Italy, France, Spain — you could go to any of these destinations’ Mediterranean coasts and find a spectacular glass of wine. However, where do you go more specifically when you have a full region of renowned wine country to explore? Here are a few ideas:
Liguria, Italy, may not be as well-known for its wine as some of Italy’s other wine destinations, but this Italian Riviera hot spot offers a range of wineries and its own region-specific wine, Pigato.
While you can’t go wrong with a trip to Sicily in general, Val di Noto is a favorite spot for tasting an array of wines while also exploring rustic villages and sandy beaches.
If you’re relatively new to the world of wine, you may not have experienced the range of Cypriot wines coming from this small Mediterranean island, but a trip to Paphos will quickly cure that. Combine wine tours with historical and cultural activities, as well as soaking up the sun on Cyprus beaches.
On France’s southeastern border near Spain, Languedoc sits as the country’s largest organic wine hub. A well-known wine-o destination, it’s definitely a must for your travel bucket list if you have your heart set on a French vacay.
If you’re looking to get out of Europe and experience Mediterranean wine beyond the continent, consider a trip to Lebanon. While not as well-known of a wine-producing country as some of its neighbors to the west, Lebanon boasts a millennia-long history of wine production and continues to see a growing wine tourism industry.
Visiting Sangay National Park in Ecuador is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The UNESCO World Heritage site features an array of landscapes, from glaciers to cloud forests, moorlands to grasslands. It’s also an extremely biodiverse destination, with more than 3,000 flowering plant species, more than 400 bird species and more than 100 mammal species.
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is the most-populous city in Vietnam, known for its historic landmarks, well-preserved French colonial architecture and vibrant street life. It’s home to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, the busiest airport in the country, and is the business and financial hub of Vietnam. Named after the revolutionary leader who declared independence back in 1945, the city is organized into districts, each offering its own unique offerings. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City:
The flavors of the Southwest are unmistakable and one of the many reasons to visit a place like Santa Fe, New Mexico. While there are lots of other great reasons to go to this New Mexico city, the culinary scene is one of the best, and that includes the city’s Margarita Trail.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
A new book subscription service hopes to introduce you to “literary hidden gems that you may not have otherwise come across.” Aphilia cuts down on the time needed to hunt for your next great read while allowing you to get to the part that actually matters — reading.