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Salsa Shop

Amsterdam
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Salsa Shop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Holy Guacamole! You CAN Get a Good Taco in Amsterdam.
Before Salsa Shop opened in 2014, searching for a good taco in Amsterdam could be a doomed, Quixote-like quest. Despite ruling the spice trade in the 17th century, Dutchies apparently never developed a taste for fare with a bite, as traditional Dutch dishes are typically bland, with none of the piquant flavors found in Mexican favorites. That may change with Amsterdam's Salsa Shop off Rembrandtplein, where Mexican street food is served in surroundings no more glamorous than a neighborhood stall in Guadalajara. Borrowing Subway's build-it-yourself concept, customers select their dish (taco, burrito, burrito bowl, tacos or salad), then choose what meats, veggies and toppings to stuff into it. Carnivores can opt for Barbacoa or Carnitas (spicy shredded beef or pork), or grilled, marinated chicken or steak. Top it off with corn, grated cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, and/or creamy guacamole. Salsas range from mild cucumber and yogurt to fresh peach habanero and zingy salsa verde. For more adventurous palates, the smoky pineapple chipotle salsa has heat, while those with a real tolerance will savor the aptly named fiery yellow habanero. Wash it all down with beer or a slushy margarita. Whatever you order, it's a good feed for under €9, but don't expect more than zingy fare made with fresh ingredients and naturally-raised meats, served in a bright, fast food-style joint—great for a late-night snack after catching a flick at the nearby Art Deco Tuschinski Theater.
Holy Guacamole! You CAN Get a Good Taco in Amsterdam.
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Kwaśne Jabłko

Wysokie
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Kwaśne Jabłko, Wysokie, Poland
Cider agroturismo
It's all too dreamy, you arrive, they hand you a glass of the cider created on premises then you sit down to a communal dinner created from local ingredients. The surrounding countryside undulates away from your window while the hosts will guide you local swimming lakes. Or you can just hang out. Games, bikes, walks, all sorts of activities are yours to be had.
Cider agroturismo
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Pasticceria Cagna

Garessio
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Pasticceria Cagna, Garessio, Italy
Transcendental cookies
There are cookies then there are Italian cookies. Pasticceria Cagna continues the tradition with local specialties like the Garessini as well as national classics. Most feature the local hazelnuts but you won't find a biscotto here. Stop in, chat, buy some cookies and stroll to river while you snack. It's all perfectly picturesque and delicious.
Transcendental cookies
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La Poiana Valle Grana Soc. Agr. Coop.

Pradleves - Fodone
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La Poiana Valle Grana Soc. Agr. Coop., Pradleves - Fodone, Italy
Exquisite Alpine cheese
Italy's northwest border region contains many things, stunning vistas are the least, native cheese is among the best. Especially Castelmagno which is sadly virtually unknown outside of the country. Get to know it and the other cheeses made by local cooperatives at La Poiana's sales outlet and, if you ask nicely, they may even show you their aging room.
Exquisite Alpine cheese
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Rosso Rubino

Dronero
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Rosso Rubino, Dronero, Italy
Stunning Piemontese food
Another incredible Italian restaurant hidden away in yet another corner of the country. This one is in the start of an Alpine valley that features terraced gardens descending into a river forded by a medieval bridge. But Rosso Rubino is one of those dreams, a small room overseen by an excellent waitress and fantastic chef assisted by a middle aged woman who specializes in making pasta. Of course everything is very local and very fresh. The chef plays with tradition but delivers dead on when you don't want to stray from the local textbook like the steak tartar pictured here. A wine list that's equally magnaminously hyperlocal and Italian rounds things out. Then there are the grappas.
Stunning Piemontese food
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Syreni Śpiew

Warszawa
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Syreni Śpiew, Warszawa, Poland
Whiskey, piano, EDM in a park
This building was a social realist paradise where, previous to the fall of the wall, couples could dance and maybe even fall in love. Today it's quite the club with a huge whiskey bar, excellent cocktail program, live piano on the veranda, EDM on three levels inside which develops into quite a scene.
Whiskey, piano, EDM in a park
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A nuż widelec

Warszawa
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A nuż widelec, Warszawa, Poland
Farm fresh in Warsaw
A daily rotating menu highlights Warsaw's version of farm fresh. Great seafood and salads along with meat that has more of a French touch. And a fun wine list with some unusual finds.
Farm fresh in Warsaw
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YOURS Australien Bar

