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Top 10 Hideaways & Inns - Travel. From the National Geographic book Auberge du Soleil Rutherford, California www.aubergedusoleil.com Napa Valley's magical wine country is the backdrop for this elegant hotel, opened in 1985.

Top 10 Hideaways & Inns - Travel

The accommodations feature Mediterranean decor; guests have their choice of rooms in the main building or several private cottages on the hillside. The Inn at Little Washington Washington, Virginia www.theinnatlittlewashington.com For two decades, Patrick O'Connell and Reinhardt Lynch have run this renowned hotel in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Ashford Castle Cong, Ireland www.ashford.ie Located in the heart of County Mayo in western Ireland, this luxurious castle, dating from the 12th century, is as romantic a place as one could desire. Pangkor Laut Resort. Top 10 Food Markets. From the National Geographic book Food Journeys of a Lifetime St.

Top 10 Food Markets

Lawrence, Toronto, CanadaThis farmers market emporium has operated since 1803, when it cohabited with Toronto’s city hall. Redeveloped between the 1970s and 1990s after long neglect, the area’s mix of homes and businesses showcases urban regeneration. More than 120 retailers dispense everything from seafood to coffee. Planning: The market is in Toronto’s old town; Saturday is market day.Union Square Greenmarket, New York CityOnce a Manhattan focal point, by the 1970s Union Square had become a junkie hangout.

Home. BootsnAll. 21 Of the Most Extraordinary Places To Visit - StumbleUpon. The best countries for food. Food and travel go together like planes and airports.

The best countries for food

No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is the highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. Here are 11 countries (in no particular order) that your taste buds will thank you for visiting. 1. Thailand Image by jaaron Standing at the crossroads of India, China and Oceania, Thai cuisine is like a best-of of all three’s techniques and ingredients. 2. Image by Klearchos Kapoutsis From olives to octopus, the true taste of Greece depends on fresh, unadulterated staples. 3. From back-alley dumpling shops to four-star banquet halls, China has one of the world’s finest palates. 4. Image by Sunfox From cheese and champagne to snails and baguettes, the French are famous for their foodstuffs. 5. Image by scaredy_kat 6. Image by chargrillkiller Would you like some magic-realism with that enchilada?

Ten Jewels of the Mediterranean. How to find the best section of the Mediterranean coastline that extends for 46,000 kilometres (28,600 mi), winds through 21 countries and is bounded by three continents - Europe, Africa and Asia?

Ten Jewels of the Mediterranean

From hundreds of amazing spots we selected ten jewels of the Mediterranean that are particularly rewarding, beautiful and special. Be it perfect surfing conditions, superb food, rich culture or Europe's most famous mountain tracks, these destinations, besides being ideal beach getaways, have something for every type of traveler. Tarifa, the Spanish city from where Africa can be clearly seen as it is only 13 km (8 mi) away, is one of the most fantastic places on the Mediterranean coast. Thanks to the constantly blowing winds (due to its location at the meeting point of the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean ), the town has become a mecca for windsurfing and kitesurfing addicts. So if you are one of the surfing enthusiasts, do not miss Tarifa while planning your Mediterranean escapade.

The world’s best secret islands. Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours?

The world’s best secret islands

Here’s a list from our brand new Best in Travel 2011 guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe. 1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia Image by Killer White Fluff As far as you can go in Oz without falling off the map, the Torres Strait Islands are Australia as it might have been if Europeans had never arrived. Permits to visit outlying islands must be obtained at least one month in advance from the Torres Strait Regional Authority. 2. Image by ajari The idyllic Yaeyama Islands are tucked away at the very southern tip of the Japanese archipelago.

Japan Transocean Air flies daily from Tokyo to Ishigaki, which is connected to the other islands by regular ferries. 3. Image by Antoine Hubert Most people have heard of Devil’s Island, but few would be able to stick a pin on a map. 4. Image by hkinuthia It’s easy to see the appeal of tiny Ulleungdo. Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) - StumbleUpon. Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands.

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