Chef Marcus Samuelsson Shows You The Richness Of Culinary Travel

Culinary travel has definitely been on the rise in recent years—according to research compiled by the website Booking.com, 51% of U.S. travelers select a destination for its culinary offerings and 25% plan to take a dedicated culinary trip this year, many to New York, the top pick for a food destination. So it made sense for the site to join forces with chef Marcus Samuelsson, owner of Red Rooster Harlem among others, and star of the current PBS series “No Passport Required” currently airing on PBS stations and streaming on Eater.com to launch a culinary recommendations section called “A Taste of Travel.” Samuelsson will list his restaurant picks for four cities: New York, New Orleans, Myrtle Beach and San Francisco.

For the series, Samuelsson traveled to six U.S. cities on a discovery tour but the restaurants weren’t necessarily the focus; he was after the immigrant culture expressed through their food scene. In New York, he explored the Indo-Guyanese community in the borough of Queens, in Miami, the Haitian community, in New Orleans, Vietnamese, in the Detroit area, the Arab community, the Mexican community in Chicago and in Washington D.C., the culture of the country of his birth, Ethiopia.

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I visited the luxurious wilderness resort in British Columbia with a 2-year waitlist that’s like a summer camp for the world’s most elite travelers

Really stunning!

 

Nimmo Bay

  • Nimmo Bay, a luxury resort in British Columbia, can take up to two years to get into during peak season.
  • A former fishing lodge nestled in the wilderness, this resort has become a destination among elite travelers for wellness, adventure, and luxury.
  • Trevor Morrow , who travels the world, documenting his experiences in his blog, Trevor Morrow Travel , got the chance to visit.

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These 6 Caribbean destinations are cheap (but amazing) for summer travel

Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

With white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, the Caribbean is a dreamy destination — so it’s no surprise it has an $18 billion tourism industry. According to Caribbean Tourism Organization, 30 million visitors traveled here in 2017, the highest number on record.

Many parts of the Caribbean are cheaper to travel in summer when several islands go “off peak,” compared to fall and winter high-season prices. (Though hurricane season in the area is June to late November, most storms hit during its peak, between late August and October. Last year, hurricanes Irma and Maria both occurred in September.)

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Traveling Solo? Checkout These Tips and Hotspots

Traveling solo might one of the most exciting travel opportunities you have. Even if you have to go alone, you can finally visit that dream destination. Whether you’re an extrovert or introvert, following these tips ensure you have can enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

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Thanh Chuong Viet Palace: Hanoi’s epicenter of cultural heritage

Surrounded by peaceful lotus ponds and lush banyan trees, Thanh Chuong Viet Palace is one of the most culturally rich destinations in Vietnam.

Located on Soc Son Mountain, outside of the capital Hanoi, the palace tells the story of Vietnam’s cultural history through traditional architecture, artwork and folk heritage pieces.

As part of the preservation project, lots of the relics found around the grounds have been trucked in from the country’s outer provinces or sourced from many of the country’s 54 recognized ethnic groups, including stilt houses and a 500-year-old stone bridge.

“You can see that this place has everything, from space and atmosphere to ecology, architecture and art,” artist and founder Thanh Chuong tells CNN Travel.

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