Frankfurt am Main
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YOURS Australien Bar, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Outback Cuts and Pints of Fosters
This is a restaurant and bar with an Australian theme, so you can expect Fosters lager on tap and other Aussie standards, but there are also some less expected choices, like kangaroo, emu, and alligator burgers or steaks. Happy hour is Monday to Thursday, 5 - 7 pm, and all cocktails are 5 euros. Check the site for special events, which can range from sports matches on the TV to karaoke dance parties.
Outback Cuts and Pints of Fosters
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Zarges

Frankfurt am Main
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Zarges, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
A Piece of France in Frankfurt
Zarges serves award-winning French cuisine in an atmosphere reminiscent of Paris. The menus are built on quality locally-sourced ingredients and this restaurant claims one of the most extensive wine lists in the country. Zarges is fancy, so it's more for a special occasion than an everyday meal, or you can try a small plate only. The goat's cheese appetizer is prepared with lavender honey, grilled peach, and wild herb salad. Another alternative is to pop into the cafe for coffee and a pastry.
A Piece of France in Frankfurt
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Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Healdsburg
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Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Healdsburg, California
Jordan Winery Estate Tasting Creates Perfect Circle
I absolutely had no idea about how great a carefully orchestrated wine tasting could be. Jordan's popular Estate Tour and Tasting begins in the Bacchus Courtyard with some refreshments set out while guests gather. One delightful addition the day we were there was Mrs. Jordan who was in town for her son's birthday. She greeted each guest to " her winery" and was friendly and gracious. We took off in a comfortable Mercedes coach to visit the Estate's garden and mini-farm. After clucking after chickens and petting the cows most took off wandering the rows of fruit, flowers and vegetables, to nibble on ripe berries, pausing to crush fresh herbs between their fingers to release the bright flavors. We drove through the grapes to a massive stone table next to a pond, set with various Jordan Chardonnays and little Shaker-type boxes full of bites. Our guide expertly took us through the pairings as we enjoyed the vintages with complementary and contrasting sweets and savories. Our last stop was a climb in the bus to top of a hill. Certainly impressive, the modern glass sided-structure at the top of a hill provides 360 degree views of the valley. Finally we were coaxed from the views to seats in front of some rich, beautiful Jordan reds and a wooden box of artful food; perfect little jewels for each pairing with the bold Cabernet Sauvignon reds. And here is where the garden plays into the mix. The vegetables, herbs, fruits, ingredients and flower garnishes all come from the Estate garden, so the circle is completed. I say swirl and sip to that! The Jordan Vineyard and Winery Estate Tour is highly recommend for the quality of the wines and the entire experience. Image: Kurt Winner
Jordan Winery Estate Tasting Creates Perfect Circle
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The Raven

Bath
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The Raven, Bath, United Kingdom
Ale & Pie at The Raven in Bath
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Raven - a local Bath spot known for its ales and pies, but I was very pleased! On a drizzly July Sunday afternoon the bar was busy enough, with locals and a few other tourists. After trying several beers based on recommendations from the bartender, we settled on ales, and ordered the Deer Stalker pie with venison, bacon and lentils.The beer list is longer and more inspired than many in the UK, in part because The Raven is a Free House which means that it is not tied to a brewery. The pie, chips, ales and experience were all warning and wonderful!
Ale & Pie at The Raven in Bath
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Prior Park Landscape Garden

Bath
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Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath, United Kingdom
Prior Park Landscape Garden
The Prior Park Landscape Garden is a National Trust landmark and totally perfect, beautiful garden and park with panoramic views of Bath. I enjoyed the 1 mile around the perimeter of the garden which includes countless photo ops and sweeping views. The park houses one of the four Palladian bridges of its design in the world which can be crossed. Crossing the bridge you feel like you're in a fairy tale! The little Tea House halfway through the garden stroll serves massive slices of chocolate cake, which is a nice treat!
Prior Park Landscape Garden
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West Of England Falconry

Midford
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West Of England Falconry, Midford, United Kingdom
West of England Falconry Hawk Walk
Did you know that falconry was a sport of kings, queens and nobility of England for thousands of years? You would if you went on a Hawk Walk! So what is a Hawk Walk? Its an 90 minute private guided trip out into the wilderness during which you learn about and practice falconry. Jay, of the West of England Falconry provides a wealth of information on hawks, falconry, nature and the history of Bath. Out if a beautiful field, you have the opportunity to feed one of the falcons! I'd highly recommend this as an interesting and different British country experience!
West of England Falconry Hawk Walk
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Kawiarnia Fabryczna

