It may be swimsuit season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t chow down on some awesome food while in the Caribbean. Here are the islands to hit for tried-and-true foodie experiences.
While you might think of Jamaican food and instantly think “jerk,” don’t stop just there. The island also has an awesome coffee culture. You’ll want to head inland to explore the mountainous coffee plantations, where history and heritage combine for a delicious brew.
Trinidad and Tobago boasts a rich culinary history, where you’ll uncover loads of local specialties you can’t find elsewhere, from curried crab and dumplings to macaroni pie. If you stay on the beach long enough, you’re sure to run into a vendor selling “bake and shark,” a street food that’s fried flatbread stuffed with fried shark meat and topped with sauces of your choice.
Called the Caribbean’s culinary capital, Anguilla has a lot of restaurants for one small island: more than 100, and many featuring up-and-coming chefs. The culinary heritage traces its roots to Africa and several European countries.
Turks & Caicos gets its claim to culinary fame from one primary dish: conch. You can find it cooked in just about any form, so if you don’t like fried conch, try it in chowder or salad. There’s no end to the ways you can enjoy your conch for dinner.
Just about every traveler that sets foot in Puerto Rico goes on to rave about its cuisine. The hearty, comfort food the island cooks best (expect an abundance of gumbo, rice and beans) is served in heaping portions, alongside the local beer and coffee.
Winter in Boston is a magical experience; from a stroll across the frosted Public Gardens to holiday shopping on Newbury Street, the festive season comes alive in Boston.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
A perfect New England holiday season awaits in Central Massachusetts. West of Boston, the state offers plenty of small-town holiday charm and events.
Spain’s capital brims with historical sites, tapas and neighborhoods to explore. Home to world-class art museums, breathtaking architecture and a spectacular dining scene, Madrid is a feast for all senses. If you only have two days to explore the city, don’t worry. We spoke with Four Seasons Hotel Madrid’s concierge team to give you the best insight for your short trip to Madrid.
For travelers looking for a dessert escape this holiday season, Oasis at Death Valley awaits. Ancient waters bubble up from the ground to support an entire ecosystem at Oasis at Death Valley, a secluded resort tucked into the dramatic desert setting off Death Valley National Park.