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.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
One of Georgia’s greatest cultural gifts might be coming to an end. The Redneck Games, which began in 1996, have seen a dip in attendance in recent years. A lack of sponsors means many of us might never know the joys of “bug zapping by spitball” unless an influx of travelers can help revive the event.