When I was eight years old, my mom took me on my first major travel experience: a month-long trip to Finland to meet my Finnish relatives followed by a few weeks on the Greek half of Cyprus visiting with my aunt and uncle. It was a trip I still remember vividly to this day and it was also the trip that taught me how a country’s food enhances the experience of visiting that country. The traditional Finnish breakfast of bread, fruit and fresh cheese and the Greek-inspired dinners of Cyprus are food experiences that have stayed in my memory ever since.
Twenty-five years later, I’ve had the chance to experience the culture and the food of many other cities and countries around the globe. From a five-course seafood meal in Cuba to wood-fired meat and vegetables in South Africa to cowboy-style steak cooked on a pitchfork in North Dakota, no vacation is complete for my boys and me until we’ve tried the food of the region. In fact, my next trip is likely going to be to New Orleans and it’s definitely the food that has me the most excited about the trip!
Travelocity.ca knows all too well that great food can be one of the best things about a vacation and that’s why the company has created the first-ever Culinary Travel Trend Report! This list of the top ten cities boasting unique and delicious food experiences is sure to inspire you to do a little tasty travelling. Of course, I was pretty excited to see that New Orleans made the list and now know to try some of the tasty craft cocktails the city has to offer when I’m there. And having read through the other top picks, I’m tempted to make some adjustments to my future travel plans. I’ve always dreamed of exploring Venice, Italy but I must admit that Tuscany now sounds every bit as appealing to me!
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