historic Charleston, SC: Where to Eat, Play, & Stay

Along the lower South Carolina’s coast, historic Charleston, SC is one of the most visited cities in the US because of its historic charm. But is it worth visiting even if you’re short on time? With these spot-on suggestions, you can get a good feel for the city. Here’s where to eat, play, and stay in just 24 hours in Charleston!

Scalloping in Homosassa: Sea-to-Table Family Fun During Florida Scallop Season

Scalloping in Homosassa: Sea-to-Table Family Fun During Florida Scallop Season

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.

Coastal Alabama: 6 Fun Things To Do In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Coastal Alabama: 6 Fun Things To Do In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Besides what are undoubtedly the best beaches in Alabama, there's no shortage of other fun things to do in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach away from the beach. The twin towns of coastal Alabama have craft brews and craft oysters, kayaking and bushwhacking, so bookmark this and start making plans!

Fun & Tasty Things to Do in the Outer Banks, NC for the Whole Family

Fun & Tasty Things to Do in the Outer Banks, NC for the Whole Family

If you’re looking for the perfect Mid-Atlantic getaway destination, head to coastal North Carolina. There are so many great things to do in the Outer Banks, NC for the whole family from hang gliding to rum tasting. Bookmark this guide on where to go, eat, and stay while you’re here!

3 Historic Outer Banks Lighthouses You Can Climb and Conquer

3 Historic Outer Banks Lighthouses You Can Climb and Conquer

The maritime history of North Carolina’s Outer Banks is legendary, filled with pirate legends and shipwrecks, and visiting the string of Outer Banks lighthouses along its treacherous coast is fun for the whole family. But climbing them has the best view of all. This guide shows you which OBX lighthouses you can climb, and what to know before you go!

3 Unforgettable New Orleans Plantations to Visit Along the Great River Road

3 Unforgettable New Orleans Plantations to Visit Along the Great River Road

No visit to south Louisiana would be complete without exploring some of America's most interesting and tragic history of the New Orleans plantations along the Great River Road. From the gracious plantation houses to the slavery that built them, it’s a fascinating tour and a difficult story, but an experience that no one should miss. 

Bienville Bites Food Tour: Celebrating Gulf Coast Food in Mobile, Alabama

Bienville Bites Food Tour: Celebrating Gulf Coast Food in Mobile, Alabama

Oysters, pralines, and gumbo… the food scene in Mobile, Alabama may occasionally get overshadowed by Mardi Gras and moon pies, but that hasn’t stopped the rolling tide of creative cuisine. One artifact of that is the Bienville Bites Food Tour, a fun new tour that gives you a literal taste of Mobile food in one afternoon.

Sorrento to Capri: Make The Most Of Your Amalfi Coast Day Trip or Overnight Stay

Sorrento to Capri: Make The Most Of Your Amalfi Coast Day Trip or Overnight Stay

Planning a visit to Sorrento, Italy and the Amalfi Coast and want to add in a day trip to Capri? The turquoise island gem is so close you can almost touch it, and an excursion from Sorrento to Capri is easy to plan. Whether you go on your own or with a small group, check out these tips to help with getting there and maximizing your time on beautiful Capri!

9 out of 10 Foodies Agree: Call Doctor Gumbo For the Best New Orleans Food Tour

9 out of 10 Foodies Agree: Call Doctor Gumbo For the Best New Orleans Food Tour

You simply can't go to New Orleans without enjoying the foods and dishes the city is famous for, and a New Orleans food tour of the French Quarter is the best way to do it. Take the Doctor Gumbo Food History Tour and eat your way through The Big Easy.

Farming Fresh Oysters in Gulf Shores, Alabama: A Fun Sea-to-Table Experience

Farming Fresh Oysters in Gulf Shores, Alabama: A Fun Sea-to-Table Experience

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! 

11 Fun Things to Do in Lafayette, Louisiana for a Ragin' Cajun Good Time!

11 Fun Things to Do in Lafayette, Louisiana for a Ragin' Cajun Good Time!

The foods, flavors, music, and people of southern Louisiana are so infused with French and Cajun culture, it’s such an exciting place to visit and a really good time. There are lots of unique things to do in Lafayette, Louisiana, but here are our Top 10 highlights to get you started!

Mamma Mia! 12 Foodie Things to Do in Bologna Even Nonna Would Love

Mamma Mia! 12 Foodie Things to Do in Bologna Even Nonna Would Love

What more fun can a foodie have than crafting your travels around food? And for lovers of Italian food, there’s no better place to do that than Bologna, Italy. Centrally located in the country and rich in agriculture, it’s not surprising it’s widely considered to be the culinary capital of Italy. There are so many amazing food things to do in Bologna - from farm-to-table experiences, cooking classes, a Bologna food tour, and Michelin restaurants galore - even Nonna would love it!