The trend for all things organic only increases. Knowing where your food comes from and how it was processed are the primary concerns for the responsible consumer. This extends to drinking trends as well and, according to the National Restaurant Association, seeing a farm-to-shaker trend in 2018 will be another direction in which the food and drink industry moves.
This trend means fresher, better-quality mixed drinks, which is not a bad thing. In the past, sickly sweet mixed drinks, even at high-end bars, have been a standard on some level. Of course, if you are a classic cocktail connoisseur and always gravitate toward martinis or whiskey sodas, you did not have much to worry about, but anyone who enjoyed something on the sweeter side was probably served a decent amount of corn syrup with that gimlet. The trend moves away from this and toward an approach to natural ingredients. Even club sodas and tonic waters are going upscale with brands like Fever-Tree. Organic simple syrups and fresh juices are invested in to create more creative cocktails like watermelon-ginger Aperol spritzers.
You can start at home by perfecting your own organic simple syrup with an easy recipe. Once you have this technique down, adding fresh juice to your favorite alcohol provides the perfect farm-to-shaker refreshment.
Romance is in the air and Americans are ready to travel for Valentine’s Day.
Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
Tenerife is known for its extraordinary natural spaces thanks to the island’s unique volcanic landscapes that molded into magical climbing areas. The destination also features year-round warm weather, which draws outdoor enthusiasts to the area. Tenerife is a rock climber’s paradise, with plenty of areas to explore.
Nashville makes a great destination to celebrate Black History Month due to its key Civil Rights Movement contributions, Black-owned businesses, museums and more.
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
It’s no secret visitation to national parks soared over the pandemic. With larger crowds came necessary measures to stem the flow of excess guests. However, in 2023, one of those measures will finally be lifted at Yosemite National Park.