Warszawa
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Kawiarnia Fabryczna, Warszawa, Poland
Exquisite espresso in Warsaw
The English chains like Costa have made inroads into the touristy areas of Warsaw but off on the edge of a leafy central neighborhood you can experience the Polish version of fine espresso, pour over, even a rarely used siphon. The decor is all Danish modern, with a huge bright window out on the street. Select pastries and an emerging breakfast service. While not earth shattering it's quite a nice little side trip if you value your espresso and like to hang with the locals.
Exquisite espresso in Warsaw
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Eckerle Herrenmoden Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main
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Eckerle Herrenmoden Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
More Than Menswear
Shopping at an Eckerle (there are around a dozen of them in Germany) is a total fashion experience. These stores carry premium menswear brands like Hugo Boss, Armani, and Burberry, and while you're free to shop on your own, the staff are there to help you make the best of your wardrobe choices. You can ask them for a consultation, even if it's just for a single outfit. The Eckerle company goes back more than 60 years, and they've been focusing exclusively on menswear since 1987.
More Than Menswear
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Osteria Le Logge

Siena
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Osteria Le Logge, Siena, Italy
Lunch in Siena at Osteria Le Logge
Food around Siena's Piazza del Campo can be hazardous affair with so many mediocre touristic restaurants taking advantage of the unknowing tourists but Osteria Le Logge, a few fett away on a small side street, is flawless and delicious. Reservations are a must!
Lunch in Siena at Osteria Le Logge
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Solec 44

Warszawa
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Solec 44, Warszawa, Poland
Convivial contemporary Polish dining
Up a flight of stairs next to a railway Solec 44 is many things: Home to a haute cusine tasting menu, a board gamer's paradise with tens if not a hundred games on offer and tables scaled to the pursuit, a wonderful bar featuring all sorts of Polish products, patio dining and drinking, oh and a polished contemporary a la carte Polish menu with fine cured meats, cheeses, and sundry other experiments.
Convivial contemporary Polish dining
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Skyline Plaza Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main
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Skyline Plaza Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Shopaholic's Paradise
Opened in 2014, the Skyline Plaza Frankfurt is the city's biggest shopping mall (which is actually comprised of four buildings) with approximately 170 stores selling everything from clothes to housewares. This space houses Frankfurt's biggest food court, too, with bakeries, coffee shops, bars, and a bunch of fast food options. One unique feature of the Skyline is its rooftop space, which is divided into the Skyline Garden with indoor and outdoor spaces, terraces, seating, and playgrounds. The Meridian Spa is also on the roof, as is ALEX, a restaurant. You can get to the Skyline on the U-Bahn (U4, Festhalle/Messe station) or by tram.
Shopaholic's Paradise
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Ostuni

Ostuni
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Ostuni, Ostuni, Italy
Caffè Leccese
Or coffee from the city of Lecce in Italy's Puglia region. It's an absolute must when travelling to Puglia and it's so refreshing in the summer months! An espresso shot is served over ice and a few drops of "latte di mandorle" or almond milk (in this case, almong syrup). Delicious and addictive!
Caffè Leccese
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Krajina Piva

Toruń
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Krajina Piva, Toruń, Poland
Polish craft beer
After a week in Poland it was a relief to find Krajina Piva (http://krajina-piva.pl/) in Torun. Dedicated to craft brews it puts the lie to the idea that Poles only drink light lagers with a full complement of well crafted local beers and some crazy experiments along with all the great German stuff. The food looks really hearty, a couple were overwhelmed with their order, the bartender enjoyed the shocked looks on their faces. And they have board games.
Polish craft beer
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MARKT IM HOF

Frankfurt am Main
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MARKT IM HOF, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Fresh Local Produce and Products
This open-air market has only been open for a few years but already it is gaining attention for bringing local producers together with discerning shoppers. Located in the Sachsenhausen District, just south of the Main river, this is the place to go for artisanal ice creams and breads, whiskeys and micro-brews, caviar and cheese, all sourced from the region. Vendors also sell street foods from Ethiopia, Vietnam, France, India, and more, all prepared while you watch. Markt im Hof is open on Saturday, between 10 am and 5 pm.
Fresh Local Produce and Products
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Cabana Tiririca

