Originally published February 20, 2019. Updated July 16, 2020.
If you’ve ever tried to schedule brunch over a group text, you’ve probably dealt with the nightmare of picking a date that works for everyone, finding a convenient location that is affordable but still has what everybody wants, and making sure that everyone actually, you know, shows up. It is a production, to say the least.
The travel industry is constantly evolving, with new trends and must-visit destinations emerging every season.
It hasn’t been easy for travelers in 2020. Most of us have been confined to our homes due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You may have gotten by with day trips here or there, socially distant excursions with safety top of mind. You’ve lived vicariously through travelers in documentaries and TV shows. You’ve read books that convey what it means to travel the world. You have even honed your photography skills so your shots turn out just right.
One of the best aspects of traveling is sampling and enjoying the local cuisine. Food is near the heart of every culture (as folks like Anthony Bourdain, David Chang, and others have shown us over the years), and has a way of solidifying a memory.
You may not remember all the details of a trip, but there’s a good chance you’ll never forget the best food you had there.