Every time we meet people for the first time they always ask, “What’s your favorite place to visit?.” I have to admit that I really dislike that question. It’s like asking a parent who their favorite child is. You just can’t choose. My favorite answer to that question is typically the last place we’ve visited. The place the sounds and people are so vividly fresh in my mind’s eye and all the flavors are still on my taste buds.
When really pushed we start listing off the places that we love and would happily return to again and again. In an effort to highlight some of our recent discoveries we’ve compiled this “short’ list if you will for those of you looking to plan your next food travel getaway.
In no particular order…the Best Places To Visit For Food Travel
As I’ve written about so many times, France is a place that I started dreaming about since I was a little girl. I was beyond thrilled when European Waterways invited us to join them on a barge cruise on the Canal du Midi. It was a trip of a lifetime which we extended with a week-long road trip in the south of France. One of the highlights was seeing the Van Gogh exhibit at the Carrieres de Lumieres in Les Baux, France. Read all about our France exploration in the links below.
We were thrilled to return to Portugal. It remains one of our favorite countries to visit. If you only add one destination to your must-visit list this year make it Portugal. We heartily recommend getting out of the bigger cities and experiencing the small towns. You’ll be in for a treat. Delicious local food, historical venues and of course the wonderful people of Portugal.
We’ve been to Quebec City several times and each time we discover something new and delicious. This year we had the pleasure of visiting Quebec City for a unique assignment. Why are there two languages spoken in the region? We did our research (ate a little along the way) and provided our thoughts on the North Americana Podcast. Take a listen, we think you’ll find it very interesting whether you’re from the U.S. or Canada.
From The Midwest to Rural Quebec Two American Storytellers Ask Les Quebecois: Why Two Official Languages?
We love visiting our friends to the north and jumped at the chance to visit Winnipeg. There are so many wonderful things about this culinary forward Canadian town. We were not disappointed. This wonderful place is one everyone must experience. The food scene alone is worth the visit but don’t stop there. You’ll find trying to decide what to do will be tough so be sure to plan plenty of time to give this destination all attention it deserves.
This year was full of unexpected surprises and Boise, Idaho was certainly one of them. We checked another state off our list and discovered a foodie paradise in Boise, Idaho.
You may think of Philadelphia as a city full of history and you’d be correct. You may not know that it’s also full of lots of tasty food. Sure there’s the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich but that is truly just the tip of the culinary iceberg in this east coast town.
Without exception, everyone we told that we were going to Plano, Texas said, where? We have to thank our friend Nicole from EatLiveTravelDrink for turning us on to this culinary hot spot just outside of Dallas, Texas. It’s true what they say, everything is bigger in Texas so be sure to pack your appetite and stretchy pants to this unexpected foodie find. Which is why is made the list of Best Places To Visit For Food Travel.
We really love to visit college towns in the United States. One, in particular, is Ann Arbor. This Midwestern town is home to a lot more than just the Big House. It’s a foodie destination and one that has a lot to do. If you’re looking for a great long weekend place put Ann Arbor on your list.
We were so excited to visit Portland, Maine for WITS 2019 (Women in Travel Summit). It’s always a good time to see our female travel writing friends, learn more from experts and experience a new destination. We tasted our way around the town sampling probably too many lobster rolls (is there such a thing) and got outside of town to experience Harpswell, too.
We had a chance to return to a childhood vacation place this summer which brought back fun family flashbacks as well as learn a lot more about the history of the central part of Missouri. Check out our recap below.
We’ve been in Wisconsin for just over a year and in one word we can describe our new home state – beautiful! We’ve just begun to explore this very green state and look forward to more exploration. Our sights are on Janesville, Door County and “up north” as it’s affectionately called by locals in 2020.
We just love this town on Lake Michigan located between Milwaukee and Chicago. It’s a wonderful local visit for folks in the Midwest but particularly for the Chicagoland area. Just over an hour away you’ll get a quiet lakefront experience with big-town amenities. Here’s why we think its a place to visit for food travel:
Our hometown continues to surprise us. Our biggest regret is not spending more time here. We’re always on the road so coming home is always a time for us to get out and learn more about the place we call home. 2020 will be the year we do much more of that.
More Best Places To Visit For Food Travel to Discover in 2020
We can’t wait to get started writing more stories and experiencing more places that feature local and delicious food. We hope you visit these destinations and let us know what other places we need to visit. We’d love to visit your hometown to see your favorite local food vendors and purveyors.
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