Itacaré
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Cabana Tiririca, Itacaré, Brazil
Best food in Brazil
The most amazing seafood meal we have ever had. The owner of Cabana Tiririca is so kind hearted an looks after all of the kids in the area! Amazing beach town with a super hippy vibe and great surf!
Best food in Brazil
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San San Restaurant

Frankfurt am Main
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San San Restaurant, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Choice Chinese Food
The San San Restaurant is located inside the Westin Grand Frankfurt, and was recently titled the best Chinese food in town by “Frankfurt geht aus 2015." The kitchen serves a wide variety of Chinese dishes like Canton duck, dim sum, and barbecue pork, and there's also a vegetarian menu. For something special, consider coming by for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. The atmosphere is clean and modern, with three dining options: the Bamboo Lounge, the Shanghai Suite, or the private dining room. In addition to its regular meal service (reservations recommended), San San also does take-out and hosts parties.
Choice Chinese Food
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Art of Bicycle Trips - Udaipur, Rajasthan Bike Tours

Udaipur
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Art of Bicycle Trips - Udaipur, Rajasthan Bike Tours, Udaipur, India
Cycling holidays through Rajasthan, India
To travel through Rajasthan is to take a step back in time to the era of warring clans, formidable forts, intricate palaces, hunting outposts and royal tales along with a glimpse of how the other half lives and fights against the vagaries of nature and life in India's desert state. Cycle through this region and unfold its history, culture, wildlife and terrain through bike rides in and around the lake city of Udaipur with Art of Bicycle Trips. With customisable bike rides to suit all abilities and time restraints, there's something for everyone. To know more - Email - ash@artofbicycletrips.com Call - +91 789 943 7583 Take a look through - http://www.artofbicycletrips.com/region/rajasthan.php Or schedule a visit to the Art of Bicycle Trips store in Udaipur at Shop No. 27, Gadiya Devra, Inside Chandpol Udaipur, Rajasthan - 313001 Tel: +91 876 982 2745
Cycling holidays through Rajasthan, India
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Chesapeake Bay

Pine Top
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Chesapeake Bay, Pine Top, Virginia
Chesapeake Bay
The largest estuary in North America, Chesapeake Bay is at once a playground for sailors, a destination for oyster slurping gourmets, and the home of towns and villages that date back to the colonial era. A good starting point is Annapolis, Maryland’s state capital, and briefly, from 1783 to 1784, the capital of the United States. The entire downtown is a historic district with its original town plan from 1695 and 120 18th-century buildings lovingly maintained. After walking the streets of Annapolis and charming Eastern Shore towns like Oxford and Easton, you should also make sure to leave time to actually get out on the water, either aboard a yacht or kayaking. Before heading back to EVEN Hotel Rockville order the Bay’s most famous dish, blue crabs served with butter and Old Bay Seasoning, at a waterfront crab house.
Chesapeake Bay
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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Washington
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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.’s Cultural Attractions
The big city isn’t far from EVEN Hotel Rockville, with Washington, D.C. a 40-minute drive or metro ride (from the Twinbrook station just two blocks from the hotel). You can visit the Mall, monuments, and memorials or say hello to your representative on Capitol Hill. Admission is always free at the Smithsonian’s museums and currently you can travel back to the future with a visit to “Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction 1780-1910” at the National Museum of American History which explores how advances in science and industry shaped the Victorian imagination (through October 2016). Or you can explore the frozen north of Iceland at the Natural History Museum where photographer Feodor Pitcairn’s haunting images of the country’s primordial landscape are on display through April 2017.
Washington, D.C.’s Cultural Attractions
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Pike & Rose

North Bethesda
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Pike & Rose, North Bethesda, Maryland
Pike & Rose
Pike & Rose, a brand-new city center plaza, is just a 15-minute walk from EVEN Hotel Rockville and a great place to stroll while window-shopping. The development has been recognized for offering an innovative approach to city planning, with a mix of residential and retail spaces, all conveniently located near a metro station. The result is a charming walkable neighborhood of pedestrian-only streets, lined with boutiques, shops, and restaurants. If this is what the cities of the future are going to look like, we are looking forward to tomorrow.
Pike & Rose
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