It’s no secret travelers like to eat. In fact, a main reason why people travel is to sample a region’s unique cuisine. Tracking that food to the source, though, has become even more popular. The growing Agritourism movement — when people travel to a region to visit farms and ranches —gives travelers the experience to find out where food comes from while directly sustaining local farmers.
For instance, in Maui, Hawaii, the appeal of this tropical island now extends beyond white-sand beaches and 5-star resorts. With the help of Hawaii’s Agritourism Association, visitors are able to visit an array of unique farms scattered throughout the island.
In lush upcountry Maui lies Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm on the slopes of Haleakala volcano. At 4,000 feet elevation, visitors can stroll amongst soothing lavender fields while enjoying crisp, mountain air.
Could there be a more whimsical name for Surfing Goat Dairy, a gourmet goat cheese-producing farm in lower Kula? Guests can take a tour or even participate in farm chores and milking duties. Not every day offers a chance to milk a goat in Maui.
Sleeping amongst a grove of coconut, mango and avocado trees might be one of the best ways to relax. At Haiku Plantation Inn Bed and Breakfast, guests are invited to take a step back into “old” Hawaii and sample some of the best bounty the land has to offer like bananas, papayas and herbal teas.
If you’re curious about where that amazing bed of wild arugula on your dinner plate grew, a visit to Evonuk Farms won’t disappoint. This farm is where gourmet chefs do their herb shopping and produces more than 25 herbs like thyme, oregano, basil, dill and sage.
As airlines start nickel and dime-ing their way into the world’s wallets, travelers have had to get crafty in order to get around newly enacted add-on fees, especially when it comes to in-flight meals. Since this luxury is no longer guaranteed on some flights, particularly on low-cost, long-haul vessels, and because airport food is notoriously overpriced, passengers pack their own food to bring on these long flights. But what types of food are allowed to pass through security and also last multiple hours on a plane in varying temperatures?
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
I lived in San Francisco during college so coming to visit the city and see all the changes was exciting. The Hotel Zeppelin was built in a once slightly shabby area that has since come alive with new hotels and restaurants for travelers looking for something different. We arrived at noon on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the hotel staff at the front desk. They were able to accommodate an early check-in, completed in just a few minutes. The lobby is as hip as the hotel name sounds, but it also offered a cozy atmosphere, with a roaring fire and comfy couches and chairs in the lounge area. Unique wall art, statues and lighting remind you of the cool factor.
There are few things as adult-ish as a well-designed living space. When you stop strewing your Ikea coffee table with old magazines and straw wrappers, and start creating a “lewk” that’s more your style, it’s time to invest in a coffee table book. Sometimes pricey, these are not the tomes you curl up with in your cozy chair. They’re often hefty, artistic and fun and, if chosen correctly, a true representation of your own sense of style and interests.
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